January News

January News

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a brand new year at Gift Hutt.  We have lots of new workshop ideas to work on this year including quilling and decoupage classes so watch this space…

In store we have some delicious new soaps (including scent free soaps) from Bella Saponi and some very beautiful whimsical Tilda dolls for the doll collectors.  Gift Hutt is open all January excluding Wellington Anniversary Day Monday 23 January to get your gifts and treats.

I am thrilled to announce that I have organised Emma Lou Beechy, the Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations to come to Wellington and take some classes for me on the 27th February next year.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a very talented and creative person and my personal inspiration. I have been paper crafting for over 20 years and the Heartfelt Creations range of products are the best products that I have ever used, and my cardmaking has gone to a whole new level.

And now this is your chance to learn from the expert and create cards and albums that will amaze all your friends and family.  So mark this date in your calendar and start saving as Emma Lou will also be bringing lots of lovely goodies with her.

Payments for the classes need to be made by the end of January 2017.  Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or assistance either through the website, via email or phone 0274150165.

Workshops and Classes:

Flower Making Workshop
Sunday 22 January 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $20 – bring your own tools and adhesives if you have them.
(Only a couple of spaces left for this workshop)

Make a Footstool
Saturday 28 January 10 am to 2.30 pm
Cost $95, bring a metre of fabric with all other materials supplied.
Save the date – 27th February 2017 for these amazing classes.

Bring Your Own Project
Saturday 11 and 18 February
Cost $45 per class or come to both for $80 (Materials not included)

Cardmaking Class – Dogwood
Monday 27th February 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Cost $45

Mini Album – Blushing Rose
Monday 27th  February – 12.30 to 5.30
Cost $90

Cardmaking Class – Under the Sea
Monday 27th February 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Cost $45

If you can think of any craft you would like to learn or are able to teach at Gift Hutt please contact Beth  at gifthuttworkshops@gmail.com or phone her on 0272652253.

Introduction to Oamaru Stone Carving Saturday 23 April 10am to 4pm

Have a try at stone carving, with Neville Ware local Oamaru Stone Sculptor

The workshop will cover:  Basics of the stone, design, use of hand tools, carving and finishing. You will be able to make a heart or small koru, T-litecandle holder or perhaps a flower or you could go with your creative urge and design your own creation.

No Previous experience is required.

Bring – Your Lunch and suitable clothing as working with the stones can be dusty.

A small stone, tools, Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Where – The Gift Hutt 136 High Street Lower Hutt

Time – 10am to 4pm

Cost – $80 (Bookings and prepayment of class is essential, as numbers are limited)

Register – Online, at The Gift Hutt, or call Beth 027 2652253.



I would love to hear your thoughts.

Gift Hutt has been operating for nearly 2 years now – gosh where has all that time gone!  It is time to have a look at what you would like to have in Gift Hutt for next year and beyond.

I would love it if you could take the time to fill in this survey to help me plan for next year.  It will only take 5 minutes of your time.


Your input will be much appreciated and will help provide products and classes that you would like to see here.

Many thanks.


The Cake and Craft Fair in Upper Hutt

Gift Hutt will be at the Cake and Craft Fair in Upper Hutt this weekend – Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th.  Beth will be running workshops on Introduction to the Voodoo Molly Vintage Paints and Introduction to Upholstery.

For further details of the workshops and to book you place please visit http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/the-cake-and-craft-show/upper-hutt

Gift Hutt will remain open in Lower Hutt on Friday and Saturday.

Feel free to come and say hello.