Tuesday, 25 May 2010

NZ vintage finds

i thought i would share my vintage finds so far, altho there arnt really many places around queenstown to find many treasures, i have managed to get to a few garage sales. i found this amazing old paint by numbers ship painting in a charity shop in coromandel town ages ago and was going to ship it home, but now im glad i didnt as my room needs some brightening up. and i got the small case at a garage sale, its doing a great job of holding all my bits and bobs

Thursday, 6 May 2010

kia ora - hello from new zealand

ok, so its been quite a while since my last update, lots of stuff was all going on at once and my poor wee blog got a bit left behind, but now im back! all the way from New Zealand, im here for a year, going to be snowboarding, road tripping and checking out all things NZ, so as a starter i thought i would post some pics from the cool shops i have encountered so far, lots of vintage retro shops

this is a shop called caravan in napier, napier is the art deco capital of the world apparently, its very cute. read all about caravan
this place was very cool, its called house of aroha they had some very cool artwork and design and print all there own t-shirts in the shop

i found this awesome place on my drive between cheviot and christchurch, when i seen a sign for junk and funk it just had to be checked out, a shed just off the highway full of junk, good times :)

i cant remember the name of this place but it was in Timaru and was crammed with tons of cool vintage goodies, sooo much stuff so little money

well thats a selection of what iv found in NZ so far, im hoping to find some good indie craft places at some point, fingers crossed

Thursday, 12 November 2009

made in the shade purchase

i've been meaning to post a pic of my purchase from the last made in the shade craft fair, i got this adorable ice cream van print by Laura Donald. As you may know i love ice cream vans as my dad had one when i was little. It looks great in my gold frame. you can pick up these prints at her etsy shop. i also bought one of her retro recipe cards, so cool

more marche marche pics

as promised here are some more marche marche pics

Thursday, 5 November 2009

GIFTED at the national museum of scotland

i was so excited to be asked to participated in the gifted exhibition, after a LOT of brooch and magnet making the time is almost here to go view all my lovely products in place, really looking forward to seeing mine and everyone else's stuff. It runs from nov 13th - jan 10th so plenty time to go check it out. check out the website: gifted

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

marche marche

after a surprise last minute email asking me to take part i headed along to the marche marche five and dime mart at the bowery, what an amazing day, the atmosphere was amazing, so chilled, sat listening to live music, sipping on a beer and selling my wares, i have to say it was the most fun craft fair i have ever attended, i could do one of them every week given half a chance!

i have a few pics that i am going to upload but for now here are some pics taken by dylan matthews at blue back hot rod, check out his site for more pics of the event

check out the marche marche blog

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

made in the shade feature

well made in the shade was all fun and games, was great browsing, shopping, chatting to fellow crafters and of course doing some selling. check out lady luck rules ok's blog on the event