The last pannier market was 2 weeks ago, and it's 2 weeks to the next one, so it seemed a good time to do my picks from the last one so you can get excited to come to the next one. I'm so gutted I'm going to miss the one in July, as this event is already shaping up to be a must-visit in Leeds.
The traders I talked about last month were still there last month, so I decided to pick up cards from people I hadn't seen before.
I Love Sesame
This company came round with free samples and it was a great PR exercise. We hadn't heard of them, and now all we want to do is order some sushi for delivery and have a world cup party. Pity it's in South Africa instead of Japan.
I was drawn to the lobster necklaces, I have to admit, but I chatted to Becky, and liked her ideas and vision.
Lady Bee's Vintage Hive
Jenny doesn't have a website, but she's always friendly, and always has exciting stuff going on. Reworked vintage items, jewellery, and always a beautifully displayed stall. She's on the right here (with Liz Rose of Blue Shed Knits who also trades at the market)
A really nice range of recycled stuff, completely under-presented on the Misi site I'm afraid. It's well worth coming and having a look at the stall. I particularly liked the Mermaid (as pictured) - perhaps I'm getting a fetish for large acrylic shapes on chains? I also liked their rolled up map bracelets.
This website doesn't seem to work, which is a shame, because she's also a recycling monster. Great rings with huge hula girls. Rather annoyingly her Twitter feed is also protected. Oh well.
It's a well established fact that I love Louise. So imagine how exciting it was to see her with her own stall, and to see her stuffed toys in real life.