Tuesday, July 13, 2010

a craft affair

I had every intention of writing up a fabulous blog post from our day at A Craft Affair, but my partner in crime, the lovely Sarah from Songbird Designs has already done a stellar job, so you could always read that, or there is another great write up with heaps of pics from Maddie at Lil magoolie.
On a personal note, I had an amazing day... even with a 3.45am wake up call (after going to sleep after midnight)! It was amazing flying over the snowy alps, then driving through Christchurch covered in a blanket of white frost at 8am. The venue, Our City O-Tautahi, was simply spectacular. From the ornate fireplaces, stunning leadlight windows to the amazing light filled spacious rooms. I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of people through the doors... and they just kept coming and coming. Lucy did a fantastic job, and I could not fault one part. What an amazing market for both sellers, and buyers.

After a few delays with our return flight (really, how long does it take to change a tyre!!) we finally got home around 10pm! Thank god for the bar in Christchurch airport! Long day, but certainly well worth the effort. It was so neat to finally meet a lot of South Island Crafters too.


  1. It sounds like you had an awesome time!
    I had a look at Sonbbird Designs blog too - the room was packed with people.
    I wish I could have been there to see everyones beautiful crafts :)

  2. It was amazing, we so need A Craft Affair, or Craft 2.0 in Auckland!

  3. Sounds amazing - and what a beautiful venue - those leadlights ..... Glad you had a good time Cat, apart from the early start - and tyres! x

  4. lovely photo's Cat - you certainly had a great spot with the leadlight windows. Your table looks great - I never got upstairs so... next time, Joanna

  5. Wow, those photos are gorgeous, and it sounds like you had a great time.

  6. What a lovely day. My craft show prep is usually the complete opposite of everything you mentioned. I love them, but it's always raining buckets with a venue I can't get in and out of very easily and wakeup call time that makes my bones hurt. It's all worth it when they open the doors, so I keep up the good fight - thanks so so much!