Thursday, 30 December 2010
She took a great liking to our Christmas tree, it was her new favourite hang out and as our tree had several bell ornaments on it you could always hear when she had climbed in it again. I had to reattach branches numerous times and rearrange the tinsel as well as constantly tell her to stop chewing the branches; and light bulbs :S on occassion.
Sadly her new toy was taken down yesterday due to my not being able to moan at her about chewing it anymore and she fought the decision all the way!
She climbed into it and attacked us while we removed ornaments, helped remove some of the branches for us (haha!) and stayed in it as it slowly became more and more bare of baubles and branches.
We had a wonderfully quiet Christmas just the three of us, lots of tasty food and relaxing with some good telly too! I'll miss our pretty and very colourful tree until next year and I know Milly will too!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Firstly is a picture of Milly's first venture into the snow! She didn't really go outside during our first two weeks of heavy snow, she didn't seem to keen. But on Sunday Chris and I decided to go out and build a snowman, or, as you can see a Snotoro! (for those who haven't seen My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli, he is a large cat/bear tree spirit)
Later on we went out to our local pub The Brewery Tap and sat by the fire with good friends, eating cake, playing Scrabble and toasting marshmallows. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening.
Friday, 3 December 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Apologies for taking a week to post photos, we were absolutely wrecked by the time we got home at 5:30 (we'd been on site since 7:20) and then going straight to work on Monday after such a manic weekend really left me tired all week. So thank you for your patience.
Here are some photos of the fantastic stalls and sellers who joined us last Sunday for a slightly chilly but otherwise fine day! What a fine event it was. We were blessed with good weather, no rain, hardly any wind and not too cold either. It couldn't have been better. Thank god we didn't do it this weekend!
As usual my eyes glazed over with excitement at the sight of all the wonderful handmade and vintage goodies and my wallet took a bashing, but let me tell you it was definitely worth it.
Everyone seemed to have a fantastic time, we were busy selling right from the off with a steady stream of customers all day made all the more festive by the Hot Chestnut stall and Ipswich Hospital Band playing Christmas Carols. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and will join us again next time as we value our stallholders very much. They are all super talented people who make or find gorgeous items.
Next market will be an indoor event in March and we may have another different project in the pipeline so keep checking the website for news on that. Also the website is in the process of being remade to include interviews, reviews, news and a calendar of events so keep a look out at
The day before the Saints Festive Street Fair was my birthday. That sounds like pretty bad organising but my birthday isn't usually much of a big deal, sadly, the weather is always rubbish so we can't really go anywhere so it's usually a rather small affair. What's worse is I had a bad cold and felt rubbish all day along with doing last minute jobs ready for the market.
The best part of my day was 7:00am when I woke up, got lots of loving rubs from Milly and cuddles from Chris and a fantastic array of presents!
Above is some pictures of a few of my goodies. The pea pod necklace (by Eclectic Eccentricity) was from Chris' brother and sister in law, the lion and raindrop badges (by Debbie Greenaway) were from Chris and the Vixen necklace (by Joanna Rutter) was from my Mum and Dad.
I was also lucky enough to get a huge stack of books, always a very gratefully received present! I got the V&A Fifties pattern book, Handmade Graphics, V&A Horrockses Fashions exhibition catalogue, The Ultimate Guide to Running Your Own Freelance Business, How to Sell Your Crafts, Locally, Globally and Online and the Illustration Contemporary Sourcebook. I've been so busy i've only managed to look at one properly but I will be making stacks of time this week as there is no more market organising to do!
Friday, 19 November 2010
Tape Measure Brooch by Canny Belle
Crown Badge by Kluck
Echino Small Lampshade by Sacha and Elisabeth
Ceramic Panda Brooch by Hoot
Cream Teas Tote by Cuppa Tea And Cake
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
It's here! It's here! It has finally come around and we are gearing up for a fantastic day on Sunday!
We have a fantastic range of stalls offering vintage and handmade products so if you love old stuff or you love handmade, unique new stuff come and see us, i'm sure it's going to be a fantastic day.
Keep your fingers crossed for no rain for us! I'll post loads of pictures after the event.
Friday, 12 November 2010
Chit Chat Earrings by Canny Belle
You're My Favourite Hello Necklace by Joanna Rutter
Hello Bag by Lucy Player
‘Hello' Greetings Cards pack x 3 by P.Noo Industries
Talking Ring by JoelleabelleHand-stamped Notebook - Bread Slice by Asking For Trouble
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
I had an interesting email yesterday from Russell Hobbs. Okay not the REAL Russell Hobbs but from the
Thursday, 4 November 2010
I Love Tea Mug by Quite Contrary Crafts
Coffee Set Print by Tea and Ceremony
Mocha 'Coffee Beans' Cosy by Charlotte Macey Textiles
Cheeky Emoticon Coffee Cup Cosy by Mouthy Mitts
Bone China "A Cup of Tea Solves Everything" Mug by Nikki Handmade
Little Teacup Pin, pink by Lupin Handmade
Friday, 29 October 2010
So here is this week's 6 winter warmers...
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Well lookie here! There is my large polka dot bunting in this month's issue of Oh Comely Magazine.