This year, the usual Feb market went ahead, however the 2nd March market was hit with a vengeance by the 'weather bomb' that swept the country and a May re-run was organised for this past Saturday.
A wind and rain free day ensued and 5 x New Zealand Handmaders made the trip from various parts of the country. It was a joy to meet 2 members in person that I had only previously talked to on-line, and the market in general was a fantastic experience. Here are a few snaps taken during a running (literally) visit from my stall to visit my creative friends...
|The day before, stall sites marked out on the road|
|Quiet, unassuming and resplendent in autumn colours - 'the square'|
|Next day ... transformed|
|Stalls and people|
|Stalls in every street running off 'The Square'|
|Amanda from Gryphon Design - so great to put a face to the name and beautiful Steampunk style Jewellery|
|Nicola from Coulter and Coulter (fabulous recycled woollen blankets and fabrics printed with original designs) in her 1st stall space ... it changed, I can't show you, the only photo I got inadvertently had Nicola bending down to get something for a customer - a bottom shot may not be deemed acceptable in the blogsphere with a non R18 rating, fine bottom though it may be :)|
|My Wildflower Designs stall pre market start and including my mother's paintings :)|
|Denyse from Kruizey Kidz with gorgeous merino babywear and waterproof clothing - another creative friend now met it person :)|
|Jo from Red Lippy - with art pendants galore!|
It should be said I had to wait at every one of the NZHM stalls for there to be a break in customer traffic, what a great day!