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"'Classy Crafts' has an author who is having a Book Launching on Sunday 17th November 2pm at All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick This is an open invitation to all who would like to attend this launching. Gavin Gosney (author) and Susanna Palomäki (Illustrator) will be available to sign books purchased on the day. The new third book in the series is... “Sammy Two Shoes and Baxter Beagle A kayaking adventure” Sir Ian Ferguson is guest speaker. The new fourth book in the series is... “Sammy Two Shoes and Cornelius C. Mouse”. ...a story is set in All Saints’ Selwyn Church. Sammy Two Shoes and Cornelius C. Mouse get up to lots of mischief in the little church. The vicar is mystified by the outcomes of this mischief and the story unfolds in a delightful and whimsical way. This is a wonderful way for children to experience a book launching."
"Robin Cusdin has joined us with her amazing cards and lampshades (see the new additions to our pictures). New Zealand paua and greenstone jewellery available again this week along with the most amazing bone carvings by Carol Turner. 'Sammy Two Shoes' has a beautiful colouring in book to go with the series. Kiwiana by Sandy continues to sell well, as do her wheat bags and draft extruders. As always Jenny has the most amazing collection of crafty items...her fingerless gloves (mittens) are proving very popular."
"Yes, Jeneen Hunter is with us each week displaying her fantasy art and taking orders to transform photos of the special young people in your life into magical, fairy tale heirlooms. Joy Griffiths has newly joined 'Classy Crafts'. Her 'Baby Shower' gifts just have to be seen to be believed. See our photos for just 3 of the novelty gifts she creates and presents in gift wrap cellophane. These are talking points for any 'Baby Shower' and amaze everyone with the talent of Joy's creativity. We've never seen anything like them. They are truly unique. Joy is with us this Saturday."
"TOURISTS AND OVERSEAS VISITORS LOVE THIS MARKET: We often receive comments like "We wish we had come here first." " The quality of the crafts are excellent." "We've travelled NZ and we haven't seen anything like your paua and your bone jewellery. It's really unique." "The atmosphere of this market is so friendly. You feel it the moment you step inside". LOCAL FOLK ALSO LOVE THIS MARKET: We have customers who visit every week just to keep up with the new products the crafters create...they also like to catch up with the crafters on a social basis. New crafters have forward booked to ensure they can have an outlet with us. We look forward to promoting their new products...there are some amazingly new and creative crafters joining us."
"SOMETHING NEW AND WONDERFUL AT OUR MARKET: You must see Jeneen Hunter's captivating photos and prints. Jeneen digitally creates the most amazing fairy photos from her photography sessions with children. For parents and grandparents wanting to have a precious memento of the magic of childhood, Jeneen captures magical moments when she photographs children. Meet Jeneen, see her display and discuss the package she offers. This is an opportunity to create a unique family heirloom."
"Janet Stockton will be displaying her amazing crafts this Saturday 25th May and also 8th and 22nd June. See our photos for the Kiwiana clocks, pictures and garden crafts she has available. If you're looking for winter scarves, hats, mittens, wheat bags, jackets or bed socks we are just the place for you. Browse in the comfort of our warm, friendly under-cover market."
"Visit Howick Village this weekend where Kiwiana is being promoted as a specialty. While there, make sure you visit us at 'Classy Crafts' where Kiwiana is promoted every Saturday. We specialise in Kiwiana made by Kiwis. Our warm, friendly, inside, under cover market is held every Saturday morning at the All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick from 9am-1pm. How do you find us? We are at the lower end of Howick Village, just around the corner from the little Selwyn Church and opposite Subway, the Barrel Inn and Tea & Coffee Lovers. Yes, Howick has 2 markets to visit on a Saturday morning. Each is vibrant, with its attractive eye catching wares which complement and enhance the local businesses known for the variety of goods offered and their wonderful service. Come to Howick and experience the wonderful cafes and eateries. The ambience, arts, crafts, farmers' produce and friendliness of the local people combine to make a memorable experience."
"We have now been open for 12 Saturdays and have 55 crafters on our books. All items are made in New Zealand and are of excellent quality. Our final market for the year is Saturday 18th December and crafters are booking for 2011 when we start on Saturday 5th February. The stalls on 18th Dec include bone carving, garden mosaics, painted 'cat' rock door stops, lasered wood crafting (coasters, business card holders,gift boxes), quilting, felting, prints by Helene Henare, soy candles, Tongan carving, tapa cloth Christmas decorations, dried flower arrangements, Christmas table arrangements, castille guest soaps, paua and Swarovski crystal jewellery, wood turning with inlay and gold leaf gilding, kiwiana fabrics, knitted and sewn crafts, beautifully dressed dolls, traditional Christmas decorations, wood turned clocks (including all workings) and children's rocking chairs, uniquely shaped blackboards, sterling silver and gold filled, wire sculptured jewellery, cards, and recycled items."
"We have now been open for 8 Saturdays. The standard of the crafts available is outstanding and we now have over 40 talented crafters on our books. Christmas gifts at reasonable prices are being purchased by discerning buyers who are returning for further purchases. This market is definitely worth a visit."
"More crafters joining this new market each week. Range of crafts this weekend includes delicate hand embroidery, ceramics, wood turning including inlay, chn's quilts, candles, jewellery (silver:ceramic:paua:beaded: bridal), cards, knitted garments, lasered woodwork, embossed wine glasses, garden ornaments, twisters and unique handmade dolls."
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