Friday, November 18, 2016

Kids Christmas Class.... Markets and more!

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Hi everyone,
I hope you are all safe and well, as today has been a reminder of how easily things can change, with another large earthquake this morning and lots of after shocks it certainly has been busy with phone calls and facebook messages to friends and loved ones in the areas where the earthquake has struck the hardest. I hope that you are all safe and sound wherever you are.

It has also been shocking recently to have lost another craft store here in NZ! It is a constant reminder to us how fragile our industry really is. We work extremely long hours to find new products and manufacture them and make/design kits, and we appreciate the constant support we get from all of you. There are a few groups on line selling products, and if you do see people asking for products or shops in NZ, we would appreciate it if you can suggest us. We are not allowed to self promote on these sites, but other people can recommend us, it is so hard to sit and watch people suggesting going overseas for products when they are right here in NZ.  I know sometimes that we are more expensive, and trust me we do everything we can to keep the costs down, but we do pay import duty on everything that comes in, and postage and GST, so that is usually why.  We also pay wages and support/sponsor events here in our local communities and NZ that other overseas companies do not.

Remember if you are after something that is not on our website, please email us or ring us, as we may just not have it loaded, or we may know who in NZ does stock it. If you have suggestions for stock please do suggest it, we love feedback and always need to know what you are needing. We are not going anywhere! We are totally focused on keeping NZ made products available right here, and 2017 is going to see some new and amazing products coming out of the store.

Right on a more positive note CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  So excited, I am busy organising our town promotion again, Spirit of Christmas, and looking forward to seeing how that works out this year. We have C4 fast approaching and we have SOLD OUT!!!!!!   So we are all very excited about that.

Also make sure you check out the upcoming KIDS XMAS CLASS - where we have 12 spots available for  kids to make 5 gifts for Christmas - mum, dad, one girl, one Unisex present and a grandparents present. Day includes a hot lunch (yes there is hot chips and more), and some sweet treats!

All the best Jo.
C4 is SOLD OUT!!!!! 
Only two short weeks to go so we are busy packing kits for this big event!! 
For those who were fortunate enough to get booked in we will be contacting you a couple of days out from the event to go over details including what you need to bring and the location etc.

While this event is sold out we will be doing this again next year and maybe a mid year special so keep your eyes out for the next one!!! 
Create a beautiful Christmas advent Calendar in greens and reds, perfect for your family for this Christmas. Includes 24 little drawers for holding goodies for chocolates or even small gifts.

We have one spare kit but we have not loaded this online, so please email us or come instore.
Create this magical Christmas Train in time to put out on display in your house this year! Includes all the product and pieces shown in the photo, has a caboose and carriage with Santa's Christmas sack overflowing with presents and letters.

We have two train kits left -
We will be at the Te Aroha Market!
Sunday 20th Nov

Come and see our stall at the Te Aroha Domain Christmas Market day this Sunday November 20th. We will be taking out lasercut Acrylic and MDF Decor items as well as our Acrylic and MDF Cake Toppers.

We have just received some fantastic new products instore including Dina Wakleys Media blank paper Tape perfect to colourize with acrylic paint, inks and more. Comes with three widths - 1/2", 3/4" and 1" with 10 yards length each.
How cute are these miniature resin reindeer antlers and head? Perfect for miniature rooms and scenes!
The Mod Podge Professional Tool Set includes a brayer tool and squeegees – essentials for any decoupage artist! The 4.5 inch brayer tool smoothes paper and fabric onto your Mod Podged surface, eliminating air bubbles and creating an even look. Squeegees perform the same job on non-flat surfaces, in corners, and in other hard-to-reach areas. Each Tool Set includes one brayer and two squeegees: One 2 inch squeegee, and one 3.5 inch squeegee.
Make sure you check out Sharons new designs on the blog...

What do you think of our new Acrylic Mirror Lasercut Kiwiana designs? Available on the website individually for $7.00 each.
Tuesday 20th December 10am - 3pm $65


Make 5 Gifts for your family for Christmas and includes lunch, a drink and a sweet treat!  Photos coming soon.
The 5 Gifts include - 1 for Mum, 1 for Dad, 1 for a Boy, 1 for a girl and 1 unisex gift which could also be for a grandparent(s).

So be in quick to book!
Sunday 20th November 9am - 3pm $70

We have an action packed day creating 9 gorgeous layouts in one day! This class sells out every time and is a favourite by all who attend so don't miss out!  
Well that is it for this week, we look forward to seeing you in store or hearing from you online.

Happy Crafting!
Jo, Aly, Pauline and Sammy

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