Since the beginning of 2015 I have been spending my days with family and friends. The children are still on school holidays.

I’ve been lazy. Reading books mostly, and a little sewing. I love to sew when I cannot be in the studio painting.

I have almost finished another quilt which I will show at a later stage. But for now my mind has been occupied with travelling to colder climates.

I will be exchanging my Havaianas for my RMs. (If you’re not Australian that might not make any sense) AKA Thongs/flips flops for leather boots.

And heading to Kyoto. For such a long time I have always felt the need to get to Japan, a real pull you could say. I’m even ditching my family for some truly dedicated inspiration. (Don’t worry I’m feeling very guilty)

I made this for a friend I am meeting there, which is an unplanned added bonus to my trip. A scarf made from scraps of vintage Kimono fabrics, velvet and felt. I hand stitched in a Sashiko style to embellish. I hope to discover many vintage shops full of ceramics, fabrics, and textiles. I have no doubts I will be discovering the pleasure of reverent and delicious food, and hopefully sipping tea, sake and whiskey along the way.


I shall be posting about my trip on my return.

“Yosh. Gahn-bah-di-mus.”




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4 Responses to Havianas for RM’s

  1. Oh you lucky ducky ! Please enjoy Japan for me !! And yes please if you can post a blog post about it so I can drool all over my keyboard ! LOL Hugs xoxo

  2. Alex says:

    So good for you to fulfill yourself this dream, Tiel!

  3. KP says:

    I know you will have the most wonderful time. I’ve just been scrolling your Insta pics, sorry about all the likes in one go 😉

  4. Jane says:

    Tiel! So great to find this and see a pic of my beautiful new mini scarf (and also K’s of course….) . Thank you so much again – I feel most honoured. So great to have met you and I look forward to seeing how Kyoto inspires your future work. Arigatou Gozaimasu. xx


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