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Ooh – its always fun to do interviews.  It makes one feel special I tell you.  Thank you Jo from thedesignalphabet – she has a gorgeous blog that i will add to my blog roll “tout suit” as not only are Sweet William featured in it – but she is from just down the drag – and I love to support local.  She is a guest writer for Decor8 soon – and i think there might be a giveaway of note!  Well done Jo.

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Detritus

Detritus

Originally uploaded by shellsbells2007

I had an assignment for Craft Hub to make a page for my friend Rachelle’s altered book – her theme is Detritus – which can be defined as accumulated material and debris. At first, I thought I should put a photo of my work space in the book!

I found the weird, organic piece of melted plastic while walking on the beach – I strolled along with the girls and at first we thought the plastic was seaweed.
The moth is bleach and the writing is the music that was playing while I put all together :
Nobody said it was easy,
Nobody said it would be this hard,
Im going back to the start.
ColdPlay
The Scientist

My theme is Kitchen Secrets – my book is still being passed around the rest of the group. Will post some when it gets fat and juicy.

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floral moments

floral momentsOriginally uploaded by shellsbells2007

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I found this book to be a sumptious feast of colour and inspiration.  I had a look through it at the last “craft Hub” meeting and I was so excited to be exposed to a new cultural craft that I knew nothing about.   The art of tivaevae making is unique to the Cook Islands.  Quilt making was introduced by Christian missionaries to the women of these South Pacific islands and they have embraced it, adapted it and turned into such gorgeous, striking pieces, intricatly stitched.   I really find the bold graphic designs so amazing.  I am looking forward to exploring the work more and hopefully meet some Cook Island ladies and see the pieces being created.

A quick glance through the book inspired this embroidery on canvas which I did for my friend Helen to go with her new kitchen revamp.

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Ok, so I have recovered from my malaise and am feeling joyful once again.  Sun is shining, weather is fine and I had a lovely school outing with my daughter Ruby to the local stream that runs by Paekakariki Queen Elizabeth park.  Children just thrive in murky, muddy, buggy environments don’t they?  Listening to their chatter and the bird song and feeling the sun on my neck – how can I stay gloomy?

One of the few crafty things I got accomplished this week was a painting on my African ShweShwe.  Its a silhoutte of a Fantail and I think it came out great

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