Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Upcycling Magic

Waipawa-Tikokino WI had a fabulous guest speaker at their March meeting: 
a member's daughter who is a whizz at upcycling 'rubbish'

Everything is made from op shop items, bits of discarded wood, old baking tins, empty wine and spirit bottles, 
old picture frames, even a dismantled wooden cot

Pictures and signs are from serviettes or printed on plain paper off the computer, 
and decoupaged on with a mix using $2 Shop glue

We were shown the process of making a 'cracked bottle

And also shown how to think outside the square - what could you make with the wooden spindles and lampshades?

A couple of angels!

It is easy and very affordable to make personalised gifts this way, here's one beautifully suited to WI...


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Founders Day 2019

Central Hawke's Bay and Southern Hawke's Bay Federation members celebrated Founders Day by getting dressed up 
in their finest (including head attire) and having a high tea at Oruawharo Homestead

A couple of ladies getting into the swing of things 😁

Off for a tour around the homestead. Oruawharo was in a very neglected state when the current owners took over, 
and is painstakingly and faithfully being restored to its former grandeur

Then off across the lawn to Vincent's - formerly a church built by the original owners of Oruawharo - for the high tea

'Celebrate Life'

The most beautiful bone china was used...

... with a plethora of choices for tea!

The food was delicious 😋

We were treated to a presentation on the history of Orauwharo Homestead and St Vincent's Church

and sent on our way home by a rainbow!

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

WI is definitely all about getting together with friends, 
and of course the Silly Season provides plenty of opportunities to do just that

Morning tea at the Federation Committee meeting - too tempting to wait for a photo to be taken 😁

Federation Christmas Party

A piece of Christmas cake for everyone

Morning tea at Tea, Tarts & Crafts

All set for Waipawa-Tikokino WI's Christmas Party

The ice breaker of matching cards and guessing the Christmas carol represented worked a treat

Lots more treats with a rolling raffle and gift exchange

Supporting the community was not forgotten...

Kits with toiletries for people who are admitted to hospital unexpectedly

A very Merry Christmas to you all! 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Waipawa-Tikokino WI's Doings

With the NZFWI Project for 2018 being 'Teach a Skill', Waipawa-Tikokino WI has been along to
Waipawa School to show the students how to sew

One of the projects was making hand puppets

Guest speaker at the August meeting was Charlotte of House of Clothier,
who designs 're-created' clothing, with each piece a one-off

September's meeting saw a change of venue to the Tikokino Community Hall for the Spring Flower Show

Tikokino School joined in with us with different categories for the students of Rooms 1, 2 and 3

Don't they do great work! 😍