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I haven’t posted for what seems like an age. No big excuse really except that we have my folks over from the UK and I want to spend every single minute of the day with them. So, I’m just checking in with a bunch of photos that will hopefully keep you going until normality prevails once again.

We spent some time at Aratoi the fabulous Museum of History and Art in Masterton. I was blown away by The Visual Laboratory by Fran Dibble. Her use of textiles, simple stitching and mixed media work perfectly together in my eyes. Heres a sample of her inspiring work:

Trip1

Trip2 

My birthday BBQ went swimmingly. Can’t say I like being 40 but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. The wonderful Mr Tread Softly brought me a pile of gorgeous Japanese Craft books that I will photograph in detail shortly.

Books

Thank you cards have been made and posted and emails sent.

Thankyous

I am happy to report that my Mum’s need to pop into every fabric shop passed is as strong as mine. Along the way I’ve managed to pick up a small collection of 1930’s reproduction cotton prints that will be used to make…umm…hmmm…I’m sure I’ll think of something but I really needed them!!

Fabric

Fabric1

Finally, our god daughter, as of two days ago, now has a little baby brother. We’ll be formally introduced to him next week and I’m certain that he will appreciate this little hand knitted hat.

Hat

Well, I’m going to go back to being a tourist with my folks for a few more days but will be back soon.

Until next time…

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  1. oh my wow…so many good things!!
    i’m loving them all : ) very inspirational! i heart the green floral fabrics so much!
    glad you’re having fun with your folks. enjoy your weekend! x

  2. Happy Birthday wishes.
    So glad that you all are having a wonderful time together.
    Thanks for the pictures…very nice indeed.
    Enjoy your next few days. (:

  3. Sounds fun and inspirational! Plus refreshing for you too I bet.

  4. Happy Birthday!
    I can’t wait for you to post pictures from the craft books –
    Yay Mr. Tread-Softly!

  5. Love the hat, love the fabrics, love the Japanese craft books! Really glad you’re having a lovely time with your parents. Enjoy every minute.

  6. Myra

     /  February 22, 2007

    Its so good to have another posting, I’ve been coming in regularly in anticipation. You NEVER dissapoint and what a discovery in Fran Dibble.
    Mr Tread-softly is sure a good pressie picker.
    Enjoy the folks

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