Yes, you can take the clutter away from the girl, but you can’t keep the girl out of the op-shops. To be fair, where I used to op-shop weekly (even daily when I had a small baby I needed to walk to to sleep in the pram and we lived two blocks from an excellent … Continue reading so I went op-shopping again…
My clothes are wearing me. Trying me on, shrugging me off. I don’t fit right – although the mirror is kinder than the mind. Who are these clothes, with their demands and attention-seeking pin-tucks? The synthetic sparkle sloughs my skin, glamorous sandpaper. The Mexican dress makes me all the more gringa. I have woken up … Continue reading peeling
This weekend I’m having two blissful kid-free nights in Featherston at my friend Emma McCleary’s house. It’s my little treat before the school holidays and a whole lot of intensive parenting begin! Emma is a great host and we always have a good time. Emma co-runs the Craft Country Fair in Greytown (this Saturday, 10-3,Town … Continue reading Craft Country this Saturday! Yeeeeeha!
First some writing news – Fourth Floor Literary Journal is up and I have two poems in it! Yay! You can read them HERE. Back HERE I mentioned my friend Helen wrote an essay about ‘Taking Care’ (killing) ‘Of Animals’. It’s also in 4th Floor. It is a funny, chilling read – you can read … Continue reading beets and pieces
Further to yesterday’s post – I also made this giant floor cushion on the weekend. Fraser and I travelled to Turkey in our 20s, and while there I bought some textiles made in Iran. This was a fringed tablecloth, but somehow I never felt right using it as a tablecloth. It seemed too beautiful to … Continue reading and Iran*
I dusted off my long-neglected sewing machine on Saturday. I should have been making things for the CRAFT COUNTRY fair which I have a stall at in December, but instead I finished a project which (like many projects on my craft shelves) has been a work-in-progress for far too long and I was keen to … Continue reading mind the gap
My book is going to print at the end of this week! I can’t believe it. Helen Rickerby, who owns Seraph Press and edited the book, has somehow made the process of editing and co-ordinating the book (seem) effortless AND even fun. She is a wonderful editor who really gets behind the poets she publishes, … Continue reading ‘The Comforter’ has a cover!