Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heart Felt SOAPS

I've been busy felting soaps handmade by the lovely Leanne from FeelAtHome.

She handmakes natural, luxurious & organic cold pressed soap here in New Zealand.

Her soaps are really fun to felt and my hands have never smelled so good - in fact my whole house smells great - quite lemongrassy!

We got together in this collaborative effort when I started doing Hobbs Wharf market on Sunday mornings and she was on the stall next to me. Funny how things happen....

About felted soap:

When wet, the soap lathers up and the wool gently exfoliates your skin.

As you use the soap, the wool keeps shrinking around the soap and when the soap is gone, you are left with a tiny felted pouch that can be used as a scrubby, or cut open to store little treasures or placed in your linen drawer with a few drops of essential oil to make your linens smell gorgeous.

Ideal as a unique gift for travelers and college students as no washcloth is needed!

Keep in a dry dish between uses.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Photo of Anemone Ring

This fantastic shot of my Anemone Ring was taken by Melissa Cowan (www.melissacowanphotos.co.nz) for the 'handSTAND' catalogue at this year's New Zealand Jewellery Show.

I love it - its so cool!

Its the first ever photo of my work that has been taken professionally on a model. Very exciting.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I just finished my first knitted hat (yay!) - first time using those double pointy needle-things and they weren't as scary as they looked.

I bought this amazing handspun crazy VEIN yarn from the artist Jacey Boggs of Insubordiknit. She is amazing - I have her Sit & Spin DVD too and can highly recommend it.

(The baby blue stripe is just 'normal' commercial wool).

Modelled very stylishly by my daughter (for a small edible bribe).