​Kia ora, I'm Melissa.

I live in Wellington, New Zealand with my kids and partner.


I have been keeping a creative online journal for six years. You can visit it here. I've also written a craft book, which will be available in NZ in May 2013.

My handmade textile work has been sold online and in galleries and design stores internationally.

I've contributed (via illustration, photography and text) to online and print media including Extra Curricular magazine, Spoonful, Fantale music and Action Pack.

​My work has also been featured in NZ House and Garden, North and South, Your Home and Garden, Frankie and Homestyle magazine, in the book Crafty Girls Talk by Jennifer Forest and on Radio NZ National.

I am a trained journalist and available for freelance writing work.

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