Tobacco Factory Sunday Market

Get your last minute Christmas shopping here! With around 40 food & craft stalls, a thriving community market every Sunday featuring a fabulous range of local produce, prepared, harvested, cooked, baked, designed and made in the area. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this December!

Estate of the Arts Makers Market

Join us for a Wintery weekend of wonders around our recently converted art space. Our yard will be filled with some of Bristol’s best artisans to help you find something proper special for Christmas, as well as around our many artists studios. Alongside the work of 50+ Bristol based traders, you’ll be able to warm up by the fire whilst watching some live music or cosy up on the sofa to watch a film from one of our resident filmmakers.

Tobacco Factory Sunday Market

With around 40 food & craft stalls, a thriving community market every Sunday featuring a fabulous range of local produce, prepared, harvested, cooked, baked, designed and made in the area. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this December!

Made In Bristol Gift Fair

Made in Bristol events celebrate, showcase & promote the quality artists & makers that make up Bristol’s creative heartbeat. The Made In Bristol Gift Fair will return to Colston Hall once again this Christmas featuring a unique selection of the region’s most skilled designer-makers, from print makers to ceramicists; carpenters to weavers. Sky Siouki will be selling at just one of the events at Colston Hall this year so make sure to catch her on this day, Dec 8th!

Bristol Girl Bosses MERRY BITCHES – Exhibition Launch

Featuring handmade products by all eight members of the Bristol Girl Bosses collective including Sky Siouki. Join us for the launch of our (reluctantly) festive exhibition and pop-up gift shop within Blaze Shop!

Enjoy a glass of mulled cider and cake from Right Good Kitchen, with 10% off everything in store for the entire evening.

The exhibition will be on until January 16th.

Etsy Made Local Bristol 2018

You will find a whole host of incredible local artists, crafters, makers and sellers, with a huge range of products for sale. Illustration, homeware, clothing, art, stationery, ceramics, knitwear, jewellery, cosmetics… it will be bursting with local talent!

Not forgetting a pop-up festive cafe, some good old Christmas tunes, and new for 2018, a selection of drop-in workshops! Lots more to be announced soon.

Follow the event on Facebook for seller highlights, sneak previews and more exciting announcements.

NOVEMBER Pinterest Board of the Month

 

This month’s Pinterest Board of the Month is in the spirit of supporting local and will hopefully inspire some Christmas gift ideas for you!

I have chosen Studio Cotton‘s Bristol Made Gifts & Products board for November which features lots of Bristol Etsy Team members’ and Bristol Girl Bosses followers’ unique and wonderful handmade creations, many of which you can also find in our Winter Pop-Up Shop!

In case you didn’t know, Studio Cotton is an amazing Bristol based marketing agency and huge advocate of Bristol’s handmade scene which we are all very thankful for. The main lady behind it all being Aime who created this entire Bristol Etsy Team website and has helped us to run the pop-up shop just out of the goodness of her lovely heart.

So head on over to her gorgeous collaborative Pinterest board of beautiful locally Bristol made gifts to help you shop this Christmas season!

 

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Featured above:

top left – Chimps Tea Party , top right – Stitching Me Softly

bottom left – Adrian’s Haunted House , bottom right – Black Cactus Co

 

Bristol Etsy Team X Bristol Girl Bosses WINTER POP-UP SHOP

 

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If you haven’t heard about the new Winter pop-up shop in town already, let me tell you all about it. I feel so proud to have been a part of setting up this incredible project. The shop is a temporary lifestyle store in The Galleries shopping mall and a collaboration of the Bristol Etsy Team, Bristol Girl Bosses collective (which I am a member of), Tribe Aisthetica and Chroma Stationary. The shop will be open everyday between 16th November – 23rd December 2018 and features the handmade goods of over 80 different small locally based businesses! With a lot of hard work and by all pulling together we launched the shop a week ago and the VIP launch party was a huge success! A special thanks goes to The Malago restaurant and Lovely Drinks for providing canapes and fizzy refreshments.

 

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We’ve been extremely lucky to have some amazing support from various local businesses in the running and set-up of the shop. KONK! Furniture have been kind enough to provide the entire shop with their beautiful handmade furniture for display which is also available to buy and be delivered once the shop shuts. The Galleries have also been very accommodating and offered us a wonderfully well located and spacious unit right next to Waterstones on the first floor of the shopping centre.

 

 

The first week has been consistently busy and we’ve had an incredible response from the public. If you’re looking for somewhere to buy unique, artisan and beautiful gifts in Bristol this Christmas look no further. Our shop team are always more than happy to help and we have a huge variety of products in the store for any friend or family member you’re shopping for!

 

 

Tobacco Factory Sunday Market

With around 40 food & craft stalls, a thriving community market every Sunday featuring a fabulous range of local produce, prepared, harvested, cooked, baked, designed and made in the area. The perfect place to do any last minute Christmas shopping this December!

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Harbourside Christmas Market

The 2017 Harbourside Christmas Market is set to come back to town to dazzle, entertain, and delight Bristolian over a stunning five weekends this holiday season.

The Covered Walkway, Bristol’s most central promenade, will be home to a forty-five-stall Maker’s Market for Bristol’s brightest creative sparks. There’ll be mulled wine aplenty, festive decorations, and music throughout, making the Market the perfect meeting spot for everyone this Christmas.

Plus the Street Food Market will shift up to the fountains at the top of the Cascade Steps, providing the perfect hangout for families, foodies, commuters, game-players, music-lovers, season celebrators, and everyone in between. We’ll be providing a cosy covered seating area, live music, and a bustling bar of winter themed drinks.

