Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Beautiful wedding essentials

Monday, June 26th, 2017

This beautiful customised bamboo guestbook from Peg Creative is available in either natural or carbonised bamboo, and makes a gorgeous keepsake from your special day.

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Simply practical pots from Karoro

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Knitters, keep your yarn (and your sanity) safe with these beautiful pottery yarn bowls from West Coast potter Karoro. There’s a lovely range of styles to choose from: single or double directional “hook” cut-outs, with or without lids, and a variety of pleasing glazes.

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Friday finds

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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Matariki star map pendant by Sonia Therese | Little star ring from Whalebird | Star brooches by Fiona Wilcock | Solar system bracelet from Major Tom | Milky Way night stars wall decal by Larkin Design

Tactile, natural fidget spinners

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

They’re all the rage as a toy right now, but they’ve also been recognised for some time as a valuable tool in helping with concentration and anxiety.

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We think these fidget spinners, from Canterbury maker Re-Arranged, are the nicest spinners on the market, being beautifully made from a choice of attractive, tactile timbers in a range of engaging shapes.


Purchase your perfect fidget spinner today »


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Get ready for Encraftment, Canterbury!

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Whoop whoop! This Sunday is the Winter Encraftment Market, Cantabrians – mark it in your calendar and make sure you get to Lincoln for this great gathering of 70 stalls, showcasing premium products designed and produced by the stallholder. A great day at Encraftment is easy with ATMs, parking and great food and coffee onsite.

Date: Sunday June 25
Time: 10am–3pm
Place: Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Place, Lincoln.
Cost: Free entry
More information:

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New from DuvalSmith

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Night: landscape in atmospheric blues by DuvalSmith. An original work in acrylic ink on paper.

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A wise investment for seamsters

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Attention stitchers and seamsters! We’re loving these practical and good-looking cotton reel and bobbin holders from Woodwise, available in various sizes and peg depths.

Pop in a draw or attach to the wall to keep those wayward reels in line!

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Auckland Fair is this Sunday…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Aucklanders, make sure your schedule is clear tomorrow, because the place to be is Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf for the final Auckland Fair, a maker event like no other. Come and purchase from 100 talented New Zealand designers, artisans and craftspeople, all under one roof for one day only!

Date: Sunday June 18
Time: 10.30am-5pm
Place: Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf
Admission: $6, children under 12 free
More information:

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Friday finds

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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Textural handspun yarn by Spunout | Handmade ceramic buttons from Nikau Designs | 4ply Baby Star hat pattern by Honeycakes | Cross Stitch Collection book from Terribear | Paper dolls by Khadil

Plant now for spring

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

If you love a spring feast of broad beans, now’s the time to get planting – and Big Bunny has a colourful new treat for bean fans!

Red Hughy broad beans have stunning scarlet flowers instead of the more usual white – a gorgeous splash of colour in the spring vege bed, and just as productive as more traditional varieties.

Why not interplant them with white-flowering Coles Dwarf for a candy-striped effect? :-)

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