Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Update Update!!!

Well you may remember that a long long time ago I mentioned that a few of us keen crafty and talented folks in Le Bons Bay were going to open up the old historic library as an arty crafty,cute little shop to show off and hopefully sell some of our creations....well just after Christmas we did just that and it is going really really well!!!

Lots of keen and enthusiastic people who are willing to part with some of their cash have been coming through the door....which makes it all so worth it!!! I even had a lady today want to know if I would consider selling her some of my creations to put in her shop in Arrowtown!!!WOW Thats a bit cool...don't want to keep you waiting so here are the photos of  our little shop
We stock all sorts really there are lots of talented people and we have a great variety to choose from.We have stone carvings,handmade glass earrings,crocheted items, gorgeous knitted baby garments made by Fran of (FRANGIPANI),cushions,purses,canvas paintings,beautiful over the shoulder bags and screen printed t shirts made by Allie( LIFE IN B TOWN), gnomes knitted out of natural dyed and handspun wool,lovely items for baby made by the clever Clare of( GREEN VALLEY CRAFTS), gift tags and cards, beautiful handmade shoes made by Moki Shoes Aotearoa, pickles and jams,walnuts,juices,local fresh produce and more and more and more...
So if you are ever over in our little neck of the woods we hope you will stop by.

Monday, January 17, 2011

post to go with the photos

We are back from a fantastic summer holiday with family and friends...We took off all loaded up on the 30th of December to  one of New Zealands best Camping grounds (check it out It is such a great family camp ground and there should never be any need for kids to get bored!!! Happy kids means that there a happy parents makes for the perfect holiday really...We were visited by Parents, grandparents,cousins and aunties and uncles so a lot of good memories were made and fun was had by all...After 6 nights we moved onto Havelock Motor camp...a bit of a contrast to the peacefulness of Quinneys bush as Havelock is quite a busy place with the Marina the seafood factories and the thoroughfare to the sounds and Blenheim so quite alot of traffic noise...but all the same we had a lovely time we drove to a few different places, took the kids fishing, walking and the best feature of the camp was that we were situated right beside a little stream where the kids played for hours and hours...catching cockabullies and fresh water crayfish with their little nets...Heaven for them they had a real blast meet some new friends and will have very fond memories of their time in Havelock and of their whole 2 week holiday

Summer days are Happy Days!!!

Camp Head Quarters many meals were produced here and at the most for 20 people!!! 

Blokes doing what blokes like to do!!!

River swimming....

Lovely little girl with her Daddy

Brave Willow

Even Braver Felixe!!

Flying Fox Boy

2 Little cuties

Zoe and little miss Mittens
Perfection!!! a camp site under the trees