Independence Day 2013


Our check out operator at a supermarket in Port Moresby, proudly showing off her Motuan heritage on PNG ‘s 38th Independence Day (16 Dec 2013).

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A little sewing: peasant dress with heart pocket

I love peasant dresses and have sewn several in the past. So with little miss outgrowing all her favourite summer dresses, I decided to follow a more recent tutorial I found online. She fell in love with it immediately. I am sure it’s the heart pockets I decided to add on a whim.

Size: 3T
Length:  17″ from armholes (prior to hemming), could be a little longer
Neck elastic: 17″ but could be a little snugger
Arm elastic: 7″ and perfect as I measured her arms circumference first and added 1″
Overall: very roomy (jury’s still out on whether or not “I” like it).

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Crochet T_shirt Rag Rug


My latest work-in-progress, a blue floor rug for Miss 10, crocheted from old shirts. Time to hit the second hand shops again and make some more tarn (t-shirt yarn).

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Changing of the guard-dog …


… at the big kids school, TEMIS (The Ela Murray International School).

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run lots, eat clean, create often, be nice - don't yell

I kept my new year’s resolutions simple this year, and simply wrote myself a post-it note on my laptop screen.

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