Thursday, November 26, 2009


Some exciting things have been happening in the lead up to our Christmas market extravanganza! We have an advert appearing in the Ponsonby News tomorrow, which will become a regular thing. The Ponsonby News is delivered, free, to over 15,000 homes in the area! Adverts will also be appearing in the free local, suburban newspapers in the weeks leading up to the event, as well as the school newsletter, which goes home to over 650 families! On top of all this, we're doing a big flyer drop this weekend to homes in the local area, not to mention the Grey Lynn Festival, which we'll also be at handing out flyers. Please do your part too and get the news out there any way you can! We still have a few tables left at the market, so get your applications in now and tell all your friends!
Look out for the advert!
Luisa :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009


Well, the second ever Crafternoon-tea was decidedly quieter than the first, but still an excellent day! So many people, customers and vendors commented on the wonderful atmosphere! Yay! The weather was gorgeous and the tide of people ebbed and flowed (such a teacher metaphor!). We had incredible vendors, the talent of people out there constantly amazes me! Sarah from Songbird Designs told me the wonderful news that a retail stockist, Mixt in Kingsland, had spotted her from the first Crafternoon-tea and approached her to sell her incredible products! A huge congratulations to Sarah!

Some of the earrings from Littlebird Designs.

Christmas decorations from Littlebird Designs

A sampling of Hayley's wonderful pillows and blankets, you can catch her at the Christmas Crafternoon-tea.

R.W Scissors incredible table!

More of those gorgeous dolls from Softings Repurposed.

Some of the other wonderful creations from Softings Repurposed.

Grrrrr. It's Miss Ellie May and you just have to buy her new creation, the fantastic Extra Curricular magazine.

The ever so talented Jess from Bam Bam Creative and a new regular to Crafternoon-tea, we are SO excited to have you on board!

A new vendor to Crafternoon-Tea, the very talented Kate from Paper Pesto and you can find her and her amazing range of christmas cards and reindeer food at the Christmas Crafternoon-Tea!

Ruby in the Dust with a gorgeous table, colour me jealous!

The wonderful Sarah of Songbird Designs with her table chock-full of goodies!

Meet Erin from Ferrit, another new vendor to Crafternoon-Tea, hopefully we'll be seeing her and her unbelievable table of crafty goodness!

The wonderful Cheek Pinchy.

Pushin Cushion

Honey Design Books

Em's Bags

Sandra Waine

Books by Rachel

The market in full swing.

We even had people up on the stage!

The new wobble board!

The gorgeous girls from Coco Loco.

It was a great day and thanks to all who came and participated, look out for more details about our Christmas market, and start spreading the word!

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's nearly here! The second ever Crafternoon-Tea! It's been a ridiculous week for me, I've had some personal things to deal with, school reports to write and the fair to organise! Burning the candle at both ends that's for sure! But it's all so worth it! Plus, there's some exciting new things this time! We're bigger for a start, we've taken over the stage and the meeting room to the side, which means over double the vendors we had last time - HUGE! And a wobble board. Yep, we forked out for a brand, shiny new wobble board, look out for it as you come in. We have two entrances this time as well, one right next to the stage and the main one, so people should be pouring in from both ends!
Looking forward to seeing you all there,
Luisa :-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meet Sandra Waine!

Only a few more days until the next Crafternoon-tea and I am super excited! I'm hoping to get some Christmas shopping done, but I can see me spending money on - well- me! So here's yet another seller that will be at this weekend's market, Sandra Waine. Sandra screen prints wonderful tea-towels, cushions and gift cards of her own design, extremely talented!

Look out for her special christmas cards too!

Monday, November 16, 2009


The November Crafternoon-tea will be Jess Whiting, from Bam Bam Creative's first one with us and we are soooo excited to have her on board! This is just a small sampling of her amazing products, you have to check out her blog for more! Not only that, but Jess is also one of the clever people behind the new Auckland Craft Collective, a new venture with the aim of providing practical business support to the Auckland craft community!

The gorgeous Hippity Hoppity Bunny Zipper Purse, how cute are these? I love the blue floral material, divine!

Delightful brooches which are hand drawn and covered in hand picked vintage fabric, super cute!
This cheeky little Fantail will feel right at home in your place, perched and ready on his branch with his trademark feathered tail proudly on display.
This is a sweet little fawn is a wall embellishment which are totally removable and reusable, they can be taken off your wall with no fuss and if removed carefully, will leave no damage. They come with care instructions and ready to place on your chosen wall as soon as you get it or can be popped into a frame. What a unique gift for Christmas! Or to just brighten up that living room or kid's bedroom wall!
Welcome to Crafternoon-Tea Jessica, hope you have a fantastic time!
Luisa :-)


I'd like to introduce you to Rachel from Books by Rachel. She hand crafts the most incredible books from leather, fabric, upcycled envelopes, she even makes recipe books, books with David Hasselhof on the cover and books that look like liquorice allsorts! I'm particularly excited about Rachel's new design; a bind your own book kit which begins as a set of instruction pages. The pages are then sewn into what becomes a reference book for future books, she also plans to team these with bind-your-own diary kits. Forget christmas presents, I'm getting one of those for me!

Aren't these just amazing?! Come down to Kingsland this weekend and start your christmas shopping early, or just buy for yourself!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Ok, just a wee bit excited and proud of our new christmas flyer! Hopefully you guys will love it as much as we do! As usual, my wonderful partner worked his magic and this is the result, so what are you waiting for? Get downloading people, let's start spreading the word and make this Christmas market a tea-party to remember!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Time again to introduce you all to another one of the wonderfully talented and creative people that will be at Crafternoon-Tea next weekend, Jayne Stewart of My Pretty One. Jayne makes these incredible satin flower hair clips and brooches in variety of bold, bright colours. Perfect gifts for christmas and ideal stocking fillers! Aren't they divine?!

Come down to the November market and start shopping for those unique, special and original christmas presents!