She once described me as an alien from a distant planet and I in turn would like to call her 'Mother Courage'. As many of you will know, Maddie is the author of Lil'Magoolie, south of the equator and at the centre of anything colourful and creative for mums and kids. She's a ray of sunshine in the blogosphere, always smiling, bubbly, forever innovative and fresh. She's also a very strong and determined young lady.
Maddie and her family live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her city lies in ruins after the recent earthquake but like many fellow Christchurchians, she refuses to just sit down and cry, no matter how traumatising the experience.
Masha Brick, a young artist and doll-maker living in St Petersburg, Russia, recently started blogging in English and selling her work online. She's a storyteller, a sewer, a crafter and a magician. I shall be following her from now on.
Damaged books, tissue paper, old cereal boxes, thrifted silk clothing
Salvage and Restore
The latest issue of Nuno Magazine is full of simple Springtime craft activities to keep you busy as a bee. Elisabeth Abernathy-Graham and Rachel Abernathy-Braff will also be donating $1 for every copy sold between now and June 1st to The Tunisian Beekeepers Project in order to help set up families living in the poverty-stricken mountains as beekeepers.
We're hoping to nip to the beach tomorrow morning for a coffee by the harbour and a good ole rummage at the flea market. It all depends on the weather. I have started collecting old Savon de Marseille, I love it when they shrink and darken with age. I'll also be looking out for old mirrors, I'd really like to make a feature wall in the bathroom with them. What are you into at the moment, anything in particular?
I've just added a couple of things from Daily Memorandum, it's a beautiful shop, I like to 'pop in' there from time to time. I thought these vintage educational cards and primitive ships would work well in a boy's room, what do you think?
I love little houses,they're always popping up on Kickcan & Conkers.
If you follow me on Twitter you will remember me tweeting about this wonderful group of ladies who spent twenty three years knitting a replica of their village in Kent. Twenty three years to knit over sixty properties complete with hedges, wheely bins, cars and village cricket green. I am more than impressed, brilliant I say! Thank You Grace and Judy for the link.