Sunday, January 31, 2016


I have come across some beautiful button cards recently, all the way from "Gay Paree." Come along to the next Craft&Design Market, this Saturday 6th February.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Beach walking

Very early morning beach walking is the only way to go when in the midst of 30 degrees celsius days - Ocean Beach, Hawke's Bay. Photos taken by the clever husband.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Garden Tour

Not much happening around here in the Sweet Mary studio, its hot and its holiday time, but there is a lot happening in the garden. The above photos were taken yesterday morning by my super talented husband - love those strawberries.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Happy New Year, 2016 to you all. I am a bit behind with everything so just working steadily through my "to-do" list and feeling satisfied with the gradual catch up. An unexpected visit across the ditch for family and home again ten days later to my boys (human and canine!), prolific garden growth, especially the vegetables and two very chilled moggies. I was at the Craft&Design Market on Saturday, a very hot, still day which made me incredibly sleepy. Still, it was nice to see my fellow stall holders and chat to summer visitors to the Bay. Not too many sales though, I think people are all shopped out after the festive season. Our next market is on February 6th - see the large icon to the right.

Thursday, January 7, 2016