Tuesday, 28 June 2011


They have now here in the Warehouse yarn which one can felt in the washing machine. Of course I had to try it out, I couldn't resist ;)

the finished slippers

the next pair is already almost finished knitting

thats how it shrinks
The next time I will take a photo of the slippers fresh from the washing machine. I was shocked first, because it looked so small. But they stretch nicely over shoe lasts, which gives them the nice shape.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Winter at the beach

Its a lovely day today, a mix of sunshine and occacional rain and so we did a trip to the beach

rain and storm first


that is certainly not edible

Bildunterschrift hinzuf├╝gen

share the beach with oystercatchers

happy pigs on the way home

Saturday, 18 June 2011

journal workshop day 1

Today was the first day of the art journal workshop with Ailie Snow. We met yesterday evening for a first to know each other and look at her own samples. Today it was hands on and it was not what I expected. For some reason, I guess because it was organized by Creative Fibres I thought it would have more to do with fibre and also Ailie is a great textile artist. But it was more an art lesson, watercolour washes, gesso to give texture, stamping, stencelling, collage and finally add some text.
morning tea

our collage hands 
Ailie explaining


more samples

and another one

my messy workspace
It was an interesting day, as I said not what I expected, but not disappointing at all. Tomorrow we are supposed to do some sort of self portrait in collage style like the hand.

photos from yesterdays walk

camelias in flower

the stone store basin

Kerikeri river

new roof for the stone store
excited - somebody might bring food!

birds everywhere

no tourists around

so peaceful

more birds

Stone Store with hat

maintenance work on Kemp House

looking back

flowering lillies


more flowers 



last look

going home

sun bathing