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In case you didn’t know, Karen Walker is New Zealand’s most famous fashion designer.

Margaret Mahy, one of my favourite authors as a child, and now as a parent reading to my children, died on Monday. I plan on doing a proper tribute here, but in the mean time you can read my piece in the Listener, amongst some other wonderful tributes. This is her signature from our beloved copy of ‘The man whose mother was a pirate’. She’s a good drawer. Maybe she could have been a cartoonist too.

And here is the pirate mother. She would have never worried about her pants being too tight – she would have had an elastic waistband. I plan to be more like the pirate mother.

And in my final news, I was profiled as a small business owner (!!) by the NZ Herald yesterday. Read it here.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/07/2012 10:56 am

    I can relate to this topic – I hate it when my clothes nag me like that. Let those pants lay there and think about how mean they were to you.

    On the other hand, I hadn’t heard of Margaret Mahy. I’m going to go look for ‘The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate’. Looks like a fun book!

  2. Steve permalink
    26/07/2012 11:22 am

    So when are you going to go and work for Burton Silver?

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      28/07/2012 7:34 am

      I don’t know – do you think he’d still have me? My basis for working for him was that I could draw a good hedgehog and snail and I think he’s moved past that now.

  3. Drew permalink
    27/07/2012 7:31 pm

    Karen Walker Blueberry (Burberry?) muffins: that’s made my Friday. I’m a size 28 according to the Good As Gold salesboy. Believed him, and now the pressure’s on to (non)sustain current spareness. It’s an ongoing fashion conspiracy.

  4. 31/07/2012 10:26 am

    Nice comic. Karen Walker muffins?! Lol.

  5. Steve permalink
    02/08/2012 2:21 pm

    What I meant to ask was: so when is Burton Silver going to work for you?

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