Starting next week Make Believe Café are going to hold a monthly craft group at Wickle. For those of you that don't know, Wickle is a wonderful shop in Lewes that describes itself as 'a mini department store'. And indeed it is. Spread across three shops, they sell toys and children's clothes, ladieswear, menswear, books and stuff for your home. When I take friends from London to Wickle they always go mad and buy up the shop. I think this could be because in London you often find that even independent shops often sell similar stock. The wares at Wickle are far more unusual and unique and the stock changes regularly so there's no chance of it becoming boring. They also like to support local crafts people, so we thought this would be an ideal place to hold a craft night.
The first one is to be held next Thursday (11th November) and, in preparation for Advent, we will be making tiny felt stockings to hang on a ribbon washing line in which you can put a tiny gift for each day of Advent. While researching this project I came across this great site Uncommon Grace which gives loads of ideas about what to put in advent calendars. The idea I liked best is to make tickets for treats that might usually happen at Christmas, such as a trip to see Father Christmas or to the cinema, and put these in some of the stockings. As you will see from the poster, a glass of fizz and little eats are included in the £10 ticket. The shop will be open, offering a 10% discount and tea, coffee and cake will be available from the cafe.
There are only 20 places so it's best to visit Wickle and reserve a place. If you can't make this one there's plenty more to follow.