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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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Barisa's spreading its wings

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Hi, we have lots of exciting things on the horizon... We now have accounts on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to follow us and see what the studio is producing... we aren't just a market stall! And it is a quick way to keep an eye on what's being made... and a 'first chance' to buy one off accessories. The blog on here will also feature some of the things made but it will not be as frequent (once a week rather than more often.) On Instagram we are barisa_nz and on Twitter you'll find us on @barisa_nz  (you can,...

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Moving forward into winter months

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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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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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Using quotes to spark the inner designer...

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 It never ceases to amaze me that you can find something to spark the inner designer almost anywhere... sometimes it's pretty obvious and at other times the linkage is pretty obscure, and usually it is completely unexpected! The picture on the left is a quote in chalk at the lovely cafe where we went for breakfast on Sunday. A lovely place and the first time we'd been out for breakfast for many months.. to have the bonus of finding a quote I can now use for a retro blanket based cushion cover just made the day! Not quite sure how it...

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