A couple of weekends ago Missy Big and I had a girls day out, just the two of us. We went to Spitalfields, had a wander around the market and after a fancy burger popped to the Renegade Craft Fair. What a treat!
We picked up lots of handmade goodies, some for us and a bunch of Christmas presents too, which will have to remain a secret.
But the best bit for Missy Big was that she got to meet Jane Bull and take part in a workshop with her. If you craft with your children you've probably used a Jane Bull book, we have several and regularly borrow them from the library. She has a new book out - Crafty Creatures, from which we each made a sweet bird.
Aren't they lovely! We will be making plenty more new friends from this book I'm sure.
The only trouble with Christmas shopping is that I see so many things I want for me! I'm very fond of a brooch, and there were many to choose from. I did very well and just came home with one for me.
Mine is by Louise Dawson
and brooches for the girls, from Lady Snail
coasters from Ketchup on Everything
There were so many talented makers and gorgeous products. I came away completely inspired and plan to make this Christmas as handmade as possible, either by making for people or buying handmade.
I think I'd better get a move on!