Handmade Highstreet at Cabot Circus

The final weekend in July was a wet one. After weeks of seemingly endless sunshine, in which grass dried to a dusty yellow and the ground grew deep gaping cracks of thirst, the heavens finally opened and gifted us with a marvellous downpour. (Can you tell I'm more of a Spring/Autumn fan?) It was on this glorious weekend, that I found myself standing amongst the bright lights of Cabot Circus’s House of Fraser.


 A map cushion by Girl and Bird alongside jewellery by Pouss Design.A displayboard of purple and orange jewellery by Dakota Rae Dust and notebooks with woodland animal prints by Ceridwen Hazelchild Design.Bracelets by Pouss Jewellery.


Throughout July, Made in Bristol have been collaborating with the team at House of Fraser, running a series of pop up shops on the ground floor of the department store. Each weekend a different quartet of local makers would arrive, laden with boxes of handmade products, and set up a beautiful display showcasing Bristol’s creative talent.  On the final weekend in July, I was working alongside three other makers; it was lovely to see my whimsical homewares and accessories displayed alongside beautiful map-inspired cushions and bags by Girl and Bird, vibrant recycled jewellery by Dakota Rae Dust, and delicate gold and silver charms by Pouss Jewellery Design.


I would like to say a huge “Thank You” to all those folk who braved the rain and came to show their support. As a self-employed maker working from home, getting out of the studio and spending time meeting new people always feels like a treat, and this weekend has really made me appreciate the beautiful community that makes up the city of Bristol!

A display of a lampshade with a bee pattern, and three enamel mugs featuring woodland animal prints.