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2018 November's End

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Always full of great intentions of writing regularly, the days fly past... designs to be created, clients orders need filling, other work is important and while these blogs are vital they seem to reluctantly get missed from the 'things we must do' list! We have temporarily parked the crochet scoods and accessories... time is a big factor and whole we still have some on hand to sell we will not be creating a summer range this year. However we have further developed the jewellery side. Barisa Studio now has a lovely range of 'one off', fairly chunky necklaces, cuffs and...

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Heading towards Winter..2017

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Heading towards Winter..2017

(subtitled: Where is this year vanishing to?) It's a lovely day outside.. autumn at its best with little wind, fewer clouds and the need to discard any warmth saving clothing which we put over the standard leggings and a tunic! However I know this won't last and the winter markets are soon upon us with the first Little Big Market on the 6th of May (at Coronation Park at the Mount) and lots of others to follow. We have gone from having a market a month some years ago to finding it is now unusual to have a weekend off...

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Moving forward into winter months

Posted by Barb Hudson on

After a busy summer running at least one, often two and occasionally three markets a weekend we've now settled into the winter months. With the Little Big Markets at both ZESPRI at the Mount and the Astrolab courtyard and a monthly trip up to the lovely Community Market at Birkenhead we just need perhaps a couple more to round off the winter months and keep the momentum going. While the winter months are certainly quieter on our market scene it is still a great opportunity to engage with our regular customers and to make contact with new ones in the hope...

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Roll on the long weekend coming up

Posted by Barb Hudson on

The coming weekend (Waitangi Day on Monday giving us a three day weekend) promises to be one of our busiest... Not only do we have our number one assistant Lana on the job at the Victoria Park Market on Saturday, we follow up that effort with the Papamoa Beachfront Festival at the Papamoa Holiday Park on Sunday and the Little Big Market (which was to have been on Saturday) has now been postponed until Monday due to weather concerns ...down by ZESPRI at the Mount. Wow If that doesn't keep us on our toes I don't know what will! I...

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Super busy summer coming up for Barisa

Posted by Barb Hudson on

The next five months are going to be insanely busy... we are attending all the Little Big Markets in both Mount Maunganui (by Zespri) and Papamoa (at the Papamoa Domain)...the first Saturday and third Saturdays respectively of each month. Then we have also committed to being at the newly revamped Victoria Park Market in Auckland which is every Saturday from the 7th of November until the second to last saturday of March! then we add in random Christmas parades, Christmas in the Park and school 'one off' events! The five months are completed by our now annual presence (full of fun) at the...

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