About us

Hi there and welcome to 'My Heart Sings NZ'!

I am Bee, I live with my partner Russ, our 2 gorgeous girls and our dog Mabel in an old house by the beach in sunny Nelson.  

Having travelled for 15 years, maps have long held fascination for me.  I had an idea to print NZ maps onto fabric - which took a loooong time - and a lot of blurry samples - for me to realise! This fabric is not available anywhere else.  I wanted to be able to see all the little place names clearly and have come across some fascinating ones - from Cannibal Cove to Mount Misery, and Old Woman Range to Snake Point!    

I LOVE New Zealand's maps - the contrast between our dramatic coastlines, mountainous peaks, lakes, cities, islands...  Although we automatically think of using them to plan where we are heading, I believe they are equally as fun for remembering where we have been.  It makes me so happy when people see my cushion covers at my Market stall and get excited remembering family holidays, first homes, boating trips, tramps and family expeditions.  As maps are used less and less, I hope that these can become a visual reminder of good times shared.

All cushion covers are handmade by me at home in Nelson NZ.  They are posted within 3 working days via Courier Post NZ.  If for any reason you are unhappy with your cushion cover,  please contact me as soon as possible and I will do my best to rectify the issue straight away.


"My boys were off to Uni this week and took their “Marahau” cushions. That says something!"

"Thanks so much Bee,  I received the cover very early this morning.  Just beautiful, thank you so much for the awesome service. Something I will treasure for a long time."

'Just to let you know my two Wellington cushion covers arrived yesterday and I am delighted with them. What a quality product!Thank you for your prompt service.'

'The cushion covers have arrived and are a perfect present for our friends’ golden wedding anniversary.'


*Photo courtesy of the wonderful @rachaelbrownphotography