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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Notebooks + making friends

I've made similar notebooks to the faux leather ones. This time I use denim fabric and added some laces for a little bit of feminine touch.
I really like these little notebooks.

I've also been learning new binding methods, these are just prototypes that I was working on. My shelves are accumulating a lot of prototype journals, notebooks and journals that didn't quite make the cut to be in the shops. I guess I'll never run out of journals to write in :)

Last weekend I met a few new Etsy friends in the city. I almost didn't want to go, shyness being the main reason, after months being and working alone at home, meeting people makes me nervous, especially in a group. But Gene encouraged me to go out and make new friends and so I went. I was so nervous that I could feel my ears and face burning up every time I started talking. It's hilarious to think about it now. I talk better behind a computer than in person. It was a pleasant gathering after all and I enjoyed it. The cute paper cut out with sweets and chocolates inside was a little gift from Emily, who organised the gathering.

I received a box of goodies from my sister and what a happy treat it was for me and Kiki :)
I've made my to do list for next month and will be seeing myself happily making more journals in the studio in the coming days.

My next market: 29 September (Sunday), 10am-2pm - Titirangi Village Market


  1. Good to see that you're busy and also making new friends. I always wonder what cats find so interesting about cardboard boxes! Flighty xx

  2. That's a good question, I have no idea too. Well, as long as she is happy, it's all good. xx

  3. Hi Alison,
    I love your new journals! Have you tried talking to gift shops or bookstores in your area about selling them in their stores?
    They would sell fast in a store.
    I am glad you enjoyed meeting new friends!
    Kiki is so cute and looks very happy!

  4. Good for you, Alison! I know how hard it is sometimes to step out of our comfort zone.... I'm the same way, but always glad when I do because those creative connections are really so valuable. Yay for the new journals and happy goody boxes!


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