Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another sucessful Craft and Design Market

After a busy week of preparation it was another fun and successful Saturday morning at the Craft and Design Market. My stall still needs a bit of tweaking before I will be happy with its layout, but I think we are getting there. I was really happy to be beside Keriann from Sweet Mary and Perry with his wonderfully creative bird houses. If you missed us we will be back again outside Hawthorn Coffee Shop, Havelock North, on Saturday 22 October.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Busy, busy, busy again.

Tomorrow the Craft and Design market is being held, outside Hawthorne's Coffee Shop in Havelock North. As usual I have been busy, busy, busy. Sewing, printing, ironing, organising and tweaking my products ready for the day. I would love to see you there, please drop by and say hi. I will be the frazzled person in the corner.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vintage Bargains

Here at Coulter and Coulter we like to do our bit of re-cycling. Every blanket or cushion we sell gets its own vintage fabric bag. I really enjoy searching out the vintage fabrics and giving them a new lease of life.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blossom, blossom everywhere

Hawkes Bay is full of beautiful blossom at the moment. Very, inspiring. Keriann from over at Sweet Mary asked me if I could do some blossom on a lampshade for her. What a great idea, I thought. But first I needed to try it out to see how it would work.

I liked the results so much that I got a bit carried away and did a couple for myself. If you would like one too they are available in our shop on Felt.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

More weekend printing

This week Peter finished off another couple of printing blocks for me. A final version of the Napier Rose, inspired by a lead light window I found in Napier. And a bit of a side track, which has worked really, really well, spring blossom. I think there might be a bit of a theme starting on Peter's side track blocks. The first was the lovely ginkgo leaf that was inspired by Autumn leaves and now we have Spring blossom. I am looking forward to find out how Summer will inspire him.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spring is here

Spring is officially here in Hawkes Bay and the weather is perfect. The sun is out, warm but not hot and there is a mild breeze bringing the sound of distant birdsong with it. 

Impossible to resist really so  I have moved my workspace outside today - and accompanied by a cup of tea and an inspiring talk via the interweb at this moment my life is complete.

I could get used to this . . .