Barisa — vintage

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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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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Starting the great catch-up.

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So the lack of posts since September last year has not meant that the life for Barisa has been bland, boring and not filled with design and crafty activity. Barisa has been uber-busy creating, filling commissions and making new stock for the markets which have managed to stretch from one a month at this time last year to at least two a month now. There have also been frequent extras which are usually collaborations between The Little Big Markets... who we support... and other entities, Tauranga City Council, National Jazz Festival, Papamoa Holiday Camp... not forgetting the amazing people who invited us to...

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