Saturday, January 16, 2010

Feb market has been postponed....

Hi everyone!

I'm afraid we have a sad announcement to make - the Love Handmade Feburary Market will be postponed. Both of us have had some unexpected major changes happen in our lives recently, which means we are unable to afford (at the moment) to give the market what it needs.

After reviewing feedback from our wonderful sellers so far, we have decided to look into another venue also. This break will give us the time we need in order to look into this further.

We are also looking into getting the Love Handmade "look" developed further to give it a more fresh and professional look.

This will not be the end of us and we are not going to dissapear!
Instead we are going to focus our time not only on developing and improving our market, but also supporting artists & crafters, featuring blogs, upcoming events and developing and expanding our newsletter.
So keep an eye on our blog and our facebook page and twitter for exciting updates in the arty and craft world, and make sure you sign up to our newsletter. It's going to be a goodie!!

Rhiannon & Alana

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Applications for Feb are OPEN!

As the title says, the time has arrived - applications are open for the first 2010 Love Handmade Craft Market =)
Applications will close on the 22nd Jan at 6pm so don't miss out!
Alana and I have been working really hard over christmas on new ideas and marketing which is exciting!

Love Handmade Craft Market
Saturday 13th Feb
10am to 1pm
The Rose Centre, Belmont (near Takapuna)

COMING SOON: There will be a link to the right to download the PDF flyer (you can click on the image now to get a .gif) for you to send around to friends and family, to post on your blog, to post at work, to post on Facebook - anywhere you can think of =)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ah, Holiday time.

So much free time - but what to do with it?

Well, I tend to make stuff.

Here are a few links to patterns/tutorials that I have saved to my favourites list...

Click on the images to be taken to the applicable website...

A collection of easy-to-make paper toys - designed by Marilyn Scott-Waters - including instructions for these supercool Koi Kites!

The sweet "Child" cloth doll pattern, by Mary Tressler.

(A word of advice - If you've never made a cloth doll before - don't try doing the individual fingers in this pattern. Adapt the hand into a "mitten" shape instead. Much less infuriating, trust me.)

Assorted Free patterns (including Meri the Merbaby) at Dollmakers Journey. there are some very simple projects here - some may even be simple enough to distract the children...

And Art Jewelry magazine's website has some very cool projects and articles (and not all aimed at beginners - which I like)

Have a happy and safe holiday - and have lots of fun creating.
I know I will.