Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A wee round up of recent purchases and a couple of others!

Some images of lovely things I have purchased from Felt recently - for me or for gifts. As always the quality of the products is amazing and the creativity behind their making is out of this world.

Merry Christmas everyone xx

Friday, December 10, 2010

Shop Updated and some new ladies

I have just loaded a number of bobbi pin sets in my Felt store. These make great Christmas presents or will add something special to a Christmas season outfit.

I have also loaded some 'Encore' by Songbird Designs bobbi pin sets, made with some of the most beautiful vintage buttons. I have hair ties and rings to come in some of these delightful buttons coming soon!

Also, take a sneak peak at a few of the new items (I know who makes new at Christmas time...) coming to Songbird Designs soon in bookmarks and pendant necklaces... 

Hope you are all enjoying the lead up to Christmas.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Shop Update part two

So it took me longer than a week.......

New Felt Shop update today - LOTS of Christmas goodies and new things - check out a few below.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Devonport Craft Market tomorrow!

My second to last market before Christmas is tomorrow. It is the great Devonport Craft Market Christmas Market. It was a blast last year and very busy so lets hope the same happens this year.

I have been busy making and creating new things. A few images below.

Subscriber specials are nearly ready to go out, if you are not yet a subscriber, then make sure you sign up quick so you can take advantage of the pre-Christmas specials only available through the subscriber newsletter.

New brooches... hopefully they will all be finished and ready to go for the market tomorrow

New bunny pendant necklace

New cupcake pendant necklace

New Bunting pendant necklace

New tea party pendant necklace

A pile of lovely kids snap clips

New resin bookmarks

Giveaway to celebrate over 150 sales on Felt and 200 Facebook Likers will be launched this week. Keep your eyes peeled.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Shop Update - Part One complete

Part one of my Felt Shop Update is complete.

Part Two tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No rest for the obsessive crafter

This weekend I have three markets. Three... 

This means that I have been making up a storm since my return from my Wellington Road Trip.

The Markets are:

Friday: St Philips Christmas Market - Friday 5th November 5-9pm. The address is 92 St Helier's Bay Road

Saturday: Michael Park School Fair - Saturday 6th November 10-3pm, Michael Park School

Sunday: The Devonport Craft Market - Sunday 7th November 10-3pm , Devonport Community House 

I will also be working on updating my felt store over the weekend and developing the Christmas specials for my mailing list peeps...

So much to do... so little time :-) 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Craft 2.0 - What a day!

Craft 2.0 and the Wellington Road Trip were fantastic.

I met so many lovely people - stallholders and customers. Put faces to names, and caught up with some lovely crafty peeps I had met before.

The New Dowse is a lovely gallery and provides a great space for a fair. There were points of interest for everyone.

I had my lovely mother to help for the day and thank goodness as it was busy from the moment it opened to the minute it closed.

Songbird had a really successful day and it was a great kick-off to the Christmas season.

I was really tired when I got home but it was all worth it.

Sue and her team of organisers do a fantastic job at getting the fair going and getting the punters there. A big thanks to everyone involved.

As usual my camera action is nothing to write home about but I do at least have some photos - which is an achievement in itself.

The queue at 9.58

Cupcakes from Cupcake Sweeties.. YUM

Cat Taylor's Stand - it was very empty by the end of the day!

The lovely Rose and Emma - CHC Peeps

Some beautiful ceramic christmas decorations - I can't find this ladies card so it you know who it is - let me know and I will update this post.

Close up of my stand

My stand - and my Mum!

Another close up of my stand

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wellington Road Trip!

Songbird is heading out on a road trip first thing in the morning.

Cat Taylor and I are boarding a plane (early) and heading to our nation's capital for Craft 2.0.

I can't wait - this trip follows our first road trip to Christchurch earlier in the year for A Craft Affair. This time we are (sensibly) not trying to do it all in one day.

My lovely mother is coming to help so we can get a look around and take a toilet break!

I have the camera packed and will take as many photos as I can and post here on Monday.

Monday, October 11, 2010

And another while.....

No excuses for blog neglect other than VERY busy with life and Christmas Market preparation.

I have also had some large retail orders which has kept me busy. Feltaid also still continues - the store will be open till 31st October so lets get it as empty as we can.

This weekend marks the start of the Christmas Market schedule. I have listed (am listing on the right hand side of the blog) all of the markets I am going to over the next two months. I am a couple short on last years schedule so if you know of any that would be good for me, comment below or flick me an email!

This weekend is the last Crafternoon Tea. It is also Crafternoon Tea's first birthday! This market has been good to Songbird and I am sorry to see it go. All the best Luisa and thanks for all of your hard work and efforts on our behalf. Hope we can give you a good send off and birthday celebration this Saturday.

I have loads of new necklaces both Scrabble Tile and framed pendants, heaps of new earrings and clips plus Christmas Cards and Tags all available between now and Christmas. Make sure if you want to get some pieces for Christmas Presents, that you join my mailing list as I will be having list only specials offered to only mailing list members in the lead up to Christmas.

Hope you are all well out there.


PS. Did you know that Cotton Kiwi is having a sale? Check it out here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Its been a while

It has been a while since I blogged. I have been thinking about it a lot but have also been totally preoccupied with work, family and feltaid!

To say that working on feltaid has been rewarding is sort of an understatement. While it has been a lot of work and time, the outcome (so far) has well exceeded my expectations and really has showed how amazing the craft community is. People have contributed what they can - that has come in all shapes and sizes from items to time to promotion. Its awesome.

I have also been busy delivering 2 large retail orders. One to my friends at MIXT and the other to a new retailer - Acorns of Clevedon. This is a lovely shop. Diane the owner has lovely taste (if I do say so myself!) and the shop is filled with exquisite things,. If you are out that way, Acorns is a must stop!

Christmas is also coming. I have a few markets booked for October / November and December and I am busy planning and getting my stock levels up. I am planning on running the christmas season in a much more planned and organised way this year! Have I mentioned I am going to be a Craft 2.0 in October... mucho preparation to do!

To start that off, I have organised Eftpos for the season. It arrives this week and will be ready for the Devonport Craft Market next Sunday. The poster for DCM this month is below - a lovely design by Emma Walsh.

I am working my way through three weeks worth of blog posts on my blog reader....I haven't had a piece of time to check out the blogosphere.... My goal by the end of the weekend is to be up to date.

Enough from me. Hope you are enjoying your weekend whereever you are... I also hope it is not rainy and wet where you are... I am over it!


Friday, September 10, 2010


I need not say more.

Check out Nadinoo's lovely creations. From their 09 / 10 collections.

So me - in my head!