++ I made a small drawstring bag with an embroidered 'R' for the little girl of one of my oldest friends who is now the mum of two rather beautiful children. R turned one, so I made her some knitted characters and put them inside the bag. I remember that Arlo was really into putting things into things, then taking them out again, at that age.
++ I've also been working on some all-over embroideries of the free-form variety. In the photo above you can see a rather colourful one I finished yesterday: pink poppies on vibrant blue.
++ Have you been enjoying any new music lately? I have this unbearably beautiful album on repeat these days. I also listen to Carrie and Lowell a lot and am thrilled to have tickets to see Sufjan Stevens in concert at the NZ Arts Festival next year.
++ Are you a Nani Iro fan? I came across this in-person interview with designer Naomi Ito herself that you might like.
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