Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Fair – in review

The next Handmade Hong Kong (HMHK) Sunday Market is this Sunday (11th January) in Discovery Bay, and Little Koo will be there with another stall! Come by and say hi!

Handmade Hong Kong Sunday Markets 2015

HMHK put on some great fairs, I really enjoyed the last Sunday Market I did in December. One highlight for me was a lady who loved a pair of my earrings (these ones) so much that she put them on straight away after she bought them!

Also. there were so many wonderful stalls around me. I ended buying a few things myself! Here are some of my favourites:

Longjungleee – this was the stall next to mine. The jewellery is all handmade from dried flowers set in resin. It was so pretty that I bought a pair of earrings for myself!

Lostjunglee - Handmade Hong Kong Fair

hejöl – a beautiful display of pretty candles in lovely shapes and colours

hejol - Handmade Hong Kong Fair

Ashwan – so many bright colourful Turkish hand-painted ceramics!

Ashwan - Handmade Hong Kong Fair

SAPH+ workshop – this stall certainly attracted a lot of attention with their range of unique shoes

SAPH+ Workshop - Handmade Hong Kong Fair

Felted – fun food of all kinds beautifully made from felt!

Felted - Handmade Hong Kong Fair

And some others I didn’t get photos of…

For all the knitters out there, knit purl crochet have a great range of handknit yarns

Beautiful cheongsam-style dresses for girls in modern fabrics from Dragonfly Girls

And finally, a special mention to a stall selling fun totes with cartoons of classic Hong Kong imagery such as fish balls! It was run by some teenage boys who didn’t really understand why I wanted to take a photo of their wares. I took a leaflet and afterwards realised that the bags were designed by teenagers attending GoGetters school from the St Stephen’s Society, which aims to keep young people off the streets and help with their education. The bags were really cool, I regret not buying one! If they’re at this Sunday’s fair I’m definitely buying one this time!

So I hope that’s helped to whet your appetite for the next HMHK fair this Sunday. If you’re in Hong Kong, why not pop over to Discovery Bay and check it out?!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Bazaar 14th December

Just to let you know that Little Koo will be at the Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Bazaar in Discovery Bay Main Plaza (by the ferry pier) on Sunday 14th December, 11am-6pm. It promises to be a great market, with over 150 stalls selling great unique handmade products. If you’re in Hong Kong, why not head over and get some Christmas shopping done?

Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Bazaar

If you do go, please come and say hi! My stall is right in the middle of the market this time!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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Little Koo at Handmade Hong Kong Sunday Market tomorrow!

Just a quick one to let you know I’ll be at the Handmade Hong Kong Sunday Market tomorrow in Discovery Bay Plaza.

Handmade Hong Kong Discovery Bay Sunday Markets 2014

It promises to be a great fair with over 150 vendors! Click here to see my review of a previous fair. What a great place for Christmas shopping with loads of unique present ideas. Or just buy something for yourself!

If you do come along, come and find me and say hi!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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New charm bracelets on the Little Koo Etsy shop

handmade sterling silver charm bracelet - shell

These charm bracelets are the latest items to be listed in the Little Koo Etsy shop. They can be found in the ‘simple bracelets’ section of the shop. They are made up of a fine sterling silver chain with a star, heart or shell charm and a coloured glass bead. I have 6 options for the coloured bead available on Etsy – red, pink, blue, green, pearl or crystal. But I can accommodate a wide range of colours so please get in contact if you’d like a different one!

Little Koo sterling silver charm bracelets

These bracelets are ideal for people who don’t like to wear lots of jewellery because they are so delicate. As such, they make great gifts! Mothering Sunday is coming up on 30th March so perhaps a charm bracelet would make a lovely gift for your mum? Or please check out my other jewellery in my Etsy shop if she’d like something a little bolder!

In other news, I’ll be selling my jewellery at the Handmade Hong Kong Sunday Market in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong on 9th March. If you’re local to Hong Kong please come along and say hi!

Handmade Hong Kong Discovery Bay Sunday Markets 2014

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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HMHK Sunday Market – this Sunday

I enjoyed last year’s Handmade Hong Kong Sunday Markets at Discovery Bay so much that I’ve signed up for more this year! The first is this Sunday, 11am-6pm. Please come and say hi if you come along!

The last market before Christmas that I took part in was literally a washout! It rained pretty much the whole day, which made it a pretty unpleasant experience and sales were particularly slow (I was hoping for lots of shoppers buying last minute Christmas presents!). The forecast for this Sunday doesn’t look too great so I’ll be praying that it stays dry!

Handmade Hong Kong Discovery Bay Sunday Markets 2014

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

Handmade Hong Kong Indie Arts and Craft Fair: In Review

I was privileged to secure a spot at the Handmade Hong Kong (HmHK) Indie Arts and Craft Fair in Discovery Bay on 24th November. HmHK have fairs throughout the year, and this was my 3rd since starting up Little Koo. I’m starting to get into the swing of it now, but the twins didn’t allow me much time to prepare for this one!

I really enjoyed the day. For a start the weather for the most part was surprisingly hot and sunny, even for Hong Kong! I got sunburned! There was a steady flow of people browsing the stalls, I had a good spot near one end of the fair and I was surrounded by other lovely sellers. The fair was supposed to last until 7pm but at a little after 5, the heavens opened and it started raining heavily and everyone had to pack their stalls up!

Here is my little stall. I was quite pleased with the setup this time:

Little Koo craft fair stall

One of my lovely friends joined me for most of the day to keep me company and she kindly manned the stall while I browsed the rest of the fair. There were so many great stalls selling unique and unusual products. Visitors to the craft fair were really spoiled for choice!

Here are some of my favourite stalls:

Puff Terrariums were at the stall next to mine, and attracted a lot of attention with their unique products

Puff Terrariums

On The Move.Asia  had such cute lunchboxes!

On The Move.Asia

Cap East sold unique and fun flip flops!

Cap East

I didn’t catch the name of this man’s business, but his wooden animals were so beautiful

Handmade carved wooden animals

I Love Crochet had so many cute accessories and beautiful children’s clothes

I Love Crochet

Carolyn Waweru makes lovely ribbon jewellery, and was kind enough to pose for my photo :)

Carolyn Waweru

I hope this has whet your appetite for the upcoming HmHK fairs! The next is on Saturday at The Vine Centre in Wanchai:

Handmade Hong Kong Wanchai Christmas Bazaar 2013

And the following weekend is the final fair of the year in Discovery Bay Plaza:

Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Bazaar Discovery Bay Plaza 2013

Come along to these craft fairs to see more great stalls like the ones above! If you do so, please stop by the Little Koo stall and say hello :)

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

Little Koo at Christmas craft fairs

I am pleased to announce that Little Koo will be exhibiting at three Handmade Hong Kong craft fairs in the run up to Christmas! Please look out for me at the following fairs:

  • 24th November: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, 12pm-7pm
  • 7th December: The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, 10am-5pm
  • 15th December: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, 10am-5pm

These craft fairs have a great range of handmade goods for sale from an extensive number of independent sellers, so they would be a great place to shop for Christmas gifts! If you are in Hong Kong, why not come along and say hi?!

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Also, just a little reminder that you have 12 days left to receive 15% off when you place an order through the Little Koo Etsy shop – just use the discount code EARLYBIRD13 when you checkout :)

Little Koo early bird discount

Thanks for reading!

Rachel