Saturday, 11 February 2012

Mrs Osborn goes on a spree to Broadway Market

I went to Broadway Market today - an early start, and back in time for lunch. What a beautiful morning, endless pale blue skies tinged with apricot.
Broadway Market is right on the Regent's Canal which was frozen over, the smell of woodsmoke in the air from the canalboats (oh, I'd like to sit by a log fire right now)

Time to dive in and get some delicious food: bread...
...and sausages
...fruit (very good bottled apple juice, just behind the grapefruits)
And there are stalls selling other goodies too, like this knitwear by Catherine Tough - blankets and hotwater bottle covers - just what is needed on a cold crisp day like today. Catherine uses soft lambswool and a range of soft colours: I am particularly taken with the duck egg blue, moss green and papaya red. To my delight I discovered she was also using my fav colour of the moment, mustard yellow.  I bought a pair of her lambswool socks, in blue and mustard (natch), which are extremely cosy (size 4-7, and I am 7.5 and they fit perfectly). Thank you Catherine!
Hearts, rabbits, owls - filled with lavender
Scarf in papaya red
Sweetheart Knits - handknitted jumpers, tank tops, cardis and hats for kids

There are some great shops too - Fabrications - the studio for designer-maker Barley Massey who upcycles local waste into interior furnishings and craft kids (click here to take a look at what she makes). It is also a centre for creativity: learn crocheting, patchworking, knitting and other skills. Check out their calendar for events this month.

Stella Blunt at 75 Broadway Market - a fabulous combination of vintage furniture and GOLD SKULLS

Brewode's Cornucopia - coffee, bagels, cakes (website does not seem to be live, but follow them on Twitter @brewodes)

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