Friday, 31 October 2014

Things I want to make

I thought it would be fun to combine my two loves of drawing and sewing in a series of illustrations depicting things that I want to sew and knit. I'm going to post one of these a week for the next wee while. And maybe I'll actually sew some of them, if I do I'll let you know!

So here is the first - a green skirt with pleats and a row of buttons down the front.

There are are a couple of patterns I have my eye on for this skirt - the Wiksten Tulip Skirt available here or maybe the Helena skirt from BurdaStyle.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Day trip to Banks Peninsula

Went for a day trip to Banks Peninsula this weekend and did the short walk at Otepatotu Reserve which takes you through a totara forest, the name Otepatotu translates to 'the place of the fairies' - we didn't see any of them but the mosses, lichens and ferns were so beautiful. I took some photos but they didn't turn out so well in the dark of the trees so here are some from the summit and from Akaroa.