Monday, November 30, 2009

Ribbons and Pom Poms Giveaway

As you may have seen, i have launched a new blog dedicated to Packaging. It is called Ribbons and Pom Poms.

There is currently a giveaway on the blog which closes on Sunday evening 6.30pm. The giveaway is jam packed with some of my favourite packaging items. All you have to do is become a follower of the blog and then tell us you think makes a beautiful package. Easy Peasey! C.ick here to get all the info

I have also posted today,  a link to a lovely tutorial involving maps, bakers twine and butterflies!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The end of November - when did that happen?

Time is flying by. It seems like days are melting into making and selling and working at the moment and I can say for the first time in many years I am actually looking forward to doing nothing over my Christmas holidays…. That sounds mad when I read it but each year at Christmas I have a lovely time and by day 3 of my holiday I get the “I need to do something” jitters… Perhaps I am a Crafterholic?

Last weekend I attended Crafternoon Tea in Kingsland which was a nice day. Some really busy times and some quiet times but overall a really good day for me. I forgot to take my camera so if you want to see any photos you will have to check them out on the Crafternoon-Tea blog.

Sunday was the CCS Disabilty Action – Sustainable Communities Market. It was the first one that they had held and it was great. They had about 1300 people through the markets on a pretty miserable (warm but rainy) Auckland day. There was a real mix of Craft and Art and the food was to die for (The Pan Man with his yummy Paella and the crepes). There are a couple of photos below but I was so busy I didn’t get a chance to take any (nor see any) of the outside stalls.

Setting up the market

Sharing a table with the lovely Jaime of Porcelain Rove

Having a half stall messed with my head!

This Friday night is the Devonport Creche Bazaar. This is the first crèche market I have done but it sounds really civilised. A glass of wine and shopping sans kids… loving it. I have a couple of specials lined up for the night including custom “on the spot” cuff link making!

Ribbons and Pom Poms update. I have been waiting for some giveaway items to come in prior to the big first post launch… One of the items is going to be a wee while away so without holding up the whole thing too much longer I am going to go with what I have and have a special giveaway for the last item another time.

So… watch the Ribbons and Pom Poms space over the weekend… how exciting.

Craft love

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ribbons and Pom Poms

Ribbons and Pom Poms is a new venture for me. It is something I have been wanting to do for a while, and now it is making its debut.

Ribbons and Pom Poms is a blog and online shop dedicated to packaging. I love details and I love beautiful packages.

Then blog will bring you tutorials, information, giveaways, interviews all themed around packaging! And the online shop will give you access to supplies for packaging.

I am just working on the first post, which I will team up with a lovely giveaway!

Please follow the blog here or fan us on Facebook.

Craft love

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Come one come all - its weekend market time

Well the Devonport Market on sunday was a raging success. I was so pleased as Sarah and I had really not slept much over the past few weeks with the organising of it.

I was on Devonport Craft market duties on Sunday so only spent a small amount of time on my stall. It was manned by my lovely friend Nicola for the day. Thanks Nic.

This weekend I am at two markets. The wonderful Crafternoon Tea (Saturday) which I really enjoyed last month and a new market the CCS Sustainable Communities market (Sunday) where I will be sharing a table with the lovely and talented Jaime from Porcelain Rove and I believe we will be sitting opposite the lovely Olivia from Lily's Make Believe and the lovely Bron from R.W.Scissors will also be at the market. Cool kids.

Righto - I promised you some news. I have it but..... will make a separate post for it. I think it requires its own special post!

Craft love to you all

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Spectacular - This Sunday

Hello Peoples,

Not a lot to share today as I am crazy busy getting things ready for the Devonport Craft Market Christmas Spectacular.

There are a new load of brooches to put on show and some great Christmas Packaging. On the packaging theme I have some exciting news to bring to you - or rather introduce you to!  But like Ryan Seacrest says... Wait till after the break.. ok wait till after the weekend!!!

If you haven't started your Christmas Shopping yet, there is still time and this Sunday's market could help you out.

Hope to see you there - I will be running the Devonport Craft Market stall and my lovely friend Nicola will be manning the Songbird Designs stall! Say Hello to her when you see her!

Craft Love

PS Have you seen these cool carnival bunting cups? They will be on sale at the DCM too! From Lily's Make Believe

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wanna be starting something

This week I went to see "This is it" the Michael Jackson movie. Can I say "AMAZING". That tour would have been something really special. Love or hate him, his talent was immense. There were so many parts of the movie I loved that I can't recount them here.. All I can say is if you are an MJ fan, then you MUST go and see this movie before it finishes.

Righto - I am at the Michael Park Summer Festival tomorrow (Amy St, Ellerslie). I am really looking forward to it as I have heard such good things. It is on from 9am till 2pm.

My list for the week:
1. I have joined the Christmas Ornament Swap (thanks Bron aka R.W. Scissors for blogging about it) that is run by Wellington Crafter 20 Cent Mixture. I have already started creating and have been SOOOO excited all week the Husband thinks I am madder than I actually am!

2. Need a marriage celebrant or know someone who does? I ran in to a work friend that I hadn't seen for ages and was reminded she was a Marriage Celebrant. I have often been asked if I know of a good one  and Rachel's name will be the one I give from now on!

3. Check out the Christmas Gift Showcase on the Devonport Craft Market Blog. The 15th November Market looks to be jam packed with stalls, giveaways and prizedraws and the Gift Showcase will give you a taste of what you can buy for your special someone's

4. I have been meaning to blog about a very Genius friend of mine for ages. He really deserves a blog post on his own but given the loads of spare time I haven't, I will blog about him here. He is none other than Glennz. If you are a fan of Threadless then you will know of Glenn. He was a Threadless Star before he ventured out on his own and now you can purchase from him directly at his online store.

This guy is a seriously talented and very clever T-shirt designer - if you are trying to think of a present for a guy in your life (or a gal for that matter), then you need to check out these t-shirts - seriously!!!

On Glenn's NZ site you can also purchase cards (very clever) and also Art Prints. I have coveted his art-prints for some time and will be saving my pennies to get one real soon. There are some awesome iphone wallpaper downloads too.

Ok - I am off to do some more work on my Christmas ornaments.

Hope you all get some Craft Love this weekend