Hi all, well after today we cannot say mother nature is not trying, although I have to
say I nearly had to get a jacket the other day it was just a bit chilly. A
quick drive to Tauranga this morning in the sunshine, and I felt like the
cobwebs got cleaned out of my head and I am rearing to go again.
Firstly apologies for not keeping you up to date with what has been
happening, I felt the whole term has been waiting for the next thing to happen
before I could let you know, but now everything is going ahead so here it all
is, a very long and busy newsletter.
Blenheim was awesome, had an
amazing time, lovely weather, didn't actually get to see any of the local
countryside but had an awesome walk around the square and shops with Trina
McLune and Beth Barnes. Classes went very well, and I was pleased most of my
kits sold out. If you get a chance to attend the SPA retreat which is on again
next year, I would highly recommend it.
Something I am super excited
about, is that my eldest daughter Alysha, a graphic designer, is joining us at
the shop 2 days a week to start with, whilst we get our new venture under way,
We are offering a graphics service through the shop, expanding our invitation
section of the business. We will be laser cutting our invitations, and we are
able to go the graphics as well, which will make things heaps easier for us. We
will also be offering laser cut business cards and much more. She will also be
available to help design stencils and anything else you may need. She will also
be managing the new website, newsletters and more.
We are getting a brand
new fancy website, this is getting underway in the next few weeks, and we hope
for it to be live November. In the meantime our old website will still be
running, but we will not be updating it as the new one will take over from
We have a new design team being announced this week, congratulations
Ngaire Bennetts is back, and Cheryl Owsley, Sharon Newport and Tracey Jackson,
are all joining the team and of course Alysha as well. I will give you more
information as we get going.
We are off to the Wellington paper arts
show September 26th and 27th September https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonpaperarts this is going
to be interesting as we are driving the stock down, already I have booked the
accommodation in the wrong part of Wellington, so that is a great start,
hopefully I can get a refund and get a closer place to stay. I really do need
to get my directions straight before I do silly things. We have an gorgeous
make n take and are super excited to be showing that off.
shop will be closed on Thursday 24th from 1pm, while we are in Wellington and
not open again until Tuesday 29th 10am. We are sorry for any inconvenience but
hopefully you have enough notice.
Stock has been flowing in
and out at quite a steady pace, and we have been struggling to get the stock
loaded, and even advertised to you, but if there is ever anything you need, we
may have it even if it is not on the website, also just because it is on the
website we may have sold out, so feel free to contact us about any products you
may want. We are finding some fun and interesting things to stock and of course
we are always manufacturing new products. A certain husband got all excited
about an idea I had and has spent hours drawing it up on the computer, (just as
well I don't have to do that) so fingers crossed we will have some new designs
Kits: This is an on going thing for us now, more and more
often people are asking for us to supply classes as kits, if you want a kit
please ask, it is easy enough to make kits up, while we are packing classes.
Classes: Once again we are running a school holiday program, but due
to being in Wellington we are not starting it until midway through the first
week. The theme is Christmas presents, so your children can make gifts for
members of their families or friends. Children must be over 5 years of
Wednesday 30th September: 10am - 12pm DREAM word $20.00, paint,
emboss and decorate a dream word. You can choose from a range of colours,
designed as a gift for a girl or a sister but can be done for a boy.
this was a birthday party we did last week, and the
girls had a lot of fun creating their Dreams.
Thursday 1st October:
10am - 12pm Paper dress $20.00 Starting with an MDF dress shape, we will be
adding paper and other embellishment to decorate this wall hanging. Sorry no
photo yet, but it has been designed as a gift for Mum or a grandma or a sister.
Friday 2nd October Advent Calendar. 9.30am - 12pm $30.00 This is a
flat advent calendar, that the children make using little houses on an MDF
board. Each house is about 7cm high, and there are 24 houses to make, all the
paper is cut and ready to be stuck on, We haven't quite finished the project
but this is what is basically will look like. We also have fences and other
embellishments to decorate the houses. A gift for the family. it is about 40cm
high and 28cm wide.
