Craft Market

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

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!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Etsy Make for Good 2016

Hello August! I welcome you with a happy heart :)
I think it'll be the start of a busy, creative and fun rest of the year. Second half of the year is always more buzz than the first half. I look forward to it.

Here's another collaborative journal I made using Holly's screen printed fabric, a tui bird and kowhai flower in olive green? Not sure what the colour is but it's really beautiful!

And one of my latest shibori journal with a lace wrap closure.

This year I'm participating in Etsy Make for Good fundraising campaign. Etsy is working together with Plan international Australia under Because I am A Girl initiaive, Plan's mission is to help women and girls in developing communities around the world towards promoting their rights, education and empower them to thrive, bringing them out from poverty to opportunity so that they can create a better future for themselves and those around them.

I will be creating some special notebooks and journals and donate 20% of the sales towards the cause. Campaign starts 6 September and will run till 19 December 2016. It's exciting that many Etsy sellers across New Zealand and Australia is participating. If you're looking into supporting the cause, look for #makeforgood tags on Etsy and all social media platform.

This year's campaign theme is "Creating Brighter Futrures", I'm breaking my shop muted colours theme and go for bright sunny colours for a change. Just for this.


I was surprise to see this daffodil blooming as I didn't see them last year, I love the tiny bunch and the scent is amazing! Apart from this this happy flower, most of the garden is still sleeping for the winter. We're half way through now and I think I need to start planning for spring planting.

Have a wonderful weekend!