Category Archives: Vietnam

The mighty two-wheeler: a celebration

In many parts of the world, the two-wheeler reigns supreme. It is the ultimate, everyman, all-purpose vehicle. And it makes absolute sense that it is: so much cheaper to buy and run than a car (plus smaller impact on the … Continue reading

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Crafting with Hill Tribe fabrics

I love crafting with these vintage Hill Tribe embroideries and bright cotton prints that I brought back from Vietnam. The colours and patterns are so delicious. I’ve made plump, rectangular cushions and small zip purses… And satisfyingly heavy floor cushions … Continue reading

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Home textures: bedroom

Here are some pictures of the textures and details of our bedroom. White, 100% cotton bedding from Ikea (I wish they had Ikea in New Zealand!). Two Hill Tribe bedspreads from North Vietnam to give us extra warmth. Two vintage … Continue reading

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Vietnam blue

A collection of blue photos from my trip to Vietnam earlier this year. Lanterns in Hoi An and Spring blossom in the northern mountains. A kite flying high over the Mekong; an old man sitting on a bridge in the … Continue reading

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Collection: scissors

I love my little collection of traditional Chinese-style scissors. Each one tells it’s own story. The cane-handled pair belonged to a friend’s mother who died suddenly. The mother had been a hoarder her whole life and I helped my friend … Continue reading

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Feet photos: markets in Vietnam and Cambodia

Continuing on with my habit of photographing my feet… Beautiful fresh ingredients in Hanoi and Phnom Penh. Hill Tribe embroidery and bolts of bright cloth in Bac Ha market, North Vietnam. Lucky red envelopes and wooden shoes in Hanoi.

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Tiled floors in Vietnam

You might have gathered by now that I have a thing about taking pictures of my feet in different locations. This is a series of photos I took of tiled floors in Vietnam, mostly in the imperial city of Hue … Continue reading

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New Facebook page!

This little postcard of me on the Mekong is to let you know that at last I have now set up a Lucy Patterson Facebook page for my creative work! I’ll be posting photos on there, letting you know about giveaways and … Continue reading

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Hill Tribe women in North Vietnam

I thought it was about time I started sharing some photos from my trip to Vietnam with you. These pictures are of Hill Tribe women from the northern mountain town of Sapa. There are more then 50 different ethnic minority … Continue reading

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Hill Tribe pouffes

I made four pouffes this week using fabrics that I brought back from my recent trip to Vietnam. Step One in the project was choosing which fabrics and embroideries to use. I just adore the neon, vintage Hmong embroideries from … Continue reading

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