9pm ... An update already!
The event was so successful that, after going live at 2pm today, the last cup had found a home by 6 in the evening! 225 items were sold which was a wonderful result! It does make the rest of this post rather old news even though I posted it this very morning..., but I will leave it up as a thank you to those who made the event possible.
From 2pm 28-31.8.2020The very special hand made cups are available in gift sets with a locally blended tea, artisan chocolates and a thank you card.
In my 19 July blog post I mentioned that I was making cups that would be part of an online exhibition that would be taking place soon, well ... it is going live this afternoon at 2pm! The event will be on Felt, which is a New Zealand based online marketplace for hand made goods. This link https://felt.co.nz/shop/shareacuppa should take you there!
I was delighted to be invited to take part in the Share a Cuppa event, and really appreciate the hard work of the people that have organised it. The event was conceived in the dark and troubled days of the level 4 lockdown that we had earlier in the year because of Covid-19. At that time no one really knew if New Zealand would be overwhelmed by the virus or if the lockdown would prove successful. Many creative people lost their income as galleries and markets closed, and tourism dried up, and this event was a way of offering some hope to those of us who were able to still produce a little work in our studios, and also a way to make something really nice that could later be gifted to the special people that have helped so many of us in this difficult time.
The cups will become part of gift sets that include tea, chocolates and a thank you card. Support from Creative New Zealand has helped make it possible for the gift sets to be available on Felt for just the cost of postage and packing! These will make an ideal gift to send to the special people in your life who may have encouraged you and cared for you through the difficult time of Covid-19.
After 2pm today (28 August) Do take a look at https://felt.co.nz/shop/shareacuppa