Make & Mend at Grainger Market

Having managed to swap my shift at work this weekend, I got to visit the brilliant Make & Mend fair today at the Grainger Market. Taking place as a fringe event for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, I went along with Lucy and was really excited to have a wander around the market and find some interesting little treasures!

There were some irresistible pieces of jewellery from the lovely Emma Lou, and I snapped up this metal and pearl flower brooch.

Make & mend


We spent the rest of the day wandering around the market, stuffing our faces with the greatest pizza slices in Newcastle (from Slice) and buying a dress I really didn’t need from Urban Outfitters. Amongst the kitsch handmade goodies we discovered a stall of cute handmade cards and illustrated books drawn by Lydia Wysocki, and I picked up an adorable illustrated book for coffee & tea lovers.. Pretty relevant right now, after spending the last week suffering severe sleep deprivation and rekindling my caffeine addiction. In case there was any doubt in your mind, the answer for me is always caffeinated.

This week has been brilliant but bloody mental, hence my quietness. I’ve had a hard job balancing my internship, work and Newcastle fashion week events but the tiredness has been totally worth it. I’ve met some great people and got the chance to attend some brilliant events. Many thanks to the lovely Sandra and Sara for making it possible! I can’t believe how quick the week’s gone, and I can’t wait for the closing party tomorrow!


  1. June 3, 2012 / 1:37 am

    Really cute jewelry!! 😀

    xo – David

  2. June 3, 2012 / 5:49 am

    I love exploring little markets like these, I'm so jealous! I really like the brooch you got 😀
    Feeling your pain on the hectic-ness of the past few weeks as well though. I thought I'd get to catch up on sleep this weekend but then I remembered my exams start in a week… I hope you get some rest soon 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

  3. June 3, 2012 / 11:39 am

    LOVE this jewelry! Really wishing I'd gone with you now – how cute. x

    • June 3, 2012 / 12:13 pm

      she had a love wheel necklace that you would've loved! On one side it had the sections written in French and English on the other side. So cute! xx

  4. June 4, 2012 / 10:08 am

    Love the illustrated book, I had a really quick look at the market and saw some lovely screen-printed posters, wish I'd had time to have a proper look.

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