June 20th, 2010

I’ll be at Craftacular on 10th of July!!

(See you there hopefully?? xx)



I am very very excited to announce to you that on Saturday July the 10th I will NOT be at Broadway, but instead will be setting up my stall at the Craftacular event!

Coco&Me - Craftacular 2010 London - www.cocoandme.com

As the name kinda suggests, there’ll be spectacular handmade crafts, & it is sold by their designers/ makers. Think etsy, think folksy, that kind of wonderfully original/ cool/ indie stuff!!!!


From looking at the flickr pictures from past years’ events & the video archive, it looks like it’s gonna be a blast! And, if you’re a reader who lives in London (or, if you are from abroad thinking of a trip to London), I so would love for you to come…!

Many many crafters applied to be part of this, & the chosen sixty vendors had been carefully handpicked on the basis of quality & uniqueness of wares, so I’m sure it’s going to be top-notch.


I’ve been looking through the list of vendors on the Bust site, & I already have my eyes (…with purse on the ready) on Bonbi Forest‘s earrings & bracelets, badges & corsage brooches from Peppermint Twist, more corsages from A Alicia, suede rabbit purse from Jill, raindrop T-shirt from emilythepemily & ofcourse I am very curious to see what Tatty Devine might be up to (& purchasing the bunting necklace if they have it)!
So it seems like I’m there to shop! LOL! I’ll try not to spend too much of my day’s earnings… I promise/// (cough…)

Aaaanyways, aswell as baking my usual suspects, I will be making a few things especially made for the fair! Hopefully something savory & something to drink (tbc – I’m still brainstorming).


It’s all very exciting but I must admit, I’m a bit nervous. I’ve never ever done anywhere other than Broadway before (despite being asked several times in the past from other fairs), so this is a rather special ‘first’! (& hopefully not the last?!) I have no idea how many of what to bake, & I am worried as to how it’ll go down with the shoppers… My ex-(business)partner-in-crime Mrs.A will be helping me out all day, so atleast I’ve got good company to see me through…


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Shop. Craft. Dance! 

12pm – 7pm York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road London E2 9PJ

1 minute from Bethnal Green Tube Station     


An indie shopping mall in York Hall! With DJs, drinks, DIY and an alternative food court of sweet and savoury treats.

SHOP at over 60 stalls of the hippest in handmade.     

CRAFT a fascinator headpiece with The Make Lounge; screen-print a tote bag with Mr Wingate; colour-in jewellery with Tatty Devine.     

DANCE to DJs The A-Maisonettes, The Vinyl Vendettas, She Runs With Wolves (Ladyfest Ten); learn to Lindy Hop and Jitterbug with a special beginner’s class by Swing Patrol from 5.30pm to 7pm.      

Goodie bags for the first 100 through the door, raffle and more. Admission: £2. *Sign up for the fascinator-making workshops (1pm-2.30pm and 4pm-5.30pm) on the day, places limited.

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Wish me luck…


  1. much luck, & a strong reminder to have fun!

    Comment by petoskystone - June 20, 2010 12:24 pm

  2. Thank you petoskystone!!!! I’ll def. make it fun day out! xx

    Comment by tamami - June 20, 2010 4:57 pm

  3. Good luck Tamami! It’s too bad I missed you during my London trip. :-)

    Comment by Ann Jebaratnam - June 21, 2010 3:09 am

  4. Thanks Ann!!! I was so sad not to see you in April… It was the only Saturday I had off in a long while, duties of motherhood ei…?! Did you have a good time in London? xx

    Comment by tamami - June 21, 2010 8:15 am

  5. Best wishes for a profitable and fun day! Your lemon items and fruit tarts will be just the thing for a summer day. I suppose one has to think of degree of difficulty and maintaining quality through the long day as far as ‘the something to drink’..maybe a lemonade made sangria-style with a little fruit?? Ah well, you of all people know best what your London customers are looking for and will make the best choice! I am interested to hear what you end up serving, and am sure it will be a big success!!

