Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Applications are now open for 21st May Market

Make sure you get your application in for our May market. It should be a great day. Click apply now!!!!
Wow I'm having such a great time in Melbourne with my husbands family. The weather has been great and Easter was so much with all the kids. I'm really excited about getting home in a few weeks and getting straight into our next market. Make sure you check out our feature seller Bakadesign. They will also be in our next Newsletter which will come out at the start of the month :) Lisa

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Introducing Bakadesign

Welcome one of our regulars at Crafternoon Tea Hana Park from Bakadesign.

How did it all start Hana??
It all really began with 3rd year Typography class when I was a design student at Massey University. The project was designing a book with-in the contents and we went class trip to small local bindery. I was so amazed that the book can be made with any materials and made by human hands. I started make dozens of different books every week and I took a bookbinding class to make sure and I was hooked. And Finally I have my Masters degree in Book arts. 

So what do you have to offer for your customers??
I make all sorts of books: diaries, notebooks, journals, occasional books, wedding guestbooks, photoalbums and cute crochet monkey. Everything is lovingly handmade by me. 

Hana is constantly looking for new approaches to her work and what customer needs for every day life. Sometimes designs are inspired by people she know's – they start out as a present for someone in particular, and then end up on my market -

Hana really enjoys going out to the markets. "I always say to my mum, market's are so  addictive. I love meeting with customers and hear about the comments, meeting other creative friends and shopping for other handmade goodies."

"I make my books with blessing and I hope that my books will give blessing to all."

Thank you so much Hana. We look forward to seeing you at our next market on the 21st of May. 10 - 2pm.  Keep up the beautiful work :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

21st May flyer :)

I'm currently in Melbourne for a wedding so won't be taking phone calls. But feel free to email me with any questions. Back on the 9th so lots of time to do some super marketing for our next market. We are getting huge hits from Evenfinder and our blog everyday. Our newsletter number are going up as are the facebook fans. On that note here  is our latest flyer :) Lisa

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Applications are now open for 21st May Market

Wow what a great day it was on Saturday. A huge thank you to everyone :) The sun was shinning and the crowds just kept on coming. Great to see Luisa back ( thanks for being DJ for the day ). I'm still on the look out for some live music, please email me if you know of anyone. I look forward seeing your applications coming in. Keep an eye out for the next feature person. Lisa x

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Introducing OddOneOut


Niki Gribble aka Odd One Out, describes herself as a maker of stuff, collector of everything and rescuer of the unused and unloved.
Odd One Out pieces are all hand made by Nikki and are crafted from predominately recycled materials. Her range is ever expanding but at the moment includes:
– Vintage plates upcycled with quirky hand painted illustrations
- Kitsch photographs in revamped ornate frames
- Cute recycled lampshades re- covered in vintage wool blankets
– Cushions made with vintage fabrics

– re-invented jewellery using vintage and found pieces
She tells us she is really inspired by working with vintage and salvaged materials. "It’s my little way of extending the life of perfectly a good object that may have otherwise been dumped.   My aim is to imbue a sense of humor and a designers eye into making those unloved objects stick around for a bit longer. "
Nikki is one of our many regulars at Crafternoon Tea so make sure you look for her at Aprils market.