Barisa — vintage

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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Lantern Night Market... to mark the middle of winter

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Tomorrow will be pretty busy with the set-up for the market being one in the afternoon and the market then running from three until eight. Lovely event to have in the middle of winter though...here's hoping that the weather doesn't discourage people from coming out and enjoying the afternoon/evening.

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Steampunk series development

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The steampunk series/collection is finally growing. After a break to concentrate on a wide variety of other jewellery and embroidery stock for the differing markets and clients it was possible to put a some time aside to create another small grouping of streamlined steampunk themed pendants. These are 30 mm by 40 mm (not including the bail)... and are metal with clear resin.This has ensured that they are lighter than the original group which have quite weighty domed glass The layered watch parts give a definite depth and 3 dimensional effect which is not shown by the photograph... and the...

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Quirky embroidered cushion series

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My quirky cushion... the first one in a series.... sold to a lovely lady at the vintage market... She rushed up, said she had to have it as a gift for a friend, and while she wasn't planning on spending so much she knew she was buying something original and special. As with some of the other items we had at the market it was a new cushion I designed and made with a vintage image of a pointing hand and 1920's 30's lettering. The back of the cushion was envelope style and finished with vintage coat buttons fastened with...

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Vintage or faux-vintage pendants

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In keeping with the vintage and retro theme of the weekend's market, we needed to ensure that while we were offering new jewelry as part of the stall that it fitted with the rest of the offerings not only in our stall but also the rest of the market. Luckily we had started making these double bail pendants and had used 20's and 30's pictures..along with a couple of really cute illustrations (loving the cat's nose...bottom center!) Having decided that the double bail pendants were a good fit we added to what we had available for market goers when we made...

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