First time that weather has put paid to Edith’ Attic setting up a market stall. We have sold our products through, snow, rain, sunshine, but experience has shown us high winds are a no go. So very sorry if we missed you yesterday, we will be back next month. xxx
6.30 am on this sunny morning, saw my daughter Zaleigh and I arrive to set up our stall. Chase Terrace Family Fun Day and Car Show. Wow , what a turn out! Lot’s of lovely stalls full of talented people, fair rides, coffee stalls, Car show and of course the monster truck. We loved meeting everybody. Looking forward to next year.
Trying to remain as ecological friendly as possible , and keeping to the ethos of recycling, carrier bags have posed me a bit of a problem over the last year. On the market stools I use “recycled” wrappings but was aware this was not meeting the need. I wanted paper bags, but the price of having printed bags was non eco, and far to expensive. So hunting around on a well known auction site i found a box of paper bags that were being sold on. Making them reused and affordable. I then sat over the next week or so each evening hand drawing these bags, and here we have our first batch of Edith’s Attic bags.
They say – “You are a small business, recycling awesome person. Thank you. ” Edith’s Attic.
I then found some recycled cotton tote bags. With a mixture of fabric pens and Vintage Rocks chalk paints, I have a eclectic selection of individual bags for sale at 5 pounds each.
More designs to follow.
Bag problem solved for now. x
The ever popular artisan market is back at Barton Marina. Set beside the waters edge , this busy market compliments the eclectic assortment of shops, coffee houses, restaurants, pub and even an cinema. From April till November, last sunday of the month, with the promise of a Christmas Market over a weekend in early December. Edith’s Attic loves trading at this beautiful setting,
Hednesford Artisan Market is now run by Hednesford in Partnership. Located around the market square just next to the library this small market is growing monthly. full of people showing their crafted talents, as well as a coffee and cake van, to tempt your taste buds. From April till November, every third Saturday of each month.
From the first stool sold just over a year ago, too the busy days in the run up to Christmas, Ediths Attic has given me the most amazing year. I have learnt new skills, in the workshop as well as the markets. Made new friends, and put my love into building a solid foundation year. None of this would be possible without my Husband Mick,( you have no idea what he puts up with) Daughters, Parents (my workshop is there), Aunts, (had them all working at Markets and Fairs), friends and clients. Thank you. Also to the lovely Ashley who built me this website and puts up with my lack of IT skills.
This year we aim to grow, maintain our standards, learn more new skills and enjoy recycling the unloved into the treasured. Have a look at our gallery, a snap shot of the last year.
Look out for our great giveaway coming soon, to thank you for sharing Ediths name. Also a shout out to every one of my family and friends who saved a item found on the streets for me. Proud of you all.!!!
The suntan lotion was out today! Along with half of Stafford it seemed! Most of them waiting in line at the ice cream stall!
Ediths Attic had a lovely day, selling, advising, and chatting. Even got to exchange some ideas with fellow recyclers. The perfect day. Thanks to all that stopped by. x
Hendnesford in Partnership put this market on 4 times this year to see how it goes. From a cold snowy day in February, and slightly better day in May, to this beautiful Summer day in August, (don’t think we will be that lucky for the Christmas one), this little market has grown from strength to strength. It is good to see a town fight to bring life back into its high street with individual shops, and Ediths Attic is proud to be part of this.
There is no doubt my favourite market spot is Barton Marina. Such a lovely place to visit and full of interesting things to look at. Ediths Attic did well, and was kept busy with a steady stream of customers. Upcycled musical intrutments were the sellers of the day, with drum tables,
cymbal clocks, ukela shelving and guitar shelf all selling.
Two of my Aunts, Pat and Fran, visited in June and being the hardy women they are, joined me at 5.45am on a Sunday morning in Featherstone for a ever popular boot fair. I love getting Ediths Attic out to boot fairs, meeting lots of people and seeing pieces of furniture or decorative item which I have spent time bring back to life, find a happy home. Ediths Attic will be doing more car boot fairs this summer. Check on our facebook page for news of the next one.