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The early bird may catch the worm…

But some things are just better if you wait a bit.  For example, I bought a bunch of bananas a fortnight ago.  I only like them when they are still tinged with green, but I plum forgot to eat them.  So I just made myself a yummy choco-banana milkshake, because overripe bananas make excellent thickshakes, and you don’t even have to add any sugar. 

I launched a new product late last year, fabric covered diaries.  They did really well, and there are lots of people out there that have a wonderful 2011 diary by The Sewphist keeping them happy in their organised ways.  But I’m sure that there are also a significant number of people out there who are just like me, and about now they’re realising that they really need a new diary for this year if they’re going to succeed in that New Year’s resolution that this is the year that they’re going to get organised…

Late-starters rejoice, because my first featured product of the year is 2011 diaries.  I’ve just listed several on my felt shop, at special late-starter pricing.  

mini diary assortment
Mini Diaries featuring NZ flora, now just $10 each at
A5 Sampler pack
A5 Diaries by The Sewphist, many featuring NZ flora or native birds. Now just $20 each at

Because the late owl surely catches the bargain.  That’s my view of it, anyway!

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I <3 Felt - and it's A Craft Affair

I guess it’s no secret. I <3 handmade. And this weekend I’ll be making that love public at A Craft Affair in Christchurch.

This week I feature some of my fellow sellers at A Craft Affair. Many are from Christchurch and Canterbury, and then there are few from further afield (like me). A Craft Affair has taken over the mantle of Craft2.0 in Christchurch, so all the sellers are handpicked and everything there is guaranteed to be amazing.

Official a craft affair flier

Do come along and say hello, and check out all the lovely handmade wares, such as those below, on offer this Sunday, 11am till 3pm, at Our City O-Tautahi, corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

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Felt like sharing the I <3 Felt love!

Yes, it’s that time of the week again, when I share some of my recent favourites from Felt.  I’ve got a wee holiday planned, so I looked for what holiday and travel-themed items other NZ crafters.  Check out what I found from Amy Fletcher,  B alarm,  aromaticals, sewfunky, victoria, and honeydesign.

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Just a quick reminder…

…that tomorrow is the mid-winter knack market!

This friendly craft fair is a great way to find out who is new on the Wellington craft scene, and of course there are always lots of your favourite sellers there too 🙂

So, can you guess where I’ll be from 9.30 until 1.30 tomorrow?

Here’s a hint… this is my stall from the autumn knack.

A quick snap taken during a lull. Proof that my favourite sales assistant is a total hunk!

There’s a new venue this time, so make sure you check the details and head to South Wellington Intermediate tomorrow to indulge in some crafy shopping therapy.

Make sure you check the details so you turn up to the right place!

See you tomorrow! <3 <3

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I <3 Felt Wednesday Showcase - 23 June 2010

It’s past my bedtime, but I couldn’t let another Wednesday slip past without updating my Felt favourites.

Featuring items by minu, herc, boocraft, redjasper, maisie-moo, and ZippityDooDa, tonight’s Felt Showcase is bought to you by the letter ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Sweet dreams everyone <3 <3

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Craft2.0 was massive!

After promising last week that Wednesday was the day that I was going to update my blog, I missed doing it this week.  But I think I had reasonable excuse: I was in a mad panic trying to get ready for Craft2.0, which was yesterday at the Dowse in Lower Hutt.

The Sewphist's stall at Craft2.0

Yesterday was fantastic!  I had one of the most perfect spots imaginable, right by the door, and as was against the security grill, I was allowed to hang my bags on it to display them.

I was also very lucky to be sharing a table with the lovely Anmea of Little Ladies (her husband was briefly spelling her on the stall so she could take a break with her tiny baby when Ryan was taking pics).  I adore Anmea’s work, and usually treat myself to one of her fine art tiles at each fair we’re both at.  Yesterday was so busy though that I didn’t get a chance to choose a new one, even though I was right beside her!  (I shall be rectifying that with an online purchase very soon).

Unfortunately I didn’t get much of a chance to get a look around at all, because the day really was incredibly busy from the time the doors opened for preview shopping for Friends of Craft2.0, right through until 3 pm when the fair closed (there were still people coming through the doors right up ’til the last minute).  I did however get a chance to pick up a set of coasters from Freedom Creative – I would of missed out if I hadn’t put my name on them when Emma did her sneak peek blog post!

Everyone I spoke to yesterday had a fantastic time, and the blog posts, emails and tweets from both buyers and sellers all say it was the best yet.  We are very lucky here in Wellington to have Sue and Tash putting together such a lovely event;  I’m really looking forward to the next one already!

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I <3 Me Wednesday

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)
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I <3 Felt Wednesday – 12 May 2010

Beautiful, creative things come out of Dunedin – just ask my mother!

This week I’ve decided to showcase some lovely things made by creative people from the city I will always think of as home. Not only do I think that these are wonderul objects, but the photography of them also really impressed me too.

Please click on the images to visit these lovely shops on

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I’ve just been watching the final of NZ MasterChef, and inspired by the yummy food that Brett and Kelly were serving up, I went searching for edibles, and edible-inspired goodies on

I found vibrant coloured tea, a cute little cupcake-packaged baby shower gift set, and a lovely cupcake decorating set, amongst very delish-looking felt faux food and a gorgeous apron to keep you tidy in the kitchen when you’re whipping up your own yummy treats.

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I <3 Felt Wednesday – 14 April 2010

I’m such a bad blogger. I always have such great intentions of writing more, and then I get distracted. But getting distracted by all the lovely things on isn’t such a bad thing, is it?

This week, my eye was caught by the following listings, which I found by searching for the term “Autumn” (because it’s been getting a little chilly around here now).

I wonder how long I can resist buying those arm-warmers for…