Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Update for 2010

We hope everyone is ready for Christmas with it being only a day away (how did it get here so fast?!) I know I'm not and my last minute shopping is to be done tomorrow morning. I am hoping to miss the traffic but I think tomorrow will be crazy everywhere!

I thought it was time to give everyone an update as to what is happening between now and next year with Love Handmade. Alana and I have decided to have our first market in February instead of January because we want to have the extra time to work out a few kinks and re-look at our advertising strategies! We have got some exciting ideas which we are already working hard on and we are working on getting extra tables so that we can utilse the covered area out the back of the venue. Designing of our February flyer is already underway and we hope to have that finished early January.

We have also just started a mailing list which you can find on the right hand side of the blog. We will be creating a newsletter every two months, which will include news about local crafters, updates on Love Handmade, and anything else we think may interest crafters and the craft lovers of Auckland. So make sure you sign up - our first one will be sent out late Jan 2010.

We have a busy Christmas break ahead of us but it will all be worth it in the end - both for us and for you! So until 2010 - I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! =)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Market 09

It was such a beautiful day - sun shining through and lots of chatting and catch-ups to be had. It was a lot quieter than we had expected, despite the large amount of money we had spent on advertising, but it didn't seem to dampen the festivities =)

Check out some of our talented crafters who were at the December market.

Alana and I have been brainstorming on how to market the market (as such) for 2010 and after a pleasant “business meeting” accompanied by a coffee in the sun today, we have some great ideas that we are going to start working on today. So make sure you keep checking back for exciting updates!

Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year everyone and see you in 2010! =D


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A snug Christmas...

Christmas can be a hard time for people on a tight budget and our lovely friend Jessica from Bam Bam Creative has done a wonderful post on her "Penny In My Purse" blog about how to survive on minimal money. Make sure you have a read - it has definitely given me a few ideas on how to save some money this year!

Penny In My Purse: A snug Christmas...