Monday, September 28, 2015

Craft & Quilt Fair Recap | New Zealand

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Hi Everyone sorry to take so long to share some highlights from New Zealand

Firstly I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Expertise Events for choosing me as their Guest Artist for New Zealand I am so very honored and so thankful for the amazing opportunity.
I loved every minute of both shows and loved meeting everyone and sharing my love of papercrafting with all who attended.

I had my first time flying Emirates and I have to say I can't wait to fly with them again, next time on a longer flight I hope. I think my trip was made even more enjoyable because I had the whole back row  to myself

I almost got upstairs

after arriving at Auckland International Airport

First stop was

everyday on my way to and from the show I walked across the bridge and the Waikato River
My stand all set up 

 I experienced my first Cronut from the farmers market on Sunday morning

after the show i had half a day to explore Hamilton and came across this statue of Riff Raff from the  Rocky Horror Picture Show

and after visiting the museum I wondered down to the river for one last look

and then onto Christchurch

check this spectacular view from the air of the South Island

before the show started my friend Melissa and I went sightseeing up to visit the seals at Kiakora

all set up

this time in the Airforce Museum what a fabulous venue
 this wall of poppies is created from knitted. crocheted and quilted poppies many hours of love and work in this wall
the crowds lined up waiting for the show to open

the view of the Cathedral from our hotel window as you can see it remain in ruins as does alot of Christchurch ...they say it will be another 4 years before Christchurch is rebuilt.
the Re-Start Mall in Christchurch ..such a fabulous idea to get Christchurch trading again meals and coffee here at the Hummingbird Coffee

After the show Melissa and I headed to Lake Tekapo just stunning 

and a quick trip up to Roundhill Ski Field for some snow fun

i leave you with the best Lemon Meringue from the Fairlie Bakehouse

I have loads more photos on  Instagram

see you next in Adelaide for my last show at Guest Artist for the Craft & Quilt Fair 

for those of you in Brissie the Craft & Quilt Fair starts Wednesday 7th Oct - Sunday 11th Oct

 Happy Creating 

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