Guest post ~ Crafty Fox Market, Brixton by Runaway Kiwi

There’s alway something exciting going on in London. This means that the minute you book a trip out of the city there’s a high chance you’ll need to sacrifice doing or seeing something from the city’s busy event calendar. A trip to my hometown was well overdue this weekend which meant I had to miss the Crafty Fox Market, a date I’d had in my diary since it was released.  Luckily, Rebecca from Runaway Kiwi was also keen to check it out and happy to report back!

Here’s what she thought…

There are not many things that would convince me to leave the house on a snowy Saturday, but a craft market in a pub with a high chance of scones is one of them. The Crafty Fox Market is a regular popup market based in the Dogstar Pub in Brixton. It’s a Mecca for small scale designers with homemade and vintage goods, and trust me your wallet will be a lot lighter when you leave.

After a tip-off from Laura, I made a bee line for The Teas Knees as soon as I arrived. I’m glad I did because the minute I sat down the place was packed. The biggest problem was deciding what to eat first; the fresh scone with clotted cream or the mini maple pecan cupcake.

Next up were the mesmerising screen printed textiles of Joanna X Kangan. They were exactly what I needed to brighten up my snowy day.

One of my greatest finds of the day was the artwork of Sandra Dieckmann. If all my friends receive mystic animal birthday cards this year they know who to blame.

Crafty-Fox-Market---Sandra-Dieckmann

And no trip to the Crafty Fox Market is complete without a visit to the Den on the top floor. When I went they were running a screen printing workshop, where for £5 you could design and print your own tote bag.

Crafty-Fox-Market---Screen-printing

The perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends hiding from the Spring weather.

Have to agree it looks like a great way to spend an afternoon hiding from the current chilly temperatures!  And those cakes definitely seemed to have lived up to all the positive reviews. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the next date!

Have you been to Crafty Fox Market yet?

If you want to follow Rebecca’s city finds you’ll find her @Runawaykiwi on Twitter. Here’s a link to the blog too! (there’s a good post on the weekend’s Chocolate Festival which I also missed out on 🙁 )

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