Sunday 28 December 2014


I am just sorting a workshop proposal for a Blackwork portrait class. I didn't have a digital image of one of my best heads so had to take one, thought I would put it here along with Lorde. One Black thread on cream the other white thread on black. Makes me want to start another one, no time at the moment, the idea will have to wait!

Wednesday 17 December 2014

New Jacket

I am making a new jacket sample for my class in January. A suit jacket from the Op shop and a few strips of fabric. I just need to put the lining in, I have some crazy spots. The outside fabric is by a new group of designers called Cotton and Steel, very cool fabric. Once the workshop is over I can start wearing it, not sure how many jackets a person needs really!

Sunday 14 December 2014


I had to buy a new camera this weekend. My old camera just stopped working and is not worth fixing. Well after putting it off for weeks I went up to The Camera Shop in Warkworth, fantastic service and I now have an amazing camera that will take perfect shots for my book.
But a really cool thing I discovered when I got home is it has all these magic effects you can use on your pictures, I love this on, its called Punk, of course I would like it!!

My son at his karate grading, he just got his blue belt.

Kit having lunch
I can see some quilts or embroideries coming along pretty soon!

Monday 8 December 2014

Dot quilt

I have just finished this Dot quilt for All Things Patchwork. I spent today cutting the fabric for a kit set. It will be sent off to a long arm quilter to quilt and then all ready for Symposium in January. I love the way some of the curves disappear and some are really strong.
I have had a quilt selected for the exhibitions at Symposium so if you are going look out for it there, I can't post an image of it here until after the show opens there. I just have to sew Velcro to Watching as that is going down for the Tutor exhibition.

Sunday 7 December 2014

Family day out

We have just had a fantastic day out in Auckland.
We went to the Art Gallery to see The Light Show and an interactive exhibition involving lots of white Lego which I forget the name of! Both were amazing. The Light show is really worth a visit, its on until Feb so there is still time. We had heaps of fun.
We then went to the Auckland Fair, a handmade fair in Shed 10 on the water front. Great work, got a few Christmas presents for my children straight from the makers which is great. My children like to pick their own presents, less stress all round.

Busy at work

All this from just Lego bricks.
Got me thinking about doing a piece of white work!

My creation to add to the display.

future quilt maybe.