Christmas Markets in Vienna

To get in the festive spirit, we spent the weekend in Vienna sightseeing and exploring the numerous christmas markets.
There were plenty of markets to explore and being crafty I wanted to see all of them. There were some really nice stools with unique hand crafted items although I have to say I was slightly disappointed to see similar items across all the markets. It seemed a shame that there wasn’t more hand crafted items and less mass produced. Having said that I enjoyed every minute of it. Below are a few pictures of my favourite stools.

Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets

Renegade Craft Fair, London 2011

This weekend I went to the Renegade Craft Fair on Brick Lane. It was their first ever London event and it was brilliant. Its one of the best craft fairs I have been to in a long time. Every single stool was full of really nice handmade things. All the crafts were modern and really reasonably priced. I had to hold back the temptation to spend lots of money.

renegade


Stools

There was a free felt making class courtsey of The Make Lounge. The Make Lounge do a variety of evening classes that I have always fancied doing. Hopefully one day I will get round to doing a real one 🙂 It was my first attempt at felting and I quite enjoyed it although the little fox I made must have taken an hour in total. Felting involves jabbing a needle repeatedly into hair like material until it starts to matt together. You shape your creation by turning the matted felt and making some areas denser than others.

Stitch and Craft Show

This weekend I visited the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia. I was hoping to find some wool for a throw and cushion I intend on making for my bedroom but the show seemed to be heavily dominated by cross stitching stools and there wasn’t a very wide selection of wools to pick from. It was worth attending and I quite liked the decopage stool pictured above,  but I would have liked to see more stools like this.