Thursday, August 19, 2010

All those creative souls...We want to hear from YOU

Craft workshops have been in the back of my mind for sometime what better time to put the word out there, than this glorious alsost spring-like day!

We're on the hunt for creative geniuses like yourself who would like to share your talent, craft with others in small workshop settings at our market in the next few months. So, think jewellery making, revamping old wares, knitting, sewing, crochet, resin, ceramics etc...If you've got a good idea, why not email us and let us know. We'd love to hear from you. You can email Aloma at

Here's what I'm lovin at the moment:

Yael Fran

Elisa shere jewellery


Shere Design
lilla lotta

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crafty Corner Spotlight- Needle vs Thread

Kirrily from Needle vs Thread will be joining us at our August market. Here's a bit more info on what makes her tick...

How long have you been crafting?
Unofficially forever! Officially I started making bags to sell in 2006.
Mum got sick of me asking to borrow her sewing machine to alter clothes, so she bought me one and I haven't looked back. I still have the first bag I made then and I love it, but I'm happy to say that my technique has improved immensely since I made it! I hadn't sewn much since Year 8 home economics class, but I found it's like riding a bike and all came back to me pretty quickly.

What do you love about crafting?
Ohhh, what is not to love?! I get to be my own boss and set my own schedule! I love fabric. I love the sound of the needle piercing though it as I sew, and that snippy sound my scissors make. I particularly love the challenge of turning a rough sketch into a pattern and then a finished 3-dimensional object. I love shiny metal handbag hardware and that I get to spend a lot of time hitting things with hammers. And I love when people see my work and tell me that is is beautiful, or when I see someone with something I have made!

What new crafts have you tried? What new crafts are on your "to-do list"?
It has been a while since I tried something completely new, but recently I've been trying to incorporate leather into my work. It is beautiful stuff but incredibly unforgiving - a stitch in the wrong place and you can have a needle mark that ruins a whole piece! There's a lot to learn about that particular material, but like everything, it's a fun learning process.
My to-do list is currently longer than I can manage, so I'm sticking to what I do best for now! The one thing I have always wanted to try was silversmithing - one day, one day!

What do you do when you're not crafting? Your hobbies etc?
Oh that is a tough one to answer because I turned my hobby into a job!

So now I separate it into work sewing and sewing for fun. Otherwise I like coffee with friends, watching old movies, hanging out with my dog and I spend way too much time on the internet.

What new goodies can we expect at Hide & Seek Market?
I'm really looking forward to my first Hide & Seek Market! I am hoping to have a very limited run of vinyl messenger bags ready in time. It isn't a material I usually use, but I have some left over from a custom job and don't want it to go to waste - plus, it looks great in this style of bag. Besides that, there will be new wallets, new wrist cuffs, a new handbag or two and lots of other girly things!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New website

Hi everyone

we finally have our website up and running. Please come past and say hello

Here are a few pics from our launch market on 25 July

Don't forget to come along to our next market on 22 August- goodies for the littlies and mums!