This pretty lady has sat at the top of our tree for about 10 years now. She has a missing front tooth and is cross-eyed (due to swigging the cooking sherry) but she’s still got what it takes!
So, Dappled Sky is signing off for the Yuletide season now – to enjoy a mince pie, a few games of charades and a Christmas film.
So let me take this moment to wish you a joyous festive time and may your New Year be a brave new year, full of courage. Courage to help you grasp those wonderful opportunities in life that will make your world a better place.
I hope that some of your New Year Resolutions will be :
(1) To sign up to our “Made to Exchange” opportunity – a chance to share your creativity and spread some happiness.
(2) Invite a friend to follow Dappled Sky
(3) Send Dappled Sky a doodle!
My wishes for you are joy, good health, happiness, a creative life and lots of fun.
See you all in 2012.
The tail end of last week was spent in Brighton and London having a lovely time, but no time to blog! Whilst I was there I went to the lovely pop-up shop on Exmouth Market ( Farringdon- EC1) If you ‘ve not yet been to the shop…. you’re too late!
As is the nature of pop-up shops – they pop-up and then they go. You’ve got to catch them while you can.
I had a chat to Sarah, one of the shop organisers. She explained that they were hoping to have the shop for a little longer but the landlord managed to get a permanent tenant - so that’s great for the landlord , but not so hot for all you handmade junkies!
Never fear. The organisers of the the pop-up actually run stalls at Old Spitalfields Market (E1 6EW) 11AM – 5PM on the 3rd Saturday of each month, so I’m guessing that a lot of the fab makers that were showing their wares can probably be found down at Spitalfields all year round.
Check out the designersmakers website for more information about what they get up to and how to join them.
There were lots of makers involved and I wish I had a bit more time to browse. My favourite bits in the shop were the pure wool blankets and scarves by Woodchild, the cute Bobby the owl brooch, the hand-bound books and the gorgeous lampshades. Another good thing about the particular site of this pop-up was that Exmouth Market seemed quite a cool area. It looked like it was worth a browse around there anyway and we spotted that the Betsey Trotwood pub was just down the road ( an interesting pub where His Royal Papercut Majesty , Mr Rob Ryan, has been known to spin some toons!)