Markets & Events 2017
Titirangi Village Market, 27 August (Sun), 10am - 2pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland.
General Collective Market, 13 August (Sun), 9am - 3pm, ASB Showground, 217 Greenlane Road West Epsom, Auckland.

Friday, 4 August 2017

New journals for General Collective Market

I have been making lots of new journals in preparation for General Collective Market next weekend. Feels like a mini factory in the studio, a one person do all factory.

New journals, a New Zealand map, a fantail (piwakawakawa) and a deer. All hand stamped and sewn on black linen with hemp twine as wrap closure.

A closeup of the deer journal.

More kiwiana journals, on left is Tuis and kowhai, on right is Tuis and pohutukawa.

Daffodils or jonquils or narcissus finally popping up. I wonder why do they have so many names?

Some shibori journals all ready for next weekend.

Cutting and folding papers... these are mini journals in the making.

The completed mini journals. A mix of shibori and also some random colour fabric.

No gardening this weekend, so much to do for market and also Recycled Bookmaking Workshop that will be starting in September. More on that on another post.

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Preparing for General Collective Market

It is full speed ahead in this little studio, making more books as I will be having a stall at General Collective Market next month. My first time as a stall holder, fingers crossed it will go well.

Some newly made journals, they are all now listed in my Etsy shop. You're welcome to browse my shop shelves.

Front view of some floral fabric journals. The one on right has a water colour brush stroke to the flowers and I really like the sweet colour. Sweet rose is listed here, the blue flower which looks like dahlia is listed here and the sweet water colour floral journal is here.

This is the inside cover of the journal.

Still in the subject of flowers...

Daffodils are emerging. I look forward to getting glimpses of the flowers while I work in the studio come spring.

The garlic plants are growing well too and I am very pleased. It has been really wet this winter, we just had hail this morning and forecast for more rain tomorrow, looks like no gardening this weekend.

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Journaling in winter

A sliver of sunshine in these grey winter days makes such a difference to ones mood and spirit.

I haven't been journaling much this winter, I have been unwell with cold and flu and have been resting, I am much better now but the body still feels tired.

I could not resist getting these daffodils at the village the other day, it just brightens up the room and spirit. So lovely to look at, the scent is amazing too.

A fabric journal that I listed in my Etsy shop and sold recently, but I will be making more and list soon.

A sweet purple pastel journal that is still available in the shop. I am currently in the process of making more of these trifold fabric journals, they seem to be quite popular. I do like them too as they are soft to hold and small enough to fit in a bag to bring along whenever and wherever.

My recent time off from work. The cold fresh air and rain did not help with the cold but it did help clear the head a little.

I cannot get tire of the greenery.

And along the track, learning new names of plants, some can be quite peculiar and cute in their Maori names :)

Off to make some books this Friday afternoon.

Have a wonderful weekend!