Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Week to go!

The next market is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about and purchasing your Christmas Presents!!!

The Market welcomes back many of our regular stall holders this month plus some shiny new offerings for you all to get excited about! We are!!

This month you will find:
Baby Love Merino; Alison McGarvey Angels; Citrus T'arts; Alice Lee Hairties; Kerry Mihu; Handmade is Better; Creak; Flossies Fancy; Margarets Dolls; Sandra Waine; Lisa Hooley Photography; The Devonportians; Anthony Maxey Etchings; Hayley Lowe Blankies; Fireworks Agnes; Funky Creations; Jane Douglas Art Cards; Krafty As; Snapdragon; JK Designs Hawaii; Cotton Kiwi; Bam Bam Creative; The Notsofaraway; Glennie's Beanies; Mira Design; Ruby in the Dust; Cat Taylor Design; AB Cards; Marko Craft; Songbird Designs; Infusions; Porcelain Rove; Georgie Scarlett; Lilys Make Believe; Adamar; Dragonflyz; Lotus design; Beinzstalk; Allys Hats and bags; Twisted Treasures; Art Creations by Michelle; Chris's tees; Koru Spirals; Itchy Fingers; Book Art Studios; Bella Beads; Funky Rainbows; Pedros Garden boxes; Honey Design, Carolina Rob.
The Devonport Scouts will be catering this month. They are fundraising to upgrade their current facilities. They will be providing a sausage sizzle and cakes so come along and support them while you shop! We will also have a wonderful Acapella group to entertain you.
The Market is open 10am - 3pm for the summer months.

We are really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Till then take care
Sarah & Sarah

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet the Seller - Glen van Prehn

Meet Glen van Prehn Devonport local and regular stall holder at the Devonport Craft Market. You will see Glen bust knitting her next creation while you shop!

Shop / stall name
Glennie's Beanies

How long have you been involved in your craft?
45 years

What is your craft?
Knitting . Specially beanies/berets but have lately started on baby beanie/bootee sets which look cute.

How did you get started creating?
When I first started knitting at 11 I simply followed patterns and bought the wool recommended in them but in the late 80's when those big patterned jumpers and coats came into fashion, I started playing around with different colours and textures and modifying patterns. I love colour. And it never ceases to amaze me that 2 simple little stitches can produce such incredibly different looks and garments.

What inspires you?
I was going to say nature but in fact it's everything! I love the weave in cloth, textiles, house interiors and Resene colours - anything really. I love putting colours next to each other that happen naturally in the garden but look like they should clash.

What is your favourite book?
Changes from month to month - loved reading The Friday Night Knitting Club!

What is your favourite food?
Is chocolate a food?
Favourite inspiration site; blog or online shop
I tend to use magazines rather than anything online for inspiration ....

How did you come up with your stall / shop name?
It sounds a bit better than Glennie Knitwit or something similar! Seriously, it's quite hard to come up with an original name involving knitting so I stuck to the basics.

Apart from The Devonport Craft Market, Where can people buy your work?
Directly from me or through Trade Me

Thanks Glen - Check out Glennie's Beanies at the next Devonport Craft Market, October 4th 10-3pm, Devonport Community House, Clarence St, Devonport.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spring is in the air!

And to celebrate The Devonport Craft Market will be opening its doors for an extra hour for the next few months. That'll give those of you who have a social life enough time to get out of bed, nurse your head and pop on down for some lovely crafty goodies. And remember, its never too early to start your Christmas shopping. Be there or be square.

The Devonport Craft Market
Sunday 4th October
Devonport Community House
32 Clarence Street

Monday, September 14, 2009

Craft Social

Chocolate cake, lots of fun and wonderful crafty goodies. Is there any better way to spend a Sunday evening? We had a lovely group of 11 turn up for last night's Craft Social at the Devonport Community House. The green themed craft swap was a great success. As you can see from this photograph, there were some extremely gorgeous goodies and everyone who participated was able to score something to take home.

The next Craft Social will take place at the Community House on Sunday 11th October at 7.30pm. The Craft swap theme for October is 'Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness'. The idea is to make something with that theme in mind and bring it along to the Social to swap. The Craft Social is open to everyone, not just Devonport Craft Market stallholders so if you feel the urge, please do come along!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Craft Social - This Sunday Night

This Sunday 'Craft Social' will be held in the Art Room, upstairs at the Devonport Community House.

