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On Saturday we were up at 4am, such is our dedication to the craft world, and boarding a train at Kings Cross an hour or so later (after a tweet and a cup of coffee). We hopped out at Norwich which I was delighted to discover a very pretty town especially with the sun shining and cloud free blue skies. We headed straight for the venue - Norwich Arts Centre which is set inside one of the many churches on a windy cobbled street peppered with cute cafes and shops.
Elley (our November 2006 intern) is our gal in Norwich and she came along to help us out for the day. As we set up the stand she let us in on a few of the venues deep dark secrets including it's history with Richey from the Manic Street Preachers. There's nothin' like a bit of rock'n'roll history as you're hanging out the bunting...
Just as we finished setting up, the doors were flung open and we handed out free tote bags to our first flurry of early birdie customers! Throughout the day we sold a huge selection of handmade goodies and the sale hamper was rummaged around in like crazy. I snuck out from behind the stall to quickly go and take a few snaps of the other designer-makers trying very hard not to buy anything!
I loved this eye patch and moustache accessories set crafted with love by Zazar's bazaar.
I can't quite help myself when it comes to tea cozies and these amazing grannyesque chequered ones were an absolute snip at £4.50.
What else does a gal need to go with an eyepatch, moustache and a tea cozy - a handmade heart shaped fascinator of course! (I'd been up since 4am) These snazzy numbers with netting, bows and ribbons galore all displayed in a leopard print case with pink interior really did send my heart a poppin!
I LOVE ceramic cats of the long necked variety and I was captivated by this red version. I wish he coulda come home with me.
Oh and this lady had the BEST turquoise knitting needles...
Later on in the afternoon Elley and I left Sam in charge of the stall so we could go and watch the Norwich based indie band Bearsuit. The lead singer looked all cute in her feather headband as she sang sweet 'n' quirky stop-start lyrics and played her toy keytar. I loved the flute section of the band and as it got a tad shouty towards the end we slipped away to start packing up.
Thanks for including a pic of my stall. I love those knitting needles! I am forever distracted by making things to match my needles. I got them from Loop. Your stall looked great, I really liked the teacosy necklace.
Ahh, there's my new necklace... and my friend's plushie...
A good day had by all =) Next time you're in Norwich you've gotta try the new milkshake place, they put practically anything in your shake... going off topic here haha!