Sourcing Craft Supplies

Hi Folks,
can anybody help?
Trying to source Craft supplies and I am struggling lol.
Looking for good quality card, around 250 to 300 grams in weight, glues inc modge podge, spray glues, glitter glues and glitter varnish, stamps and inks...
Maybe a brick and mortar shop does not exist?
Unfortunately buying online is either exorbitantly expensive for shipping or prohibited.
any info greatly appreciated :)
Thanks
Sofia.

Quesada

Hiya. My wife and I love making unique gift ware more of a hobby really, but we have the same problem in finding a shop where we can buy our materials. We have to source from the UK as Spain is so backward when it comes to arts and crafts, unless anyone can tell us otherwise! Good luck in finding a shop.
Regards.

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 11:29:37 UTC

COMING SOON.....ASL ONLINE SHOPS.
We are currently in production in creating online shops within the ASL group. The shops will be offered to people that create all sorts of unique gift ware. No mass produced items will be permitted as the shops are dedicated totally for the Arts and Crafts and unique gift ware industry with no listing fees or commission charges. For general inquiries and further information, please contact admin@aspanishlife.com

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-27 11:48:47 UTC

Is your shops just going to be for resedence of Spain? We have a shop with Etsy at the moment, been with them for years but it's changed so much now and not for the good so we are looking for something new, will email soon.

Commented Bob & June Hampton in Quesada 2016-09-27 15:08:12 UTC

Hi Bob & June

My wife and I used to love making hand made items and we still do! But had a very similar experience that you guys had. Years ago ETSY was very good and we were fairly successful in selling our products, but like everything things changed and now it is a multi million pound enterprise that allows mass produced items.

I truly hope you are listening ASL to what we are saying. We think you have hit on a brilliant idea to include online shops to your site and if you keep it to just hand made unique crafts, then you have our support 100%

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 17:40:00 UTC

Sounds very interesting!
Have lots of questions so have sent you an email.
Look forward to your reply:)
Sofia.

Commented sofiawella in Quesada 2016-09-28 09:16:49 UTC

Dear June and Bob

Thanks for your comments. Just to answer your question. ASL is predominantly visited by European Countries with the U.K. being number one, but saying that we are now seeing visitors from the USA!
A lady called Jan, who has over 10 years experience in the hand made craft industry, also being a Director of ASL is heading this department and her wealth of knowledge and experience will undoubtedly be a great asset.
We will keep you posted on developments.

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-28 12:36:21 UTC

There used to be a craft shop at San Luis in Torrevieja called Kates. She had a large selection of supplies, well worth a visit.
Diane

Commented Diane in La Marina 2016-10-07 20:23:38 UTC

Bank Holiday

Its a local bank holiday today in Rojales .

Next Wednesday it is a National Holiday for all of Spain

Quesada

Finca La Vuelta 'on tour'

Saturday 10 September we are organising an 'open air' food and music festival in the beautiful park of Benijófar. This location is only 3 minutes away from our finca!

In cooperation with our friends of 'Plaza Diferente' and 'Supermercado Diferente' we will bring you a fantastic night out you will remember.

In the park we are serving a big range of superb 'street food' from different kinds of market stalls.

On the stage you can enjoy a full evening of fantastic live Music acts. Among them the very popular and best live duo act at the coast 'Bella Luna'.

Also you can enjoy amazing street artists and surprise acts.

The whole evening will be held in a stylish 'Hippie' kind of setting.

The festival starts at 18.00 until 01.00.

With this festival we are supporting the social service in Benijófar. They take care of families in need. By visiting our festival you are supporting these people as well.

Tickets are € 5,00 (including welcome drink) and available at our restaurant and at 'plaza and Supermercado Diferente'.

You can reserve your tickets as well online at our website www.restaurantelavuelta.com

Come and bring your friends or family to join us at Saturday the 10th of September at the park of Benijófar.

We are looking forward to welcome you and bring you a great night out!

With best regards,

Sam and Hein
Restaurante Finca La Vuelta
+34 966727559

Quesada

New Apple watch is now out

The Apple Watch Series 2 has been officially unveiled as the successor to the Apple Watch and it's bringing some pretty big new features.

