a very kind Raratongan friend we were able to work on some ideas from beautiful original tivaevaes.
We would so love to work with these ladies, but that is work in progress, but in the meantime we are very happy with our work and results. However, very labour intensive. The best news is that we have sold our first two throws and can’t wait to try out some different ones, and put together some lovely bedspreads.
Watch the space.
People love to comment on our work and that is very positive. However, we appreciate that in order to make sales we have to get our work out there.
Riversdale Beach in the Wairarapa has been great over the Christmas period. One day in particular our young friend offered to set up a little stall with the tivaevae and flags flapping merrily in the summer breeze. I was busy with a surf carnival so told her we would give her a cushion if she sat there most of the day. At 4 p.m. she was very disappointed as she has given out heaps of fliers but no sales. However, a promise is a promise and she chose a lovely cushion to take home. However, the next morning someone came and purchased the tivaevae throw and a cushion and the chest of drawers also sold. How cool was that?
Another cushion went to Melbourne, so again, we just have to keep working hard to get out there. Fruitti in Cuba Street also sold one cushion that went to the States, so that’s cool.
The Design Shop Lennox in Masterton has a big range of Blue Bell Cushions and they look gorgeous. Please check it out if you are passing through, or better than that, purchase one.
Another really great contact has been gigatownporua. Please check it out and make sure to join and comment.
We have purchased a new machine and it is proving to be a valuable asset.
Sadly we were too late to register for the Martinborough Fair in February, but hope to be there in March.
We have to get going with good craft fairs in 2014. Yuck, I hate them but that’s where the people are.
We had an amazing chat with Michael Tuffery in December at Pataka in Porirua. He was exhibiting some of his fantastic pacifica work. He really is an amazing artist and it was so lovely to chat to him. At the end of our discussion I nervously said he “might” and I mean “might” be interested in a new business we
had started. His response was “I have heard all about you and really like your products, and it is really great to finally meet you”. That was a fun moment and I went away thinking “yes we do have something special”.
Anyway, we have work to do at the sewing centre, especially if we have big sales after our first advertisement in the lovely Homestyle Magazine NZ. It would be so cool if we could get an editorial.
Still have our lovely chairs to sell, and some fantastic framed work. Please check it out on the website. Look forward to your comments on facebook, and always love to hear your ideas. Check out some new products that will be on our website in the next month.