This is a come one, come all event where you can bring your latest project, have some cake and a nice cup of coffee and great conversation.

Details: Sunday September 13th 7.30pm
Cost: $3 per person

Craft Swap Theme: 'Green': Bring along something to swap in the theme of GREEN (this does not have to be literally translated)

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Sun, the Dads, the colour

What a glorious day it was on Sunday. The sun shone and shone and didn’t stop, which was lovely for buyers and sellers alike.

It was also Fathers Day and there were a great number of Dad’s who made there way with their families in tow to come and check out the markets.

Can we say, HOW STUNNING all of the stalls looked on Sunday. The colour and energy from the stall holders was amazing. There were loads of new products, everyone is going to a great amount of artistic effort to fill their stalls with new and exciting things for buyers.

It was great to see a range of new stallholders as well as the very supportive regulars.

Pickn’ Oakum entertained out the front – they always put on a great performance.

A big thanks to those who helped with the cake and coffee stall on Sunday. Wonderful volunteers manned the stall and the proceeds went towards Jesse’s quest for an Assistance Dog ( Nearly $2000 was raised in a raffle of Devonport Craft Market goodies (thank you SO much to all of you who donated your wonderful wares) and Wanda of Ikes Emporium did an incredible job selling most of the raffle tickets. There were lots of others out there working hard to make it all work and a particularly big thank you goes out to all of you who bought raffle tickets. It will be absolutely wonderful to see Jesse out with Doug the Dog when he arrives in less than a fortnight.

October next and the countdown to Christmas begins!

Stay well, happy crafting and see you soon

Sarah & Sarah

Monday, September 7, 2009

Meet the Seller - Cat Taylor

Meet Cat Taylor
Local and regular seller at the Devonport Craft Markets!

How long have you been involved in your craft?

I have always tinkered around with craft and designing different things; mainly invitations for friends, cards, gifts etc. But got into sewing this year.

What is your craft?
Currently my stock includes crayon rolls, kids fabric covered sketchbooks, handbound fabric journals, wrist key rings, kids owie bags, skirts. I also make gift cards, invitations, fabric covered magnets, badges, bookmarks, lavender bags, vintage illustration stickers and upcycled envelopes from old, no longer loved books... I am constantly inspired by new things, and my stock changes regularly to reflect that.

How did you get started creating?
I am a graphic designer by trade, and a massive hoarder. I love fabric and paper + I have 2 young daughters so we are constantly doing something crafty... A lot of what I make is driven by what my kids enjoy. I only started selling this year when I couldn't stop making stuff!

What inspires you?
Gosh, it isn't hard to inspire me... I love colour, nature, fabric, paper, design... I also hate waste, so enjoy finding a use for every little scrap of fabric/paper etc. that I use. There are a lot of beautiful things in the thrift shops, I enjoy repurposing items and giving them 'another life'.

What is your favourite book?
Too many to list... I am an avid reader. I just finished reading Salvation Creek, by Susan Duncan which I really enjoyed (for the second time), but the books that I have read the most often recently would have to be: Where is the Green Sheep, Where the Wild Things Are, Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day ...

What is your favourite food?
Anything with chocolate :-)

Favourite inspiration site; blog or online shop
Skinny Laminx
Rosy Little Things
One Boat A Day
Angela Liguori
Fine Little Day

Apart from The Devonport Craft Market, Where can people buy your work?
On Felt - Click here
On Etsy -
Pocket, 6 London Street, Lyttelton, Christchurch
Thanks Cat.
You can catch the lovely Cat and her work at the next Devonport Craft Market, Sunday 4th October!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Applications for October

Hi Sellers,

Applications for the October Market open today and will close on Friday 11th September at 5pm.

Applications for first time sellers - click here

Applications for existing stall holders - click here

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday morning.

Sarah & Sarah

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love ya Tomorrow!

Yes... it's only a day away. Make sure your plans involve a trip to Devonport Community House tomorrow (Sunday) between 10am-2pm. Yes... it's here again (wow that month went quickly!). We have so many fab handmade and original things for you to buy, some yummy cakes and pumpkin soup to keep you fed and we have music to lift your spirit. What more could you wish from a Sunday?