Friday, June 28, 2013

Blue to Red

Today I joined my friends to oversee the recovering of their two beautiful chairs with some fabric from my stash. The tatty blue coverings had come to the end of their useful life and the wadding inside needed replacing, along with a restretch of the webbing underpinning the base. As I have a sore shoulder and neck, I stood around drinking tea, eating cake and saying positive things while my friends did all the work. Within the hour, one chair seat was recovered with a smart red check and the other will be done over the weekend I'm sure - go Al !
As a bonus, I came home with two more eggs from the girls.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The World and a Teacup

Three friends, myself, Peter and Nicola are popping up as a homewares shop in Napier for two weeks from July 23rd. I will be selling off a chunk of my Little Vintage china collection, Nic will be selling her hand printed textiles and Peter will be selling his repurposed furniture.
Click HERE for Nic and HERE for Peter.
Its going to be lots of fun so make sure you keep looking at my blog as I will put photos up of some of the vintage items I will be selling there over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


First eggs from our chickens.
First eggs, fried with bacon and baked beans.

We are very proud that our girls, SJ and TJ have settled well with their new friends and have started to lay delicious eggs for our weekend breakfast treat. Go girls!

Friday, June 21, 2013

It was Fun

My stall all set up last Friday ready for the lovely people lined up outside on a cold afternoon in Napier. The doors opened at 4pm and it pretty well hummed until we closed the doors at 7.30pm. A great atmosphere created by the organisers at Made it Here. There were goodie bags for customers and stall holders alike and hot chocolate and cake on tap. Live music just made the whole night extra special. We opened again on Saturday to more lines of people and finally closed up at 3pm. Everyone agreed it was a happy and well organised event so if you missed it, please look out for the next Made It Here pop-up market. Click HERE for their website and put it in your favourites list.
I sold lots of my sweet smelling lavender decorations - all filled with my home grown lavender. Since introducing my 'Haberdashery Box' as a nod to my past family connections in the drapery trade, I have sold many of these cutely packaged vintage/vintage style buttons. They are hard to find but I search diligently week by week and somehow manage to find enough to offer to my customers.
Keep coming back to my blog as soon I will be posting information on the pop-up shop that I am involved in, mainly selling off my collection of vintage china. It will run from July 23rd for 2 weeks.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Made it Here - Napier!

Mid-Winter Warm-Up Craft Market.

14th and 15th June, this weekend.

Asher Hall, corner of Tennyson and Dalton Streets in Napier.

Friday from 4 - 7.30pm

Saturday from 10am - 3pm.

Over 35 stalls of quality handmade goodness from local creative makers.

Limited eftpos so bring cash!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Its a celebration! My computer has been fixed and came home to me yesterday. My better half loaded it up again with all my "favourites" and here I am today surfing the web and breathing a big sigh of relief that I don't have to cope with the tiny mini ipad that he lent me. Just too small for me and I only had to breathe on it and the page would change or go completely. A very frustrating 2 weeks it was. Anyway, here I am and I have uploaded a photo of the baby hearts I have donated to the goodie bags that will be given out to the first 30 people to go through the door of the upcoming Made It Here craft market. It is popping up in Napier this Friday, late afternoon and then on Saturday. I will blog again tomorrow with a nice picture and a link to the site but in the meantime just google search Made It Here Napier and you will be there.