Déjà vu

Remember this image?

They took my toys – April 2011

Well it happened again 😦

All gone…again!

But I have good news, the Curious Kiwis have a new burrow, of their very own! Yes! We bought a house! So excited! So many exclamation marks, I know!! I am actually bouncing off of the walls!

Well now I am,  previously I was just battling mega-stress. Hence the lack of posts the last few days? weeks? oh I don’t know, but it’s been a while I know.

I knew this would be a big deal mentally and I thought I’d be able to cope, continue with life as per normal. Seriously, my last year of Uni was pretty full-on, I’ve moved country, twice and I planned my own wedding including making my own wedding dress. I’ll tell you right now, none of those compares to the stress level of buying a house for me.

Placing it firmly behind me, unfortunately we don’t get to move in until June 29th and we have run out of time on our rental. We are out this week, back to living with family. So it’s all getting packed up again, but, for the last time, yay!

There are some goods things when it comes to packing:

Can you see it?

Yay, my errant jeans thread!

As blogged about here, turns out it snuck down deep inside my filing cabinet hiding under a big pile of patterns. Oh yeah, remember those jeans? One day…

So, confession time: My machines are packed because I will have no room at our temporary accommodation for sewing. So there will be no sewing to share but I’ll be around with the magazines and other fun posts as I can, please stick around, I’ll be haunting all your gorgeous blogs plus I can finally enjoy my Sundays again. So instead of traipsing through all the Open Homes I can handle I get to go hang out with the Wellington Fabric Hoarders instead! More yay!

What else has happened lately? We’ve officially been back home in NZ for 1 year, so much yay, but wow! How fast can a year go by?! My 2nd blogoversary passed unnoticed and un-celebrated by me, but it’s all good. My birthday is also coming up and, just like last year’s dress, this year’s dress is going to be fashionably late too. But I do get to fantasise about how amazing it’s going to be for the next 5 weeks, I’ll share with you my thoughts.

On Saturday, post-packing, I did treat myself by going to Fabric-a-brac, here are the goodies I brought home with me:

Wow, I didn’t realise how retro they looked until I stuck them all together 🙂

On the left some sort of jersey/knit that makes me think of The Jetsons 😉 Amy Butler cotton at the bottom, another cotton at the top (three largish pieces) LOVE the colours, and on the right a small strip of heavy cotton that would make a cute belt, bag or purse.

Of course there were buttons too! (and a 20 cent thimble)

Here is a close up on each type

I could have gone mental with buttons but I was actually quite restrained, these ones are my favourite!:


Check out the back of the card:

Aww! Go New Zealand!

And then to cheer up my sick hubby who waited at home for me:


I kind of had to, mostly because they looked so yummy (and sparkly) but also because I gave poor hubby the cold.

Have a great week everyone xx


Sewing as Art – Architectural Fabric Art Installation

Today I am home, on the couch, with a big warm blanket, a hot water bottle on my chest and trying not to cough myself inside out. It is day four of my annoying cold and the weather outside is reflective of how I feel: 100% awful.

The highlight of my morning was finding crumpets in the freezer and to cheer myself up I ate them with some of my carefully rationed Marmite.

I am not a complete Marmite addict, I only eat it occasionally but still, I wish I’d bought a bigger jar.

Yeast Spreads are funny things. You either love them or the complete opposite.  I took some jars on a trip to Japan and my host family wouldn’t touch the stuff, they couldn’t understand why we wanted to eat it.

In our house the love is divided. Husband was bought up with Vegemite in the fridge and your loyalty, it seems, is firmly imprinted during early childhood. Mmmm cheese and Marmite/Vegemite sandwiches!

Well that just means I don’t have to share my small and fast dwindling jar of black gold.

One each, no sharing

Here is a poll just for fun:

I am terrible at being sick. I know I should rest and I have no intention of leaving my cosy spot on the couch but I get so bored. Thank goodness for laptops and remote controls 🙂

Anyway, I thought I would share some sewing/design coolness that I saw a little while ago online:

This image is from Home Within Home, an architectural fabric installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea.

I think it’s pretty awesome and you can see more images here, enjoy!