Monday, 21 November 2011

Craft & Gift market

What's the use of having a big church building in the centre of town at the start of the busy Christmas season unless it is filled with lots of people having a happy time? This weekend is the opening of the Christmas market and ice rink in the Cathedral grounds and is also the first ever craft and gift market run by Winchester Family Church.

There are lots and lots of clever people selling fantastic handmade items, although sadly I had no time to join them this year.  Among them are the ever so talented Bethany Athill, who weaves and makes beautiful items. This lovely lady who makes lots of different handmade items and many of my talented friends including the maker of these gorgeous shoes, who really needs her own blog to share all her delightful creations!

There will be lots of other stalls selling cards, children's clothing and who knows what else.  I am sure you will be able to do lots of gift shopping as well as have a lovely cup of tea and a sit down.  There is also face painting for children, what a fun way to spend a Saturday!

It would be lovely to see you there!


  1. Sounds a perfect way to while away a little time - I'll put it in the diary.

  2. Have a lovely time...I'm sorry I can't be there as it sounds wonderful!

  3. Thanks for popping by mine :-) I hope you enjoy trying out the skirt tutorial, I only started sewing a few months back so it really is easy :-) No wonder you crave time on your own with 6 kiddies, it is mad enough in our house with 3 - I do still get cooey over babies and wish I had the energy for more but I think I am all burnt out :-(

  4. Sounds lovely Grace, don't spend all your money!


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