Partly this is because recently I've been on days out with family and friends and haven't taken my camera along, but I've also fallen slightly behind with editing my photos (tsk tsk). So, there will be a few Nice Day Out flashbacks popping up on my blog over the coming weeks as I finally edit my photos and share some of my not-yet-blogged trips from the past few months.
First up: in November I took a trip to East London to visit the Renegade Craft Fair. Renegade is always amazing, with over 200 talented designer/makers and artists selling their fabulous wares and soooo many tempting handmade and indie-designed treats on offer.
It was lovely to see lots of familiar faces (including the always awesome Floss & Mischief, Made by Mrs M, & Debbie Greenaway) but also to discover some new-to-me sellers... and to be able to shop in person from some of the makers whose work I admire every time it pops up in my Twitter feed.
Here are some snaps of just a few of the things that caught my eye this year...
Cute cards and tags from Blank Inside:
Textile jewellery by Louise Dawson Design:
Quirky illustrations by Ella Masters Studio:
Lots of cat-themed goodness from I Like Cats:
Awesome pigeons from Scout Editions:
Cute kitties, dogs and guinea pigs by Jo Clark Design:
Fab cacti and succulent jewellery from Finest Imaginary:
A totally awesome wolf print by Dandiifluff:
Super cool ceramics from Stolen Form:
Fun jewellery by Kayleigh O'Mara (love those scissors!):
Cats in glasses by Zuzanna Dominiak:
Pretty painted jewellery by Layla Amber:
Cross stitch awesomeness by Magasin:
Sweet gifts by Oh No Rachio:
Happy stationery-themed jewellery by Corazón de Galleta (that protractor necklace! OMG):
Delightful "LOSER" rosettes from Dear Colleen:
Fun illustrated cards & brooches from Bel's Art World:
And utterly adorable painted animal jewellery & ornaments by Emma Carlisle:
The full list of vendors at this year's fair can be viewed here.