Well the Christmas season is well underway and I should have shares in the mulled wine companies for the amount I've consumed already! :)
Some amazing markets have happened already, if you missed them where were you...?! The Can't Buy Me Love market at the Star of Bethnal Green last weekend was absolutely brilliant - loads of gorgeous stalls and a brilliant dj playing some retro and festive classics... picked up this beeootiful sparrow hairband from a stall known only as 'L' and who don't yet have a website or anything... so I will be looking out for their gorgeous bits and bobs again...
So it has become apparent that all of the Violet Iris Marmite Candles have sold out, thanks to the lovely people of Walthamstow at the Craft Guerrilla Weekend Emporium Xmas market two weekends ago, any donated empty Marmite jars always welcome (with labels intact please!), and you will receive a 10% off any purchase at the Violet Iris stall voucher personally from me to you!
We ♥ recycling jars!
Here are some pics of the lovely jewellery that participants crafted...
Don't fear - if you think you have missed out on the alternative christmas shopping market experience it's not too late! This Saturday at The Boogaloo by Highgate tube will be one final Can't Buy Me Love Market - a festive special! It's on from 12-5 and I will be there peddling my wares... come and stock up on cheeky handmade cards, fabulous charm necklaces and hand-made baubles!
Also... due to the overwhelming demand for Dot Cotton and Pat & Frank cards and badges over the last few weeks and the number of times I have left lovely customers disappointed after selling out, they are also now available on Etsy! http://www.etsy.com/shop/violetiris at the same price as the stalls with very reasonable postage costs. Check out the lovely kitschy goodness and send a random 'Enders character to someone you love this festive season :)
Happy Festive Thrifting Lovelies ♥