Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy 1st Day of March... It's time to apply!

It's that time again... 

We are now accepting applications for the 28th June Fair. You have until 5pm on Monday 31st March to get yours submitted, but don't dilly-dally as our "waiting list" is decided on a first in first served basis, in the unfortunate event you aren't successful in the initial application. We are both very excited to see what amazing applications we receive this month, and don't forget to check out our article on "Tips for submitting applications for Craft Markets & Fairs" to help you submit a great application! 

 Kylie and Jess 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The day has finally arrived...

The Auckland Art & Craft Fair is ON TODAY!! The long wait is over; the tables are decorated, the bags are packed, goods have been priced and shopping bags are ready..... COME ON DOWN and get all of your Christmas Shopping sorted!

Aotea Centre, Auckland Central

11am to 3pm

Just a wee gold coin entry

See you there!

Friday, November 29, 2013 Amazing Prize Pack!

...and just when you thought we were done, our wonderful sponsors at have provided YOU with a chance to win the below prize pack! Simply make a purchase on the day, complete one of the blue entry forms and drop it at the Felt table to be in with a chance to win all this!

$300 Felt prize pack – a chance to win with every purchase at the Fair!
Order and Chaos prints by Lately Loving – a chance to win with every purchase at the Fair!
$300 Felt prize pack – a chance to win with every purchase at the Fair!
Silver Kissed Christmas Birdie Blossom Baubles by The Busy Finch – a chance to win with every purchase at the Fair!

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

As you may not already know, each Fair, we always have some amazing prize packs that you can enter to win on the day... and this Fair is no exception! This prize pack is full of goodies provided by our amazing vendors. To be in to win, simply make a purchase on the day, complete an entry form (be sure to ask for one if you aren't handed one), fill it out and pop it in our entry box!

Adventures of Alex & Co - Notebook and Pencil set
Bustle and Loiter - Paint by numbers canvas
Dust and Dandelions - Card
Extra Curricular - Magazine
Flora Waycott - Card
HappyGoKnitty - Pack of wool
Heavenly Nature - Lip Balm
Holly Roach Art - Print
il Nido - Fabric purse
Koro Accessories - Necklace and Earrings
Lonely Animal Friendship Society - Ornament
Mettaville - Handbound notebook
PetiteBebe - Baby Burp Cloth
PodgyPanda - Badge
Ragdoll Illustrations - Teatowel
rubyredbird - Card
Sly & Co - Keyring
SuperVery - Magnet Set
The Art Room - Christmas Card
The Little White Box - Christmas decoration
Trio Soy Candles - Candle

Not only do we have the above fantastic Auckland Art & Craft Fair prize pack, our wonderful sponsors Frankie Magazine have also given us 2 wonderful packs to be won on the day!

The Frankie pack includes the latest issues of Frankie & Smith Magazines,  their beautiful Gift Paper Book and a 6 month subscription to Frankie! 2 lucky Fair go-ers will have a very Merry Christmas :)

Artist Interview: Porcelain Rove

Porcelain Rove is my creative outlet/ hobby/ obsession that has evolved from a short course project and has grown into a need to make. My aesthetic has evolved and morphed over the years but still remains rooted in the tactility of objects and their relationship with their owners.

Artist Interview: Ki Leather-crafts & goodies

Welcome to Ki! I am Kitty, the designer and creator of all the fun bags & accessories you can find from my workshop. The spirit of Ki comes from custom designed pieces. Only a small portion is ready-made-products. I treat every piece of my creation as a unique piece of art. To immerse your personal requirement and my style into the piece, I would listen to my client's story before drawing up a draft, I chose to hand stitched every piece no matter it is big or small, and I love to experiment leather with other material e.g. fabric, wool, metal, glass, and paint (and planning to try with ceramic)! All the above elements would boil down to a piece that speaks "naturally-fun and simply-charming"! Ki is my side-business. When I am not at my workspace hand-stitching leather, you can find me giving developmental therapy to children with Autism. I have been working as a therapist for the last 15 years. I enjoy my healing job and my art & craft moments :)

Artist Interview: Little Handfuls

Hi there, my name is Liza and I have been the creator of Little Handfuls Mini Bears and friends for almost 10 years. My bears are needle felted which is basically sculpting with wool. I use all kinds of fibres, alpaca, merino, blends with silk and angora, I love variety! Each bear takes from 4 - 6 hours to make, usually over a couple of days as I have a family and day job as well. No patterns are used, each one is One of a kind so they are a unique gift or addition to a collection. All my creations are 5 way jointed and firmly felted to last. They come with swing and butt tags, each with their own name too! After approx. 700 bears in the last 9 years and numerous students taught the craft I am now writing my own book as well! I hope you will visit us at the fair or pop by my website or facebook pages.