Craft Market

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

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Collaboration journals and birds

I am delighted with the collaboration work with Holly Roach. I think we both are. Her screen printed art work is simply stunnning. So honoured to be working with Holly. Here are some of the finished books.

Tui bird and kowhai flower in teal. Coptic binding with waxed linen thread. A limited edition journal and now listed in my felt shop.

Fantail bird journal. Bound with coptic binding with waxed linen thread. Also a limited edition and listed in felt shop.

A pair of Tui birds and Pohutukawa flowers. Bound with coptic binding with waxed linen thread. This one is also listed in felt shop. 

There are a few more fabric design from Holly that I have yet to make into books, soon. 

And here are some of my new shibori journals that has joined the others in my Etsy shop. 
 
This pattern is made with a spider web binding, though the "web" is not very clear but the result is still beautiful. Bound with coptic binding with waxed linen thread. Listed here

Folding and board clamping shibori technique. Journal is bound with coptic binding with waxed linen thread. Now in my Etsy shop.

I have been interviewed by Michelle in the Wandarrah blog. It is part of the Wandarrah Road Trip series, Michelle has been road tripping across Australia and New Zealand visiting artists and makers. She stopped by and I showed her around our neighbourhood, studio and Kiki. You can have a read here.


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In the garden.....
The birds didn't know how to feed themselves from the feeder it seems, so I had to train them from ground up. placing seeds on the ground and into the feeder, hopefully they'll know that that's where the food is. I think it is working as I found bird poop inside, so I have hung the feeder back onto the tree. 

 
I enjoyed working from my little studio overlooking my little garden, I get lots of birds hopping around looking for food. This little blackbird and its mate are regular visitors. A fun litlle distractions sometimes. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Christmas in July

Hello July! We've pass half year mark of 2016, it has been a great half year for me so far. Crossing fingers next half will be even better.

I'm having the annual Christmas in July sale in my Etsy shop, 1-10 July. Everything in my shop is 10% off. A great opportunity to stock up journals for yourself or gifts for your loved ones. 

This is the latest listing in the shop, a blue writing journal or sketchbook with coptic binding. I'm currently dyeing more fabrics, so will take a while before more books are listed in the shop. 

In the mean time, I'm very excited to be working on a collaboration with my friend Holly. She designs beautiful art onto paper, wood, fabrics etc. She screen printed some fabric with new zealand native birds on, in this photo is the tui bird and pohutukawa flower. I'll be making some kiwiana themed books and they are limited. 

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We've been having pretty mild winter this year and the plants are a little confused, they think it's spring and started flowering. 

Daffodils springing out and almost in bloom. 
Still lots to do in the garden, mostly weeding, the weeds are in the srping mood too. Hopefully it's good weather this weekend to do some work. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, 24 June 2016

The party that was + Christmas in July

Etsy Craft Party went well, we had heaps of fun and I think everyone went home with some goodies in hand. Here are some photos of the day. 

The waiting crowd at the entrance of library.

Craft party in full swing. 

My bookmaking workshop, quite a mess we made.

The figure art drawing workshop, such talents! 

Everyone enjoyed themselves and I'm pretty happy with that. A great success for my first  time organizing it, I'm well pleased. 

The annual Christmas in July Sale is just around the corner and I'll be joining other Etsy sellers in this online sales event. My Etsy store will go on sale 1-10 July and everything will be 10% off. Time to shop for Christmas presents, the earlier the better :)

I finally had time to to make journals again. This one is the latest that is listed in my Etsy store. A shibori journal that makes a great sketchbook as well. 

Well, the sun is finally out, hopefully it'll stay over the weekend so I can get some gardening work done. We are having pretty mild winter this year and the plants are confused. 

Have a wonderful weekend!