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Market preparations

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This coming Sunday I will be taking part in the Paperdolls Christmas Market.

My friend and I organise the event and this will be our 4th market. We're so excited!

It will take place at the Hare & hounds pub on Kings Heath high street, with 20 stalls featuring hand picked local artists, makers & designers selling their work. It's gonna be great, so do come along if you're local! 

I've been busy getting ready for the Christmas rush and have been crocheting at every spare moment. 

Wristwarmers | carolyn carter
Crocheted toddler backpack | by carolyn carter

This little guy will be coming with me too. :)

Market preparation | carolyn carter

I also had a last minute idea to make up some little advent calendar kits to sell at the market. I've got 5 to sell and kept one for my girls as (unbelievably) we are just a week away from the 1st of December!

Christmas Advent calendar kit | carolyn carter
Christmas Advent calendar kit | carolyn carter

Just add the chocolate of your choice :)

Christmas Advent calendar | carolyn carter
Christmas Advent calendar | carolyn carter
Christmas Advent calendar | carolyn carter
The Paperdolls Handmade Market | carolyn carter

Here's the original Paperdolls artwork, which went on to become our fabulous new logo. They were designed by the brilliant Ruth Radcliffe who will also be at the market on Sunday.

If you're not local then make sure to do your research as it is likely you will find similar markets happening near you.

And remember:
Shop small, buy local and support independent this Christmas! ;)