Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mad as a Hatter

You may have heard on the grape vine that our girls have been busy. Busy sewing for the market, busy stitching on a get together weekend and busy preparing for an exhibition. The exhibition is on NOW at the Wonders of Wynyard building and features items around the theme of "Mad Hatters Tea Party".

This is not all about Alice and Mr Hatter but is interpreted in so many different ways. Mostly the exhibition shows our mad side, an obsession with tea and's pretty cute.

The opening for the tea party is on this Saturday the 15th at noon. We will be serving hot drinks and cakes and we would love to see you there.
We also accompanied the exhibition was a cute little guide, so if there are any left then please feel free to take one home with you.

Enjoy xo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Just a little reminder - Stitch n Bitch nights are held every Tuesday night at ArtsCape Wynyard from 6.30 til 7. Everybody is welcome. Just bring your own projects and materials and sit and hang out with the girls.

We will never judge your skill level. We are not a "class" but there is usually some talented ladies hanging out willing to give advice.So fight off the winter blues and get out of the house.There is nothing more uplifting thatn hanging out with a group crafting.

Monday, November 29, 2010

FIRST Made With Love Bazaar


The very first Made With Love Bazaar took place in Wynyard over the weekend, and I think all that were there can agree that it was a smashing success! Even if you weren’t there, just nod your agreement. You wouldn’t want to be left out.


We had several stall-holders, with goodies ranging from gorgeous softies to sock monkeys, beanies, jewellery, bags, and just general fabulousness galore. The stalls were all so pretty that I think nearly every stall-holder had a panic thinking that theirs didn’t match up to the quality of the others (they did, by the way), and there was such a range between the style and products of each stall that everybody’s tastes were covered.


Sadly, the weather was pretty dicey all day, and the sky was a very unappealing colour of grey. Happily, the rain held off until just after midday, and all of the good market shopping had been done by then. However, in the future if the weather is looking a bit on the uncool side – never fear! Our very special brand of love, the Made With Love Bazaar, is undercover, and you won’t be getting your pretty heads damp by going there.


As well as stalls, we also had an ingeniously named room (The Green Room) full of vintage and second-hand threads, all reasonably priced. We plan to keep restocking this room so there will always be a new wave of clothing coming through, in ranging sizes and styles, all waiting for your perusal.


We have another market coming up in just under 2 weeks now (on Saturday, 11th December), and it promises to be even bigger and better, with more stalls, more great bargains, and hopefully some more champagne. Make a note of it on your calendar, and dedicate some time to coming out and seeing us – a crafty Christmas can be covered in one visit!



Finally, a big thank you to all who helped organise and promote this event. Michelle Walker and Claire Gale were key instigators in making the markets happen, and there were a lot of other girls getting the word out there with fliers and word of mouth. This market couldn’t have been possible without you, so thanks!


We all hope to see you at future Bazaars, and until then – keep your purse strings drawn, and keep dreaming of sugar plums and crafty things.


Saturday, 11th December
9am - 1:30pm
Artscape Building
45 Jackson St, Wynyard


Monday, November 15, 2010

Made with LOVE Bazaar

Yes it is all go for the market. Coming to Wynyards Artscape.comm building, 45 Jackson Street, from 9 - 1.30. Saturady November 27th.
This is an artisians market inspired by  a beachy , retro, summer and hippie feel. Feel the home made love peoples xoxooxoxoxo

The first market is seeing a lot of crafters apply...and i tell you what ......some good stuff is going to be there. We also have a busker to play some music and some yummo Vegan food......
Some stalls are left to be had so if your interested then send me an email to
Hope to see your happy, smiley hippie selves there ...what a great way to Christmas shop!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Markets Are A-Coming

Made With Love adj. 1. Item/s that are handmade, and reminiscent of a more relaxed time, ie. The 60’s – Twiggy, hippies, free love, psychedelic prints. Items are often highly prized, and craftily made.

Bazaar n. 1. A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls.
2. A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
3. A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold.

So, with only a couple of weeks until the very first Made With Love Bazaar in Wynyard, sewing machines are going at high speed, minds are ticking, and crafty implements are being used in all manners.

The Stitch ‘N’ Bitch girls have been coming up with some absolute crackers of ideas – I’ve already seen or heard about different little projects that I know I’m definitely going to be purchasing. Like Claire’s little doily purses – very drool-worthy. Just be careful not to drool ON the purses. They’re too pretty to have saliva on them. The markets will be great for little stocking stuffer presents. And the odd present for yourself.

I’ve been working on all sorts of bits and pieces for the markets, the latest being some photo frames. I’ve been decorating frames like these for donkeys years, but haven’t done any recently. It’s always nice to settle back into something you enjoy!


I’ve also got a stack of bags piling up. They’re all made with recycled fabric, from shirts, tea-towels, pillow-cases, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on.


All in all, the markets promise to be fun, inspiring, and kind to your wallet in the lead up to Christmas. Quality hand-crafted goods for great prices – what more could you ask for?

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pointy Kitty Pattern

For all those who missed out on making a Pointy Kitty softie at the S&B weekend here is the free pattern to download.....enjoy :)