Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pukeko Colouring Page 2

Pukeko Colouring Page 2



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Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for this page!

Another Pukeko colouring page here!

:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marae Colouring Page

Marae Colouring Page



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:)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kiwi Colouring Page

Kiwi Colouring Page


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Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for this page.

:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Person Holding Mere - Poster to Finish Off

Person Holding Mere - Poster to Finish Off. Special thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the border.


Download Person Holding Mere - Poster to Finish Off

:)

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #3

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #3


The pic below shows the background 'in action'. Click it if you want to see it better.


Download Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #3

Info you need to implement it: How to Use Your Maori Blogger Blog Background

If you use this I'd love to see your blog!


More Maori Backgrounds for Blogger Blogs


Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #1


Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #2 


Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #4 

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #5

:)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Maori Paper - Lime

Maori Paper - Lime


Download Maori Paper - Lime

Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the background pattern.

:)

Go here for Maori Kowhaiwhai Paper

Person Holding Mere - Cards to Colour

Person Holding Mere - Cards to Colour.


Download Person Holding Mere - Cards to Colour

Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the border.

:)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Love Cards - Maori

Love Cards - Maori. These are romantic and will suit most occassions. The sides have a kowhaiwhai border, there are floral accents, heart frames and they look slightly vintage. Enjoy these. I had a lot of fun making them.



Download Love Cards - Maori

:)

Love Cards - English

Happy Mother's Day, you lot (yep I'm including Dads and Koro and Uncles and Brothers, all the people who care about or for our babes).

Quite a few posts today - 'cos its stopped raining for a bit and its just a good day.

Love Cards - English - These are good card toppers or postcard toppers. (Maori ones to follow!)


Download Love Cards - English

Have a good one!
:)

If you'd like these in Maori, go here.

Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards #2

Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards #2. Use the big 'uns for card toppers and the littlies for gift tags.


Downloaded Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards #2

Special thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the border.

:)

Pipi Colouring Page

Pipi Colouring Page. Lazy pipi? So cool. Thanks Wilhelmina for this colouring page.


Download Pipi Colouring Page

:)

Pukeko Colouring Page

Pukeko Colouring Page. I just love this! And thought you would too. Kowhai tree flower in bloom for the border and a cute Pukeko in circular frame. Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for this colouring page. (There are more coming up, yay!).


Download Pukeko Colouring Page

:)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Maori Doodle Kids - Haere Mai Boy Envelopes

Maori Doodle Kids - Haere Mai Boy Envelopes


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:)

Person Holding Mere Poster

Person Holding Mere Poster. Huge thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the border.


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:)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Maori Kids Stickers

Maori Kids Stickers


You get 24 kids on this page
Download Maori Kids Stickers

:)

Maori Mini Notebook Cover

Maori Mini Notebook Cover. This notebook turned out  nice and sturdy just made from kitchen packaging (soup packet).

There's a place on the front for a title or your name.

On the download page you get a mini notebook cover and two endpapers.
Trim the cover and endpapers.


There are guidelines. Cut a piece of thin card to the measurements of the inner cover piece. Glue to cover and trim corners diagonally.


Fold and glue edges to the inside of the cover.


Glue endpapers to the inside of the cover, to make it tidy.


Add pages.  I used one and a half A4 photocopy pages. You might want to look through the Mini Note Book post to see how to prepare the pages, and attach them to the cover.

Well done! Finished.

This download is for the notebook on the left - Red Koru

My grandson uses these to do his stamping in.

Download Maori Mini Notebook Cover

:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Your Feedback

Big shout out to nga kaiako, whaea Lynne and nga tamariki in Wainuiomata. Wanted to share this email:


OMG ... your Easter Egg ideas with your Easter Egg Pois were an absolute smash in our kohanga!!!  The kaiako were all blown away by how easy they were to put together and make the childrens Easter Egg baskets look so professional.  I was so busy putting them all together that I completely forgot to take photos! ... Really looking forward to creating some Mothers Day stuff with the children as well...


Lots of love to you lot. You make me smile.


:)

Mother's Day Downloads

It's getting close to Mother's Day. Here is a list of related posts so they'll be easier to find:


Grab your scissors and glue.

