Markets & Events 2017
Titirangi Village Market, 25 June (Sun), 10am - 2pm, Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland.
General Collective Market, 13 August (Sun), 9am - 3pm, ASB Showground, 217 Greenlane Road West Epsom, Auckland.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

More new writing journals with shibori fabric

Listed more new journals this week.

This one particularly was time consuming, hand stitching the fabric, that is after all the shibori technique. It is listed here.

The circle journal. A simple and one of my favourite design. Circle has many meanings for different people and cultures. In nature, you find them as the sun, the moon, planets and stars. The circle symbol meaning is universal, it is a divine sign and sacred to several cultures. Here are some meanings for the circle: unity, infinity, inclusion, wholeness, everything, perfection, centering and completion. Which one is your favourite meaning?

I made more of fabric floral journals this week, just in time for tomorrow's Titirangi Village Market. They will be listed in Etsy shop if not sold at the market.

My time off mid week was a park fifteen minutes drive away. I followed the shortest track which supposed to take an hour, but I ended up longer as I stopped to look at plants, birds and big magnificent trees.

I also spent some time here journaling, painting that big Kauri tree at the background.

This photo of my journal page was taken with my mobile which isn't fantastic, my camera battery went dead after I took the last photo above.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 19 June 2017


Last week was another productive week in the studio. I listed a couple of new journals.

A new design, Wanderlust journal. Green linen with handprinted feathers and words.

I took a day off last Wednesday and headed to Piha beach, my inner wanderlust calling. It was a grey winter's day with the sun peeking just a little bit.

Always happy to be greeted by the Lion Rock.

The black sand...

The waves...

The meandering path through the bush...

Some journaling after the walk with hot pie and chocolate. Thankful for a much needed break and healing from nature.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Making progress with books and garden

This week I manage to complete six books. Very pleased with myself. Next task is to photograph them and list in my Etsy shop.

The stack of books waiting to be bound, it is rather slow process and I've spend a couple of nights working in the studio to get these done.

The completed books. Photo shooting time.

This karamatsu shibori journal is already listed in my Etsy shop. It is here.

I took a break mid week and had breakfast at Korero Cafe, they serve really good food. I've been journaling and drawing a lot of mandalas lately and am enjoying it very much.

Meanwhile, here're the garden scene

Mandarins are growing abundantly this year. They are almost ripe to pick.

Leafy Veggies are growing well and we're already enjoying them in our meals.

Finally planted out the garlic. I got three bulbs from the organic shop and manage to get three rows. My garlic did not do well last year, so hoping this year will be better.

Have a wonderful weekend!