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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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

Handmade Hong Kong Discovery Bay Arts & Craft Fair

After limited success at the Handmade Hong Kong Christmas Bazaar, I’ve decided to try my hand at another craft fair, this time at Handmade Hong Kong’s regular event in Discovery Bay. I’ve been working on a few new designs for the craft fair too! They will go up on the Little Koo Etsy shop in the next few weeks.

The craft fair is this Sunday, 7th April, from 10am to 5pm on Discovery Bay Plaza by the ferry terminal. If you live in the Hong Kong area, why not pop down and say hello?! My stall will be one of the ones right next to the ferry terminal.

Handmade Hong Kong e-flyer 2013

There will be loads of vendors selling all types of arts and crafts there – a great place to buy unusual birthday presents! If you want more information, please visit the Handmade Hong Kong facebook page.

Update: The Handmade Hong Kong website is now up and running too! Check it out :)

Thanks for reading!

Rachel