Friday, 14 August 2009

What did kate wear?....

.......Only our flipping Jammie Dodger Brooch. And has featured us in her Blog Stoked in a major way!

Monday, 10 August 2009


1st of August Back Yard Market.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Backyard Market

I've just paid upfront for a four weekend stint in Brick Lane's Backyard market. I did a stall last Saturday and this is how it looked.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Pairs are for Squares

The newest edition to the stall were the button earrings which debuted this weekend and were the best sellers which was interesting. They are buttons that I've picked up from various places, paired together, and sewn then made into earrings.

Stocked up!

Yay for us, we now have two Shops stocking our items. One in Greenwich, Red Door which is a tea shop/gallery space. And one in Whitstable (the new Shorditch), Taking the Plunge and... they've only gone and put our products in there window display ready for the oyster festval. We are super stoked!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

We've been making loads of stuff.

Shrimp Necklace. (rings and b`rooches also available)
Neapolitan Ice Cream Brooch (other flavors include 99, raspberry ripple, lemon ice, mint choc.)
99 Flake Necklace (also in above mentioned flavors)
Love Heart Ring (other cringe sayings: "sugar lips" and "first love")

First stall of 2009

Greenwich Indoor Market 11/07/09

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Real Life Exhibition

I took part in a group exhibition alongside my classmates in the 2nd year of the illustration course at LCC. The Exhibition was called "Real Life" and took place in Area 10 in Peckham. My piece for the exhibition was a street party set up indoors. I was selling my bags and Biscuit Brooches whilst laying on a feast of a Cream Tea complete with finger sanwiches and scones.

Tote Bags

Another new addition to the stall this year are Tote bags. At the moment I have one design which I have screen printed myself by hand. The floral pattern in the design was taken from some curtains which my Granny gave me (before they were cut up to make bunting). They are limited to just 30.

Clay Jammie Dodger Brooch

Here's the Jammie Dodger brooch. It looks quite real, even if i do say so myself.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Biscuit Brooches

Another brilliant idea from Owen.....

Strawberry Jam sented Candles

This was all Owen's idea to make them so i can't take credit of it, but it does mean that I can say 'What an awesome idea, they are so cute'.
The wax is gel wax so it looks really like jam and it smells like strawberries. They burn really well too, this one has 2.5 cm of gel wax to burn and it lasts over 12 hours.

Grand Plans

Here are a few pages from the sketchbook, where i write down all of ideas and designs that I have for the stall.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Street Party

So the honerable Kristie Allsop has gone and used "Homemade Home" as the title for her new television series. As a result of which my website/shop has been enjoying a bit of action, so i'm rather pleased. This has awakened me out of my hibernation period (prompting me to set up a blog backdating my progress)and so I'm thinking about organizing a street party in a VE Day celebratory style fashion. With the aim of killing a few birds with as little stones as possable as far as relaunching Homemade and helping me with my school project is concerned.

Up to speed

This was how my stall looked at the end of my summer stint in Greenwich Indoor Market. I'm already preparing for this summer on the stall. We've got all sorts of things in the pipeline. Watch this space!

Last stall of the summer 2008

This brings us pretty much up to speed with where the stall was left at in September last year.
I'm planning on starting it up again this summer when uni breaks up. I can't wait. There are so many things that i want to do.

I really like making things.

4 weeks in

4 weeks in and our market stall has come on leaps and bounds. One of the biggest new improvements was the addition of the sew-your-own kits. The idea was born out of the fact that we're so used to cheap imported goods made by people who are essentially being exploited. We want to promote fair trade and the way in which we saw fit to do this was by encouraging people to make something by hand and see how time and effort it takes. Also the kits teach you different stitches.
It was my boyfriend Owen's idea to do a sew-your-own flying ducks set.


Gradually, as each week went on I added more and more items to the stall for sale.
This included things made by others. My Boyfriend's mum knitted a pencil case for the stall as well as hand knitted "paper" chains, decorative handing hearts and hair clips.
My mum contribution has been some beautiful crocheted flower brooches. How talented they are!

The very first Homemade stall

This was the humble beginnings of Homemade.
I started this little project as a way of avoiding getting a "proper job" last summer by making and selling my own Bunting at Greenwich market. Back then Bunting was my only product on my stall apart from a few Button Hair Clips