Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SENZ is over for another year

It was great to meet up with so many friends and customers at SENZ this year. It all went off pretty well, with no major disasters...the eftpos machine was good, we only ran out of change once and most of the classes were good. Jill G-G's classes were a highlight, she is such a cruisy lady, she fitted in with us lot very well!

She loved my house, here she is enjoying the view!

The Crop Night was good too, and thanks to all those ladies that made an effort to dress up. We raised around $1000 for KidzFirst Hospital from the Raffle and Crop Night tickets. His Worship the Mayor of Manukau came along, what a nice guy, definitely gets my vote for SuperCity Mayor!

Donald and I are trying to find a venue for SENZ2010, its tricky trying to find a suitable date and venue that doesn't clash with the multitude of stamp and scrap camps that are on these days plus Dunkleys shows, and Craft Fairs...speaking of the Craft and Quilt Fair in Hamilton next month, I was thinking of going, but there are only 4 papercraft exhibits, and one of those only sells Warehouse type stuff, so probably I won't bother, as sewing and quilting, although admirable pursuits just don't pull my strings enough to pay the $16 odd entry fee...

Been to Blenheim recently to farewell one of my favourite Great Aunt's, Joan Work. She lived down the street from us and was like another Grandmother. Her cooking was legendary so one of my challenges is to do a creative cookbook with her recipes in it and some photos of her and us. Bo Bunny has done a Recipe range which might work quite well, and there are some Basic Grey cooking theme papers out soon too.

Create is closed today because I am sick at home with a cold and Kathy didn't have her keys, so sorry if anyone went along and found us closed. Oh well, we are open late night Friday so you can shop then...and I am in Hamilton staying with the Crumps at the weekend so if anyone wants me to open up Sunday before 2pm I can do that.

Have been invited to teach at Wilma Sharp's Pounawea weekend down in the Catlins next February. Really looking forward to that, I have'nt been down that way before. I am teaching an Opals class and an Amazing Metallics class. If anyone wants to book in email it sounds like a great weekend, Wilma will be teaching and so will that mad Aussie Sharon, who had better watch herself, as Donald and I are looking for revenge for the mad stuff she did at SENZ08.

The next Auckland Create Funday is coming up on the 23rd of August at Mt Albert, have 12 ladies booked in so far and 6 vacancies. Will do some demos etc with the Wizard and Spellbinders and a few other things such as Opals. Ideally I would like to get the Hamilton store handed over to someone else and do something up here in Auckland. So if anyone wants to give Scrapbook retailing a go give me a call. The shop is ideally located and could be rebranded, revitalised and restocked...