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Monday, 8 March 2010

Mothers Day Craft Market

My life this week is expected to be pretty hectic, due to the big Mothers Day Craft Market that I've organised for locally based charity, Dignity Worldwide which aims to facilitate change and alleviate poverty in rural Zambia.

This craft market is the 4th that I've arranged and each time I send out the application forms I get a bigger response. I'm still receiving application forms with only a few days to go. The event will include 40 crafters, some of the most talented local people offering wonderful gifts, to include jewellery, ceramics, cards, bags, textiles, paintings and photography, bath and body products, toys and a whole heap of other amazing stuff. There will also be plenty of homemade cakes and refreshments available from our cafe area. The event is being held in Ivy Church with its stunningly beautiful Art Nouveau stained glass windows, as well as the adjoining hall (see address details below).

We always get a great footfall through these events and, weather permitting, we are expecting a great crowd to arrive on the day. If you are looking for a handmade, unusual or unique gift for your mum or just a little treat for yourself, come along and have a rummage, and don't forget to say 'hi' to me. I'll be the one with the table nearest to the cakes. Hey, I did organise the floor plans myself and thought it may be a good idea to be close to the kitchen to keep an eye on my daughter who is manning the food area herself. Really, that's the reason and absolutely nothing to do with the abundance of chocolate butter icing that will be going on!

Ivy Church,97 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, South Manchester, M20 2GP


  1. Sounds like it will be a fun day, hope it does really well. If I had my own transport I'd come and see you,
    pam x

  2. Pam, Lancaster's not that far away. Shame you can't get there. Maybe you could have a stall at the next one at Christmas.

  3. Good luck with the Craft Market Amanda, I wish I lived nearer as I would definitely pop in! And remember - cake is good, lots of cake is even better! :D
    Tracy x

  4. I am really going to try and make it but my daughter's refurb gallery is opening the same day at Platt Hall - will do my best to squeeze them both in xxx

  5. Soooo sad i couldnt go looks amazing! i did however get to do a stall with my day job at a community center for international womens day, i did many many hand massages, it was a lovely day and met lots of interesting ladies :)
    Let me know when the next one is and ill try and get the time off work xxx

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  8. Annabel, I wanted to go to Platt Hall on Saturday but can't. Just seen your cute little handmade dog. You should have a stall at our next craft market! The dog is seriously cute.

  9. What a lot of work :) I hope it goes well for you.