Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Silo Night Market

Hey folks, we will be at the Night Markets in Silo Park tomorrow night, 5 pm until midnight! What better way to do dinner and a movie, under the stars and with an opportunity to shop during the intermission . . .

Tomorrows movie is Man on Wire  Silo Night Market and Outdoor Cinema

Friday, January 13, 2012

Silo Sessions and Market Tomorrow

Tomorrow looks like it is going to be fine so it is all go for the market at Silo Park. There will be lots of other talented stall holders, yummy food and coffee vendors and last but not least there will be free music from The Vietnam War, Tied on Teeth, She’s So Rad & DJ Andrew Tidball.

14th January
Silo Park

Hope to see you there :)

Cheese on Toast presents Silo Sessions!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Art of giving Cards

my work space in it's typical state . . . no sign of hoarding here

Ever since I was a kid, I have been a terrible hoarder . . . probably as a reaction to my mum being a stream lined, efficient non-collector. One of the things I have always had issues parting with has been cards, there is something about them that brings out my sentimental tendencies. Sometimes it was because of the images on the outside of them, other times what was written on the inside but mostly who they were from. I have shoe boxes filled with them!

Over the years, what with our dependency on the internet and social networking sites, the art of sending physical mail or cards has subsided. It is such a treat to get something that is not a bank statement or bill in the post. That is where I really like the idea of producing carefully crafted, hand-made ones, ones that people would really want to keep . . .

work in progress
or even possibly frame . . .

as they really are little illustrations in themselves.

As you can see there is a slight February-esque theme to some of them being produced at the moment. They are available for sale on either ellaCute on Etsy
or ellaQuaint on Felt

Bunny Valentine

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Happy New Year! We hope you have all had a fabulous start to your 2012. 

The start of new years are the perfect time to progress with new endeavours, we have decided to get super serious and kick-start a store on Etsy. Unfortunately our name ellaquaint was taken but someone else for their store so we adapted, as we clever kiwis do, and decided to call our new shop ellaCute, but we are still ellaQuaint everywhere else.

Now that  procrastination has taken place in the form of redesigning the banner, I figure I had better finish some of the real new projects now. Here is the link to ellaCute