Kia ora, welcome to Laaper .design!
This website is dedicated to my love of design and craft.
Having always been a highly creative person, but a bit of a
jack-of-all-trades when it comes to my creative pursuits, I decided one day that I needed some sort of journal to keep track of my interests and projects. And this is it!
You'll see my portfolio is a collection of paintings, drawings, knitting and crochet projects, among all sorts of other random creations!
I treat my blog as a kind of diary - one in which I can record my creative pursuits and my creative inspiration.
I hope you'll enjoy looking around my site.
Please feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts :-)
I'm an architecture graduate turned secondary school teacher of design and, more recently, mum of two little angels called Stella and Daniel. I'm half Japanese, half Dutch and very proud to be 100% Kiwi! I'm passionate about supporting local businesses and about living ethically and sustainably. At the moment I'm mad about knitting, but I flitter between all sorts of crafty pursuits and I also love the odd spot of gardening!
The little black dog? That's Truffle, my muse and canine companion.
He comes to school with me and offers cuddles to all who need them (including me ;-)