Tuesday 6th October 10am - 12pm Birthday Board
$25.00 a gift for dad We know how hard it is to remember birthdays, so this
wall hanging will help with that. Will paint the board and the letters and then
the tags paper will be precut. You can add birthday details later.
Wednesday 7th October: 10am - 11.30am Dream catcher
$15.00, This is a simple project with beads and feather and embossing on a
disc to create a dream catcher, designed for a brother or a boy but can be for a
girl. Project not completed yet.
Thursday 8th October: MDF Santa
stockings on a string $20.00, decorate a set of 4 christmas stockings, and add
to a string ready for christmas. Picture to follow. . Friday 9th
October Gingerbread house box, 9am - 12pm. $25.00 Decorate a cute paper mache
gingerbread house, with lots of christmas things. We are awaiting confirmation
on the paper mache houses, however we will replace it with a MDF house if we
need to. we are awaiting stock so we cannot even show our idea yet, but it is
super cute and has a traditional ginger bread house theme.
That is the school holiday program. Booking
essential, I will put in school newsletters, so you have a few days to get your
spots first if you want them for your children. You can email me
email@example.com or phone or text on 0274991485, during work hours
Adult classes: Term 4 classes will be out in more detail soon.
. Wednesday class full at this stage Card class full at this
stage Thursday night - has a couple of spaces.
classes: we will also be putting on a few others as soon as we get time to
organise, possibly on a Thursday night.
September Grunge fairy - 9am until 12pm $65.00 From this full on Senz class
we will be making a fairy, using texture and fibre, and other mixed media bits
to make this piece. You can choose which colours you would like to use, and we
will be changing the mixed media pieces that are on the fairy as well as we have
24th 1pm until 28th 10am September Wellington paper
Saturday 10th October $22.00 10am - 1pm card class make 4 cards, a
swing card, a step card, a diamond card and a gate fold card. Picture
Saturday 17th October 9am - 3pm 9 pages in one day
class $70.00 This very popular class is on for the last time this year, 9
pages, with a mint colour theme and grunge of course. You will complete 9
pages, everything supplied, except your tapes and glues. I would say pictures
to follow but last time we sold out we didn't get a chance to show what we did.
I will try to add them if I get a chance. KITS
Saturday October 31st: WAITING ON STOCK BEFORE
ANNOUNCING but it is a CHRISTMAS THEME. It does have a wreath and it does have
3d chipboard houses!
14th November Saturday - 10am - 3pm Christmas card
and tag class $50.00 10 Christmas cards or tags
21st November - Joint
venture Christmas day with Paperzone in Hamilton more information to follow.
We are doing Christmas projects.
December 5th WAITING ON STOCK BEFORE
ANNOUNCING CHRISTMAS THEME.
December 10th Private Christmas party
December 24th closed until January 26th (probably)
Lastly we have been busy packing some more of the popular christmas
concertina kits, we have packed 30 more kits, but we have orders for 16
already, If you want a kit we will be taking them to wellington, but if you
want to put your name down for a kit please advise, we may do as a class, but it
will depend on how many kits we have left. $50.00 everything supplied plus
freight of $8.50, but please note, the new colour way is slightly different a
bit brighter, as we have used this years papers from Kaisercraft. All chipboard
and papers have been laser cut for you to make it easy. You will need to supply
your own paints and embossing powders if you wish to colour chipboard that way.
We are just waiting on a few pieces to arrive before sending out kits.
The next kit we will be offering is one we have just
finished repacking after selling out in Blenheim, it is pictured below, we will
also be taking this to Wellington, it is $50.00 for the kit plus postage of
$8.50, everything except your glue and paints supplied. It is around 40cm high
from memory, and about 10cm wide. instruction included. We are just waiting on
a few pieces to arrive.
The final kit is a scrapbooking kit we have 3 kits
left $45.00 each plus $8.50 postage. This includes everything required to make
the 4 pages and includes 3 bottles of patina used in the kit, which has a value
For any inquiries please email me on
firstname.lastname@example.org or text or phone 0274991485 work hours would be
preferred. I said it was a big email didn't I.
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