Conference Overview

Friday Evening 


Optional: Take-away dinner at Miriam Fisher's house after attending the Craft Love Festival. A range of local takeaway options will be provided to arrivees and you will be able to collect these on the way. You are welcome to come and go during the evening as timing suits. Supper provided.

'Craft Love Festival' market

Craft Love Festival’ takes place at Mairehau High School, 440 Innes Road. Market is open to public between 6 pm and 9 pm.

Venue will be open for set up from 4 pm, doors will be locked at 10 pm. You can get in touch with the organiser, Hazel from Hazel Loves Design, on or See you there!

Saturday Morning 10:00am - 1:30pm
South Learning Centre - 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere, Christchurch


Name badge swap and gift swap

Morning Tea
Questions and Answers with Graham Norton Show - Blogger Style

MC: Miriam (Create Hope Inspire)
Panel Members include: Megan (Mousehouse) & Deb (Works in Progress) & Kristy (Paisley Jade) & Simone (Great Fun 4 Kids)

A panel style discussion/chat consisting of a series of set questions covering some of the key areas of interest for bloggers. It will be both serious and funny - rookie mistakes; followers and when people stop following; what's your take on privacy and why; blogging etiquette.


Participants will have the choice of three options:

There will be a choice of two one hour workshops consisting of a presentation, some practical elements and question and answer sessions. For those not interested in workshops, there will be the chance to relax and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

1. Techy issues  with Meghan (MNMs)and Talia (Talia Christine)

This session will be about the practical elements of making your blog work. How to make a button; how to make a header; and tips for improving your photos and layout. This workshop will take place in a customised computer suite with wireless internet and a data projector. (Limited to 34 places)

2. Making it work with Sophie (Sophie Slim), Simone (Great Fun 4 Kids) and Stella (The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse)

This workshop will cover advertising - how to use it; how to approach companies; ways to go about making it happen. Also how to use social media to promote your blog and how to write a media kit including where to get information that you might need to write your media kit (e.g - google analytics). At least a third of the session will hopefully consist of question and answer time.

3. Keeping it Casual 

While the workshops are going on, there will also be space to hang out. This is also an opportunity to craft, chat and relax.

Other speakers yet to be confirmed.


To be purchased on the way to afternoon sessions from supermarkets, cafes or from the Make Cafe or Addington Coffee Co-Op.

Saturday Afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Craft Option 1: Quilted Card Tutorial

Learn how to make a gorgeous card with a quilted look. Class is approximately one hour long and you can create your own combination of colours and patterns from the materials provided. Your choice of Thank You or Best Wishes sentiment on the card.

This class will be hosted by Lauren Moore at at Make Cafe Workshop (355 Riccarton Road, Riccarton).

There will be an additional cost of $7.50 which will cover all materials and tools to make one card. 10 places available.

Craft Option 2: Tutorial - Make a Vintage Fabric Bunting

Learn how to make a vintage fabric bunting with Fabrichicks fabric. Fabric and sewing machines. Buntings will be 2m. This bunting will be a great fun addition to your home decor.

This activity will be hosted by Deb Robertson at Make Cafe Workshop (355 Riccarton Road, Riccarton). There will be an additional cost of $5. This will cover all materials and tools. 10 places available.

Cafe Option 1: Hang out at the Make Cafe

Take the chance to drool over the gorgeous fabrics, craft in a social and inspiring atmosphere, or just natter to your hearts content at The Make Cafe.

Cafe Option 2: Addington Coffee Co-Op

The Addington Coffee Co-Op has long been a favoured hangout for Christchurch bloggers. With great coffee and a great vibe we feel confident that you’ll love it too! If you fancy a spot of shopping, the cafe has a store that sells fair trade, ethical and locally made goods.

Shopping Option

Take the bus to The Colombo and the Restart - Container Mall and see some of Christchurch City.


Banquet Dinner at Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead  for everyone attending from 6:00pm

Sunday Morning

Meet early at C1 Expresso in Christchurch city central and have a chance to take photographs of the city from C1's roof top and also take a walk and explore the central city.

1 comment:

  1. Hiya, is there a possibility of having the workshops repeated in the afternoon? I can't choose which one to go to :)


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