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Lisa x
Bobo Bun

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Pick 'n' Mix Christmas

Before we threw open the doors on Saturday, a few shoppers snuck in tempted by all the sparkle and colour transforming the hall. One man announced that he thought you get only the best people at these type of things. We completely agreed with him. The hall was filled with wonderful makers and throughout the day we met many shoppers who loved all they found in the peppermint green hall.

Gabriella of Moobaacluck was ready and waiting to greet all with the happiest smile.

Christmas trinkets and kitsch jewellery added yet more smile inducing happiness.

Can't say it better than Roberta of Ripping Yarns can you. The feeling of the day overall was that buying handmade makes you feel good. It's a very good kind of happy finding something original that has been created with passion.

From finely knitted fairisle berets to chunky bright knits from Fiona of Highfibre there was something for all woolly lovers.


For lovers of vintage accessories and fashion Tracy of Faded Splendour had an amazing selection of her stunning brooches handsewn from vintage felt.

She even brought along a couple of wee friends to comment on all who passed by.

Sam of Mamphii Button brought along her colourful button jewellery. A great choice of large brooches, the tiniest of earrings and button rings made choosing all the more difficult.


Thankfully the talented printmaker and illustrator Celia Hart managed to make her way to Pick 'n' Mix after a morning of off road diversions across counties.

Deb and Helen of Baby Loves Vintage catered for the tiniest of shoppers needs with their delightful childrens wear.

Laura Lindores sparkled with her divine glass pieces. Later she was joined by the adorable Monty her wire haired daschund.

Ruth of Glory Days brought her selection of fun  makes and those of the makers who she sells for at house parties.

Emma of Silverpebble brought along her new range of silver jewellery and vintage pieces. If you want to see Emma again soon, then she'll be exhibiting at the Selvedge Christmas Fair on the 10th December.

Throughout the day Penny of Planet Penny was busy needlefelting. I wonder how many new creatures were born on Saturday?

Sasha the talented toymaker, who captures an individual personality in all she makes, filled her stall with creatures large and small. To catch up with Sasha she'll be at Clutter City in Norwich on the 10th December.

Amongst all the colour were the beautiful accessories created from French vintage linens by James & Joanna.

Claire of Miss Poochie brought along her witty canvases of Norfolk dogs. One in particular called Norf even has his own book.

To complete the line-up Lisa of Bobo Bun and the organiser of Pick 'n' Mix brought along a jolly array of vintage inspired knitted and crocheted accessories. 

Throughout the day Sally of Daisy Boo's cafe kept tempting visitors with the most mouthwatering of cakes.

One lady said Pick 'n' Mix started off the Christmas season for her. It feels good that our bit of sparkle and talent does that. Very soon we'll be looking forwards and planning the springtime Mix. Keep you posted.

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