Hi all I hope you are all enjoying this weather, sometimes it is like the middle of summer, and the next day it is Pea soup fog. I sat outside the other morning for about an hour doing paper work, it was so lovely, and the next minute the clouds came in and well it was back inside.
I may have an empty house (with the extended family all moving out) but it seems that doesn't mean the food bill goes down at all. Never having had boys I was surprised when my friend Danyon, called round and says "Jo, should I go and pre heat the oven for you?" Pre heat the oven? I say confused. "Oh aren't you baking me sausage rolls this week? ....Oh and I really liked those cupcakes last week..." he replies with a grin. Just as well I have the time to bake aye?
I must admit cooking is a nice change from packing kits for Senz, which I am pleased are all done! - We had a plan, things that had to be done! Check. - Things that we should get done. Check - Things that I would like to get done. Check - Things we don't stand a chance of getting done.... your right check, we are on to them.
Whew, Don't ask how, but long long hours and we are on schedule. We have even managed to draw a plan of the stand, and its not even the day before.
Miracles do happen now and again, and that is all with a machine out of action for a month.!!!
We are looking forward to catching up with you if you go to Senz, no purple hair this year, but the lipstick has been purchased, lol. Come and say hi, if we are your way over the next few months at various locations - see a full list at the bottom of the newsletter of upcoming events, their locations and times the shop is closed.
PS. Check out the list of classes we have coming up after the Senz and see the sneaky note about a big announcement coming out later this week... you might as well go ahead and book out 3rd -4th March 2018 now - you wont want to miss this!
SENZ CLASSES 2017
There are still a few spots left in a couple of our SENZ classes and some projects have kits available.
2X GRUNGY MIXED MEDIA LAYOUTS CLASS
Click on the link below to view the description for this class and to book a space. If you wish to purchase as a kit please email us – the website link below is for class bookings only.
Resin Cast Kits, Make your own Molds and pre-made Molds in store!!!
We are super excited to show you our brand collection of resin kits and molds!!! We have brought heaps of fun molds, two pot resin cast kits and even create your own mold kits for you to get creative with!!! These will all be coming with us to Senz but you can check out the resin cast kits (clear or white) and make your own mold kits (putty or rubber) on our website by clicking the link below - we haven't loaded the premade molds yet but we will as soon as we get a chance!!
The Christmas book is back! After a sell out last release - we have remade this book with the same paper range (a few minor changes inside) means you can create this beautiful Christmas book kit - using the heartfelt creations album and folded pages templates - comes with all the little bits to create this multiple page folded Christmas themed book and includes plenty of easy to follow instructions.
Have a go at creating your own under the sea themed Treasure chest! This kit is a blank kit meaning that it only comes with the chipboard pieces to create the chest ... the rest is up to you! Use your own collected shells, stones, seaweed or driftwood, use bottles, and other embellishments to make it your own!
Create your own cute MDF letterbox - comes with the MDF and chipboard pieces to create the letterbox itself but nothing else ... the rest is up to you! Use your own collected flowers, decorations and other embellishments to make it your own! Could be christmas, rustic, vintage, girly, farm, or any other theme you can think of!
Create your own chipboard Birdcage - comes with the precut chipboard pieces to create the birdcage itself but nothing else ... the rest is up to you! Use your own collected flowers, decorations and other embellishments to make it your own! Could be christmas, rustic, vintage, girl or any other theme you can think of!
Phone the shop on 07 889 7838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
July 22nd - Prima Princess Mixed MediaBook Cover Class 10am - 12pm $40 Utilise the lovely new Prima Princesses Printed Watercolour sheets (Choose a lady of your choice from the pad) as a base, then decorate and build her up in a mixed media style all on the cover of a heavy duty blank book (maybe an art journal) or for photos or a diary. Use colourblast sprays, watercolour paints, embossing paste, buttons, flowers and much more to create gorgeous one of a kind designs!
Perfect for beginners to mixed media without getting too messy or it being too scary! Or great for those who want a fun, pretty and creative class to do!
AUGUST 12th - Work on a Kit Day!! 9am - 12pm (Cost depends on the kit you choose) Buy one of our many kits in store on the day - then work on it here with Aly available to assist you. Bring along a friend (you can choose different projects) and gossip and chat together working on your projects knowing you have assistance if you need it! You could make a Christmas House or Church, the Sweet Treats Patisserie, Garden or Coffee House, Tag Art, Memory box, Christmas sleigh or tree, Christmas or Beach Book or any other kit we have in stock on the day!
If you want to do a kit you already have brought from us in the past but never got around to doing then the cost for your table space is $10.
AUGUST 19th - Mixed Media and Painting Canvas Class 10am - 2pm $70 Create an amazing, humongous, round mixed media canvas - play with embossing paste, sprays, stencils, texture techniques and much more - all in colours of your own choice to create a one of a kind design for yourself or for someone else!
You get to keep the stencil and some embossing paste after the class! Not to mention an awesome piece of art.
AUGUST 26th - 9 Pages Scrapbooking Class 9am - 3pm $80 Create 9 fabulous 12x12 scrapbooking pages all in just one busy creative day!
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER Classes to be confirmed but will include a 9 pages scrapbooking day for both months and lots of other fun classes!
NOVEMBER 11th - C4, Colour Candy & Creative Chaos 10 Projects all in 1 Day - 9am-6pm $130 each Held at the Morrinsville Little Theatre the price includes all 10 projects, lunch, morning and afternoon tea! There is a limited number of spaces so book quick! This day is action packed and busy busy busy to get 10 awesome projects done - a great way to get those christmas presents started!
PLUS A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING LATER THIS WEEK!!! Sat 3rd - Sun 4th MARCH 2018!! Keep your eyes on your inboxes for a separate email this week describing our big exciting new class next year!!!
Spaces will be limited and it will be first in first served - trust us... you won't want to miss this!!!
Remember that if ever would like help with any of the following, simply give us a phone at the shop on 07 889 7838 or email email@example.com.
PREORDERS on NEW products, ORDERING in a particular product or HOLDS on in-stock PRODUCTS or KITS
That is it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in store, at one of the upcoming shows or hearing from you online.
Happy Crafting Jo, Aly and Pauline
Shop Closed Dates Due to the number of shows and events coming up we thought we would let you know the dates and times we are closed over the rest of the year.
JUNE / JULY
Wednesday 28th - Closed to Pack for SENZ
Thursday 29th - Sunday 2nd July We are in Auckland at SENZ!!!
Tuesday - Reopen 10am AUGUST
Friday 4th - Open Pauline and Aly at the shop, Jo is at Trina's Retreat OCTOBER
Thursday 5th-Friday 6th - Open Pauline at the shop, Jo & Aly in Dunedin. NOVEMBER
Friday 10th November - Closed from 2pm to pack up shop for C4
Saturday 11th - We have C4!!!