Markets & Events 2017
Titirangi Village Market, 26 November (Sunday) - 10:00am - 2:00pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
Titirangi Village Market, 10 December (Sunday) - 10:00am - 2:00pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
Titirangi Village Market, 17 December (Sunday) - 10:00am - 2:00pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas Etsy Shop Sale

It is as of today, 38 days till Christmas. How time flies. I'm having an Etsy shop sale starting today till 30 November. All journals are 20% off. Visit my Etsy shop for a browse to see if you'll find something for yourself or for someone you love.




Yellow flower vintage fabric journal.


Abstract sketchbook journal.


Handbound shibori fabric journal with twine closure.

Also, these are my holiday shipping cutoff dates:



The garden outside the studio window is looking happy. I am happy to be able to open the window and let some fresh air in and listen to all the birds chatting.


The bees are happy too. Spring.... such a happy time for many.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Spring in the studio, and garden

We're had lovely spring weather and it is nice to able to open the window for some fresh air while working in the studio.

The little garden patch outside the window is looking pretty with lavender and soon to bloom cornflowers.


I've completed binding some journals this week and they are resting in my press. I will be listing them soon.


The Children's Bookbinding Workshop was indeed a joyful experience with three little ones making books. All dressed in pink and amazing with their designs for the book covers, and the inside pages as well. What a delight to watch these children enjoying bookmaking and paying attention to details.


The Adult Bookmaking Workshop was attended by only one person, so she had my full attention with all the tricks and tips and managed to make a beautiful book with peacock as the book cover.

Meanwhile in the garden...

I love the beautiful scent of the lavender.


The first cornflower.


and an explosion of bright orange... i have forgotten its name.


Re-potted the succulents. Gene made a new planter box for me and this will sit just outside the shed to get full sun. I've had a good gardening day and now I must rest.

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Kiwiana journals and cherry blossoms

I managed to list some new journals in my Etsy shop this week.

A tui journal, kiwi's favourite bird.


A New Zealand map journal, great for anyone who loves New Zealand, or a traveller to write down his or her adventure in this beautiful country.

Both are made from hand stamping the art on white cotton fabric and sewn onto a black linen fabric. All the fabric are either given by friends or bought from the op shop (thrift store).


This week I've managed to cut more fabric, time to prepare for the Christmas season, I'm looking forward to attending General Collective Market on 5 November and Michael Park School Fair which will be on 11 November and hopefully Titirangi Village Market on 26 November. The hall that caught fire is still under repair, so hopefully it wil be ready by then so everyone can do their Christmas shopping.

I took some time off to visit Cornwall Park in Epsom today, the cherry blossoms are in bloom, I have to have a look, and of course it is a great opportunity to take some photos. I was not dissapointed. It was spectacular!






I will have to return and venture the rest of the park another day.

The weather forecast does not look good for gardening this weekend, but we shall see... I might get lucky even for just a couple of hours.

Have a lovely weekend!