Barisa — retro

More from the creative weekend...first rings, then covers!

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Creating different individual embroideries is hugely enjoyable... deciding the colour combinations and the positioning, and seeing how far I can let my sense of humour meander also finds favour...However I'll have to admit that the finishing ..in this case making covers...not so much..in fact I put the moment off until I really HAVE to get on and stop putting the job off, procrastinating and diverting into more interesting ventures.. Its crazy really as once I start and get on a run they are actually quite therapeutic to do, it gives great thinking time (as long as I've done all the measuring and cutting out...

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Catching up after a busy month in Barisa-Land

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No posts for over a month! This is probably because we have been incredibly busy in Barisa-Land! The arrival (finally) of some new trial settings from suppliers we hadn't used before meant a flurry of checking the quality and creating new items for the Little Big Markets... (and for the new display in Creative Tauranga - more on that in another post) The bangles have a really elegant look and are easy to put on and wear. We decided to trial both silver and gun-metal plating with a 2.5cm picture. We had only ordered twenty settings ten of each colour so it was a...

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First Little Vintage Market for winter

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Saturday was the first day of the Winter Little Vintage Markets in the Senior Citizens Hall at the Mount. While it was a lovely wintry start to the day it managed to appear distinctly summery by the middle of the day and a few of lovely people passing by who stopped to chat wondered if we'd prefer to be in the position of the other market in the Field (by Zespri). There is something lovely about the atmosphere and vibe of the Vintage Market.. even the slightly unloved hall with the very retro if not vintage furniture is most appropriate...

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The Little Big Vintage Markets Barisa will be at in 2014

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A banner for every crafty purpose

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The Barisa stall was started to sell jewellery we made at the Little Big Markets. We decided we needed to have a banner which seemed to be 'the thing' every stall holder had, in one form or another, but we also needed to let people know who we were and to have something which would help them identify where our site was at future markets. So we embroidered a banner with our name and then used the same image at the top of our business cards. When the vintage market came round we decided to carry on and use vintage wool to make a crochet banner..to...

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