Sunday, October 31, 2010


ABOVE:  I started this bag late last night... I think it's going to look fabulous!   I also started an extra large version of the CUTE BAG.... in the white fabric with little jandals (thongs/flip flops) on it....I hope it stays open being so much larger?

 Will find out later on today no doubt, once it's finished eh?

This morning we are going over to Grey Lynn (part of Auckland) to a KraftBomb...  A Market where crafts are sold... with a view to me getting a stall there one month soon?  Maybe I will sell my bags and cards in markets around here... it's a thought anyway.

I can't keep making them with no purpose... I only have so many relatives and friends ... lol!

OH and I'm sick of Jelly beans... had a few too many now.  Stew bought $20 worth!!!  


We went out to check out two craft markets this morning:

Kraftbomb:  no parking, very small hall... jam packed with vendors, no room to breath, not many customers.  Nope, ain't going to that one.

Pokeno Market:  Masses of parking, huge area, lots of room for individual vendor set up, food stalls, craft stalls, lots of customers.   Think I will be giving Pokeno Market a go in November.

After that we had lunch on the Bombay hills... then into Manukau for a few bits and bobs for the bag making.

Our current small vacum cleaner died yesterday ... we use it to reach places the central vac does not I thought we would check out the local Vacum shop:

 ABOVE:  Godfrey's at Manukau Supa Centre.. OMG so many vacums!  How the hell do you decide?

 ABOVE:  I liked the idea of a vacum you pushed instead of pulled behind you, which drives me nuts!

 ABOVE:  Stew liked the idea of a small, cheap pull behind you vacum... yeah, like he does all the vacuming.... NOT!

ABOVE:  I WON.  Goes without saying really eh?  lol

I tried it out already, and it does an excellent job!  You should see the shit it has sucked out of our carpet already!   Central vac obviously is not that good!  Pfffffft.

Off now to do more vacuming while it's a novelty... then Stew can do it!

End of Day:  and I'm knackered.  Coco kept us awake last night on and off till about 4am!  She kept barking and growling at something... so tonight I am keeping the dogs inside.  Sleep or lack thereof can make for a super grumpy me.  nite nite.


  1. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Ooh can't wait to hear how the KraftBomb goes.... let us know...

    Wish I had time to do more!! Since we met up I was all keen but had a shitty week work wise and no TIME at all to myself... should have an hour or so this morning but by the time I get the groceries and have a tidy up, it will be gone and I won't be "alone" any longer... bummer.
    story of my life!!

    Have a good day!

    Kate (

  2. I bet you would sell tons if you got a booth, and it would be a fun thing to do....lots of work, but fun.

  3. I would be interested in buying a bag if you could do a plastic or waterproof lining.

    Pleased your foot is healing ok.

  4. That fabric is funky and bright very nice indeed, a market stall YAY how cool will no doubt rack in spare money for xmas and well worth it I should imagine.

  5. Anonymous10:34 AM

    Oh I hope you do very well selling your things! What a wonderful enterprize! I hope to do this someday.

  6. That material is FAB. But I thought you didn't like orange??

    Good luck with the stall enquiry. It's a great idea!

  7. Anonymous1:19 PM

    $20.00 worth of Jelly~Beans!! lol that's a riot, but I love, love jelly beans. Your material is just beautiful!! so bright! You are one "sewing machine"!!! ...debbie

  8. Yay to Kraftbomb! Hope it's sheltered.

  9. Don't forget to let the kids vacuum too! haha

  10. Hi Chris,
    Just letting you know your lovely SWAD gift came this week - I love it! It will come in so handy!
    Your gift is ready to go, I will post it tomorrow! Let me know when you get it and what you think (you were a bit tricky to find something for!)
    Hugs, Lauren

  11. If you get a chance one day also check out Takapuna markets, not sure if it is a Saturday or Sunday. Went there once and it was fantastic.

    Also, would love to hear your thoughts on your bagless vacuum cleaner. I hate buying vacuum bags, such a waste of money :)

  12. I don't think vacuuming will ever be a novelty for me ... except when watching my husband do it. Thankfully he's much better acquainted with the vacuum cleaner than I am ... or am ever likely to be :)

  13. Setting up shop is a great idea!!! You are the BOMB after all, and the new bag? ORANGE? Are you over it?


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