Well, I have been working all hours trying to get a whole load of designs finished so that they can be printed in time for me to be making a bunch of different goodies for the baubley Bungay Christmas Street Market.
I shall be having a stall with my lovely mother-in-law, who is a crafter and whizz on the sewing machine! My creative craftsman father-in-law will have some little wooden carved items on the stall too - if time allows - they still have settling into a new home to do...
Here's a pic of one end of Earsham Street; it's a really pretty, very attractive little town and my in laws have just moved there... So what better way to announce their presence than for them to meet people at the funkily-famous, friendly fair all along Earsham Street.
There are already lots of lovely independent stores and galleries selling a myriad antiques, gifts and art as well as interesting eateries, delightful delis and a hearty wholefood shop
from Bells of Suffolk
Cork Brick Gallery
Everywhere you look in Bungay you see pretty vernacular houses and cottages that tell the story of a long history. From the front, my in laws' place is ostensibly Georgian - but some very old beams hint that maybe the facade was added later.
Bridge Street from the hermitage
I found the website of a mother and daughter team Farrell and Holmes, who make beautiful handmade fabric and paper gift items who are obviously way ahead of us (well, me at any rate) - check them out here - they'll be at the Bungay Christmas Street Market too - on Sunday 2 December
And here is a little tiny snippet of some of what I have been working on - but this is not what they'll look like when made into charming cards, bibbling badges, snazzy sticker packs, natty notebooks or tumbley tree bunting - oh my do I REALLY have to do ALL that? In just five weeks?
Yes, I do