"Done and Dusted"

Ferrit had had a very busy few weeks leading up to all her Xmas markets and had finally finished all her crafting to do's. She would be having a little break between Christmas and New Year, but would be back in action January 2011.

Ferrit wanted to say thank you to everyone who supported her throughout the year and wish them all a safe and happy Christmas.

"Stampity Stamp Stamp"

Last week Ferrit made her very own hand carved lino stamp to put on her new paper bags for upcoming Christmas markets.

She also cut some scalloped edges on the bags just for a little finishing touch. Ferrit knew she had a busy week ahead of her, crafting up a storm of new things for the Christmas Auckland Art and Craft Fair this Saturday

"Come for a Wander"

It was only one more sleep until the First Thursdays relaunch and Ferrit was excited to be part of the St Kevins Arcade Craft Market run by the lovely Jessica from Foxes. There was going to be all sorts of interesting things to discover along Krd including artwork, live performances, music and crafts and she suggested everyone should come for a wander.

"Miss Ferrit and Facebook are Friends"

Ferrit had finally made her very own facebook page, and wanted to let all her friends know so they could join her. She would love to have their company


Ferrit just wanted to thank all the wonderful people that came and supported her at Kraftbomb today. With their support Ferrit was able to make a donation to the Pike River Miner's Trust Fund and support those in need.

"making way for the new"

Ferrit had been busy making a collection of new things for this weekends Kraftbomb. Lots of new bows including oversized ones and ones with touches of red, also new daisy hairclips, necklaces and brooches as well as large cross charms.

She was also going to be having a sale on all her golden goodness and pink striped wares to make room for her new things and Christmas treats. With $5 off their normal price, making all brooches $10 and necklaces $15

This Sunday 28th November
Grey Lynn Community Centre
Grey Lynn

"Ferrit's Favourite"

Ferrit went for a little outing in Ponsonby yesterday to check out a boutique she had been meaning to go to for a while now called Douglas and Bec. As she strolled up to the shop front she was greeted by blooming potted plants at the door step.

there was a wonderful collection of things including lovely lamps and lights,

amazing furniture and accessories from Workroom

handcrafted jewellery

comical and humorous prints and photographs

cute creatures

and even some Ferrit flowers

The boutique stocks a carefully selected range of things from local designers such as
Dear Colleen, KatyDid and Sensitive Boyfriend, and international ones, Artecnica, Laura Lombardi, Frances Rose Is, plus many more

Ferrit suggested if strolling around Ponsonby to pop in and discover all the delightfulness on offer in one of her new favourite shops

9 St Marys Road

"Good Wreath"

Ferrit had spent that last few days finishing off her Christmas wreath for Parnell Inc's "Good Wreath" Exhibition. She had made it up with lots of little screen printed soft objects and it was inspired by all the things that Christmas might mean to different people, from faith and religion, to love and romance, to presents and giving, to spending summertime by the sea and beaches.

Ferrit's wreath was going to be hung in MP designer fashion store at 401 Parnell Road , at the top of the hill. Along with Ferrit there was 20 other participating artists whose wreaths would be on display in various store and gallery windows around Parnell. The "Good Wreath" Exhibition runs from 19th of November until the 19 December with the wreaths being auctioned off on Trade Me, with 20% of proceeds being donated to NZ Gyneacological Foundation.

Ferrit was looking forward to taking a stroll around Parnell and spotting all the festivities and would do an update of the wreaths once they were all on display in the next few days

"hello retro"

Ferrit heard there was going to be a Retro Fair this Sunday in Mt Eden at the War Memorial Hall on Dominion Road with lots of goodies on offer including clothing, textiles, vinyl, home wares and much more. She hoped she would have enough time on her busy Sunday to pop along and maybe pick up a few treats.