DECEMBER Pinterest Board of the Month

As it’s December I had to make this one a Christmas feature! I have chosen a wonderful festive Pinterest board for the month of December called HOLIDAYS…. by Suzi Park and it is packed full of wonderful resources for Christmas baking, cooking, gift wrapping, decorations, table settings and even how to make your dog look festive! I love the choice of nature based styling and rustic traditional ideas with a bit of a Nordic influence coming through.

With Christmas day now only 6 days away, you are probably ready to prepare the final finishing touches for the big day like wrapping presents, cooking chutneys and cake in advance and making a few final decorations for the house and dinner table. This Pinterest board is full of inspiration for all of the above so go get creative and Merry Christmas!


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How amazing is this Christmas chocolate cake decorated with flaked almond pinecones?! Can’t get over how beautiful it looks. There are lots of other gorgeous looking baking ideas on the board too.

 

Christmas dog decoration hat

I’m a big dog lover, and I know lots of Sky Siouki fans out there are too. This Pinterest board has plenty of adorable festive dog photos on it too. They’re fun to have a laugh at even if you don’t fancy trying to wrestle your dog into a tangle of tinsel yourself on Christmas day.

 

Nigel Slater Christmas Turkey Guide

There are also tips on how best to cook your turkey and make delicious condiments. Plus ideas for interesting side dishes such as braised red cabbage. Prepare to start drooling.

 

Simple effective Kraft Christmas gift wrap

One of my favourite parts of Christmas what with being a creative and all, is the gift wrapping! There’s some great inspiration here for how to make your gifts look extra pretty this year. I love the simple style of this one. Always a fan of using recycled Kraft paper and jazzing it up with rustic twine or natural accessories like leaves as shown here.

This will be my last blog post before Christmas and most likely the new year since I’m about to move house by the end of the month! I have two last Christmas markets in Bristol left to go which are Harbourside Christmas Market on Saturday Dec 23rd and Tobacco Factory Christmas Eve Market on Dec 24th! If I don’t see you there though, a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all and thank you a million for supporting Sky Siouki. See you in 2018!

 

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Tobacco Factory Sunday Market

With around 40 food & craft stalls, a thriving community market every Sunday featuring a fabulous range of local produce, prepared, harvested, cooked, baked, designed and made in the area. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this December!

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Made In Bristol Gift Fair

Made in Bristol events celebrate, showcase & promote the quality artists & makers that make up Bristol’s creative heartbeat. The Made In Bristol Gift Fair will return to Colston Hall once again this Christmas featuring a unique selection of the region’s most skilled designer-makers, from print makers to ceramicists; carpenters to weavers on four different dates.

 

Court House Farm Christmas Market

Monthly Vintage and Artisan Sunday Market.

The delightful enclave of the historic buildings of Court House Farm have an atmosphere all of their own, making it a truly unique location for a bustling market! Local, regional, creative, bohemian, warm and welcoming, with a mission to uncover and present the ‘best’ talent we can find, in both food, design, vintage and craft skills.

Made In Bristol Gift Fair

Made in Bristol events celebrate, showcase & promote the quality artists & makers that make up Bristol’s creative heartbeat. The Made In Bristol Gift Fair will return to Colston Hall once again this Christmas featuring a unique selection of the region’s most skilled designer-makers, from print makers to ceramicists; carpenters to weavers on four different dates.

 

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TOP 5… Unique Christmas Decorations on Etsy

Time for a Christmassy TOP 5 feature for December as always! I’ve gone for beautiful handmade baubles and decorations this time, all available on Etsy, and all extra special and unique from UK makers.

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1. Hand Marbled Ceramic Bauble by Marbleous Roo

First up is this arty and deliciously colourful stunner from a Bristol maker friend called Roo. I’m absolutely in love with all her handmade marbled creations. These baubles come in a variety of colour combos and are each one of a kind! SO hard to choose a favourite.

 

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2. Scottish Sea Glass Snowflake by Camptoun Creations

I love the rustic uneven nature of this snowflake star made out of subtley stained glass. Once again each one is unique down to their handmade nature, made out of glass collected from beaches in East Lothian in Scotland.

 

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3. Decoupage Birdie Bauble by Planet Pixie Creations

I love the vintage style of this bauble and that it’s a good large size too. There’s something about extra big baubles like this that I find really satisfying. There are all sorts of retro style decoupaged designs available in this Etsy shop so go have a browse!


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4. Cottage Christmas Bauble by Little Cottage Art Co.

This tiny ceramic Winter scene placed inside a glass bauble is just amazing! So delicate and sweet! With an 8cm diameter, I can barely fathom how the designer even manages to make these.

 

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5. Stained Glass Mistletoe by Mayfly Mosiacs

The final one on my list would look good on a tree or above a doorway for those who are hoping to get lucky! Made with stained glass and ivory pearls for the berries, this decoration really is a handmade work of art and unmistakable for mistletoe. Beautiful!

 

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Cafe Jackalope Christmas Night Market

For one night only Cafe Jackalope on Gloucester Rd will be having a mini night time Christmas market featuring stalls from independent designers who sell their wares in the cafe.

Come along for a fun night of Christmas shopping accompanied by mulled beverages, festive nibbles and some classic Mariah Carey Christmas tunes belting!

The Frome Independent

The Frome Independent is a curated, destination street market with a difference. Showcasing fledgling and established contemporary designers & makers. Working with independent local, seasonal and regional food and drink producers and nurturing traders of sustainable, contemporary design products and vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture.

 

Court House Farm Market

Monthly Vintage and Artisan Sunday Market.

The delightful enclave of the historic buildings of Court House Farm have an atmosphere all of their own, making it a truly unique location for a bustling market! Local, regional, creative, bohemian, warm and welcoming, with a mission to uncover and present the ‘best’ talent we can find, in both food, design, vintage and craft skills.