Craft Market

2017 Craft Markets/Events:
Titirangi Village Market - 30 Apr 2017, 10am - 2pm.
Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Weekend wanderings and in the studio

Gene and I went to Stardome on Saturday evening, watched a wonderful show and later went out to the field for telescope viewing, it was a clear sky and we had the chance to see Saturn, the planet with the "ring" around it. It was amazing! I've never seen stars and planets through a telescope before so it was a pretty fascinating experience. Here's some photos taken with Gene's mobile phone.

We'll be going back to watch more shows and do more star gazing, can't wait!

In the studio, I completed my banner :)

Will be using this banner for my next craft show.


A fun experiment to a new binding method. I made a little notebook and draw a Tui bird. Love this bird call/song and I see them often here.


More journals in the making with new fabrics for the covers. I'm also working on having new journal designs. I have the ideas in my head and jot them down in my "idea journal", so now it's time for me to bring them to life.


I just finished reading a book titled A Street Cat Named Bob and loved it. I highly recommend it if you're a cat lover. I can relate to so many instances in the book as how a cat can really transform a person and vice a versa. It has a happy ending :)

100 Days of Kiki, on day 89, 11 days to go. Wow! Can't believe I lasted this long. Happy to end this project soon, but I know taking Kiki's photo will not end there.

10 comments:

  1. Star gazing is great fun, but not something I've done for a very long time.
    I like the banner and your drawing.
    Like you I really enjoyed reading 'A Street Cat Named Bob'.
    It looks like Kiki is star gazing! Flighty xx

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  2. Star gazing is fascinating to me and Gene enjoyed it too. Thanks for liking the banner and drawing. Oh, I'm happy you've read and liked the book too! I am reading his next book now - The World According to Bob :)
    Haha, ya, Kiki does seem like she is star/sun gazing! xx

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  3. Alison - I love the bird drawing. Can't wait to see your ideas!

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    1. Hey Becky, Thanks, I'm still fine tuning the new design. Hopefully will be able to reveal them next week.

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  4. I love the bird drawing! I encourage you to do more simple drawings like this for your journal covers, this one is beautiful. All best wishes from The Woods in Northern California.

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    1. Cameron, really? Thanks, I hadn't thoght of making them to sell, it was just a practice for a new simple binding method. Thanks so much for your encouragement. xx

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  5. Hi Alison,
    I love visiting our local planaterium! They have alot of great star shows and if you go at night you can star gaze!
    The bird drawing is very nice! I look forward to seeing your new designs.
    I will have to look for the cat book you have posted. Cats have always been my fave.
    Sounds like a great book.

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    1. So cool that you love star gazing too! :)
      I'm itching to start drawing and painting again, so this is just a start, hope to do more in the future.
      Hope you find and enjoy the book as much as I did.

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  6. Wow, cool for the star-gazing! Isn't is just amazing getting that perspective on the size of the universe.... mind-boggling... Yay for the new banner and new journal ideas and the idea of the idea journal! (does that make any sense??) So glad your Kiki is doing well!!

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    1. Hahaha! Patty you made me laugh out loud. Yes, yes, i get it after the second read :) Kiki is a content and happy cat here, I'm glad she's happy here.

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