Thursday, November 8, 2012

Craft 2.0...More Pop Than a Firecracker!

I was lucky enough to get along to Craft 2.0 last weekend. It was held at St James' Theatre which was a lovely venue. I was rather bad on the blogger front and took no photos of the actual craft fair (d'oh!) but I thought I'd share some photos of my goodies (1. because I love everything I brought home and 2. because it might help give you ideas for Christmas presents for people!)....

I got 2 beautiful prints from Sweet William - I have had my eye on the Sweet William Felt shop for quite a while and I couldn't resist the rainbow print as soon as I saw it. The hardest thing was deciding on a 2nd print to purchase (as there was a deal to buy 2 for a special price!)
Here's the link to the Sweet William Felt Shop and here's the link to the rainbow print.

This photo shows items from 2 different stalls...
The pencils (and postcard) are from Emma Makes. I love the Emma Makes stationery range and recently gave away a notepad and pencil (plus look out soon for another giveaway hopefully coming your way!).
I stood for ages at the stand trying to decide what pencils to add to my collection next. I already have a couple of pencils and considering the awesome price of $2 each I don't know why I didn't just buy a few to save the indecision :-) In the end I went with "Unforgettable that's what you are" and "Dance for me Monkey" - mostly because they are gold but also because of the great sayings!

The "I heart Wellington" badges are from SuperVery. My husband couldn't work out why I wanted 4 badges the same...but given we married in Wellington and now live here I knew I'd find something to do with all of them...maybe a giveaway or maybe for friends and family who enjoy their visits!
You can visit Emma Makes felt shop here and see the SuperVery badges online here (be sure to check out the faux deer heads while you're there!).

I have loved the Tea Pea online shop for quite a while. It's the perfect place to go visit and dream up ideas for crafty projects with all the gorgeous things they sell. Last year, hubby ordered me some bakers twine on vintage cotton reels for my birthday (swoon!) and it was lovely to visit the stall. I could have spent a fortune but restrained myself quite well (I'm saving myself for a visit to their workshop in Khandallah sometime soon!). In the end I chose some festive coloured bakers twine on pegs and some gorgeous Cornishware-style paper bags (I have no idea what I will use them for but couldn't walk away from them!).
You can visit the tea pea online shop here, look at all the goody bags here and here's the bakers twine on vintage cotton reels I mentioned. (Heads up for the husband - THIS is on my Christmas wishlist!)

I saw mention of this Seasons Eatings 2013 calendar by Dear Colleen before I even got to the fair (I think there was a sneak peek on Instagram) and had already decided to buy one even though I didn't know how much they were! I have seen some lovely calendars like this that show illustrations of seasonal produce for each month but they were always for the Northern Hemisphere. The illustrations are beautiful and I can't wait to hang this in my kitchen next year.
You can see the Calendar for sale in Dear Colleen's Etsy shop here.

Another thing I spotted online before the event was these lovely Wellington design tea towels by Flora Waycott. I purchased these 2 for Christmas presents and now I'm kicking myself that I didn't get one myself (although saying that if I did have one I don't think I could bring myself to getting it dirty by using it in the kitchen!).
You can visit Flora Waycotts shop and see the tea towel design here.

And last but not least - this photo shows the contents of my goody bag! It cost $25 and there were lots of great goodies in there. My biggest d'oh! moment (other than not taking photos at the fair itself) had to be not realising I had coupons and vouchers in there. I could have kicked myself because I would have saved a wee bit of money on nearly all of my purchases had I realised this before my spend-up. And I felt too silly to go back and ask the stall holders if I could use them after the purchase.
I guess this would be 1 thing I would suggest to the organisers next time - to remind people the vouchers are in there when they hand the goody bags over :-)

And that was Craft 2.0. Hope you've picked up some awesome links to visit and maybe even got some ideas for the people on your Christmas present lists!

For more information on Craft 2.0 visit their blog here and you can also like them on Facebook too.

Disclaimer: I have not received anything for writing this blog post or linking to these shops. I just LOVE craft fairs and buying handmade :-)


  1. WOW I'm really really hoping it was a different St James theatre than the Auckland one and that I didn't miss out on it coz it looks fantastic!
    Lots of awesome new links to go check out - thank you

  2. Hi Cat - it's okay, you didn't miss it in Auckland - it was Wellington :-)


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