I did two markets this weekend and I’m home now and starting to feel the tiredness creeping in but they have been fun, especially today.
Yesterday I had a stall at the north london rudolph steiner school’s winter fayre in Hornsey. The school hall was decorated with garlands and wreaths and Christmas candles which made it look very festive. I sat working at my stall while the mum’s, dad’s and school kids had their lunches, listened to singing, a violin piece, the raffle results and story telling.
It was very busy considering just how incredibly grim and wet the weather was outside. It was absolutely freezing in the hall and were it not for my wonderful friend V coming to my rescue with a hot water bottle full of lovely hot water and wrapped in one of my very own Hot Water Bottle Covers that she owns, I would have suffered. It really saved the day and meant that my fingers could move again and I was able to get on with a bit of crochetting while I was watching the performances.
I did get the chance to buy a present from Joanna who was doing pottery and came across Maggie of Robin & Rose who sell the most delicious candles
I had been commissioned to make some bunting for a lady that came to the Harringay Market on the 11th November and so was able to hand it over at the winter fayre and she was very happy with it, I’m pleased to say.
Today, I was back at the Harringay Market in the sunshine and wind (we did have to chase a few things across the playground!!). A lovely day of catching up with V between chats to customers and other stall holders.
V brought her knitting project and I even got a bit more crocheting done for the tiny granny squares but not much. Today was a busy and social day and great fun because of it.
We really enjoyed ourselves today and although there were less visitors to the market today than a few weeks ago, the atmosphere was lovely.
V mentioned that there is a real sense of community at the market and it is so true. If you take the time to get chatting to the other stall holders, they are, without exception, lovely and there are some fascinating characters with great back stories.
My aim is not only to sell all my makes here but to also eat from every single supplier at the market; be it a sandwich, a cake or a coffee and I’ve made a pretty heartfelt attempt at it so far.
I’ve enjoyed Burger Bear’s juicy burgers
Silmar’s Taste’s incredible Natas
the bell and brisket‘s amazing salt beef sandwich on a rye bagel
Batch Bakery‘s Salt Caramel Chocolate Brownie, Marsh Produce‘s chicken and leek pie, or Il Baretto Coffee House’s creamy latte. It’s a big job and it can’t be done in one visit (I hasten to add that this list was consumed over a number of visits and take away!!!) so I will clearly have to keep going back with my stall.
So my next batch of lovely eating will be the 9th December. Come and see for yourself but please stop by tinyinc’s stall and say hello!