Hello - welcome to Pick 'n' Mix Makers Markets. We've taken away the traditional barriers between arts and crafts and have created a market which is vibrant, original and features makers who are passionate about their work. We've been featured in BBC Homes & Antiques, EDP Norfolk, Sew Hip and Selvedge Magazine.

Pop back to keep up with news and forthcoming events. If you're a maker who is interested in one of our events, then please see the contact information on the sidebar.

Lisa x
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Friday, 28 October 2011

Buttons & Doodles

Sam, the maker behind the joyful button jewellery of Mamphii Button, will be bringing her colourful collections to the Christmas market this year.

From rose earrings ...

... to flapper girl rings, you'll definately find something you won't be able to resist.

Sam will also be bringing Woollydoodles felt wands along just in case you need to cast some magical christmas spells.

As well as stars, Tracy of Woollydoodle makes butterflies, hearts and colourful Gerbera wands to add colour to the greyest of days.

To see their work before the 26th, why not click on the link to visit their folksy shops. They'll also be selling at the Hingham Christmas Fair which is organised by Sal the talented baker behind Daisy Boo's Kitchen.

Sal has run the Pick 'n' Mix cafe for the past three years now and brings more and more delights to tempt our tastebuds each time. My personal favourite are her delicious stilton and walnut scones, but then there's always the strawberry and meringue slices or perhaps a brownie or two. Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

French Vintage

James & Joanna create each of their gorgeous handmade home accessories from vintage linen and notions.

French sheeting is used for the printed phrases that are stitched on to individual pieces.

From lavender pouches to hanging hearts and cushions all are made using vintage fabrics and buttons.

True salvagers, they even recycle eiderdown feathers to fill their hearts and stars. To see more of their beautiful work come along to the Pick 'n' Mix Makers Market if you're in our neck of the woods on November 26th.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Woodland Kitsch

The new designs for the Christmas Pick 'n' Mix postcards have arrived from Jane of Teawagon Tales. Once the old cards had been used up I wanted something fresher, full of fun and that perfectly captures the mood of the market.

The postcards will be coming back from the printers this week ready to be left here and there. Look out for one and why not pop over to visit Jane. She has a lovely blog and some real treats in her etsy shop.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Ripping Yarns

The next maker new to the mix is Roberta of Ripping Yarns.

She designs and knits up colourful retro inspired Scandinavian and Fair Isle hats, gloves, socks and anything else that takes her creative fancy.

A self-confessed knitting addict, Roberta will rarely be found without needles in hand.

All made by the Norfolk coast where the North wind demands we wrap up warm in the winter months. What better thing than to stay warm in such richly coloured and fun accessories.

If you want to see more of Roberta's work before the 26th November, then why not pop on over to her etsy store for a visit.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Oh Baby

Introducing our next new makers to the mix, we have Baby Loves Vintage.

Helen and Deb applique vintage and vintage inspired fabric designs onto a colourful selection of new childrens tops and babygrows.

From bubblegum pinks, apple greens and navy stripes there's something for every baby and child in their collection.

You might even find yourself wishing you could squeeze into one.

Their website is currently under construction, but if you want to pay them a visit before Pick 'n' Mix on the 26th November then you can view and order from their facebook page.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Roll Up Roll Up for a Peek

Of the first of our new makers for this seasons Pick 'n' Mix. We get so excited about the amazingly talented makers that we get to meet through Pick 'n' Mix.  It's a fantastic opportunity for our visitors to see their work in a pop up shop for the day and to actually meet the talent behind the creativity. 

We're thrilled to have Gabriella Buckingham joining us this year. Gabriella is an incredibly talented painter who also illustrates, her works are quite simply pieces of handmade happiness.

From her home in Norfolk she produces a variety of joyful gifts which she sells from her online shop, Not on the High Street and through a variety of markets.

There are gorgeous seasonal pieces to buy alongside a stunning selection of handpainted wooden bunting, gift tags and cards. We love this sparkly hen in its festive finery.

To see more of Gabriella's work why not visit her at www.gabriellabuckingham.com/.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Christmas is a Coming

Dare we I say it? I think I probably can now that we're finally in Autumn. It's the Christmas word. Behind the scenes lots of Christmas preparations are already under way. This years Pick 'n' Mix Makers are busy creating gifts, decorations and lots of wonderful things to bring to Holt on Saturday 26th November.

As always we like to keep the mix fresh so that there's always something different for you to be tempted by. Alongside some familiar makers there will be six new makers joining us on the day. I'll be posting over the next few days, so come back soon to find out more about them and their work.