http://www.duckpondmarket.com 

These markets are  where to come to find gorgeous stalls, delicious food and friendly welcoming stallholders. The stalls may very a bit week to week or month to month but you will always find a great variety of things to buy. Check out the website to discover all the markets and the where and whens.

http://www.fabricsgalore.co.uk 

This is my go to store not only for fabric but for great chat, info, help with a sewing problem and general loveliness.

I always leave here feeling so much better than when I went in, almost like a counselling session.

I am not sure that I have ever left without buying something.  The friendliest fabric store I have ever been in.

Lou Rayburn can be found at Duck Pond Market most weeks with a large selection of her wonderful creative pictures. You will find it tough making a decision so you may have to take two!  There is always the added plus of being able to make  a fuss of her adorable dog.

Ann P makes the most gorgeous handbags, my favourite are the small ones on a long strap just big enough for phone, keys, cash and a lipstick! Perfect for travelling too holding passport and tickets without having to rummage through a large bag.  Hairbands are fairly recent addition  and a runaway success in a myriad of fabrics and colours. Here you can also see the lovely Anna herself with market favourite Basil. You can find Anna most sundays in Richmond Heron Square and on Fridays at Portobello Road.

Goofy Goat Gifts, what a great stall for gifts for the discerning friend and also the most difficult to buy for as there is something for everyone.  Mark and or his lovely wife are at Heron Square in Richmond most sundays and always ready with friendly help. https://www.goofygoatgifts.com