Thursday, November 25, 2010


Hi everyone, just want to let you know the December Lucky Penny will be held in November! This coming Tuesday night (30th), 7.30 at Mezze Bar in Durham Lane. It's the last one for the year, so come and make your Christmas pressies while having a chat and a wine :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lucky Penny November

Hello Everyone! Just a quick wee note to remind you all that Lucky Penny is on this upcoming Tuesday- so don't forget to pencil it in to your diaries!

Tuesday 2nd November
from 7.30pm onwards
Mezze Bar
Durham Lane Auckland (above Whitcoulls/Glassons on Queen St)

Bring your craft to town!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Penny

Last night was great fun, with 8 of us making our way to Mezze from mostly the Shore, but also Grey Lynn and New York. Anna aged gracefully and we all had delicious cake. Some Japanese craft magazines, detailed embroidery, pottery and knitting were admired, but nothing was actually made. A good night was had by all.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October Penny

It's Lucky Penny tomorrow night, and there's even more reason to come, as Anna is celebrating her birthday. See you there!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lucky Penny September

Hello! Well another month has whizzed past and it is nearly time for a Lucky Penny catch-up. We're all about craft and creating fabulous things for yourself and your loved ones, craft markets, sewing and knitting tips and something called 'old fashioned gossip'. So bring yourself and your craft along to...

Lucky Penny
from 7.30pm onwards
Mezze Bar
(above Queen St Glassons/Whitcoulls Building)
Durham Lane

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucky Penny August!

Hello! Hope you are enjoying the craft-inducing winter coziness (or coldness, whichever you prefer..) and are clocking up some quality time with your friends, family and various creative pursuits. Its been a little while since the last Lucky Penny- a whole month without a craft catch up and so much has happened... so without further adue:

Lucky Penny August
...from 7.30pm onwards...
Tuesday 3rd August
Mezze Bar
Durham Lane
Auckland (its above the Whitcoulls/Glassons on Queen St)

See you then!

ps. Sorry for the absence of advertising material (aka. the usual poster) But at least I managed to include a picture..!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July holiday

I just want to post this before I forget to... Anna and I have decided to have a little break over July to give everyone a chance to recover from colds, have a little school holiday or go to the Tuesday night movies. That means no Lucky Penny for July, but we'll be back in August, promise!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lucky Penny June

Before I completely neglect to tell you... Lucky Penny June is tomorrow! This month has completely whizzed by, so apologies for the tardiness.

See you there!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A fair

The Auckland Art and Craft Fair, to be exact. Very exciting, and organised by crafter-dynamos and Lucky Penny members Jess and Kylie, AKA Auckland Craft Collective. I know it's a bit late notice, but you have another couple of days to get your entries in for the Fair on 24th July. It's happening at the Auckland Art Gallery, sponsored by Base FM and Frankie magazine, and will feature the work of 'NZ's best contemporary and independent designers, crafters and artists'. Maybe you too, so remember to email them your application!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lucky Penny May!

OK folks, Lucky Penny for May is very, very soon! Same craft-time, same craft-place!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lucky Penny Eight!

Thats right! Lucky Penny April was great- we were joined by some of our regulars plus some newbies- lots of chitchat, cake and craft. Knitting still seems to be 'of the moment'- perhaps because autumn and winter (begrudingly) is looming, and it seems to be a comforting thing at this time of the year. A few copies of Ellie's lovely Extra Curricular magazine were spotted as the accesory du jour (buy one if you haven't already!) Keep crafting 'til next month!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lucky Penny April!

April Fool's Day is nearly upon us... and although I am hopeless at practical jokes and the like, I neverless thought that it was high time to put the poster up for the next Lucky Penny. Soooo without further adue, the next Lucky Penny is on the 6th April, 7.30pm onwards at Mezze Bar Durham Lane, Auckland. Bring yourself and your craft to town for an evening of craftiness and yummy food!

See you there!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lucky Penny Seven

Well hello there! Only like a week has gone before I post about the last Lucky Penny. Lucky Penny Seven was a bit of a quiet one numbers-wise, but that didn't stop some lively discussions (...or rearranging our tables for a 'pretty-objects-in-low-lighting' photoshoot)! It seems so much that craft these days entails selling what you make, and selling online was the topic of the day (or evening I should say), you know... things like choosing good online stores, setting your prices, and getting the word out there. All good things to hear. On the craft show and tell front there was a dash of knitting and embroidery... but an absence of crafting-in-situ.
Thats all for now! See you next time!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lucky Penny March!

I'm wondering where the time went as its only like, a week til the next Lucky Penny! Heleen has written a great description of what Lucky Penny is all about in the previous post if you're a little clueless about this 'coffee, cake, craft' business. So please pack up your knitting/embroidery/jewellery/other craftiness and head to Mezze Bar, Durham Lane, Auckland on Tuesday 2nd March from 7.30pm for some crafty goodness. See you then!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Apologies for the very delayed post, but you can blame a successful LP night on Tuesday. It was great fun to see everybody again after the holidays; we had the usual refreshments, crafting and a good discussion on the ethics involved in labelling work as 'hand-made'. It wasn't as serious as it sounds though :)

I can't believe LP has been going for 6 months now. If you've been wondering about whether you should come along next time; here's why you should:

  • LP is just a small group of friendly crafters (we're normally about 10 to 15).
  • You can learn a bit about the craft markets if you're new to it.
  • There's always a bit of show and tell about new projects and purchases.
  • You can get to know some very interesting people.
  • You can get help from some very talented people.

The last reason is also the reason I've been unable to tear myself away from my knitting. Penny showed me what I was doing wrong with my purl stitch, and Belinda showed us an awesome knitting technique, the Magic Loop. Thanks everyone, and see you next month!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lucky Penny February!

Hello! First post at Lucky Penny for the new year- I can't believe that its very nearly February already. I hope that you are enjoying the long summer days and just hanging out with friends and family (or for a more reality check, wistfully gazing out the window at the sunshine while you are at the office!).

Annnnnyyyyywho, the very next Lucky Penny Crafty Club meetup is very soon, so you may have to pencil it into your diary (or iPhone, whatever).... Tuesday 02 February, at Mezze Bar, Durham Lane, Auckland from 7.30pm onwards. Bring yourself and any craft (or crfat related items) that you are making or keen to show off. Yay! See you there.