Today was a very special day – celebrating a landmark birthday for Simon’s father David. The whole family gathered for an informal lunch at Orokonui Ecosanctuary – a wonderful, special and relaxing day filled with love, laughter and beautiful food. I was entrusted with some photo’s from David’s life, to do with as I will, and had the thought that the classic ‘photo board’ was perhaps a little too flashy to be displayed in the middle of a busy cafe. After bouncing ideas around for a week or two I settled on the idea of making triangular table displays, thinking they could be turned for viewing and swapped around so that the photo’s could be viewed by all.
I bought a range of coloured cardboards from Typo and glued them to cream coloured board, then added small features like some stamped “Happy Birthday’s”, star shapes cut with a craft punch, and a mini bunting. Once the boards were glued and pressed flat I used photo corners to attach the pictures so that they wouldn’t be affected by glues, then folded the pieces into a triangle shape and stuck them together with masking tape. They were a great success, being constantly picked up and turned for viewing but, most importantly, the birthday boy thought they were really rather super.
photographing the photographer
view from Mount Mopanui up the East Coast & overlooking the Purakaunui inlet
I have spent Mothers Day this year doing rather ‘mother-ish’ stuff, and will admit there was some cleaning, tidying and cooking thrown in, but that’s all par for the course really. I was woken up with a pot of tea and a fluttering kiss to the cheek, breakfast in bed and some wonderful homemade cards. They didn’t even complain when I dragged them up a mountain… Happy Mothers Day to me indeed! I hope you all had time to think about or pass your love on to your Mum x
P.S don’t ask me to explain Bed Bug…
as I leave work and walk to my car, I am so struck by the beauty of this city in autumn. What a beautiful place to live in – look at that autumnal light x
PS photos taken using an iPhone 5
It’s been a while (a long long while), but thanks to the wonderful folks at Felt giving the website a rather marvellous overhaul and adding in lots and lots of descriptive categories, I thought it was about time I tended to my shop. This past weekend I have relisted everything that has dropped off, fixed a few thing that I have been meaning to sort, listed my new range of Toilet Bags, and dropped the price on the Tablet Sleeves. Have a look – the little minx shop is positively bulging at the seams now.
For a friends birthday this week I finally opened the Pebeo Porcelaine pens I bought about 3 years ago, and decorated my first cups. I’m really rather pleased with the end result, it was fun and looks great, Most importantly, she seems pleased with her gift.
Friends have bought a holiday home in Karitane – aren’t we lucky to have friends such as these. Karitane is a bit of a favourite spot to visit, it has everything you could want from a seaside village – beaches, rivers, an inlet perfect for fishing, and rocks to turn over and find crabs. Another example of why New Zealand is such a wonderful place to bring children up.
We had plans, made lists, there was stuff we were going to do… but we didn’t.
The list lay on the bench untouched, the plans flew out the window, and we did very little indeed. I forgot how joyful these quiet days are. Happy Easter everyone x