Craft Market

2016 Craft Markets/Events:
Titirangi Village Market - I will be back in April 2017.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Mid summer in the studio and garden

Mid summer and not sure what to make of the weather. However, my work continues...

Dyed this last year and only now started to making them into journals.

A warm book binding day mid week

Happy to say that it has been a productive week. My block of beeswax that I could not do without. I got this from a candle maker at our local Titirangi Village Market. Love the smell :)

Meanwhile in the garden...
We have rain this morning.

It is lovely to see that the plants are happy

We're doing up the pavement at the back of the house, added a cesspit so that rainwater will flow in there and not flood the area which it did last autum and winter and water almost got into the garage.

We're hoping to do a little weekend wandering tomorrow. I'm very much looking forward to going bush.

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Word of the Year 2017 - Rise

Happy New Year!

We're already into the 9th day of 2017! I cannot resist saying that how quickly the time is passing! How cliché, but true. 

Back in January 2016, I picked "Prosper" as my word, and I worked hard in my little bookmaking business. By the end of 2016, after doing my numbers, no, I did not become a millionaire, nor make a tonne of money, barely even. What I realised was that the whole of 2016, I was working hard on changing my mindset, I have been carrying poverty thinking for way too long, perhaps even from my ancestral lineage. So last year was a big wake up call to consciously release this burden of poverty thinking and replacing it with prosperity thinking. It was a lot of work, I meditated, I journaled, I did mini rituals of letting it go. The work continues and I am hopeful and optimistic that I will prevail.

This year, I have chosen the word "RISE".

I read Brené Brown's "Rising Strong" over Christmas break, Brené talks about vulnerability and worthiness and it opened up the can of worms of my own stories on the subjects, I knew for a long time that my poverty thinking is also connected to my worthiness issue. And this blog post is pretty much letting it out and being totally vulnerable about it. Practising what Brene calls "rumbling with the story". The rumbling is still ongoing, I am still working on whatever that needs to work on, and I am still journaling the process. So this year, I am setting an intention to RISE above all that was the past, letting go limiting beliefs that I have been carrying about myself and the beliefs of others about me, working on my worthiness. This shall include my personal, work and spiritual practise. It is going to be an interesting year and I look forward to uncovering more and working my way to be a better person.

And so the journey continues...


A little baby wax eye visited our garden on New Year's day. It was learning how to fly, diligently it exercise it's little wings and flew haphazardly until finally up it went to the neighbour's magnolia tree where mama bird was waiting :)

Wishing you a wonderful 2017! 

Friday, 16 December 2016

Last market for 2016

A quick update. This Sunday's Titirangi Village Market will be my last for this year. I am looking forward to a busy one, hopefully.

Some journals that I made recently, some sold and others will be with me at the market this Sunday.

A sweet blue and orange flowers journal with lace wrap closure is coming along with me to the market.

I am also looking forward to some quiet time to do some journaling. This is my second journal for the year. I made this quite some time ago and it did not make it to the shop front as the butterfly is wonky.

In the garden

After failed two years in a row in growing courgette, this year is a success!

It is beans season, we love these!

Pot marigold that self seeded and growing pretty! They are my favourite ones too!

More pretty flowers.

The kanuka bush that I planted in 2014 finally flowered, smells wonderful and the bees love them.

Such pretty flowers!

Have a wonderful weekend!