New market in Walthamstow

In January and March this year, I had a stall at a new craft fair in The Mall in Walthamstow. This market is being organised by the shopping centre, to try and enable local crafters and small businesses to sell their handmade produce. The money from the stall is being donated to charity. Walthamstwo March 14

Waltham mar

The markets has been fairly well attended, with lots of shoppers coming to have a look. As the market becomes more known, hopefully there will be repeat customers, but it’s early days and the organisers are hoping that it will expand.

At both markets, I had lots of different makes – handbags, aprons, sock animals, knitting/ crochet caddies and needle cases.


Walth Mar 14


The March market was on Mother’s Day, and it was lovely to see a few of the products being bought for their Mums – in one case with the Mum there who said she’d prefer a knitting caddy to the coat her daughter had just bought her!

Walthamstow March 14

Needle cases – with little zip pockets inside. Perfect for little bits and bobs


Keeping crochet thingies tidy


Last year I started to learn how to crochet, and found that I kept putting my hook down and then not being able to find it. I didn’t realise that you could buy crochet rolls – to keep all the hooks together, so thought I would design something myself, that suited me. This resulted in me making my ‘crochet caddy’. Its a clever little bag, that has pockets for yarn, lots of pockets for hooks, and smaller pockets for bits and pieces. Its is slightly padded, and opens up fully, making it easy to find things. It can also be hung up, open, making hooks etc. accessible. I then made a knitting caddy. This has one less little pocket, as the needles are so much longer, but still has the pockets for yarns and bits and bobs.

The crochet caddy




The knitting caddy

This caddy has to be my favourite. Made with Amy Butler ‘With Love’ fabric, it’s gorgeous!