Welcome to the wonderful world of Jorpins! Here you will find note books, pin cushions, softies and more, all designed and hand made by me with love and care. Jorpins is inspired by my love of felt, fabric and embroidery (and my slight obsession with owls...). Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you find something you like!
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Posted on October 17, 2014 | 8:50 pm
We've had quite a busy period since returning from our luxuriously long holiday - getting back to some semblance of reality, working on the house, planning our next trip...* But this week I've been able to carve out some Lightroom time, for sorting and editing all of those many, many holiday snaps. It's been quite fun going through them all,...
Posted on October 13, 2014 | 2:11 am
I've always loved walking. If I had the choice, and the time, and a sherpa, I'd walk everywhere. Walking is when I feel calm and inspired; it's when I feel connected and present. I've dabbled with running, every now and again, but at some point I always remember that I really, really hate running. But I never, ever hate walking. So when I heard about
Posted on October 3, 2014 | 2:23 am
As amazing as our grand European adventure was, it had a downside - we couldn't take the dogs. And we missed them, of course we missed them. (Have you seen how adorable and handsome they are? How could we not miss them?) Luckily, around the mid-point of our trip, we had a pit stop in the south of France which gave us a bit of a dachshund hit. ...
Posted on September 29, 2014 | 9:36 pm
1. The entire household, including the one that always gets up at 7 every single morning, sleeps past ten. And at night, when you ask "Shall we watch one more episode of QI before bed?" there's a resounding YES from everyone even though it's well past bedtime o'clock. 2. You forget, completely, how to manage emails. You forget to constantly check them, you...
Posted on August 24, 2014 | 12:50 pm
Right now I'm travelling with my favourite person (my husband) through one of our favourite countries (Italy). My husband fell in love with the place many years ago, when he lived and worked here for a few years with his first wife. He learnt the language, the customs, the history, the food...the driving. And he adored it all. So now when we...
Posted on August 12, 2014 | 11:13 pm
By now we should have landed safely in Rome, picked up our car and started heading south for Matera, Fasano and Lecce. We will be well on our way on what may be called a trip of a lifetime. My husband has finally taken some well deserved long service leave, and we are spending five weeks or so driving through the south-east of Italy and the south of France,...
Posted on August 5, 2014 | 2:19 am
So simple, so true...or is it? Sometimes thinking about making stuff IS fun. The buzz of a new idea or project. The brainstorming and honing, and thinking that you just can't wait to find the time to get started on...
Posted on July 31, 2014 | 9:33 pm
The expat life is generally awesome and exciting, and often somewhat perk-filled. As an ex-expat I do sometimes miss that awesome, exciting, perk-filled life (I especially miss the someone-else-paying-our-electricity-bill perk...). However, there is one big thing about being an ex-expat that I am very grateful for. And it's such a big thing that I think...
Posted on July 27, 2014 | 3:20 am
As mentioned in my last post I've made a
Posted on July 18, 2014 | 11:01 pm
A few days ago I wrote a post about the important role that photos can play in our memories and our sense of self. I wrote about how they...