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June Market Highlights ⭐

Another weekend, another marvellous Pop Up Emporium market at The Stade Hall in Hastings. The sun was shining and it was so wonderful to see so many smiling faces out and about, enjoying the bank holiday weekend and popping in to support small businesses.

For anyone who couldn’t make it down to the market, here’s a round up of some of my personal highlights from the weekend.

These T-shirts by Tara MacDonald are so beautiful, and I can’t describe to you how incredibly soft they are. The colours available are stunning and it was hard to choose a favourite. In the end a delicious purple one came home with me though and I love it!

Tara also had dyed baby-grows, socks, scarves and scrunchies as well as kits to have a go at dying your own scarf.

Georgina has such a beautiful range of handmade lampshades in some really wonderful, colourful patterns. A firm favourite of mine is the lilac leopards on the navy background, although that pink one looks pretty delicious on the cane lamp base too.

Magic Pink Designs also sell a range of hand illustrated stickers, matchboxes and candles.

Holly from Wild Flora makes a whole range of beautiful jewellery, accessories and homeware, preserving dried flowers in resin. These new dangly floral studs were my favourites, available in four different colours, that bright blue caught my eye.

She also had a gorgeous range of hair clips, trinket dishes and wall hangings available too.

These bags from Mindful Manta are made from recycled Wetsuits making them practical and ethical. The mermaid design is also really fun, those blue colours definitely jumped out at me.

Mindful Manta also sell a range of other size bags and pouches, from triangular pyramid pouches perfect for your stuff bags, pencil cases, clutch bags and wash bags.

Nina had some really beautiful, colourful illustrations, available on a range of products including cards, prints, button badges and these fab cushions. I stocked up on a handful of her lovely cards, perfect for kids birthdays but I really had my eye on that ‘space cat’ cushion.

No, I’m not pregnant but this moisturising, organic body oil from Nom Nom smells absolutely divine and all bodies deserve delicious treats. This spray on oil soaks into the skin really quickly, or you can add it to a bath if you prefer, and again, it smells so so good. I didn’t pick up a bottle at the weekend (I’d already spent far too much money) but I’m having serious regrets now

Nom Nom also creates a range of other butters, balms and bath goodies for both fully grown humans and babies.

Anyone who knows me will know I love a book, and I obviously love supporting indie businesses and indie authors so it was really lovely to meet Mike and chat to him about his book. The book is full of really interesting facts about scale, matched with bold colourful illustrative designs. As an example, one of my favourite facts is “the average office desk has as much bacteria as four hundred toilets.”

It’s also a really attractive looking book, nice green hardback with holographic foiling on the front and back! But enjoy cleaning your desks…

And if you missed the market check out all the small businesses below who joined us:

That Wild Feeling -

Mindful Mantra -

Olive and Stone Jewellery -

Olivia Gina Embroidery -

The Radible Dog and Home -

Lemon Drops Design -

I Am Natural Skincare -

Anita Kelsey Creations -

Boxroom Press -

Louise Cooke Jewellery -

Hannah Hannam Designs -

Coastal Cocoa -

Maku UK -

The Silvery -

Wild Floral Handmade -

Illustrations By Nina -

Nom Nom Skincare -

Nikki x


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