Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rainy Thursday Creations

In between bouts of grey stormy skies
and intermittent humid rain,

I scurried back & forth with white dry paper 
to stain for a few hours,
whilst also fetching the wet & stained pieces to dry.

In my monotonous meditative state, 
I took each piece, 
one by one,
and laid them out flat like a puzzle. 

The radio hummed. 
I saw journals in the making.

I began to create & worked right through the day
and found my niche.

These rainy wintry days, 
are little sanctuary's.

Two new journals in store.

Friday, June 3, 2016

(More) Moments

Originally, it was just going to be blue. 

Underneath the lace the covers,
is some of my vintage blue buckram cloth, 
which I adore... 
but when I saw it with lace also, 
this became something else.

This unique little book would make 
a wonderful wedding guest book, 
but I can also imagine
 someone scribbling away thoughts in it,
in the corner of a cafe somewhere.

So it was officially the first day of winter on the 1st of June.

It made itself known, with a little hailstorm.

We never get snow about the place, 

but this seemed close enough,
and lighting the fire was all the more


Thursday, May 26, 2016


I've been hankering to make this book design once again.


amidst the ferocious wind & rain we have had of late, 
I found the time to crank up the heater,
 and cocoon in the atelier with my boxes & vessels,
 & various tools of the trade.

I got a murky cellphone mugshot of the process.

Sometimes these days are delights.

The olde green press doing its work next to my apron & leather lace.


An authentic vintage Hungarian playing card begins an untold story...

432 heavily stained pages....

The thick lace adorned spine...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Parcel from St-Nazaire

A dear friend and talented jeweler Lucie Tales and I, made another trade. We have done so in the past which was such a delight, and since we both loved it so much decided to do so again. I love all her pieces, created with such precision and care, utilizing the new and the old, bringing forth the most unique beautiful pieces for day and night time wear.

I have had so many comments on the earrings I have worn that she made, I lose count. Even when I wear my long hair down, people can see them sparkling and want to see more, "Let me see??", they say, and I tuck my hair in around my ears for a better view.

I love to wear jewels created by my beautiful online friends that I have met. To me, these are my online sistas - you know who you are. :) We have all been supportive of eachother since the start, and we still keep going today. Lucie is one of those special souls...

So, I created another journal for Lucie, and I chose some earrings from her store. This is the journal I made for her. She loved the lace & leather books I have made in the past, so I chose to use these elements in her book.

So, when my parcel arrived, I was delighted as you can imagine. All the way from St-Nazaire in France to Karekare in New Zealand. I am even keeping the (empty) parcel.

These delectables were inside, including the beautiful earrings which have the most amazing detail.. as you can see. 

Pop over to her store to see what she has on offer. Links to her Facebook page & Instagram can also be found here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


one to the next,

                         that's how it is,

                                                  these days.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tapestry Tales

Words in pictures, these days.

Some new creations are in my Etsy store, 

while I am working on some custom orders.

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