Brambridge Park Christmas 2016 update:
Below was my original post published on 20th December 2014
This morning I visited the Craft Fair again at Brambridge Park Garden Centre on Kiln Lane.
I bought a lovely crocheted blanket and mini crocheted crosses from Sue and Rachel Potter.
The theme for the blanket is a Tardis. The blanket will sit comfortable on my son’s lap when he watches Doctor Who at Christmas.
It took hours (or days) to crochet the blanket, but Sue and Rachel only charged £20. This will cover the cost of the wool, but the labour cost and the time they had spent were not charged.
The mini pocket crosses I bought cost £1.25 each. It makes a great present for Christians. The cross also carries a beautiful poem in its pocket, A cross in my pocket, written by Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas.
I have bought many hand-crafted gifts at the craft market at Brambridge Park Garden Centre recently. Have I told you I also bought a Tardis themed pillowcase, and an iconic Doctor Who scarf last month? (Note: Tom Baker wore a long, stripy scarf during his seven series as the Doctor.)
Every single item is carefully hand-made, unique, and inexpensive. Every item is made with care and love.
Brambridge Park helps local crafters to blossom
Brambridge Park Garden Centre deserves our support as it offers its space to encourage local crafters to blossom. The crafters get together every Wednesday at Brambridge to craft and support one another. Brambridge’s generosity to the crafters allow our local crafters to form a connected community.
As a result, as a local resident, I get to buy unique, tailored-made Christmas gifts to friends and families, and support our local crafters.
I also bought some plants and sweets from the shop.
Apart from the small yet unique craft market, the Santa’s Grotto at Brambridge Park, manned by the Lions Club of Eastleigh, is also a highlight for the local community.
This afternoon Wildern Community Choir sang Christmas carols at Brambridge Park.
I hope your Christmas shopping has gone well. I’m fortunate that this year I have bought all my presents locally, from Chandler’s Ford to Eastleigh, avoiding both Southampton and Winchester. Where do you buy your Christmas presents from this year?