Monday, July 26, 2010

a gallery a fair


Well, I had a great day at the first Auckland Art & Craft Fair on saturday!


This is the Artists Book. It was very cool to see things I've made in print! Its a lovely book, full of all the info on the artist's who participated, and some great photos of their work.


This is just after the doors were opened. There were so many people throughout the day, which was so great to see.


My table was infront of a huge window, so loads of natural light. I managed to hang a few dolls in the window too, to create some interest for people walking past. Various opinions were expressed about the dolls, which was fun. People see different things in them - sometimes thinking they remind them of someone they know, or that they look like they are from a certain time or place. 


But the highlight for me, was meeting the beautiful Melissa from Tiny Happy. This is a Queen Anne's lace needlebook made by Melissa, with hand embroidered wool, wool felt and Liberty lawn.
The embroidery is so delicate, this photo does not do it justice!


Isn't the Liberty lining gorgeous?! Melissa also sneaked this gorgeous wee clover brooch into my bag - thank you so much!

Thank you also to Kylie, Jess and everyone who came along to support us, it was such a great day - and a thrill to hear so much positivity surrounding handmade.x

6 comments:

Cotton Kiwi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! Looking at all that foot traffic I'm very glad I waited until the last minute to come! Love the Tiny Happy needle book. Just beautiful. I bought a pair of her booties for my great neice.

melissa said...

oh, thank you, jennie! i loved meeting you too. your work is even more beautiful in real life!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your display looks fantastic! I'm glad it was a great day, & I love the needlebook, so gorgeous! Thanks for your very kind comments today, it's just nice to be re-assured every now & then isn't it, and taking things day by day does sound good to me!

KIM said...

i see my head!!!!!! hehehe funny. it was such an amazing day! i cant believe is over... kinda sad :(

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Looks like so much fun! Hope you did super well ;) hugs x

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

For me your dolls are intriging and spookily beautiful. As a little girl I hated dolls, prefering my bears and soft toys. Today I work as an artist/antique dealer and I am a tad obssessed by dolls! However unlike you I prefer to de-construct rather than construct...
Cheerio and thanks from France; be back soon, Linda.

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