One of the best things about the run up to Christmas is the insane amount of Crafts fairs that come out of nowhere. I love it. This weekend Crafty Fox teamed up with The Dogstar in ever trendy Brixton and brought three floors of crafts and workshops to South London.
For regular awesomeness, throughout the year Brixton hosts a few monthly markets. You can find the Brixton Makers Market with beautifully made jewelery unique accessories and homewares, delicious baked goods and original artwork and design and Brixton’s Retro and Vintage Market, a favourite for vintage lovers with a mix of home furnishings, dresses, menswear, jewellery and collectable goods. If you are around, don’t forget to go to Brixton Village for a coffee or a cheeky cocktail.
These are some of the stalls we found this weekend at the Dogstar with some ace last minute present ideas. Pretty badges and facet styled wooden jewelery for that kirky friend in your life brought to you by Lucie Ellen.
Super cute plush toys (OMG how ace is that cloud?) from Pygmycloud
House of Ismay had some wonderful handmade jewellery and homewares at its stall, all made using reclaimed, vintage material.
Iwishawasa made me want to be small again. Mainly so I could fit is their cool costumes. If you have kids, you seriously need to check out their stuff!
Bow Tie Club has the Christmas present solution to all your trendy needs. Definitely back in fashion, these babies will make an unusual but fun surprise.
Butterscotch and Beesting, regulars of craft fair scene and featured in previous posts, were back again with their circus wonders. This time I spotted this funky necklace. They never cease to disappoint! : )
Some nice, vintage-inspired badges from Fabric Nation.
There were several workshops throughout the weekend. These are some images of Mr Wingate screen printed products – he’ll also teach you how to screen print! check his website for workshops in London -, the card making workshop of Papercraft Princess and the little card writing corner of the Letter Lounge.
Finally, to wrap all that up, Paket Paket was running a giftwrap service and had some of its gorgeous giftwrap on show.
For other markets in Brixton, South London:
Makers Market – 2nd Saturday of every month
Retro and vintage market – 3rd Saturday of every month