Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Mud Packs….

On Saturday 17th October we had our Christmas launch evening at Our Handmade Collective. We planned to treat shoppers with mulled wine and mince pies, and the mulled wine was amazing thanks to fabulous spice packs from Syndi of Asharun Spices.

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Right from the beginning the shop was full with people coming to check out the new Christmas products from our 36 makers.

Many, Many thanks to all our lovely customers who came down to the launch night and made it such fun!

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We also had samples of the delicious chocolate from The Chocolate Chest, thanks to Emma’s generosity.

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One of our trees covered in handmade decorations from our makers.

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Handmade cards by McDonough and Davies, and also Imagine by Lindsay Chapman.

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One of our bestsellers were these cute Christmas sprouts by Briony of Wonderkind.

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I love this stunning glass tea light holder by Tina Green Glass Artist. Her hanging angels also looked fabulous on our tree.

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These cute reindeer flannels are made by Sue of Bottoms Up! Nappy Cakes and Gifts. I’ll be buying some of these for my girls Christmas presents!

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Christmas never smelt as good! Fabulous natural bath products from Claire of Little Shop of Lathers.

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Christmas presents would look naked without these beautiful clay tags by Alison of Red Rat Designs.

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How cute are these little knitted jumpers? I’m definitely grabbing one of them while stocks last to go on my Christmas tree.

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And of course you can be the ‘hostess with the mostess’ with a handmade pinny or apron from Claudia of Kitsch-ina. Entertain this Christmas in style!

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Some of our shelves full to the brim with unusual Christmas gifts for everybody!

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Our Handmade Collective got into the Christmas Spirit with some fabulous Christmas jumpers. Claire’s xmas pudding jumper was a firm favourite!

Our makers will be replenishing their Christmas stock frequently and you are always likely to find something new each time you visit. So write out your Christmas shopping lists and come down and Buy Handmade this Christmas supporting small local businesses.

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