"a society for brilliant ideas"

Auckland Art Week was up and running and Ferrit was happy to be part of the Society of Brilliant Ideas Open Studio Exhibition and Night Market tonight. It was going to be an insiders look in to this cool creative hub. With artist's exhibiting their work, and crafty things on sale, along with a band playing some sweet tunes. It was sure to be an interesting evening and Ferrit suggested everyone pop on down for a visit.

The Society of Brilliant Ideas
Open Studio Exhibition and Night Market
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Monday 8th November
35 High Street
Level 6
(above Rakinos)

"finished and finished"

Ferrit had finally finished all her uni work and she felt oh so very happy to be free! She thought she should share an image of some of her work that was going to be exhibited next week as part of the AUT AD10 Festival

Now that Ferrit had finished she was going to have more time to concentrate on her crafty projects. She had lots of exciting news about upcoming endeavors which she would be sharing over the next few days.

"Skull Sweeties"

Ferrit was looking forward to the Kraftbomb Halloween Extravaganza tomorrow and she had made some more skull brooches and necklaces especially for the occasion.

It was sure to be a good day packed with craftyness of all sorts, delicious halloween themed treats and hopefully some crazy costumes.

"Lovely Distractions"

Ferrit was trying to concentrate on her uni work but whilst internet searching stumbled across these lovely things that she had to share

More delights at CeramicsCanFly

"On a Little Break"

Ferrit was sorry she hadn't been keeping in touch with all her friends lately, she had been busy dedicating all her spare time to her university work

She was going to be having a little break from crafting for about 2 weeks so she could finish off all her studies. Ferrit would be back in action just in time for Kraftbomb's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday 31st October. She kept thinking about what Halloween treats she could make for the day and what costume she might wear.......

"Ferrit and her friend Mrs Foxes"

Ferrit was really excited to finally be part of Foxes Shop of Design and Wonderment. From its very beginnings Ferrit had her eye on this cute little online store and was so happy to be included in the line up with other crafty and creative types. She had a small collection of things in the store, some cameo brooches, heart necklaces and bow hairclips and would be adding more over time.

"Sunny Distractions"

Ferrit had a busy few weeks ahead of her, with finally finishing off all her University studies. She was trying to concentrate but couldn't help but be distracted by last weeks beautiful weather. All she could think about was the outdoors and picnicking in the summer sun and stumbled upon these goodies on Etsy

Reed Picnic baskett by Toino Abel

picinic manners card by the beautiful project

"Candy Floss Colours"

Ferrit had been enjoying making a new collection of candy floss coloured crafts and was going to be at Cassette Super Markets tomorrow with her treats and other bits and bobs of craftyness.

There was bound to be loads of vintage bargins, other handmade goodies, cupcakes, cheap delicious coffee and maybe even a free beer or two. Ferrit knew that meant it was sure to be a super day and hoped everyone would pop along and visit

Cassette Super Markets
Vulcan Lane
Saturday 2nd October

"A Little Holiday"

Ferrit was back from her little holiday away. Along her travels she spotted an abundance of blossoming trees everywhere she looked and wanted to share one of them with her friends.

"Spring Kraftbomb"

It was going to be the first spring Kraftbomb of the year today and Ferrit had packed up all her crafts and was ready to head off. She hoped the weather stayed nice and sunny and the very first day of daylight saving was a good one.

Grey Lynn Community Centre
26th September

"More Sunlight Time"

It was daylight saving time this weekend and Ferrit was excited to put her clock forward on Sunday and gain some more sunlight hours. She loved daylight saving and being able to go for evening strolls, and have twilight dinner picnics. It signaled what she hoped would be the beginning of more warmth and sunshine in the air and fun times ahead.

"The Colour of Spring Blossoms"

Ferrit had been inspired by the different shades of pinks from the spring blossoms and decided to make some pretty pink things,

She made some pink striped bows, threaded pink cotton brooches, some hand coloured pink daisies, and some stitched fabric pictures with vintage floral fabric and gold foiling.

There was something about pink and the colour of spring blossoms that made Ferrit feel warm and fuzzy inside and she was looking forward to hunting out all her spring dresses for the coming months