Gosh the week kicked off with us being interviewed by BBC Lancashire by Dominic Busby and Rosie Dummer to promote the weekend’s Festival of Making in Blackburn. We had a lovely weekend 6th and 7th May at the maker’s market in St George’s Hall surrounded by 35 lovely makers of wonderful things. We do love makers!
Lovely crisp sunny autumnal day a Treacle yesterday.
We took part in the first ever Maker’s Market on Town Hall St, Blackburn on Saturday and the town centre was also hosting a countryside festival. The market was organised by Hopeful and Glorious and had a great atmosphere and lovely stalls including Squirrel and Tiffin, Bullie, Art a Flutter, Carley Baines and, No 11 and Higherford Mill amongst others.
Had a wonderful, sunny, cold, blustery day Treacling at Macclesfield this weekend…. ok I admit we were slightly snugger in the old Butter Market with the sun streaming in and church bells ringing. Great atmosphere as always, friendly faces and lots of new things to see. Treated ourselves to some great finds from stalls and great boutique shops. Mightily impressed by the teenagers from All Hallows Catholic College who’d baked cakes, made candles, chillie oils, chutneys, fabulous nesting boxes and scrummy dog biscuits which our dog Coco Merrtyale heartily endorses! Big thank you to the lovely ladies@ Smashing Times who gave us some wonderful scalloped petit fours tins to make retablos from…..so thoughtful! We love Treacle!
Great day selling at Castlefield Artisan market, Manchester on Sunday (first Sunday each month 10 – 3.30). The sun shone brilliantly for us all day. Superb stalls including award winning food produce, crafts, vintage, cafe and live and dancing thanks to the Cotton Town Hot Club. The location is perfect with canal side bars and restaurants, all in all a way to spend a sunny Sunday morning.
This was the last market there this year, they will resume on the first Sunday in February.
We are very excited to have taken delivery of some wonderful new stock in time for Xmas. We have some classic toys, vintage pieces, wonderful recycled bags and fabulous storage tins which make superb gifts for friends, loved ones and children.
We had a superb time on our stall at Treacle Market this Sunday as always, but this Sunday was particularly special as it was also the 4th day of the Barnaby Festival, so lots of events, performers, and exhibitions to see. The sun came out, the rain stayed away and Chestergate was festooned in the most wonderful gigantic bunting.
The street performers were great, including a contortionist and a crazy man with a suitcase (speaker) who was herding chickens into shops, ducking from overhead helicopters and running from gunfire amongst other things. We saw Teresa Wilson’s wonderful “The Ecchoing Green” sculpture installation in the beautiful King Edward Chapel, which was dark and filled with trees and the sound of crows cawing. Very eerie but equally beautiful, the girls loved it!