A few weekends ago I went with my friend Caroline to Origin, the London Craft Fair, at Somerset House. Caroline had extolled the glory of Origin to me for a long time, and I was happy to find that she was right -it is a wonderful, interesting, inspiring and potentially expensive day out. I bought very little but came away with lots of ideas and thoughts.
Smith and Coates had some gorgeous baby and children's clothes from recycled jumpers, with sweet additions of handknit and crochet pockets and ornaments.
Jane Withers had a beautiful selection of hand and machine knit wares, with particularly gorgeous scarves. Yum.
Thornback and Peel had lovely handprinted fabrics - I bought some handprinted handkerchieves.
But I think the best bit was the people watching - the clothes! The hats! The shoes! To be in the company of so many stylish people....
Can't wait for next year!