I was thrilled when Ellie asked me to write a pattern for the latest issue of her magazine, Extra Curricular. We settled on the idea of a sleep mask, which is always a handy item to have in summer. I'm sure if i had sewn one earlier, my last international flight would have been happier, too. To make the mask featured in the magazine, I used striped cotton on one side and some vintage Japanese kimono fabric for the eye-side. A mutual friend of Ellie's and mine brought back the kimono fabric from Japan for me years ago, so it was good to use it for this project.
I think this latest edition of EC makes interesting reading. There are articles on many NZ artists and craftspeople, with a focus on ceramic work. I loved the article about Auckland's Wet Hot Beauties, a 70-strong troop of synchronised water-sirens. I hope I can see them perform one day.