Today at the Catford Broadway Market…

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On my way to work I saw the most coolest pop-up stalls along the Broadway in Catford as indepedant traders sell thier homemade and or handmade treasures every 1st Sunday of the month!

Today there was about 5-6 stalls open and my eyes were drawn towards two. One stall was selling yummy homemade chutney, tiny French Macaroons, Scones and Jams. Her name is Uli and she was very nice as she was kindly selling her yummy homemade treats with her beautiful daughter which I thought was very cute! I so badly wanted to buy more but I ran out of money which will hunt me throughout my sleep until I buy her jams! (This is what’s playing in my head “I should have got a Scone, I should have got a Scone, I should have got a Scone, I should have got a Scone, WHY DIDN’T YOU GET A SCONE!”)

Uli's Jam, Chutney and Scones!

Uli’s Jam, Chutney and Scones!

She has loads of tasty homemade produce!

She has loads of tasty homemade produce!

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Salted Caramel was not to my liking however I'm not a foodie with a mature pallette!

Salted Caramel was not to my liking however I’m not a foodie with a mature pallette!

But I did love the Strawberry and Pistachio ones. The pistachio ones where green and I ate them before could take a picture...I went their TWICE! She's just that great!

But I did love the Strawberry and Pistachio ones. The pistachio ones where green and I ate them before could take a picture…I went to Uli’s TWICE! She’s just that great!

Contact!

Mobile: 0793 010 2662

Email: ulrikebusshart@sky.com

 

The other stall sold eye-catching crafty handmade cards, crochet brooches and beaded earrings. Lucy Morton (guessing that’s her name from the pretty business card) was very nice and her cards are so lovely, giving someone you care about something handmade with love says a lot and at her quality of handmade work you can see the love.

Welcome to the latest in handmade greeting cards. Here at Jucy Lane Creates we offer everything from Happy Birthday to Merry Christmas and much more. – Jucy Lane

Jucy Lane Creates Crafts and Cards.

Jucy Lane Creates Crafts and Cards.

Cards and Crafts galloure!

Cards and Crafts galore!

Fab Crochet brooches.

Fab Crochet brooches.

Cute beaded earrings.

Cute beaded earrings.

LOVE THIS!

LOVE THIS!

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Not me yet! Mines on July the 7th..ages away!

Not me yet! Mines on July the 7th…ages away!

Contact!

Website: jucy lane creates

Email: jucylanecreates@gmail.com

Mobile: 0771 253 2316

 

So please check these ladies out and help promo local independent businesses! For more info contact Uli and Lucy. I hope to see more people on the 1st Sunday of next month!

 

Happy Exploring!

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What a fascinating course

I love vintage fascinators and hats. Especially the big, bold and beautiful ones women wear to garden parties, horse racing shows and weddings. Paloma Faith can sure rock a statement headpiece! Wouldn’t hurt to learn a new skill and look drop dead fab in the end?

Got £400 to spend?
Got a week to lend?

The Millinery courses are for 5 days and
the cost for a course is £400.
Please find all the details at http://www.rosecory.co.uk.

Here are the dates for the courses this year:

17th to 21st March
19th to 23rd May
16th to 20th June
14th to 18th July
18th to 23rd August
15th to 19th September
20th to 25th October
17th to 21st November

So you got time to save and make/buy outfits to go with your handmade vintage inspired fascinators!

Happy fascinating!

Gorgeousness at Gorgeous Gifts & Accessories

This is my favourite place to be and not just because I love the owner! I show you why I love it so and why I purposely try not too look inside (I can’t help but spend…anything is just so pretty!)

Gorgeous Gifts And Accessories is a lovely little shop in the heart of Catford South London. In store you would gorgeous unique products.
We are famous for our Simmering Granules, Aromatherapy Products and personalised Gifts.
Gorgeous Gifts And Accessories is small but the is big. Pop in and pay us a visit any time you’re in Catford. – Gorgeous Gifts And Accessories

Bold entrance into wonderland! All contacts are there but I will jot them down below.

Bold entrance into wonderland! All contacts are there but I will jot them down below.

These are the many things that GG&A have to offer you...(FYI Amanda (that's the owner) really does do it all the handmade things herself...I have a lavander bath bomb which was made by her which I have not used yet, it's been a year and I don't want to use it. So pretty!)

These are the many things that GG&A have to offer you…(FYI Amanda (that’s the owner) really does do it all the handmade things herself…I have a lavender heart-shaped bath bomb which was made by her which I have not used yet, it’s been a year and I don’t want to use it. Too pretty to use!)

Handmade and sweet smelling soaps...

Handmade, beautifying and sweet-smelling soaps…

...creams and such. Perfect for any occasion and hoilday!

…creams, oils and such. Perfect for any occasion and holiday!

BATH BOMBS! The kind you want! I think i'll be stopping by here this christmas!

BATH BOMBS! The kind you want! I think I’ll be stopping by here this christmas!

My addiction section! Need I say more? Really?

My addiction section! Need I say more? Really?

Brilliant Applique cusions! A Colourful injection to any living space.

Brilliant Applique cushions! A Colourful injection to any living space.

Handpainted cups and set, GG&A is not only a independant business but also helps support and promote other independant business also. Inspiring, independant businesses in local commuinties all working together...this is what it should be like.

