Ruth Hammond's Message Wall
Ruth Hammond Thu 6 Jun ’13 at 10:53am
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.
Ruth Hammond Mon 25 Mar ’13 at 7:53pm
Yes, we are open this Saturday even though it is Easter weekend. This is a wonderful to browse through our market...especially if you are a visitor to Howick and looking for those unique gifts to take home. Souvenirs are a specialty.
Ruth Hammond Mon 12 Nov ’12 at 10:09pm
We are open for Howick's Midnight Madness, 16th November from 7pm-midnight and will be open the next morning as usual on a Saturday from 9am-1pm.
Midnight Madness is a great time to purchase the Crafter's Midnight Madness specials. With Christmas just around the corner it's great to have such a wonderful selection of unique, high quality gifts and souvenirs available at reasonable prices. Bring your Christmas gift list. You won't be disappointed with our wonderful crafts.
For those of you who have been asking, Gavin Gosney's new book, 'Sammy Two Shoes and Billy Bellbird' has just been launched and is now available every Saturday. His artist, Susanna Palomaki has launched a special tea towel for Howick which has to be seen to be believed...a wonderful light gift for sending overseas. There's much more to see....
Ruth Hammond Mon 15 Oct ’12 at 6:43pm
Zad Jabbour, world class professional artist, demonstrates his skills on Saturday mornings as he paints original paintings of Howick scenery. For those folk who have a photo or special request that they would like to commission Zad to paint, Zad is available to discuss details with them.
'Classy Crafts' continues to offer souvenirs and gifts of exceptional quality. New visitors express their delight at finding a market with such a range of outstanding crafts....repeat customers keep coming back. We extend a warm invitation to all who have not yet visited us.
This market is a 'must visit' for overseas tourists.
karenperri Sat 21 Jan ’12 at 8:28pm
I make both 100% cotton and organic merino garments for newborns to one year. My website is www.purebaby.co.nz.
Everything is made in NZ. I even get the cloth woven in South Auckland.
I would live to be part of your market if possible.
jsua Fri 28 Oct ’11 at 12:47pm
My husband makes unique seashell picture frames and birthday keys for all significant ages.
Just wondering whether you would have any stall spaces available for him to display and sell his craft.
They are all made here in Auckland and personally handcrafted. Each picture frame and key is unique in it's own right.
Please contact me on (09) 966 8702 during the week at work during the day, or (09) 579 3360 at home during the evening and weekends or mobile 027 225 8726.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you and regards
Ruth Hammond Mon 6 Jun ’11 at 4:09pm
Beautiful quilts are on display and for sale each week. Denim bags and fabric bags that are both practical and decorative are proving popular every week. Orders can now be taken for handcrafted bridal tiaras and bridal jewellery. Silk flower arrangements are available. Kiwiana, jewellery and souvenirs are regular features. The talents of our crafters are amazing and visitors comment on the quality of the products on display. Crafters from as far afield as Paeroa are now presenting their crafts for sale. A haven in wet weather, this venue is appreciated by both visitors and crafters....as are the nearby cafes and restaurants.
Ruth Hammond Mon 11 Apr ’11 at 5:50pm
Meet world renowned artist, Jad Zabbour. Beautiful Byzantine icons painted by Zad Jabbour will make wonderful Easter gifts. Zad is also displaying paintings of local scenes. By doing a Google search for Zad Jabbour you will be able to see the quality of his paintings....just amazing. We are so fortunate to have his work on display for purchase through this market. Also available every week is unique Paua jewellery and New Zealand wooden articles delicately lasered with native birds and New Zealand scenes. The children's book 'Sammy Two Shoes and the Bumble Bee' signed by Author Gavin Gosney continues to be a popular attraction....children just love this book!
Ruth Hammond Wed 20 Oct ’10 at 5:38pm
More crafters are joining each week....Howick cards and prints, paper crafts, beautiful jewellery, named baby bracelets, etched wine glasses, poetry publications, baby clothing, new children's and adults' leisure clothing...all of excellent quality and made in New Zealand.
koyalkapilla Sun 26 Sep ’10 at 12:22pm
I am a knitwear deisgner and vintage fabric artist, just wondering if there was any space for me at this market. My email details are
I do mostly funky and different babyblanket sets, clothing and vintage fabric art. Look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Koyal