Thursday 10 September 2020

Nakoma Handmade - turning our obsession into a business?

Nakoma Handmade

Camille and I have launched our very own handmade craft business. After selling a few of my Scandinavian Santas last year (I will be making more of these very soon), I started getting requests to buy other crocheted goods, so I figured - why not?! 

Camille had also had a lot of requests for her woven scarves, so together we decided to create Nakoma Handmade. We have a logo and everything! Even got a custom stamp made up, thanks to Wellington Rubber Stamp Co. Totally recommend them by the way, ya just have to support local. Their instagram page is worth checking out too, so many beautiful stamps!

Thursday 27 February 2020

I Taught Myself How To Crochet

Hi guys. Does anyone even read this blog anymore? I don't know. It's been that long, I can barely remember how to do this. Excuse my awkwardness, I reckon it'll take awhile for this to feel "normal" again.

Where have we been? To be honest, stuck behind a thick wall of grief. After the death of our Grandparents, we lost all desire to do anything - let alone blog. But now that we're feeling a bit better, I figured it was time to get back to doing the things I used to enjoy. And here we are!

To try and cope, I taught myself how to crochet. A tonne of mistakes and Youtube tutorials later, and I am quite literally hooked (haha). This is basically just going to be a bunch of photos and "look what I did!" moments - so please, if you will, just humour me.

Friday 13 April 2018

RECIPE: 5 Cup Sultana Loaf

Ok, what is up with the price of butter these days?! I legit saw butter on special the other day... for $5.00 NZD. I just can't comprehend that. It's ridiculous!

Because of this, I've started seeking out good recipes that don't call for butter. And this 5 Cup Sultana Loaf is DAMN good. So I figured you guys might like to give it a go too.

Thursday 8 March 2018

Bullet Journal 101: How To Start A Bullet Journal

Despite having numerous planners over the years, I was yet to find one that really worked for me. Then I found out about bullet journalling and decided to give it a go. After a couple of requests on instagram, I decided to share some tips on how to start a bullet journal.

Thursday 1 March 2018

How To Make A Budget Friendly Platter

Is there anything more glorious than a platter or grazing table? I highly doubt it. There's nothing quite like bite size morsels of deliciousness at your disposal. However they can be crazy expensive, so we thought we'd share how to make a budget friendly platter.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Saving Money: Garden Update

One of my goals this year is to reduce the amount of money we spend on groceries. Sounds easy enough right? But trying to do this, whilst also tackling the issue of losing weight is proving to be more difficult than I thought.

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Countdown To Christmas: Easy Christmas Treats

Is there anything better than indulging in delicious food at Christmas? Sure, we eat healthy most of the time - but now and then we all need to treat ourselves. With that in mind, we've teamed up with Noel Leeming and the Braun MultiQuick 3 Stick Blender to share some deliciously easy Christmas treats.