Hello - welcome to Pick 'n' Mix Makers Markets. We've taken away the traditional barriers between arts and crafts and have created a market which is vibrant, original and features makers who are passionate about their work. We've been featured in BBC Homes & Antiques, EDP Norfolk, Sew Hip and Selvedge Magazine.

Pop back to keep up with news and forthcoming events. If you're a maker who is interested in one of our events, then please see the contact information on the sidebar.

Lisa x
Bobo Bun

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Pick 'n' Mix Christmas

Before we threw open the doors on Saturday, a few shoppers snuck in tempted by all the sparkle and colour transforming the hall. One man announced that he thought you get only the best people at these type of things. We completely agreed with him. The hall was filled with wonderful makers and throughout the day we met many shoppers who loved all they found in the peppermint green hall.

Gabriella of Moobaacluck was ready and waiting to greet all with the happiest smile.

Christmas trinkets and kitsch jewellery added yet more smile inducing happiness.

Can't say it better than Roberta of Ripping Yarns can you. The feeling of the day overall was that buying handmade makes you feel good. It's a very good kind of happy finding something original that has been created with passion.

From finely knitted fairisle berets to chunky bright knits from Fiona of Highfibre there was something for all woolly lovers.


For lovers of vintage accessories and fashion Tracy of Faded Splendour had an amazing selection of her stunning brooches handsewn from vintage felt.

She even brought along a couple of wee friends to comment on all who passed by.

Sam of Mamphii Button brought along her colourful button jewellery. A great choice of large brooches, the tiniest of earrings and button rings made choosing all the more difficult.


Thankfully the talented printmaker and illustrator Celia Hart managed to make her way to Pick 'n' Mix after a morning of off road diversions across counties.

Deb and Helen of Baby Loves Vintage catered for the tiniest of shoppers needs with their delightful childrens wear.

Laura Lindores sparkled with her divine glass pieces. Later she was joined by the adorable Monty her wire haired daschund.

Ruth of Glory Days brought her selection of fun  makes and those of the makers who she sells for at house parties.

Emma of Silverpebble brought along her new range of silver jewellery and vintage pieces. If you want to see Emma again soon, then she'll be exhibiting at the Selvedge Christmas Fair on the 10th December.

Throughout the day Penny of Planet Penny was busy needlefelting. I wonder how many new creatures were born on Saturday?

Sasha the talented toymaker, who captures an individual personality in all she makes, filled her stall with creatures large and small. To catch up with Sasha she'll be at Clutter City in Norwich on the 10th December.

Amongst all the colour were the beautiful accessories created from French vintage linens by James & Joanna.

Claire of Miss Poochie brought along her witty canvases of Norfolk dogs. One in particular called Norf even has his own book.

To complete the line-up Lisa of Bobo Bun and the organiser of Pick 'n' Mix brought along a jolly array of vintage inspired knitted and crocheted accessories. 

Throughout the day Sally of Daisy Boo's cafe kept tempting visitors with the most mouthwatering of cakes.

One lady said Pick 'n' Mix started off the Christmas season for her. It feels good that our bit of sparkle and talent does that. Very soon we'll be looking forwards and planning the springtime Mix. Keep you posted.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Six days to Go

Six more days to go and we'll be flinging the doors open to welcome you to this years Christmas Pick 'n' Mix Makers Market. Alfie Blue our black Pug will be on the door once more to greet you.

As Bobo Bun I'm busy stitching, hooking and knitting trying to finish up all the brooches, garlands and lovelies I'll be bringing along.

Celia will have lots of new designs hot off the press to delight visitors to the market.

From prints, to cards and notebooks all capturing wonderful creatures.

Fiona will be bringing her jewel yarns and knitted accessories.

Faded Splendour will be there with their vintage textiles and the stunning handworked accessories created by Tracy from vintage notions.

Claire of Miss Poochie will be selling a selection of canvases and handmade wallets, alongside copies of a book she has recently illustrated about the adventures of a dog called Norf.

Emma's beautiful and delicate silver jewellery will be there to tempt you for an early present to yourself.

Ruth of Glory Days will be bringing a selection of retro and kitsch makes made by herself and some of the other makers she represents.

If that's not enough once you've feasted your eyes, you'll need to stop a while in our cosy cafe corner to decide what you'll be buying first.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Christmassy Critters

Time is whizzing by, in less than two weeks an array of talented makers will be setting up shop in Holt to solve all your christmas gift dilemma's.

We have some wonderful makers joining us once more. Sasha is a toymaker who creates the most delightful and quirky toys which tempt children and adults alike. All made from vintage fabrics and notions in a truly individual style, the hardest decision is which one will be coming home with you.


There are seasonal characters that bring so much joyful cheer.

Wee dogs and cats small enough to fit into a pocket and larger fabulously dressed animals. Some lay in wonderfully decorated beds, others sit ready to be carried off home with a new owner.

Penny is a very talented artisan who creates needle felted accessories and stand alone pieces.

For this christmas she has been creating these neon bright baubles to hang on the tree or around the house. They bring so much cheer they might end up staying up all year long.

My personal favourite's are these cheeky robins perching on a festive log.

She'll also have a robin or two that can hang from your tree too.

Be lovely to see you on Saturday 26th November, in Holt where you'll be able to see more of these talented makers work.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Buttons & Doodles

Sam, the maker behind the joyful button jewellery of Mamphii Button, will be bringing her colourful collections to the Christmas market this year.

From rose earrings ...

... to flapper girl rings, you'll definately find something you won't be able to resist.

Sam will also be bringing Woollydoodles felt wands along just in case you need to cast some magical christmas spells.

As well as stars, Tracy of Woollydoodle makes butterflies, hearts and colourful Gerbera wands to add colour to the greyest of days.

To see their work before the 26th, why not click on the link to visit their folksy shops. They'll also be selling at the Hingham Christmas Fair which is organised by Sal the talented baker behind Daisy Boo's Kitchen.

Sal has run the Pick 'n' Mix cafe for the past three years now and brings more and more delights to tempt our tastebuds each time. My personal favourite are her delicious stilton and walnut scones, but then there's always the strawberry and meringue slices or perhaps a brownie or two. Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

French Vintage

James & Joanna create each of their gorgeous handmade home accessories from vintage linen and notions.

French sheeting is used for the printed phrases that are stitched on to individual pieces.

From lavender pouches to hanging hearts and cushions all are made using vintage fabrics and buttons.

True salvagers, they even recycle eiderdown feathers to fill their hearts and stars. To see more of their beautiful work come along to the Pick 'n' Mix Makers Market if you're in our neck of the woods on November 26th.