Monday, August 31, 2009
Hope to see a few more faces at Mezze Bar tomorrow night! Please look for us, we'll be on the couches in the back. My props will be a crochet book and hook, but I won't be doing any crochet because I don't know how... so hopefully there will be somebody who can help. I'll buy you a coffee if you can :)
Posted by Ruby in the Dust at 2:24 AM
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It's the business end of the year, with markets popping up like mushrooms. This week I've been contacted about two new markets in Auckland, so thought I'd better let you know about them. Both are looking for sellers of high-quality handmade items. While I'm talking of markets, the mother of them all, Kraftbomb, is turning one this Sunday. To celebrate and cope with demand, they're opening a 2nd room this month. Hope to see you there!
The Ruby Square Market will be held on Saturday 31st October, 14th November, 5th December, 12th December. "The concept behind this market is to provide a range of products that are original, stylish and of a premium quality. We envisage the products offered for sale will range from items designed and made in New Zealand to quality imported items.There will be a variety of stalls ranging from homeware, clothing, accessories, textiles, and craft from designers, artists, retailers and crafters." It will be held at the Greyfriars Church Hall, 544 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden. The contact person is Debbie van Dijk.
The Royal Oak Market is hosted by CCS Disability Action, a not-for-profit organisation which supports people with disabilities. "The Royal Oak Market - building sustainable communities - will be held on 22 November 2009 at 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak. It will be a melting pot for the community, incorporating artisan products, fresh local produce together with craft, art, fashion and design. We are interested in providing a venue for innovative makers of contemporary craft, design, art and fashion to sell their work. The market will be held once each season and will include an inside area specifically for craft, design, art and fashion as well as stalls for fresh local produce, food and other products. We expect that there will be a wide range of customers so you will have the opportunity to sell your work to a whole new audience." Contact Linda Blair for more information.
Posted by Ruby in the Dust at 10:10 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Last night was great fun: Handmade Nation really inspired those of us who went along, and the coffee, cake and conversation (...no crafting! gasp! shock! horror!) afterwards was just as inspired. Here's a few pics:
above: Anna, Bronwyn and Helene.
above: Steph and the two Sarahs.
above: the culprits behind Lucky Penny- Anna and Heleen.
We are busy thinking of new things for the next Lucky Penny (Tuesday, 1st September) and hope to see you there!
Posted by Ruby in the Dust at 1:03 AM