Dolls & Dresses

March 14, 2016
As soon as I saw pictures of Rhiannon's latest batch of Croutons dresses incorporating vintage embroidery, I had visions of sweet girls with dolls in matching dresses. I'm so grateful Rhiannon gave me the opportunity to express my vision and I couldn't be happier with how th...
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March 9, 2016
2015 was our second Christmas season, and to be honest we didn't think we could really be any busier than we had been the year before. But somehow, we received so much support through orders and markets that JR was literally working double shifts for about 2 and a half month...
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February 5, 2016
Hello! And Happy New Year! Things got a little (a LOT) crazy at the end of last year so we have been enjoying the summer and a beautiful, long E X H A L E. On Christmas Day JR surprised us all with a two and a half week road trip around the South Island he'd been planning d...
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Go, play!

October 7, 2015
On the weekend we had to cut a tree down on our property. The abundance of sticks and logs really sparked our kids' imaginations and they made a fort and set up an 'American Indian campsite'. All day long I would hear shrieks of surprise and delight from the kids as JR snuck...
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Phew, they're done! I knew 2015 was going to be a great collab, but the 6 winter collab dolls have turned out even better than I'd hoped. Their matching outfits make them look so AMAZING. Here is everything you need to know about how to see and purchase the collab dolls: ...
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TUTORIAL | Arrow Quiver

June 25, 2015
STEP 1 || Cut two contrasting pieces of fabric 22cm x 35cm and a 22cm piece of trim (if desired)....
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I am SO excited about this year's collab! Would you check out this line up?! Inspired by our new baby bundle arriving soon, I hunted down some amazing New Zealanders and Australians hand making gorgeous items for babies and kids for this year's collab. I'll introduce each ...
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One year ago, the timing finally felt right, so we took the plunge, waited to see how far we got and vowed to be grateful for every day we had no matter how many or few. And here we are with 365 days under our belt already! There have certainly been lean times but there h...
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It's that time of the year again where I join creative forces and make, exhibit and sell half a dozen dolls based on the designs of others, with a portion of proceeds going to charity. This will be my third ( and possibly final?) Winter Collab project, and I'm SUPER excited...
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For Making's Sake

April 21, 2015
Over the weekend it was dark and rainy - I decided it was the perfect weather to hunker down and do some selfish sewing. I indulgently made two dolls just for the sake of it. I think creating for yourself it should be a regular business practice for all creatives....
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