Thursday, November 17, 2011

she liked to collect things




I have started working on a new series, 
titled 'she liked to collect things'.  
Inspired by
~ Annabel, who loves to collect and create
~ my granny's vintage French English dictionary
~ old speciman labels.

There will be more to add as spring rolls into lazy summer days...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

my little guy

Playing along with Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love for Wordless Wednesday.
My little guy, and some very old expired Polaroid film.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Collaboration with Eden Ripley - new photo jewellery

 {You and Me}

 {Believe in the Magic}

 {Pale Simplicity}

{The Resting Place}

 {she floats in a cotton candy daydream}


For the past few years I have licensed photos to a wonderful New Zealand company, Eden Ripley, run by Susie Ripley.  If you see any of my work on photo blocks, or as fine art prints and note cards in shops here in New Zealand, they are there thanks to Susie.  And now I am so pleased with this range, a line of jewellery that is so divine I want to keep it all.  Using my photos, Susie has created earrings and necklaces that are stunning.  When I first saw them, it brought tears to my eyes. Tears! I am still in disbelief that I am at a point where photos I have created are being sold throughout stores as beautiful jewellery I daydreaming?

{she dreamt she could fly}

The range is available now in my Etsy store, on the Eden Ripley wesbite, and in a range of stores throughout New Zealand.  I hope you enjoy the pieces as much as I am!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

because sometimes...

because sometimes...a daydream is what you need.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Love Carterton - The Simple Things

A year ago (really, a year???)  I started to post about why I love where we live so much.  I have a whole list of reasons in my head, but I only got to #2 here on the blog.  I am not the world's best blogger am I? 

Here in this blog, this is where I like to share little tidbits about my days, but this space is also my reminder of steps in my journey.  And in amidst the busy-ness that is life at this time of the year, I am all about enjoying the simple things.

So #3 on the list of 'why I love where we live' is The Vegie Garden.  Back in our rentals in Melbourne we would daydream endlessly about what our backyard would be like when we moved and had our own home.  All daydreams involved a vegie garden.  I want to learn how to garden ~ how to not only grow pretty flowers that I can bring in and put in old milk bottle vases on the windowsills, but together with the kids how to grow our own vegies.  And finally, this past week, we have our vegie garden.  Nothing extravagent, just a few lettuces, tomatoes, peas, strawberries and marigolds to start with.  I am in love with this garden.  It represents so much to me, for our family.  Every time I look at it out the kitchen window, I smile.

What simple things are you enjoying right now, as life gets busier?