Category Archives: Kimono

Winter Matryoshka

It’s chilly and wet, the fire is blazing and the wind is rattling down the chimney. Yep, it’s still very much winter, here in New Zealand. Time to tell you a little bit more about Winter Matryoshka, I reckon. Winter … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft gift wrapping

Here’s a look at another Kimono Paper Craft project I’ve been working on for my new booklet (see more about it here, here and here). Think: gift wrapping using accents of kimono paper against deliciously bright tissue papers and neon … Continue reading

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Colour palette: knitting and haberdashery

Some of my vintage haberdashery: kimono fabrics, buckles, buttons, and my hands knitting, combined into an unexpected colour palette. I like that if you cover up the colour palette with your hands so there are only three colours next to … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft illustrations

These past couple of days I’ve been enjoying working on some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations which will be included in a booklet I’m putting together. Here’s some work in progress.

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Shop update: Paper Fan Inspiration Cards

I updated my online shop this morning with some new sets of Paper Fan Inspiration Cards that I sewed kimono purses for last week. Here’s what it looks like when I’m collating the 22 different cards that go into each … Continue reading

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Autumn Matryoshka

We’re in the middle of a fierce, Autumn storm on top of our little hill here. It got me thinking about my ‘Autumn’ Matryoshka Russian dolls. She was inspired by purple thunder clouds, fallen leaves, wet bamboo and watery golden sunlight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Kimono bunting flags

Last week I picked up a new batch of my felt Kimono Bunting Flags from the printers. It’s always exciting getting a print job back! First I cut the felt into long strips, each containing the 13 different flags. Then … Continue reading

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My new fabric shop on Spoonflower

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just opened my own little fabric shop through Spoonflower! I have a range of prints that I’ve designed myself which are available to buy as swatches, fat quarters or by the yard. You can … Continue reading

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New things!

I’ve been beavering away like a crazy creative thing lately and am launching a whole lot of new products tomorrow at the annual Summer Fair at Michael Park Rudolf Steiner School (the school that I went to). Exciting! I’ll be … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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