The Handmade’s Tale: Miss Lady Abroad

Welcome to the latest instalment of the Handmade’s Tale. This week Natasha talks to pinup girl-turned-jewellery designer Miss Lady Abroad. She’s a mother-of-two, a pinup pageant queen/ organiser and a dedicated pilot for the Australian Air Force. When she’s not on a mission Miss Lady Abroad loves nothing more than hanging out with her family,Continue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Miss Lady Abroad”

The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with Audrey Moorehead from Tee-ki Togs

Welcome to a fresh installment of the Handmade’s Tale–a regular series in which we celebrate crafty ladies! This week Natasha meets international jetsetter, DJ and jewellery designer Audrey Morehead from Tee-ki Togs. Audrey Moorehead might hail from California but her work takes her anywhere the tiki winds blow. Raised in Downey, California, her childhood wasContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with Audrey Moorehead from Tee-ki Togs”

The Handmade’s Tale: Nana Glamour

In this edition of the Handmade’s Tale, Lisa from Nana Glamour tells Natasha about her vintage-inspired creations made from old cards, tatty books, and vintage magazines. Lisa from Nana Glamour could happily spend the rest of her life making hex boxes. “It’s actually ridiculous how much I enjoy this craft and never seem to tire ofContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Nana Glamour”

The Handmade’s Tale: Little M Creates

Welcome to the sixth installment of The Handmade’s Tale! This week Natasha meets British-based jewellery maker, Little M Creates. Ever hankered for a brooch featuring Vladmir Tretchikoff’s iconic green lady? Or fancy having Bette Davis’ terrifying visage (circa What Happened to Baby Jane?) swinging from your earlobes? If quirky statement jewellery is up your alley,Continue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Little M Creates”

The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with CatHouse Modern

In the fifth installment of The Handmade’s Tale, Natasha chats to Kate Smith who creates mid-century modern inspired furniture for the discerning feline. Ever noticed how fugly most cat furniture is? Every time I go shopping for my precious Puss Puss I find myself recoiling at the sheer hideousness of most cat scratchers and catContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with CatHouse Modern”

The Handmade’s Tale: Estelle of Brighton

Welcome to part four of our Handmade’s Tale feature which celebrates crafty and creative women. This week Natasha chats to Estelle Pemberton aka Estelle of Brighton. Napier-based artist and maker Estelle Pemberton has long been a voracious reader of classic literature, as her own library of well-thumbed Penguin classics will attest. As well as beingContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Estelle of Brighton”

The Handmade’s Tale: Interview with Hey Muchachita!

Welcome to part three of our Handmade’s Tale feature which celebrates crafty and creative women. This week Natasha meets Mexicana-inspired jewellery maker Dani Spadevecchia. It started with a vintage handbag. It was a beautiful black Italian raffia purse with a crocheted shell pattern, dark wood handle and decorative gold studs – and Dani Spadevecchia hadContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Interview with Hey Muchachita!”

The Handmade’s Tale: Nifty threads from Wellington label Cry Cry Cry Clothing

In the third installment of The Handmade’s Tale, Fran McMullen takes Laura Macfehin behind the scenes of her Wellington-based clothing label Cry Cry Cry Clothing.  Full disclosure– the brilliant mind and and sewing skills behind Cry Cry Cry Clothing is my auntie!  I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of very talentedContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: Nifty threads from Wellington label Cry Cry Cry Clothing”

The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with Maryann Roy

Welcome to part two of our new Handmade’s Tale feature which celebrates crafty and creative women. This week Natasha meets mid-century dream maker Maryann Roy. At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled across the Mad Men set.  Joan Holloway’s apartment is rendered in exquisite mid-century detail– right down to theContinue reading “The Handmade’s Tale: An interview with Maryann Roy”