Today was the first Mapua Makers Market, which my friend and I have spent organising from a mere dream to reality in six short weeks. It was also the Queens Birthday holiday. Which is a good day to hold a craft market as lots of people are wandering through the village of Mapua looking for things to look at. We had an amazing response in our wee village hall (well only in half of it), and are already planning a Christmas market for 4th November.
While I was getting ready yesterday I grabbed the top suitcase in the stack I have in our entrance way, to use as a table prop. I have 4 old suitcases full of family memorabilia as the designated family historian and eldest in the family. When I opened the suitcase the first thing I found was an old school scrapbook of my mother's. Just look at the cover, serendipitous or what?!
I only managed to take two photos of my table at the market. I had lots of lovely comments from people, I'll ignore all the ones where people said not so quietly to their friends, "I should make something like that"!!
Portrait Mapua. Which is well worth having a gander at if you want to see some nice pics of the area. Now I think it's time for me to have an early night for a change, and prepare myself for Friday night which is the launch of Kahurangi Gallery. an online art gallery I run with another friend.