Christmas rush

Not much time for blogging recently, with markets every weekend, Christmas parties and events, and trying to prepare for the event itself. Needless to say, I’ve failed miserably on the last count!

Markets have been going well, with sales increasing every week. I’ve sold some scarves and pots, but unsurprisingly it’s the smaller, cheaper items that sell most. The spectacle cases, Oystercard holders and smartphone cases made from old pilots’ charts are particularly popular, and the ones made from recycled plastic bags, bubble wrap and embroidery also have their fans.

I nearly sold out of them last weekend, so have been frantically making new batches for the pop-up stalls at Brixton Village this weekend.

Finally started making Christmas cards last night with ESP. The idea was to do a monoprint in two colours, but it took longer than expected, so we’ve only managed the first colour so far. (The pattern may look familiar! ) Still a bit of time before the last posting date for Christmas…

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Flextiles uses shibori, ecoprinting and felting to create original, one-off upcycled pieces. Extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its environmental impact by 20-30%.

4 thoughts on “Christmas rush”

  1. I’m glad the markets are going well for you Kim, I know how hard it is to judge your stock just right and put fair but acceptable prices on everything too. I totally forgot hat I meant to make some glasses cases as little gifts this Christmas, thanks for reminding me and good luck for the rest of your events!

    1. Thanks Nicola – and good luck for yours too! I’m going to try making some iPad/Kindle covers after Christmas – hopefully a lot of people will be anxious to protect their new Christmas presents! 😉

  2. Well at least you are finding time to blog. Feel overwhelmed what with house guests, work (why does it always ramp up in December) more house guests, family etc. etc. Am hoping for a bit of time and space tonight! Loving your little wallets btw.

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