Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Awesome Christmas goodies for geeks on Felt

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Being a geek is all about unashamed enthusiasm for what you enjoy – be it movies, comics, subcultures, technologies or pastimes. We’ve got all sorts of goodies for all sorts of geeks – so make sure your geek feels truly loved this Christmas with a handmade salute to their favourite fandom.



Lead image Star Wars Kindle sleeve by Coulter & Coulter | 1. Pride and Prejudice aluminium cuff bracelet by ResilveredNZ | 2. Retro style comic magnets by SuperVery | 3. Silver Pac-Man studs by Su Keates | 4. Miniature book necklace by Ex Libris | 5. Catwoman pillow case by Sandra Waine

Your super secret Santa smartly sorted on Felt

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Looking for a secret Santa gift and all out of ideas? Feeling the pressure? Put your feet up and have a browse through our handpicked selection of quality handmade gifts for under $20.



Check our more of our scrupulously selected super secret Santa ideas in the superlative Felt Christmas Gift Guide and the simply stunning Felt Christmas Catalogue on Issuu. Sorted. :-)


Perfect postable pressies from Felt

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

International mailing dates for Christmas are just around the corner and it’s always hard to find suitable presents for sending to friends and family overseas, so we’ve picked out some postable pressies that are small, light and not too breakable to pop in the post this Christmas.



Lead image Feathers A4 art print by In My Backyard | 1. Crown Lynn swan linen purse by Estelle of Brighton | 2. Geometric stag tote by Il Nido | 3. Needle-felted bear by Little Handfuls | 4. Geometric teatowel by Indelible Ink | 5. Felted hedgehog by Little 1 Step

Have a Kiwi-flavoured Christmas with Felt

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Are you looking for Christmas gifts with a distinctive Kiwi flavour? Look no further! Felt has the largest selection of locally handcrafted gifts in Aotearoa, and we’ve picked out some real little beauties in our Christmas Catalogue and Christmas Gift Guide to make you go, ‘sweet as, bro’!


A Kiwi-flavoured Christmas

Lead image Kiwi Christmas linen teatowel by Little Laneway | 1. Kauri Forest, Hokianga print by Allan Gale | 2. Pounamu hei toki pendant by Aotearoa Gems | 3. Koru kete by Souly Fibre | 4. Aroha sterling silver statement ring by Julia Marin | 5. Tiki wall-mounted clock by BillDan Design | 6. Sterling silver fantail ring by Whalebird Jewellery

Felt: Your handmade Christmas, right here

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Determined to make a difference this year with your Christmas gifts? Would you like to buy local, handmade products direct from the maker so your Christmas spending benefits the local economy? Want high quality, unique gifts made with love and care?

Well, you’re already in the right place for all of that – great start!

Felt Christmas Gift Guide

It’s what Felt is all about: bringing the creations of talented local makers direct to you, supporting our local craftspeople, and showcasing what a talented bunch of folk Kiwis are. We’re proud to show off our makers’ products because we know that the talent and skill that goes into their work is awe-inspiring, and we know you can’t do better for beautiful gifts that are sure to delight anyone lucky enough to receive them.

We’re pulling out the stops and singing the praises of our makers this year and launching our best ever Christmas Gift Guide and gorgeous Christmas Catalogue. You won’t find so much Kiwi talent in one easy-to-browse place anywhere else. And our Catalogue and Gift Guide make it so easy – never has Christmas shopping been so relaxed! Pull up a pew, make yourself a cuppa, choose your own music and browse in comfort.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

From all of us here at Felt HQ – Lucy, Marcel, Jo and Caitlin – have a wonderful Christmas and (hopefully!) a lovely summery break.

Jo will be around throughout the Christmas period to answer any queries you may have, so enquiries will be answered by the end of the next working day (excluding stat. holidays) as usual.

Thank you to all of you – makers and customers – for being a part of the Felt community and making Felt the wonderful home of New Zealand handmade creations it is. Merry Christmas!


