Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Saints Festive Street Fair: The Photos!

What an absolutely fantastic day it was!

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

Happy Birthday To Me!

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

Folksy Friday: Saints Festive Street Fair

This week it's an extra special Folksy Friday because each of the makers who's work I have featured have a stall at the Saints Festive Street Fair on St Peter's Street in Ipswich on Sunday. I am so very excited because I get to choose all the stalls and so I want to buy things from ALL of them!! My bank balance won't take it and neither will Chris' patience. It is going to be super special, just please don't rain!

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

Saints Festive Street Fair

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

Folksy Friday: Hellos

I love Handmade Hellos. By that I mean handmade postcards and cards, but in this case I mean hellos that have been handmade! Look at these, what a great way to say hello and make new friends!

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 Joelleabelle

Hand-stamped Notebook - Bread Slice by Asking For Trouble

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Great Lost Kettle Hunt!

I had an interesting email yesterday from Russell Hobbs. Okay not the REAL Russell Hobbs but from the
company asking me if I can help them find a long lost kettle. A bit odd you might th
ink and I must say I was surprised when I saw the title but they need help solving a little problem!

The Russell Hobbs K1 kettle was the first to turn itself off when it boiled. Unfortunately the company no longer has a working model and so they are looking for people who have one to post images of their K1 on the flickr group or tweet at Russell Hobbs with a picture of it. Every single picture will recieve 10% discount off a Russell Hobbs purchase and they promise that one lucky owner will win the full Russell Hobbs

Here is a picture of the K1 so you best go root through your attic, those boxes you never unpacked when you moved, your mum's attic, or your grannys or Nana's or Auntie's! You could be in for a surprise and some free kitcheny goodies!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Folksy Friday: A nice warm cup of....

So this week I have decided to do my Folksy Friday about hot drinks, I know there are a lot on this theme, but I have been asked to help Russell Hobbs find a 1955 K1 kettle as they no longer have one in working order (see next post) And so I shall run with a theme and here comes this week's 6 items about tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal tea, hot ribena, honey and lemon..... hot drinks! Lovely!

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