finding meaning

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Jed has been wanting his very own bag. And so, i made one. Finished pics next time. Call me grinch if you like. My challenge is to find meaning in a holiday i find chaotic and consumerist. I think i … Read More

our kind of school

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Today, someone walking along the beach said to me, “Shouldn’t your boy be in some kind of school?” I flung my arms out to encompass the wildness of the beach, expanse of sky and bush around us, and Jed busy … Read More

new digs

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This is the view from the new digs for my sewing/crafting table. Bush and sea. Blessed? Why, yes! If only you knew the gutters and squats i have crafted from in previous years….Until now, i whipped out my sewing machine … Read More

tunics ahoy

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Piha market and a few orders out of the way i sat down to sew a tunic/dress while jed napped yesterday. It had been cut out and waiting. It took me an hour. I gunned it. It ain’t tidy (no … Read More

the rites of spring

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Calendula from a friends garden, one of five fresh herbs waiting to be made into my annual salve. Comfrey at her spring best. Also waiting for salve-dom. Recipe and pictures to come. Every househould needs a pot of healing salve … Read More

a sneak peek of monday’s market

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Here’s a sneak peek of my stall on Monday. Handcrafted goodness, plus herbs and vintage goodies to rummage through. Piha annual Labour Day market 10-2pm down at Barnett Hall in North Piha. HOPING the weather will hold. My stall in … Read More

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