Wednesday, April 28, 2010

oh my goodness!

How delighted I was to open my mailbox to find this little package from Louise of Bibliographica! Even though I was expecting it, as I had ordered it at Kraftbomb on the weekend, I was not expecting all the little details, like the personalised envelope, music sheet wrapping, and little scroll note. It is called 'The Key to your Thoughts' and it is a real book! With very deft fingers, Louise has hand bound it and you can write in it, or, I imagine, slip some little photographs between the tiny (2cm x 2cm) pages.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


A man of his word, Toby Morris has busily been working away and all of a sudden has published his book! Alledaags is a collection of all his diary drawings from 2009, a few of which were featured in Issue 1 of Extra Curricular. Alledaags means 'everyday' in Dutch, and the drawings document the trials and tribulations of his daily life in Amsterdam - with a great sense of humour and a staedtler pigment liner. It's a fat hardcover, 125mm x 190mm with 354 pages. Get yours here!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Handmade Marketplace

I ordered The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin some time ago, and have just been waiting for a lazy Sunday afternoon like this one to delve into it. With Kraftbomb finished (what a busy market we had today - thanks for coming everyone!) I have been lazing on the grass with a ginger beer reading; luxury!
So far, I'm up to the bit on blogging - and I'm sure I can learn a thing or two about that! Kari is kindly giving two signed copies away in the second issue of Extra Curricular - don't forget to enter.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kraftbomb this weekend

Extra Curricular will be at Kraftbomb this weekend. After you've attended the Anzac Day dawn parade, pop in & say hello. You can eat some of City's yummy cupcakes, have a cup of Fred's homemade lemonade, and find the perfect Mother's Day present.
Sunday 25th April, 11am - 2pm, Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Auckland.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Good luck!

I adore Angela Keoghan's illustrations and I'm sure they've captured the attention of many of you since picking up a copy of Issue 2. She has just launched her Etsy store and in celebration is giving away a gorgeous pack including two hand pulled silk screen prints! Visit her website and leave a comment on her giveaway post to go in the draw. Fingers crossed...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crafternoon Tea today!

Come on down to Kingsland today - you can pick up a copy of Extra Curricular and do a spot of Mothers' day shopping.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Extra Curricular Issue 2 is out!

If you have ordered Issue 2 already, it is on its way to you, perhaps slowly due to Easter holidays, but on the way nonetheless. I've been busy numbering each one and packing them all carefully for their journeys - it's one of the best parts.