I am a play-at-home mum (stay-at-home just sounds so boring and caged in, doesn’t it?) living in Nelson, New Zealand.
Born and raised here, I love my little corner of the world. Nelson often wins the annual title for most sunshine hours in NZ (if Blenheim doesn’t sneak in just before us) and we have the most amazing scenery right on our doorstep. I think it’s paradise.
Some other trivia about me:
- I hate any spiders with hairy legs and big bodies. But then who doesn’t?! *shudder*
- I have an intolerance to blue-top milk. I have no idea what the international equivalent of that is, but it’s whatever you call full cream homogenized milk where you are. Yeah, it’s weird and it’s only been in the last decade or so. Any other milk is fine. Something to do with the homogenization process changing protein levels … blah, blah, blah.
- If we were to meet for coffee, I’d always order a soy flat white. I LOVE a good espresso.
- I also love Japan and anything Japanese. The food, people, shopping, culture … it’s all beautiful. One day, we need to take the family so they can see and taste it too.
Before having kids I was an office administrator. But since being home with my cherubs, I’ve loved getting creative with the sewing machine. My Mum sewed a lot when I was little and my sisters and I were lucky enough to learn the ropes from her.
This blog is a journal of my various sewing endeavours and inspirations. I’m quite thrifty by nature, so many of my projects are cheap to make, refashioned or have used free patterns.
I’m not trained in sewing, design or pattern making. I’m just an enthusiast with a fabric addiction, tight budget and a can-do attitude.
So if you’re handy with a sewing machine, feel a little creative and are looking for tips and ideas, join me as I blog my discoveries, successes and even failures (come on, we all have them! Consider it part of the learning process).