Last minute gifts – help is at hand!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Stuck for a last minute gift when you’ve run out of delivery time? There’s still time to order a gift voucher or digital or pdf gift from a range of Felt sellers. These great sellers all offer gift vouchers for their shops, so you’re bound to find something to suit just about anyone:

polli-prints – colourful and attractive prints for all ages and every room
bold – fabulous statement lampshades and cushions
pigeoncrafts – quality appliquéd cushions made from upcycled cushions
objectify – functional, understated and striking clocks and homewares
koro – attractive and fun jewellery
ironweed – kiwiana garden art made from recycled steel
ingrainednz – personalised jewellery inspired by nature and art
nectar – beautiful bath and body products made with organic ingredients


And if you’re looking for a gift for a maker or crafter, you’re really in luck. All these sellers have a great range of pdf patterns available, sent to you via email in 24-48 hours. How brilliant is that?

susanna – patterns for stitching and patchwork
littlecute1 – “felt food” toy patterns
honeycakes – original knitting patterns for you or your cherished little one
thestitchsmith – contemporary needlepoint, embroidery and cross stitch patterns
jensjems – artistic and inspirational cross stitch patterns
amiana – gorgeous knitwear and crochet patterns
geesprojects – sewing patterns for sweet toys
cherryparker – fabulous patterns for fantastic felt birds
vintagemadge – cute knitwear patterns for 0-2 years
biglittle – patterns for great children’s clothing.
feltedstitch – traditional and New Zealand flora-inspired embroidery patterns
bellabags – practical and cute kids’ messenger bag pattern
popsadaisy – intricate counted thread embroidery patterns


Finally, you could finish your printed gift with these gorgeous printable gift tags from Sweet William – just lovely!


Phew, you’re sorted! Last minute gift panic averted at the touch of a printer button. Now you can relax and enjoy an eggnog. Happy Christmas!

Calendars! We’ve got calendars!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

We all love a calendar of beautiful images or practical handiness to get us through the months, and here at Felt we have a gorgeous variety to choose from for the coming year.


Whether you’re looking for a gift, or you’d like to snaffle one of your own, any of these calendars can be winging their way to you in a trice – just click on any images you like and you’ll be taken to the maker’s listing page.



Some of our makers even had several gorgeous designs to choose from, so make sure you have a browse around their shops to see everything they have to offer, or search our paper goods section for “calendar” to see them all.


And don’t forget there’s still time to wrap up the rest of your Christmas shopping on Felt – see our Christmas Gift Guide and Christmas Catalogue on Issuu for New Zealand’s best local, handmade gifts.

Christmas gifts from the weird side…

Monday, December 15th, 2014

We all know one (or perhaps we are one!): those loveable people who walk on the weird side, whose sense of humour is kinda off-beat and who seem to be just… living on a slightly different planet. There’s always someone quirky, geeky or oddball on your list who’s impossible to find a gift for, so we’ve compiled a list of left-field presents to help you find something perfect.


There are all sorts of characters out there. I mean, we all know someone with a combined love of Star Wars and My Little Pony, don’t we? Don’t we? Or is it just me…?



Unleash your will to be weird and take a wander though our Gifts with Quirk Factor page in the Felt Christmas Gift Guide. Don’t forget to nip on over to our Christmas Catalogue on Issuu too – it’s bursting with gorgeous handmade gifts for everyone.



How to make a well-stuffed stocking

Friday, December 12th, 2014

For youngsters (and the young at heart) the stocking is one of the most anticipated traditions of Christmas. While usually stuffed with goodies that are small in size and in monetary value, a Christmas stocking packs a big punch in terms of surprise and delight. So if you’re helping Santa out this year, we’ve picked out some perfect little surprises for the wee ones on Christmas morning.


Historically stockings are filled with toys, sweets, fruit or coins (or, for the naughty, a lump of coal). At Felt we’ve collected a gorgeous sleigh-full of traditional and not-so-traditional goodies to help you create stockings that are packed with handcrafted delights.

So, to whip up a superbly stuffed stocking…

1. The essential housing

It pays to start with one sturdy and capacious Christmas hosiery item. Our clever makers have come up with a stocking to suit everyone.

2. The basic ingredients

An orange or a clementine is traditional – or you could nip to the dairy for a 50c mixture or sherbet dab – whatever’s fashionable in your neck of the woods.


3. The personalised flavourings

Add something to catch your little one’s imagination – are they builders or imaginers? Performers or adventurers? This is the flavouring that really makes the stocking for them.


4. The garnish

Finish it off with a sweet decoration or a spicy topping, and leave it to rest overnight – if your young recipient can wait that long!

Take a wander though the Felt Christmas Gift Guide’s collection of Fabulous Stocking Fillers, and check them out in our Christmas Catalogue on Issuu too – you couldn’t make a happier handmade Christmas morning.