It’s Good to be Creative

I love a bit of statistics. The only thing missing from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport’s recent press release, Creative Industries worth £8million an hour to UK economy, is a visually appealing graph. 

I can’t wait for their new website design to be applied to our pesky tax return forms. Speaking of which, online returns are due at the end of January. Have you filled yours in? Lois Addy’s UK Tax for Small Crafting Business Series is a great place to start if you’re filling in the form for the first time. If you’re really struggling though, Lois points out “there is no substitute for taking paid for professional advice specific to your circumstances”.

Good luck with your creative endeavours during 2014. Hope you’ll join us for our first market of the year, 1st February in the Grainger Market.

Make & Mend Christmas Market 2013
Our Christmas Market in the Star & Shadow Cinema – Photo by Paul Thompson

Make & Mend 1950s Special – A review in photos.

We had a fantastic time last Saturday. Joining in with the Grainger Market’s October Festival, 1950’s themed celebrations. It might have been a little cold for some of our dresses but we had a grand time all the same. We love a good excuse to dress up.

Did you take some photos at our market? We’d love you to share them.

As if that bit of excitement wasn’t enough we got a wonderful write up on F6.Studios blog for our October event and a lovely piece in November’s The Crack, giving readers a run down of our upcoming markets and our wonderful stallholders.

What’s that? Upcoming markets?

Why yes. Our Christmas market is the next up and final for this year, on Saturday 14th December at the Star and Shadow Cinema. Our next few blog posts will be introducing you to some of the wonderfully talented stallholders joining us for this year’s Christmas shindig. So, keep your eyes peeled. If you’re the Facebook type we have an event set up, please join and invite your gang. There’ll be festive tunes (and not so festive ones too to keep it interesting) and mince pies to warm you through. See you there folks.

Make & Mend Christmas Market 14th December 2013 Star and Shadow

October – December 2013 Bookings

Hey folks. We’re already fully booked for 5th October and 2nd November in the Grainger Market and hope to see you there.

We’re currently taking bookings for 21st September and 14th December in the Star and Shadow Cinema. It feels so wrong talking about Christmas already but it’s getting closer and closer.

Handmade and vintage – clothing, homeware, art, design, music, books, food, and much more.
At our September market here there will be workshops and activities, if you’d like to run one let me know (we’ll start announcing our workshops soon).

There won’t be room for workshops at the Christmas Market but we’ll be sure to keep you all cosy with mince pies and Christmas crackers. Maybe even a festive film?

Stall spaces are £20 each (approx 2m x 1.5m), stallholders will need to bring their own table/display stand. The market will run from 10am – 4pm.

You can book for as many markets as you’d like. Payment can be made by paypal or cheque, just say which you prefer when booking. I’ll send confirmation and payment details once bookings are made.

To book or find out more just email makeandmendmarket@gmail.com

Christmas is Coming!

There’s snow falling outside, my fingers are numb and one certain set of neighbours have had their decorations up for a month. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

So, while Newcastle turns white with Snow the Star and Shadow will be turning red and green for our Christmas Market. It’s looking to be a great one.

Winter down the Ouseburn

Gifts for all the family this Sunday!

Wonderful woolly Winter warmers for snug outings in the snow. Soft toys and handmade children’s accessories for your younger ones.

Beautiful jewellery and accessories for all tastes including steampunk, vintage and felted creations.

Handmade textiles, wonderfully scented tea-cup candles, prints and illustrations to decorate the home. Plus Christmas cards and decorations to help get you into the festive spirit.

Comics for all and amazing luxury neck wear for the stylish tie wearer in your life.

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And that’s not all, we’ll also have some warming winter foods from Jack Sprats, makers of award winning vegan breakfasts. So put on your Christmas hat, get your woolly jumper on and come join the fun.