Wellington Wander, Sewing & Mental Health || February 2021

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Hello and welcome! This is February 2021’s Blog where I recap with you what I’ve been up to: places I’ve visited & activities I’ve explored in the past month.

This was a very bright month for me coming from the last week of January that was not easy. If you’d like to know more about what happened check out January 2021‘s blog.

This month was very balanced and I managed to travel around a few very upbeat Wellington events and sites. I went back to another term at my sewing community class and working on keeping my mental and physical health in check with New Zealand doctors.

Read on…

Travel New Zealand

As I recently started to upload more separate blogs on each of the places I’ve visited. I’ll be showing you a few pictures of my favorite locations and links to each of their posts in case you want to know more!

Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields Forever is a PYO (pick your own) field where you can have an amazing relaxing time picking blueberries with friends and family.

Read the full article here.

Otaki Kite Festival

The Otaki Kite Festival is a fabulous weekend festival of family fun, market stalls & entertainment at Ōtaki beach – jewel of the Kapiti Coast.

Read the full article here.

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand, marks the anniversary of the initial signing – on 6 February 1840 – of the Treaty of Waitangi, which is regarded as the founding document of the nation. The first Waitangi Day was not celebrated until 1934, and it was made a national public holiday in 1974.

Wana Ake Festival

Te Papa Art Exposition

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

Read the full article here.

Arts & Crafts

This month I went back to my good all sewing classes and got me started with the construction of a doll body, fixing big pants and sewing some reusable cloth menstrual pads. I also went back to scrap booking after retiring my Bullet Journaling in early 2020. I used it for memory keeping and adding some color to my 2021 Agenda.

Sewing

Sewing Classes

Since I started my community sewing class last year, I’ve been very excited about trying new projects. Although it always takes some time to pick up and start a new one, this year’s sewing class started to make me think about new projects all over again.

Sewing Class 1: Doll Body

Funny enough, I almost forgot I had a class this time again. The day before I look through ideas and I’ve always been fascinated with dolls representing one country’s culture through their clothes and they way they’re made.

I’d like to start doing Mexican style dolls in the future but decided to take a random doll pattern online and give it a go. Since I don’t have Mexican fabrics available to me, I decided I’m going to try making a Maori doll but haven’t gone around to getting the fabrics and extra materials to finish it off yet. Stay tuned for that!

Sewing Class 1: Doll Clothes

Menstrual Pad

I managed to sew a few menstrual pads for myself. I’ve been looking for product ideas to start my own small crafts business and I thought pads would be an easy product that would also be practical and useful for people while sharing the awareness for a more ecofriendly way of woman care.

I’m still trying them out and looking for the optimal materials and design but stay tuned!

Journal

This month I got a bit creative with adding fun little pictures and memorabilia from my small travelling around wellington events. Here I show you a bit about the Chinese New Year, Otaki Kite Festival and the Wana Ake Festival.

Mental Health

One thing I have never been able to do before due to circumstances and money is seek out for mental and other health help. Since this is the most stable I’ve been in my adult life so far and after being granted with my two year partner of a New Zealander visa extension, I decided it was time to start looking after myself.

The two year visa I have allows me to get subsidize health care which has been a big help to get through all the different topics I wanted to check with the doctor. If you’d like I can do a separate blog post on New Zealand’s health care system.

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