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Friday, 22 April 2016

Sprucing up Etsy shop

I'm making some big changes to my Etsy shop this month, Etsy rolled out a new layout for our shop front and along with it changes that I need to do to comply with Etsy. I've been re-shooting photos and re-editing my shop. Also, another big news is that I will be taking my colourful fabric journals off my shop by end of the month. It has not been an easy decision and I have been mulling on this for quite a while and don't even know if this is a right decision, but I will go ahead with it for now. Sprucing up my shop and moving the chi a little. From here onwards I will be focusing on my shibori and woodblock print journals.

So right now both the colourful fabric journals, large (A5 size) and small (A6 size) are 30% off till end of the month. Visit my shop and look for the section "Large journal A5" and "Small journal A6" to see if anything calls to you.

Here's my latest journal I completed yesterday. A lotus journal. It can be used as a yoga or meditation journal or a personal diary for writing heart thoughts. It is listed in my Etsy shop.

On to the garden...

My viggies are doing well, I planted some bok choy next to the tat soi and happy that they are doing well too. We have already been eating some of the veggies. On the top right just below my red chillies are rockets growing that I had grown from seeds. Not really a rocket fan, but not wanting to waste that tiny patch.

I have cared for this lemon tree since we moved into this house almost two years now, when we first moved in, it was just a stump with not a single leave on and I didn't even know what tree it was, I had wanted to pull the whole thing out, but decided to give it a second chance, cleared the bottom area, sprinkled some clay breaker and organic liquid fertiliser and two years on, this! A healthy lemon tree with about ten lemons on, I'm very happy with it.

Bought some happy blooms from the garden centre, just couldn't help myself to this sweet colours!

Finally, a photo of Kiki, as happy as she can be :)

Have a good weekend!


  1. The garden's looking good, and well done with the lemon tree.
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

    1. Thanks Flighty. I do love gardening and helping plants grow well.

  2. Your lemon tree reminds me of my favorite Simpsons episode, in which the rival town steals Springfield's lemon tree. You may want to have Kiki guard the tree from your neighbors for the time being! Kitties love gardens so I am not surprised she has such a content look on her face!

    Laverne Mitchell @ Digital Sales Development

  3. My wife loves sketching and she also writes short stories and poems. These tactile fabric journals are her favourite and the A6 size fits easily in her handbag so she is always prepared when inspiration strikes. The 30% off offer is great - I might treat her to two this time!

    Edwin @ Clicks In Motion

  4. For a stationery enthusiast like myself, your artwork is amazing! What I appreciate about all your notebooks is how you manage to keep them practical yet make them unique, unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’m sorry I missed the chance to purchase a fabric journal, but I can’t wait to buy a woodblock print journal for myself and a shibori journal for my best friend, I am sure she will love it.

    Lindsey @ Nosto Solutions Ltd


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