Markets & Events 2018
Titirangi Village Market, 25 February (Sunday) - 10:00am - 2:00pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

New shibori journals in shop

I've finally listed new journals in my Etsy shop. Both shibori and the trifold fabric journals.

Karamatsu shibori, can be found here for the A5 and here for the A6.

Arashi shibori journal in A5 is also new in the shop, it is listed here.

I love this fabric, and this little one is here.

A little blue floral fabric journal with twine wrap closure listed here.

Meanwhile in the garden, two more echinacea flower blossomed. They make my untidy bed a little bit more cheerful.

Self seeded tomato plant bearing fruit. I have veggies and flowers that have grown around the compound, most likely seeds from my compost heap.

Kiki sniffing the air... she is as sweet as always :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Capturing garden in my journal

I'm documenting tiny slices of joy of my garden in my journal. Little everyday magic that fills my  heart with gratitude. This is our little blueberry bush, currently in season with heaps of fruits. Every morning as I empty my kitchen scraps into our compost bin, which is where the blueberry is sitting next to, I'd stop and check and pick the ripe ones and pop them in my mouth, or when I'm working in the garden, I'd often divert to the bush to pick some to eat. Simple pleasures :)

Dyed some shibori fabric this week, and I've made some journal covers with them.

Right now they all resting in the press while I cut and fold papers.

Gene made me this strawberry coverings with some salvaged wood and chicken wire. It is perfect, the birds can't get to the strawberries now. I've also planted the runners which have been growing like crazy.

Hopefully the roots will grow and settle in soon, I'll then cut the "cords" from the parent plants.

There's plenty to do in the garden but I'm not sure what I'll be doing this weekend. We shall see when the time comes.

Happy weekend!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Happy New Year - 2018

Happy New Year!
Hope you've enjoyed your holidays and are to a good start of the year.

I've made myself a new journal for 2018 and included my word of the year onto the cover. I've chosen the word Magic this year. I wish to invite more magical encounters into my life this year, out of the ordinary (where our limiting belief are not accustom to), the supernatural, connecting to my guides again as well as feeling magical in everyday little things, like watching flowers, the bees and feeling that high vibe joy. I've put so much energy into my work and growing my little business, which I do enjoy by the way, I've spent less time connecting with presence and nature.

So 2018 will be the year for magical encounters, truly being present with everything around me.

I got this beautiful postcard which I loved so much and kind of what my word represents - Magic, out of the ordinary. Hares riding on flying Tui birds catching carrots in the starry sky! It doesn't get any more magical than that! I love it! Art is by Nick Eggleton.

I've started making journals again, to fill up my Etsy shop.

I've completed six so far, still more to bind before I can list them up in the shop.

Meanwhile in the garden, this little echinacea finally bloomed. I've sown from seed in 2015, it grew and then "died" (or so I thought) in 2016 and then suddenly reappeared again last year. It's small and spindly but it bloomed!
Now that's magic! :)

I'm also growing some feijoa trees and they are bearing fruits, pretty exciting! I do love feijoas and look forward to picking them and eating straight from our own little tree.

Have a wonderful 2018 to you! May your year be filled with happy magical moments as well!