Craft Market

2016 Craft Markets/Events:
30 October (Sunday), 10am - 3pm, Titirangi Village Market

Friday, 7 October 2016

Hello October and a really wet spring

I've uploaded more journals to both my Etsy and Felt shop, preparing for the gift giving season. Hopefully customers will purchase them early, and not have to go through the last minute rush that can get a little mad sometimes, not to mention it would be a little kinder to the posties.

I listed this little black journal and it was sold not long after that, quite surprised and really happy about that. A record! Hope to make more but I've run out of laces, lets see what I can come up with next.

The group exhibition is still on going at West Coast Gallery in Piha, we'll be having artists gathering tomorrow to celebrate our acheivement as a group. Really looking forward to that.

Part of the exhibition space in the gallery.

My books in their little corner. Crossing fingers I'll get some sales.

Not much has changed in the garden as I still have not done much.

These little seedlings waiting to be planted, but I have to prepare the bed first. Hopefully very soon.

The birch tree with its new leaves. I look at this tree everyday from my studio window and they seem to be growing so fast, from nothing today to a bunch of green leaves the next! I simply love the fresh light green colour and how they dance in the wind.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 30 September 2016

This Spring

I've been lagging in blogging again. In between making books, updating other social media sites like my facebook, instagram and pinterest, aaaaand with various responsibilities over in so many places, I am finding it hard to carve more time for my blog. Anyways, I'll write when can.

A little update on what's going on around here :)

A group exhibition with some of my artists friends over at West Coast Gallery in Piha. I have eleven books on display, I dropped in yesterday to have a look and am very pleased that my books are with beautiful company.

I am also doing my best to make and list more books for Make for Good fundraiser over in my Etsy shop, hopefully customers can purchase them early as Christmas gifts and at the same time do kind donations as well.

Two new shibori journals listed in my Etsy shop

Shibori journal great as yoga journal. Blank pages with recycled paper. You can find it here.

Another new hardcover shibori journal here.

As for the garden, it has been a really wet spring that I hardly get to do much outside.

But the flowers are blooming. Roses, tulips... A lovely sight to welcome.

Hopefully I get to do some gardening this weekend.

Have a wonderful week.

Friday, 12 August 2016

More exciting things happening in September

I think I may have stretch myself a bit too thin, apart from making books for Etsy Make for Good fundraising campaign, I've also decided to join my friends in having a group exhibition in September. Pretty exciting, more on that later.

I made a few feather journals for Etsy Make for Good.

These will be listed in the shop later this month.

I haven't had a custom order for a while and this one was made for someone in New Zealand as a gift to her fiance. A faux leather notebook filled with eco friendly paper and a wrap around closure. I think I'll make more of these and have them in my Etsy shop.

For the next few weeks I'll be occupied in making books for the exhibition, not much I can share just yet so I thought I'll pull out my old journals and share with you some of my journal entries I did over the years. This is "yogiman" - a representation of me actually, I doodled yogiman as part of my reflection of my meditation practice :)

Right, now I have to get started on thinking what to create for the exhibition.
May you have a wonderful weekend!