Weekend list: 8 + 9 November

November 7, 2014
  • Going to Featherston’s Pecha Kucha night on Friday
  • Vacuuming – woohoo lets hear it for vacuuming
  • Filling Emma Makes orders
  • Working out a new Emma Makes bag pattern
  • Pinning, sewing – repeat
  • Napping
  • Reading Novel about my wife by Emily Perkins – so great!
  • Add to my Christmas card list

Weekend list: 18 + 19 October

October 17, 2014
  • Tonight Tom is at his Mum’s house so I’m having a craft party by myself (fist pump)
  • Administration for Emma Makes
  • Filling orders for Emma Makes
  • Making pencil packs
  • Dealing to the clean and dirty washing that is mounding up everywhere
  • On Sunday I’m going to a glorious Twig & Arrow flower arranging class, which is a birthday present from Tom
  • Eat lunch at a nice Wellington café
  • Hunting for peonies

Image from Twig & Arrow website

Here’s what I did this time in 2013 and 2012 and 2011 even.

Weekend list: 11 + 12 October

October 10, 2014

I’m REALLY looking forward to a quiet weekend at home – big surprise! Here’s what I’m doing:

  • Picnic on the beach with Tom tonight YAY
  • Filling orders for stockists
  • Sewing kiwi and kitten toys
  • Swimming at the pool while Tom shops
  • Finishing my new Laurence Fearnley book
  • Maybe making a dress
  • Lighting up the new fire pit.

Weekend list: 4 + 5 October

October 3, 2014
  • Dinner in town with Mum and Tom
  • Emma Makes orders
  • Weed and feed the apple trees (not super excited with this cold weather)
  • Cut out some kiwi toy bodies
  • Put Mum to work as a craft slave
  • See a movie
  • Visit the usual Greytown shops
  • Relaxy times.

Weekend list: 6 + 7 September

September 5, 2014

I drove to work today – this week I feel like I’ve done no real work but have just been in meetings or answering emails the whole time. On Monday I’m starting my new old job so my first weekend task is working late and sorting shit out.


  • Reading my book
  • Sewing for orders
  • Packing and posting
  • Napping
  • Buying a bike with Tom

Weekend list: 23 + 24 August

August 22, 2014

Usually at the start of the week I can’t imagine having anything to write on my list. But throughout the week a ton of chores accumulate…

  • Sew a custom shoulder bag for someone who needs a replacement of their (very old) one
  • Sew kitten faces, cut kitten bodies – there’s a kitten explosion happening out there
  • Make goody bags for next week’s Christchurch lunch
  • Sew a cocktail dress – as you do – Mum emailed to say we need to wear a cocktail dress to dinner with Ruth Reichl at the Christchurch Readers & Writers Festival
  • Post off an order
  • Add ink to the printer
  • Watch The Good Wife

Weekend list: 16 + 17 August

August 15, 2014
  • Get out the saw and cut back some of the branches around my window because when it’s windy it’s like Cathy herself is trying to claw her way into Heathcliff
  • Finish one coat of painting in a room that I started doing in May
  • Sew myself a new dress
  • Package up an order to send to Christchurch
  • Have a facial on Saturday in Greytown (YAY)
  • Go for a walk or bike ride with Ellen.