Like the original, you'll be able to pick the Series 2 in 38mm and 42mm case sizes but the big news on the design front is that the Apple Watch Series 2 will be waterproof this time. So you can take it for a dip at up to 50 metres depth, which is the same waterproofing as the Fitbit Flex 2. For swimmers, it will have both pool swim and open water swim options.

Must read hands on: Apple Watch Series 2

There's also changes in the display department where Apple has opted for a new touchscreen that is apparently 2 times brighter than its predecessor offering 1,000 nits of brightness. Apple says this is the brightest screen it has created on any of its devices.

Quesada

Weather for September

SEPTEMBER AVERAGES

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Averages for Alicante in September
Weather lowdown
September is the end of summer and start of autumn in Alicante, depending on which portion of the month you arrive in. The beginning of the month will be much warmer than the end, and autumn is the start of the rainy season so expect regular showers by the end.
There are still around 8 hours of sunshine each day, with average temperatures of 24C and highs of 29C. Overnight, the temperature is unlikely to fall much below 19C. It should still be quite warm and pleasant for much of the month. It’s a similar story across the country with average temperatures of 25C and highs of 32C in Seville. It will be slightly cooler in Barcelona, in the north of Spain, with average temperatures of 22C and highs of 26C. High humidity levels year round in Alicante will ensure the temperature feels much warmer, though it will be mediated somewhat by higher wind speeds and increased rainfall.
Autumn is the rainy season in Alicante. Visitors will almost certainly experience some heavy showers and there’s a risk of flooding at this time. In 1997 nearly 271mm of rain fell over a six hour period, causing flash floods and turning the streets into a river. However, Alicante doesn’t see floods every year. There have been a number of years when the city saw no rainfall at all. On average, it expects rainfall of 41mm over 5 days in September; still more than four times the amount expected in August. There’s also likely to be some hail and thunderstorms at the end of the month.
The rest of Spain will see similarly increased levels of rainfall. Barcelona, for example, expects average rainfall of 40mm over 9 days.
Denia Maria port in Alicante, Spain

Quesada

Thousands-evacuated-Spanish-towns-packed-British-tourists-horrendous-wildfire-hits-Costa-Blanca.

The area of North coast blanca Javea.
He later confirmed to fans that he was 'safe' but described the inferno as 'scary'.
Spanish emergency crews are still working to bring the fire under control and authorities said more than 200 firefighters with 65 vehicles were deployed to the scene.
The temperature in the area was forecast to reach 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit), but officials were hoping a stiff wind that has fanned the flames would drop.
Emergency services said they almost brought the blaze under control on Sunday, but when water-dumping aircraft stood down after sunset the fire surged again and compelled the evacuations.

Quesada

Mini heatwave assails Spain over first weekend of September

By Wednesday the heat will be abating and the country returning to more normal temperature levels

In spite of this being the first weekend of September, conditions of atmospheric instability will lead to a major episode of late summer high temperatures which will affect the majority of the regions of Spain between the 3rd and 8th September.

On Saturday and Sunday temperatures rose right across Spain and are expected to reach 38/40ºC in areas of the south-western quadrant of Spain, 36/39ºC in the central area of the Ebro Valley and Valencia Region and 34/36ºC in the El Duero Valley and central –southern areas of Galicia on Sunday afternoon and Monday.

On Monday and Tuesday temperatures will fall in the Ebro Valley and climb in the north-west of Spain, and it is probable that they will continue to rise in the southern-central areas of the Spanish peninsula, exceeding 40ºC in areas such as the Guadalquivir Valley, the Tajo and Guadiana Valleys.

It is probable that temperatures will start to fall noticeably across the west of Spain on Wednesday, a fall which will become generalised on Thursday.

Quesada

Bank Hoilday

Its a Red Day or bank hoilday as some people know on Monday 15th August,in Quesada.

Quesada

Summer Fair 6th August 2016

There is a summer Fair on Saturday 6th August to be held at ' THE CLUB ' Quesada. There are going to be lots of stands.

There will be more information coming soon.

Thanks

Quesada

Horse Riding boots

HI can anyone please tell me where is the best place is to buy riding boots,but not just plain as I am looking for dressage Shows,I have looked everywhere .
Thanks

Quesada
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