Until now I have done very little season shopping: I don’t think there is much that I really need and in general I love buying presents that will have some practical use.
On Sunday I visited the Old Spitalfields market with the idea of finding some presents… Sadly, I failed to find anything suitable. The market itself was nice to visit, but I was a bit disappointed that many stalls didn’t sell items of own production.
There were a few stalls with woollens and I didn’t resist the sheepy temptation for long! I went home with a woolly booty:
as well as some soap bars by All Natural Soap Co (handcrafted soaps, 100% palm oil free, made with olive oil and wild shea butter).
And this is a hand-knitted present (a self-aid charity put my commission through to a skilled knitter who made it). My friend will have a beautiful neck warmer and a knitter will have had work. The (free) pattern is Braidheart by Rose Anne.
After the failed attempt at the market, I resorted to the net, where I found some useful presents:
(all but the first one were purchased from Burgon and Ball, an old British company based in Sheffield, England)
[disclaimer: as usual, I have no agreement and receive no compensation for mentioning items or brands]