Christmas in July, OMG

Last weekend we visited our friends at Our Handmade Collective to see their Christmas in July event which is running until Sunday.  We bought a few things which I can’t tell you about as they are gifts, but for birthdays not Christmas, I can’t think about Christmas in July, I wish I was that organised, but sadly not.  We were greeted in the shop by the lovely Claire who despite a painful knee injury was as bubbly as ever.

Handmade collective is situated in the Grand Arcade in Leeds, which until recently was a very run down area of town.  It is now being brought back to life by handmade Collective and other small businesses.  In 2013 they fund raised to get the Potts Clock working again.  We were there to witness the event Clock first strike and can be seen in this picture

Emily loves seeing the clock and we have to time our visits so that we can see the clock chime. When we got home she wanted to make some of the characters out of Fimo
Not a bad first effort, who knows we could be selling the in OHC in a few years time!!
We also had a lovely lunch in Just Grand Vintage tearooms.  Staff were very helpful and friendly and there were gluten free options including a fresh baked scone which I couldn’t eat so had to take home. It’s like going for tea at your Grandma’s, seeing the decor and crockery.  The toilet is papered with magazine pages from women’s magazines from the 1950’s and 60’s, it’s brilliant, Emily thinks it is amazing that there are things even older than Mummy.

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