I had the lovely Tara stay with me for a few nights during the holidays... I was a bit nervous as we hadn't meet before and I am a little shy with new people. It didn't help that Hannah was worried she might be an axe murderer! Anyway she didn't bring an axe and we had a lovely few days and time went so fast. Although things didn't go exactly as I had planned, coming down from Te Mata Peak my car broke down. I had to ring Mum and she was a bit angry with me that I didn't have an AA membership and had to use hers... she said she's going to join me up for my birthday... (although I actually want an atlas for my birthday). Anyway my wonderful mother lent me her car for the next few days so we could carry on with our site seeing plans (since then I have had to buy a new car, it is a white Dawoo something, for those that are interested).
Here are a few of my purchases from our shopping trip in Napier...
Some wonderful cards from Ooma, a French book (not sure what it is about as I can't read French but is just beautiful to look at) from Provincial Interior Designs, a lovely coffee cup from Brocante, a little Japanese pottery spoon from Raku and a new scarf also from Brocante... so much fun.
Lately I have been feeling this little spark of excitement slowly burning deep within... it is the kind of excitement which comes when a group of like minded women get together and organise something great, really great. Our little local etsy group is growing and we are starting to develop a real network and support system for ourselves and each other... and this excites me very much.