About us




Hey guys I am Miriam and happily live in a little rural town in New Zealand in Central Hawkes Bay, called Waipukurau.

I am Married to Tama  and have four awesome kids ranging from 6-16

I started this blog about two years ago but recently decided to invite Kate to be part of it. We thought it would be great to share ideas and have fun planning posts and trying out diy together.

I work part time as an art teacher and high school guidance counsellor.

I love fashion and all things crafty including knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, art, home renos....




Hey peeps, I'm kate. I'm married to Jono and we have a beautiful nearly 1 year old daughter.

We have recently brought our first home in sunny Waipukurau and are currently renovating!


I worked for 8 years as a full time Youth worker before becoming a mum. 



Mim asked me to join stitchitupandstitchitdown as we share common interests and love to try new things.