kids fashion, textile design

A/W 19-20 The Collection So Far

The summer break feels like it happened eons ago! As soon as the camps were over and the kids were nestled back into school, I dived straight into printing the Autumn/Winter collection. That first day back in my studio was a beautiful experience. The silence, the space, the empty print table beckoning me. The ability …

education, summer camp

Summer Camp 2019- The Final Week! Sob.

I’m typing this while sitting on my sofa with a cup of tea, wearing pyjamas and nursing some very sore muscles. At the beginning of every Summer I get overly excited about teaching at camp. By the end of camp I’m crawling around like a broken lizard and falling asleep at eight in the evening. …

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Summer Camp – Comics and Books

Last week’s camp got really, REALLY silly. Well, the younger kids’ class was just a little bit sillier than the older class. We watched some Snoopy cartoons, and then designed and mono-printed our own comic strips. After this we transitioned smoothly onto Captain Underpants and Dog Man stories, which resulted in a lot of uncontrolled …

art camp, art education, summer camp

Summer Camp – Architecture and Town Planning Week

And so the first week of this year’s Noctiluna Summer Camps is over. I had planned to write this post on Friday evening. Turns out I was suffering from the convenient amnesia that occurs each year at the beginning of camp season. I always forget just how intense this camp is for everyone – campers …

Travel, traveling with kids

Chennai with Kids

We have been to Chennai with our kids many times, and yet I have never written a post about the experience. Strange, right? I love writing travel guides for parents, and have waxed lyrical about London, Paris, New York, and Copenhagen in the past, but not Chennai. Why? Because, to be very honest, Chennai is …

Travel

Time For A Break

I am traveling and recharging for a few weeks and will not be very communicative during that time. I tend not to use much technology during vacation time. My phone sits in a bag somewhere while I wander around parks smelling roses, literally and figuratively. Apologies for the silence, but rest assured I’ll be a …

design, screen printing

Ageing Up With My Market

Don’t worry, I’m still primarily all about the babies and little kids. I will always make onesies with cute animals, and t-shirts to hug your tots’ potbellies. However, those tiny creatures actually grow up and get opinions at some point. My own first baby is now thirteen years old. How is that even possible? I …

design, interiors, small business

Wanna See My New Studio?

Do you? Do you, do you, do you? It really does not matter if your answer to the above question is ‘no’. I am absolutely and totally in love with my new workspace and am going to share it with you anyway. A little backstory first… For ten years I have worked from home, screen …

art camp, education, kids, summer camp

Summer Is Here! A Look At The 2019 Camp Themes

The Noctiluna summer camps are filling up rapidly, and I have started my closing dance of nervous excitement that happens like clockwork each May/June. When most other teachers are starting to exhale towards their summer break, I start frantically ordering materials, collecting found objects, meeting with my colleagues and checking my planner constantly. The planner …

books, family

My 9 Favourite Picture Books To Read With A Kid

Warning: this is a pretty long and sometimes irrelevant preamble for a post that is meant to be a list of books. If you want to just skip ahead to the list below please do so. I won’t hold it against you. If you are, in fact, a fan of my ramblings, I’m honored. Thank …

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