Monday, June 6, 2011


Knit Graffiti Installation at the entrance of Te Papa
I got home today from teaching at the two day Handmade conference in Wellington’s Te Papa museum. To sum it up in one word – inspired!
I loved teaching my sewing workshops, I found teaching so satisfying and my students were all so lovely. It was also really wonderful being in such a creative buzzing environment, with wonderful creative people. I feel so inspired to get cracking on new projects and ideas I have been thinking about for a while.
These two little cuties are modelling their mothers creations that were made in one of my classes, they are also holding a softie made in another class by Cassie's (to the left) father Glyn. Glyn was there on behalf of Brother, who kindly provided the most fabulous machines for everyone to use.

On the first night there was a Meet the Makers & Pop Up Store Party, where I was told that someone else had also flown in from Sydney, and that she owned a fabric shop. So putting two and two together, I thought I better find out where her fabric store is, and maybe we could share a taxi to the airport. So I rushed over to her and introduced myself, after chatting for five or so minutes, another lady named Margaret, joined us, and the conversation unfolded that I was actually talking to Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession, I found this slightly embarrassing that I had been so brash about running over to introduce myself. It turns out that Kathy and Margaret are both extremely interesting and lovely ladies and we ended up going back to their hotel and having dinner together.
Cathy and IMargaret and I
I left my husband on his own for three nights, with three kids. Not only did he manage to spend a wonderful weekend out and about visiting lots of parks on the weekend, he also managed to do all the washing (including school and sports uniforms), and have the house spotless – what a legend! Thank you darling.


Libbie said...

That sounds like such a fun time! I can't imagine all the friends you made & all the fun you had! What a blast! What a lucky group to have you as their teacher!!! I'm jealous!

Glad hubby survived! So sweet of him to support you like that! Sounds like he made it wonderful for you to come to :)

Jennie said...

Wow - sounds like it was fabulous!!!!!!
What a great few days for you - and to come home to that must have been the best!!!!!!!!XX

Hosted Exchange Email said...

Nice pictures!

Jackie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. And to come home to a clean house. How wonderful.