AS BROMSGROVE’S Christmas Market cannot be held this year the town’s traders who usually have stalls are selling their homemade produce, gifts and decorations online.
Since 2015, Jo Slade and the Friends of St John’s have organised the annual event in conjunction with the lights switch-on in the High Street.
She said: “Sadly, a lot of festive events which see our local crafters and creators able to display and sell their wares have been cancelled.
“The traders have risen to the challenge and made their products available online so Bromsgrove residents can still shop local this Christmas.”
Here are ‘oodles of unusual and unique gifts and goodies available’, all lovingly made by local independent traders…..
Specialises in handmade, original fabric animal doorstops, cushions, needle felted pictures and baubles, soft Russian dolls, dinosaur plushie, lavender hearts and aprons. Find their lovely creations on Instagram or at www.etsy.com/shop/BlueberryButtonShop
Makes wonderfully fragranced dried fruit decorations and sell driftwood decorations, novelty Fairtrade keyrings, marquetry secret boxes and woodcraft construction kits. Visit on Facebook The full range can be seen at www.panachegifts.net or Facebook
Fruitfields Orchards Ltd
Greg and Sian Hunt make fresh, delicious apple juice and honey based foods from their orchards in Barnt Green. Their Christmas hampers make a perfect gift. Check Fruitfields out via its website – www.fruitfields.co.uk or on Facebook
Another local favourite Wychbold Fudge has been busy making their delicious range of artisan fudge gift bars and sharing bags – available in 12 flavours from www.wychboldfudge.com or on Facebook or Instagram.
Lulu in Stitches
You can’t get enough of the wonderful handmade handbags and totes from Lulu in Stitches. Check out the Facebook shop
Christine’s beautiful kiln-fired enamelled jewellery and details of her enamelling workshops can be found at www.enamelledjewellery.co.uk
Sarah’s Feisty Flavours
The Denim Upcycler
Old jeans have never looked so good as when Carol turns pre-loved denims into bags, keyrings, decorations, pet beds, phone cases and so much more. Visit the Facebook page.