Thursday, June 30, 2011

Application will be closing on the 4th of July

Not long to go now. Make sure you head along on the 16th to check out Ruby Jude's beautiful art work. She has a lovely little spot in the entry way. And also Poppy and Bee if you want you and your little darlings to have warm heads ( yes I'm got say it ) because is so cold at the moment. The winner from our last markets newsletter sign up has been drawn so keep an eye on your inbox if you entered.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Applications are now open for 16th of July Market

Yet another great market yesterday. Thank you to everyone - the lovely customers and of course the amazing stall holders. Here is next months flyer. A big thank you to Davina from Lirio De Lavnada for designing our flyer :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

From the pages we read

Bakadesign graced the pages of Viva this week. Well done Hana. What a beautiful photo of you.

 Odd One Out was also  in the spotlight. Your home and garden and Next magazine. Yah Niki.

Make sure grab a copy of Good magazine on Monday as see if you can spot a mention of Crafternoon-Tea in their pages. See you all Saturday 10 -2pm : )

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Look what I found on my Sunday drive.....

Right outside the church, a huge billboard for Crafternoon Tea. Huge thank you to Yellow you rock.

Also in today's NZ Herald front inside page. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Introducing Saskia.n design's


 Saskia was first introduced to resin at Art School in 2005.  In 2010 she decided to make a few resin pieces to go with an exhibition and things grew from there. 

 Her first works were simple solid resin pieces featuring images from her own work and later expanded into stamps and coins.  The more she made, the more she explored new ideas. 
She further expanded her range of stamps, imagery and materials by introducing bezel settings and other exciting findings. 

 She started to refine the work she was making and decided to “Brand” it.  She went with a simple name saskia.n Designs, which is solely dedicated to my Resin Jewellery.

Saskia now makes  a wide variety of jewellery items using just about anything she can stick in resin.  The range has expanded from what were originally pendants and brooches to rings, earrings and even the occasional set of cufflinks. 

Saskia moved back to Auckland in January and has started going to markets over the last few months. " It is a new and exciting venture, and a great way to meet new people.  It is really interesting to hear what people like, or want, and take on new suggestions and ideas."

Her  work is inspired by nostalgia and a love of paper.  She loves  bringing life to old stamps and coins by immortalising them in resin

Saskia thank you so much for the chat. And we look forward to seeing you on the 18th of June.

Introducing Amy's button Jewellery

  Amy started making button necklaces in 2007. "There are so many beautiful old buttons that aren't being used, and I like to give them a new life, and show them off a bit. A lot of people have very fond memories of buttons, and at markets I constantly get people telling me about how they used to play with nana's button tin."

   She uses  a mixture of new and vintage buttons strung onto strong waxed cord to create her necklaces, which are all one-offs. One of her favourite things about making the necklaces is coming up with fun new colour combinations. She has a lot of repeat customers who always tell her they get heaps of comments when they wear one of her pieces. 

She also sell a range of button rings, earrings, hairclips and brooches made from both new and vintage buttons. They're affordable and make excellent gifts.

Amy loves selling her jewellery at markets.  "It's great fun, and I do it as much as possible. Crafternoon Tea has really great vibes, and it's always exciting to see what the other crafty regulars have been making! "

"Besides making my button jewellery, I teach children's art classes, work in a gallery and volunteer at art events. My main passions are drawing and painting, and I have just finished a degree in visual art."

Amy's Jewellery blog is 
and she also has an art blog

Amy is a regular at Crafternoon Tea. Be sure to check out her beautiful work on the 18th of June. Thanks so much for your time Amy. Keep up the Crafty work : )

Looks who's coming to tea

A huge welcome to Holly Christina who will be singing for us on the 18th 11-1pm

Be sure to check out our who's coming for all stall holders details. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Applications have closed.

Stall holders emailed and we are good to go. We have some really yummy food stalls this month. You can do all of your weekend shopping. Grab some fresh bread and some yummy cheese to go with it. Then for desert why not have some licorice and a cupcake. Then wander around our beautiful stalls for some jewellery, hand painted plates, books, soft toys, vintage items, crochet and sooooo much more. I can't wait.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Applications will be closing tomorrow

I'm heading out for the day and since it's a lovely long weekend I will leave applications open until tomorrow. So last chance to apply. Make sure you check out People puppies at our next market on the 18th of June. Bronwyn has some beautiful childrens jackets at the moment. Perfect for the up and coming winter months. Enjoy your day : )