Friday, August 13, 2010

In honour of Snowplough - A Great Cat

We've been missing our little buddy, Snowplough, the Devonport Village cat a great deal and decided that we had to have a reminder of him.  We purchased a beautiful print from Sandra Waine at the August market and donated it to the Devonport Community House, where our market is held each month,  yesterday.

It was beautifully framed at a great discount  by Peter Scott (another fan of Snowplough!) of Devonport Picture Framers. Thank you Peter! The little gold plaque was engraved in Takapuna. It reads "In Honour of Snowplough. A Great Cat. The Devonport Craft Market 2010." The lovely man on the engraving counter added two little paw prints after hearing about Snowplough.

Centre, seated: Pam Churchill, Devonport Community House Manager
Standing, L to R: Sandra Waine (Artist), Sarah Bird (DCM organiser), Sarah McLeod (DCM organiser)

Pam told us some hilarious stories about Snowplough's antics including coming in to the Community House one weekend to do some work and hearing someone upstairs. She was worried that someone was breaking in, but bravely snuck up the stairs only to discover the yoga instructor chasing Snowplough around the art studios trying to catch him to put him outside.

The picture of Snowplough will be proudly displayed in the Community House by the next market (September 5th). Do pop in and have a look if you are passing before then. Sandra has another Snowplough picture on display at the Depot Artspace just next door at the moment.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

September Market Poster Available

Check out this lovely poster designed by Nicola Smith - Graphic Designer and friend of Devonport Craft Market.

Very elegant indeed!

A4, small flyer and web images available from the downloadables page above.

Thanks Nicky!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Craft/ Knit Social Tonight

Where: Mecca Cafe, Devonport

When: Monday 9th August - Tonight!
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Hope you can make it.   Feel free to bring a friend. 
Beginner Knitter Suggestion - a scarf is a great way to start - your wool shop should be able to advise you on what wool and needles you need.  We can show you how to cast on and start knitting on Monday. 

For free patterns - view this site (Ravelry) that Carolyn has recommended. 
You do need to sign in and create an account - this may take a few days to confirm - but it's free to join and has an amazing repertoire of free patterns.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Winter Wellness Festival this weekend at the Devonport Community House

This Sunday, 8th August, there will be a Winter Wellness Festival at the Devonport Community House (same venue as the market) in Devonport, 10am - 4pm. It looks like it's going to be a great day out so why not pop along if you are free?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Applications are now open for the September (Fathers Day) Market

Sorry for the delay but you can now access our application forms for September by clicking here or heading to the Sellers Information Page above.

Applications will close Friday afternoon.

The August lowdown

Unbelievably, it was wet and windy for the third month running for yesterday's market. We didn't let it stop us having lots of fun though.
1. Liberty Lane, 2. Beau Papier, 3. Arctic Ice, 4. Gretel's gingerbread, 5. Thelma's gorgeous preserves, 6. Sensorie, 7. Cotton Kiwi, 8. 0 to 2, 9. Cat Taylor Design, 10. Muzroom, 11. Lily's Make Believe, 12. Inspired by Nature, 13. Kashgars, 14. Happy go Knitty, 15. Mosaics by Adele, 16. Yours Naturally, 17. Songbird Designs, 18. Cotton Kiwi, 19. Ruby in the Dust, 20. August market 059, 21. AW Design, 22. Muzroom, 23. Songbird Designs, 24. 0 to 2

Thank you so much to all the lovely customers who braved the weather and came shopping. It was great to see new customers in amongst our regulars.

And we had an extra special visitor. Jesse came visiting with his autism assistance dog, Dylan. We were thrilled to be able to help with the fundraising needed to buy an assistance dog for Jesse last year. Unfortunately, Jesse's first dog, Doug, didn't work out but the new dog, Dylan has settled right in and is working out a treat. You can read about Jesse and his family's story here.

The applications for the 5th September (Father's Day) market are now open. Pop on up to the Sellers information section if you want to apply for a stall.