Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Handmade 2011

Handmade 2011 is on this weekend at Te Papa in Wellington. It is a two-day symposium celebrating all things handmade, with workshops, masterclasses, lectures and tours. Felt is a supporting partner of the event, which means I am lucky enough to be attending as part of Team Felt. I am very much looking forward to this, and have spent ages trying to decide which workshops to attend. If you're in Wellington, and don't have your weekend booked out yet, I'd highly recommend checking out the Handmade 2011 programme to see what workshops you might like to attend.

If you have any burning Felt questions, or just want to say hi, it would be great to meet any blog readers who are also attending. It might not be really obvious who I am, as the company that prints Felt's t-shirts is in the redzone, so we haven't been able to get any new ones made up. However I will wear my Felt badge, to make identification slightly easier for you.

The Monster May Market on Saturday was a great success. Juliet and Abbie from the Craft Collective did a great job organising it yet again, with a fabulous selection of stallholders and a great turnout. I look forward to the next one!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monster May Market this Saturday

This Saturday brings a shopping event like no other to eastern Christchurch. Since the earthquake in February, both malls on this side of town have been closed, along with the shops in the central city red zone. This has left a rather large gap to fill, so the girls from The Craft Collective, who brought us a Craft Christmas market last year, decided to create an event to fill this shopping void.

There will be a great selection of craft stalls, as you have come to expect. Along side these, there will also be a selection of High Street shops and cafes to really enhance the shopping experience. It sounds like a great day out to me, so why not come and join us this Saturday 28 May from 10:30am till 3pm at North Linwood School.

Don't forget to bring along any old candles or candle stubs for me to recycle, and I will exchange them for a 10% discount off your next purchase.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekend by the sea

We went to Kaikoura for the weekend, and it was lovely to have a break away. We went to the seal colony and watched the adult seals basking in the sun. We also went to the waterfall where the seal pups hang out at this time of year. They were like a bunch of children playing about in the water, it was great to watch!

The museum was interesting, I found some old wooden type from the old Kaikoura Star printing press. There was also the old town jail there, completed with a padded cell.

This week I'm busy trying to get myself organised for the Monster May Market on Saturday – it's going to be great. Also I hope to get my newsletter out this week, so if you'd like to receive it, but haven't signed up yet, you can do so in the sidebar.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Felt Shop update + Monster May Market

I've been re-photographing some of my products, and generally been giving my Felt shop a bit of a spruce up of late. There are some new teacups, and I have re-photographed the fragranced soy tin candles. I have one listing per size for the tins, then you can just specify the fragrance you would like from the options in the listing in the notes to seller when you checkout.

I have also added a very limited edition listing with 5 mini-teardrops and a round acrylic plate. This is the last one left, so first in first served! I have also added a listing for 3 mini-teardrops with a rectangle plate. The mini-teardrops are starting to run low, so if you've had your eye on them, you'd best get in quick before you miss out!

The matching sets of 5 are now only available in frangipani and rainforest fragrance. There are only a few left of the rose and orange fragrances, so they are also first in first served. Don't stress out if you do miss out though, as I have the new small teardrop candles available. They are an improved version of the teardrop candle, and last a lot longer than the mini-teardrops.

If you'd rather shop in person, and will be in Christchurch next weekend, pop along to the Monster May Market at Linwood North School, 221 Woodham Road on the 28th May, from 10:30am till 3pm. Organised by the lovely ladies from the Craft Collective who ran the Craft Christmas Market at Goodbye Blue Monday in December, there is a great lineup of stallholders, there will be lots of shopping to be had!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


You may have noticed that I have just added a new box at the side. You can signup to receive a regular newsletter with updates on new products, upcoming events and special offers.

If you sign up now, you can receive my very first newsletter – due out in the next few weeks – hot in your inbox. How exciting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

My 100th blog post

This very post marks my 100th blog post. I really enjoy writing this blog, and getting to know the regular readers. So much has happened since I first began. The very first post was written in the build up to my very first market. My products and presentation have changed considerably since then – and for the better I hope!

I feel some kind of giveaway is in order to celebrate this milestone. However, since my facebook page isn't too far short of it's next milestone, I have decided that once I reach 200 fans on my facebook page, I will then do a giveaway. I have yet to decide what to give away, so any suggestions welcome.

Finally, I have my first market in a while this weekend. The Methven Farmer's market is holding a craft market to co-incide with the Girls on Bikes cycle race that is happening this weekend. It was originally intended to be held in February, but like a lot of events was postponed because of the earthquake. It runs from 9:30am till 12:30pm on Sunday the 8th May in the Square on the Main Street. So if you're out that way, stop and say hi!