I just had to make one of those calls that really suck. I’ve been fighting off a virus all week, and by the time I closed the shop today I had to admit that there is no way that I would be in a fit state by the end of tomorrow to run my stall at Belmont School’s Sip’n’Shop Night Out. If you live in Lower Hutt, you should still head along, because I find that small events like this have such a wonderful atmosphere, and there is always someone new to discover on the craft circuit at them. Plus they had amazing raffle prizes last year, and you’ve got to be in to win…
At this stage I am hoping that if I take it easy tonight and tomorrow I will be up to being at the Spring knack on Saturday. The knack is probably my favourite fair. It’s always so lovely to see the school community getting in behind an event, and Berhampore School certainly does that here. There is always a great range of food, and there is always at least one stall run by the students themselves (delicious fudge and awesome cordials are a couple of recent examples).
They do also have a Knack-cessories night market happening on Friday night, if you feel like some shopping without the kiddiewinks. I won’t be at that, but there will be other great stalls!
Right, I’m off to slaver myself in Vicks, puff some more Ventolin and down some paracetamol to ease my suffering. Fingers-crossed I wake up perky as on Saturday.
Yes, yes, I know that it is Wednesday, and I should be doing an I <3 Felt post, but I also have come to the realisation that I only really get time to do one blog post a week, and that I should actually talk about myself sometimes (hey, I’m a kiwi, it doesn’t come that easily!).
So, I’ve decided that this week I should update you with some of the things I’ve been doing.
Applying for Craft Fairs. I’ve got a few coming up in the next few weeks.
Craft2.0, 12 June 2010 at the Dowse in Lower Hutt. You can check out my crafter’s profile here. Make sure you also read all about all the other talented people who will be selling that day too. If you haven’t been to Craft2.0 yet, it is well worth the trip to Lower Hutt (it’s closer than you think: it takes less than 15 minutes from the Wellington CBD by car, just a little longer on the bus, or the Dowse is approximately a 20 minute stroll from Waterloo Station). Extra special for the June Craft2.0 is that the installation of It’s a Tree! will be complete, and you can come along and wonder at the marvellous work that has been put together by Tash from Knitsch.
Mid-Winter Knack, Saturday 26 June in the Wellington South Intermediate School Hall. This is a great market to head along to to see who’s new in the Wellington Craft Scene. It’s very family-friendly, there is always a good ol’ cake stall and yummy hot food as well.
A Craft Affair, Sunday 11 July at Our City O-Tautahi in Christchurch (Yes, I’m heading South for this one!). This is a new market in Christchurch, taking over the mantle of the Christchurch Craft2.0. Organised and curated by Lucy from Felt, it is sure to be a fantastic fair, and I am very excited to be included in the line up.
Working on new things – some new bags, purses, and most recently, bangles.
Looking at pretty stuff on Felt! (of course I couldn’t resist)
If you’re in the Wellington region, you’ve probably noticed that the weather has changed decidedly over the last two weeks. I guess there is no denying now that autumn is upon us. But that’s not all bad news, because it also means that it’s time for the autumn knack.
Once again Justine and her team have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a great fair, and tomorrow is the big day. According to metservice, it should be a stunning day tomorrow in Wellington, all the better to browse the outside stalls. Of course, you don’t want to spend too long out in those rays, so make sure you pop inside too – because that’s where I’ll be!
The autumn knack last year was my first ever market experience. I’ve been at every knack market since, and I’m really happy that I’ll be there again tomorrow. I hope to see lots of you there, and if you’ve got a stall there too, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Here’s an idea: why not get all your Christmas shopping out of the way by the end of the first week of December?
With two great Craft Markets coming up in Wellington this week, it’ll be easily done!
There’s going to be a special pre-Christmas Craft2.0 at the Dowse on the evening of Thursday, 3 December 2009. Come along and check out what all the best, lovely crafty people in Wellington have been up to.
Then next Saturday, 5 December will be the kristmas knack market. The knack markets are a great fundraiser held at and supporting Berhampore school. If you haven’t gone along to the knack yet, you should. You’ll discover a wonderful community feel, many lovely crafters, great coffee, and the best darn paua fritters you’ve ever had!
I’ll be at both, with special stocking stuffer specials on my Notebook Covers!