Handpainted cups and set, GG&A is not only a independant business but also helps support and promote other independant business too. Inspiring; independant businesses in local commuinties all working together…this is what it should be like.

I LOVE A CANVAS PRINT! You just can't find the kind of print you want without it being outragous in price...now I can make my own (smiley grin).

I LOVE A CANVAS PRINT! You just can’t find the kind of print you want without it being outrageous in price…now I can make my own (smiley grin).

GG&A were selling these fab vintage macaroon, teapot and cupcake canvas. Just the thing I needed for my room I knew they were coming home with me!

GG&A were selling these fab vintage macaroon, teapot and cupcake canvas. Just the thing I needed for my room I knew they were coming home with me!

Oh yeah! Here comes the fashion bit! Ready to wear on trend and unique garments at afforadorable prices!

Oh yeah! Here comes the fashion bit! Ready to wear on trend and unique garments at affordable prices!

Pretty and sole lovin' sandles that can fit in your handbag...great for any time esp when you've been parting all night long in those closer-to-God high heels!

Pretty and sole lovin’ sandles that can fit in your handbag…great for any time esp when you’ve been parting all night long in those closer-to-God high heels!

Jewerly glaour!...

Jewelry galore!…

...from the handmade....

…from the handmade….

...to the sparkle and stones!

…to the sparkle and stones!

OMG I will buy these and not give them out! Seriously...

OMG I will buy these and not give them out! They’ll be looking for money anyway. Seriously…

...they are AFFORADORABLE!

…they are AFFORADORABLE!

And so this is the end of the tour...

And so this is the end of the tour…

…but not to worry! Here are the details!:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorgeous-gifts-and-accessories/163400400446915 (Like the page!)

Location: 117 RUSHEY GREEN, London, United Kingdom SE6 4AA

Email: gorgeousgiftsaccessories@gmail.com or gorgeousga@aol.co.uk

Website: http://www.gorgeous-gifts-accessories.co.uk/ (just found this out! happppyyyyy)

Contact number: 020 8697 2472

Opening/closing times: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 19:00, Sat: 09:30 – 18:00

So feel free to pop in! You might (likely) just see me in there!

Happy shopping!

Knice Knitshop

So me and mum were driving around Lee (Lewisham) and behold I saw The Knitshop! I instantly left my mother in my dust as I quickly powerwalk towards this knitshop I never saw before. I love craft and one thing I’ve always wanted to do was knit and they have knitting workshops on Fridays (and Saturdays on the holidays but check with them for availability).  Here’s what the shop looks like….(like a big woollen heart!).

Look a cute knitted open sign!

Look a cute knitted open sign!

Outside

Outside

Lastest news last I chhecked but do look on the website for more up to dates.

Latest news last I checked but do look on the website for more up to dates.

Ready to wear (I think)

Ready to wear (I think)

WOOLS!

WOOLS!

Books, little stuffed stuff and such.

Books, little stuffed stuff and such.

Knitting equpiment and such.

Knitting equipment and such.

More wool!

More wool!

Looks like raw wool, possibly untread...can't be sure but all I know is that I'll be using it!

Looks like raw wool, possibly untreated…can’t be sure but all I know is that I’ll be using it!

The manniquin looks so pretty.

The mannequin looks so pretty.

The workshop!

The workshop!

And a closed sign too!

And a closed sign too!

So yesterday I took myself down to the workshop (an hour late but don’t ask me why! It’s always when I want to go somewhere, that’s when things go cray but when It’s the opposite then behold 3 buses at once!) and good golly in a trolley the class was full! So many people attended to the class which I’m not surprised coz “Duh! knitting is this seasons craft cool lol”, I parked my tardy booty on the seat to begin after the sweet teach Marcia (I hope that’s her name…i’ll correct myself later) introduced me to the rest of the craft comers and they were all so friendly and welcoming (some come to The Knitshop other than a Friday that’s how cool it is). They even had tea with all the trimmings, it was too cute just like I pictured in my head!

And so I began to (try) knit, a simple one to start off with as crotchet would have me there all day long and I can’t knit myself a square let alone a blanket!

Me knitting as if I have two left hands.

Me knitting as if I have two left hands.

I dunno what happened here...

I dunno what happened here…

...it was going well with the right side Knit...

…it was going well with the right side Knit…

...and the bumpy wrong side pearl but then I forgot in a short space of a minuite.

…and the bumpy wrong side pearl but then I forgot in a short space of a minute.

Don't ask how I made a hole in it.

Don’t ask how I made a hole in it.

I had to refresh my memory of the mistake I made on Berroco Design Studio: Ask Amanda;

http://blog.berroco.com/2013/03/05/ask-amanda-which-side-of-my-knitting-is-the-right-side/

I love The Knitshop workshop and now when I return I’ll be able to knit with a little more confidence coz now I’m knitting at home with giant beasts of a knit stick which I “borrowed” six years ago from a teacher. I urge you to go and try it out and have fun and turn up on time (giggle) for fuzzy fun!

There’s a website too (which do retail for UK and Abroad):

http://www.knitshop.co.uk/

And this is where to find it!:

Boutique Outlet:
The knitshop.co.uk Boutique Outlet is located on 326 Lee High Road, Lee Green (Lewisham) London, SE13 5PJ (South East London).

Soon i’ll be as good as NikkiM http://buzyday.com/  (Whispers) I already love her…

 

Happy knitting!

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