Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Homeworks over the last year and to all of you who support our fairs and buy beautiful, unique stuff from all our designers, makers and small businesses.

Keep checking back for next year’s dates and enjoy the festive fun. x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

It’s the final countdown!

It’s the last week already, can you believe it? This Sunday will be the last chance to get your hands on some gorgeous goodies from our talented makers. They will be travelling from far and wide (and just around the corner) to tempt you with their childrenswear, accessories, pictures and prints, ceramics, furniture, vintage delights, jewellery and many other good things.
Christmas shopping just doesn’t get any easier than this...

Joining them this week are some new faces and some Homeworks regulars:

Inspired by clothes from their Spanish upbringing, sisters Rafaela and Victoria created Elfie, a collection of beautifully nostalgic children’s clothes robust enough to withstand the rough and tumble of childhood.

Nancy Batty makes collages using vintage wallpaper and is back for another year with her ever popular giclee prints

and Janey Whitehorn returns with her distinctive lampshades and scarves, which she individually hand dyes using traditional marbling methods.

Petra Boase is back for our last week with her eclectic collection of cards, mugs, notebooks, knitted toys, t-shirts, tea towels and colourful Japanese paper balloons

 and Suzi from Twisted Twee will once more be showcasing her witty and downright hilarious homewares collection.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Queens Park resident and founder member of the Homeworks collective Lou Rota has been featured on Park Life, a great blog local to NW6 and NW10.
Lou will be back again this weekend at our next sale, meanwhile if you want to find out a bit more about Lou and her quirky, witty designs you can read the whole article here.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Homeworks Christmas Craft Market - Week Three

Well it’s week three already and we have even more good stuff to show you. As before, many designers and makers will be returning for another week on Sunday, so contact them directly if you want to know their dates.
Right, on we go with this weeks selection:

East London ceramicist Becky Baur will be selling a selection of her cushions, cards and ceramics

and Somerville Scarves will be returning for another year with their trademark graphic print scarves, cushions, pure pashminas and some lovely new knitted bobble hats.

There will be classic english children’s nightwear from Homeworks regular Sogoodnight

and unique fashion, accessories, books, toys and homewares from Niddle Noddle.

Sonia Shakerley is also back for another year with her collection created from natural gems and stones

and Charlotte Clemence also returns this year with her exquisitely made one off pieces and silk scarf cushions.

See you on Sunday...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Homeworks Christmas Craft Market - Week Two

Thank you to everyone who made it along to our first market last weekend, there’s lots more to see if you fancy dropping by again this Sunday.

Some of our makers will be returning for a second week too - Christa Davis, Somerville Scarves, Smith and Coates, Hermione Wood, Moomu, Ennelle, Lou Rota, Oliver Marder, Samantha Duffy, Mrs Booth, Fiona BaileyJames Brown and Natural Stuff.

Joining them this week will be some old Homeworks favourites and some new faces so let’s get started with our showcase:

Pookie and Peach is a collection of toys, clothes, art and essentials for young children and babies

and Annie Neill's knitted scarves, hats, gloves and socks celebrate her commitment to the skill, creativity and tradition of British manufacturing, small businesses and hand knitting.

Homespun & Vintage will be selling a range of beautiful paper-cut city map prints and gorgeous family tree picture frames, handmade ceramics and jewellery

and Samantha Morris is back for a second year with a witty selection of prints and stationery sets.

Clutterclutch specialise in simple and beautiful leather accessories

and Scarf Dept. will be selling their versatile and stylish scarves.

Dorothy Stiven is back with her covetable selection of vintage homewares

 and Celia Worster, a Homeworks favourite, is also back for another year with her luxurious hand blended aromatherapy oils and creams.

Sasha Kamen returns with her fine handmade jewellery - Sasha specialises in handmade bridal jewellery using freshwater pearls and natural gemstones

and Cinderela B has a collection of opulent jewellery, scarves and vintage pieces - luxury, one-of-a-kind, re-worked investment pieces made using vintage components from 1920-1980, meticulously sourced from around the world.

Another great selection, I'm sure you’ll agree. See you on Sunday!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas 2011

This Sunday is the first of our four Christmas Craft Markets at the Salusbury School Canteen at Queens Park Farmers’ Market. For those of you who have never visited before, the recently refurbished school canteen is a lovely light filled space right next to the weekly Queens Park Farmers’ Market - an ideal spot to pick up some delicious food, vegetables, flowers and decorations as the Christmas season kicks off.

We will be transforming the canteen into an emporium of handmade and designer maker delights every Sunday for the next four weeks with an ever changing selection of good stuff from our talented makers.

There will be an update before each fair showcasing what we have on offer, here we go with a small selection from week one:

Beautiful tableware and decorated vintage china from Lou Rota

handmade, recycled and unique children’s knits from Smith and Coates 

and knitting kits for all ages from Fiona Bailey.

Unique pictures and prints from James Brown

and gorgeous vintage and modern fashion and accessories from Christa Davis.

Helen Gordon’s collection of retro inspired clothes and accessories have something for everyone

 and Madame Chalet provides an eclectic range of gifts, cards and home accessories for both children and adults inspired by nostalgic swiss culture.

Award winning designer Ella Doran transforms everyday objects into design conscious pieces through clever manipulation of photography and she will be selling a selection of her instantly recognisable products.

Hand stamped reusable greetings cards, pictures, colouring books and cards from Mrs Booth,

and delicate, contemporary jewellery from Enelle.

With organic aromatherapy treatments from Tabitha Robertson and feel good accessories from Moomu and The Natural Stuff rounding up this week’s selection there is lots for everyone.

See you on Sunday!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Homeworks at the Farmers’ Market 2011

We will be at the Salusbury Farmers’ Market for four weeks starting on Sunday 20 November, check the sidebar on the right for details of this year’s participants: