Barisa — Craft Market

Brilliant Black Beanies

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It started at the markets with the occasional person vaguely looking for a black beanie..I resisted... thinking that the colourful ones looked so great on everyone and they'd come round to my way of thinking... but now I concede the black beanies are cool... they go with everything and they're in a group all on their own. We are now making 100% New Zealand wool black crochet beanies they come decorated with bright buttons, or ask for a naked one (they come bare!) The photo has lightened them slightly..They're very black and the buttons are very bright. If you're not...

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Vintage market tomorrow and soldering refresher day

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The Little Vintage Market is tomorrow from nine til two so we'll have an early start... we have from 7.30 to 9.00 to setup and not only does it take that much time...we also tend to take too much stock (just in case someone asks for that special thing we actually left at home!) Still it's inside,, we look at the coffee and cupcake stall and have great neighbours..what more could we want?... apart from lots of happy customers. As I mentioned in my last blog... last Sunday was finishing off day.. also I finally had time to give myself...

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Baby beanies stand the test of time

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This very cute baby beanie is the first of a few for the Little Vintage Market next Saturday. We already have 100% cotton headbands for babies up to a year old and a few of these will look cute and compliment the bands. They have to look of a 1920's cloche hat and start to use my supply of crochet flowers as a trim.

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Craft and Vintage Markets we'll be at over winter

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So now the madness of two different markets on consecutive weekends in June is over we are able to start planning for the next few months...The normal Little Big Market is on the first Saturday of each month and the Little Vintage Market is two weeks later on the third Saturday of each month. They're both at Mount Maunganui though they use two different venues and have different atmospheres. From now we have a realistic time-frame giving us time to replenish stock in between... There isn't much which goes to both markets so it's a case of ensuring we don't find...

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Mid-winter Lantern Market fun

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The Lantern Market was great.. we met some lovely new people and had a neat time... The photo was taken soon after we had finished setting up and before the main lights went off and the lanterns were lit up.. Our day was made hilarious when the lovely red lantern lights decided to take a dive onto our heads but that was soon fixed.... Of course I hadn't considered how dark the lantern light might be and that we were trying to sell jewellery which looks its best when well lit up! Luckily for the availability of mobile phone apps...

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