Saturday, October 31, 2009

Opening Party

What a great day! The sun was shining and we had friends and family from Christchurch to Oamaru come and join us for our first craft day and a BBQ lunch. We had 26 ladies attend the crop and then a whole lot of friends and family joined us for lunch.

My lovely husband was in charge of the food...

We even managed to get the lounge room looking a bit better for the lunch! The sun was shining so we set up tables outside too.

Kaisercraft generously gave us prize packs and so we had fun with a card-making competition. Everyone got a pack with card, ribbon, flowers and a stamp. They weren't allowed to add any other materials but they were allowed to use tools. The winning card was Lynley's! She didn't believe me when I told her...!

The submitted entries

Hilary from Christchurch (the Artfull Crafts Design Team member) and Vicki (the hard-working employee) finally meet each other in real life!

We also had a scrap competition where people were allowed to choose some free products and they had to create a page with the photo they brought of themselves. We'll be voting on that during the week and will announce the winner next week. The pages look great!

It really was a lovely day and thanks to all of you who made it so special. Many thanks to the people who helped out and for the great catering from Shirley (Shirley's Pantry Pleasant Point). She makes an amazing carrot and date cake and she even took all the dirty dishes away...!


  1. Well done. You put in the hard yards to get ready, I'm so glad you had a great day. I'm just sorry I couldn't share it with you.

  2. Thank YOU Liz & Graham for your wonderful hospitality and warm welcome. It was fantastic being there for the opening party, meeting Vicki & Juanita, Clarissa's family, and your regulars. Well done on the new shop - it's fabulous. Here's to a wonderful future!