Mother's Day Teddies
A page of teds in orange, yellow and blue, holding a heart with 'Mum' written on it. Nine large and six small.

Mother's Day Greetings
A page of metallic looking greetings: Ki a Màmà (four), Whaea (four), Me te aroha (eight).

Mother's Day Gift Tags
A page of vintage coloured gift tags with floral accent (eight).

Mother's Day Shapes
A page of hearts (three) and stars (three) with: Màmà, Whaea, Aroha written on them respectively.

Mother's Day Card
A page to fold along the guidelines to make a Mother's Day Card.

:)

Maori Doodle Kids - Haere Mai Boy

Maori Doodle Kids - Haere Mai Boy


Save to your machine. 'Right Click' and 'Save Image As'
Haere Mai Boy writing paper

:)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards

Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards. Use these for your projects. The small ones can be made into gift tags.


Download Person Holding Mere - Coloured Cards

Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for the cute border.

:)

Maori Paper - Green

Maori Paper - Green


Download Maori Paper - Green

Thanks to Wilhelmina Wegman for contributing the pattern tile for the background.

Go grab this paper in Orange

Monday, May 2, 2011

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #2

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #2. I've tried other blogging platforms and I really like Blogger the best. I found the whole blog thing easier to understand and use than others.


Click on the pic below to see what the background looks like in action, complete with fake post.


Download Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #2

Info you need to implement it: How to Use Your Maori Blogger Blog Background

If you use this I'd love to see your blog!


More Maori Backgrounds for Blogger Blogs 


Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #1

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #3

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #4 

Maori Background for Blogger Blogs #5

:)

Person Holding Mere Colouring Page

Person Holding Mere Colouring Page. I know how you guys like to colour in. Border kindly contributed by Wilhelmina Wegman.


Add details to the person or leave blank.

Good for learning emotive, body parts and colour vocab.

Download Person Holding Mere Colouring Page

:)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coming Up Soon from a Contributor

I got a cool email from Wilhelmina Wegman who said she had some wee drawings and could I use them for the Maori Printables blog. Well....HECK YEAH! said I. So she emailed them across and I had a bit of fun with them making them into stuff for you guys.


So this lot will be coming up for you soon. Patterned paper for wrapping, scrapbooking and other projects. Colouring In pages and pages for cards and gift tags.

She doesn't want me to say too much about her because she's shy so I'll just finish off with a big shout out to Wilhelmina with much thanks and aroha.

:)

Mini Note Book

Make a Mini Note Book. Cool and cute wee notebook. Re-purposing, making something from next to nothing. You probably have most of the stuff you need around the house. Use for inspirational quotes, a birthday book....or secrets!


You Need:

* toilet roll
* black marker
* paints or other to colour
* three A4 pages (office paper does very nicely)
* scissors
* string
* big old blunt needle

 How to Make the Mini Notebook

Squash the toilet roll flat and decorate. (Here is where the lessons about how to draw koru designs, comes in handy!).


Cut the toilet roll along one side.




How to Prepare the Mini Notebook Pages

Three A4 pages will yield 48 pages for your notebook, and is a nice number to fill your notebook. (Two pages yielding 32 pages looks a bit thin).



Fold paper in half and cut along the fold twice portrait-wise, then fold pages in half and nest  the pages together. Do this with each page or just do them altogether. (That's what I do). No need to be too fussy - little imperfections just add to the charm.


Trim pages to fit inside the notebook cover.


Make two notches along the fold line of the pages.



Grab your needle and string. Leaving a long end of string,  start from outside the cover, pushing the needle through the cover and through one of the triangles to the middle of the pages.

Thread through the other triangle from the middle of the pages through the cover to the outside of the notebook.

Go back through the triangles once more so there are two lengths of thread in the middle of the notebook.



Knot on the outside, then bring one end under the long thread on the outside of the notebook and knot again, for strength.


Tie the notebook shut, trim string ends and knot near the ends. These wee notebooks stand up really nicely, so you could display them if you wanted, they don't have to lie flat.

Happy Crafting!
:)

The first lesson about making your own Koru Designs start here: How to Draw a Koru