    Comment by Heidy - June 21, 2010 3:43 pm

  6. Sounds great but I’ll unfortunately miss it : ( Will you be selling at Broadway this Saturday? I’ve been following your site for ages and may have the opportunity this week to finally come and buy something. Best wishes, Ann.

    Comment by Ann Rougvie - June 21, 2010 7:07 pm

  7. Thanks Heidy!! You have read my mind – the drink I was indeed thinking of was lemonade – actually, ‘Sparkling Honey Vanilla Lemonade’. I am thinking of preparing the honey+lemon+vanilla mixture in a pitcher. When I get an order, half fill a cup with it, then top up with sparkling/ carbonated water. Not soda water, as it’s more expensive, & perhaps not so different to just an ordinary carbonated water… What do you reckon? Also thinking of sprigs of mint in the pitcher, to make it pretty… Or maybe that’s OTT?
    Hello there Ann!! Wow! Lovely to hear from another cake seller!! Yup, will be there this Sat. I’ll look forward to meeting you!

    Comment by tamami - June 22, 2010 12:24 am

  8. Sounds like a blast – I’m sure you don’t need any luck and will do a great job! If you’re still looking for drink inspiration, I would suggest ginger beer (or a variation thereof). xx

    Comment by Rachel - June 22, 2010 3:29 am

  9. Helloooo Rachel!! Good to hear from you! Re: Ginger beer, I’m not accustomed to it so well… I looked up some recipes – sounds very interesting, introducing yeast and that. I’ll def. keep it in my future projects list! cheers! xx

    Comment by tamami - June 22, 2010 10:36 am

  10. Tamami..I like the drink idea very much. How could anything be bad with honey and vanilla in it?? And the carbonated water will make that so refreshing. Great idea to make a base drink or syrup and then add the sparkling water to order. I also like the mint touch for eye appeal, but if it is becomes too strong throughout the day and adds another flavor….maybe just some traditional very thin lemon slices?? Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong and I think your stall will be very popular!

    Comment by Heidy - June 22, 2010 6:15 pm

  11. Thanks Heidy! Unwaxed lemon slices will def. be in the pitcher! (As for mint, I just bought a bag, so I’ll test it tonight!) I’m thinking of also fixing a slice on the cup edge (like a cocktail). – The only thing that bothers me at this point is wether people would probably want ice cubes in it – but I won’t be able to do that y’see… hm…

    Comment by tamami - June 22, 2010 6:55 pm

  12. I see the difficulty with ice…Here’s hoping it won’t be too, too hot that day. Here in the US you would have to have ice, but (hopefully) not so much in the UK?? I am sure it will all turn out nicely since you seem to have excellent attention to detail. Best wishes!

    Comment by Heidy - June 23, 2010 9:00 pm

  13. Thanks Heidy for your advice!! I’ll def. write a report when all is done!!

    Comment by tamami - June 23, 2010 11:36 pm

  14. I just stumbled upon your blog..
    Love it!!
    We visit London once a year… just there in Mar/Apr…. Will come see you and your stall next year!!…

    I put it in my things to do!… Am so inspired by you…!!


    Comment by Marie - June 27, 2010 6:42 am

  15. Hello Marie! Thank you for your kind words!! Hope to see you here next year then!! xx

    Comment by tamami - June 27, 2010 9:38 pm

  16. Hey Tamami,

    It’s Leona from Lady Luck Rules OK here! It was lovely to meet you last week and I wanted to contact you about another event on Sunday 18th July that you might be interested in. Please e-mail me!


    Comment by Leona - June 30, 2010 5:56 am

  17. sent you email!!!! xxx

    Comment by tamami - June 30, 2010 8:28 am

  18. Hello!

    I just wondered if you needed any help both baking and selling your cakes on your stall?

    I have been reading your blog and think your cakes etc look fantastic and would love to get some experience baking for the public myself.

    I am a passsionate home baker and would love to expand upon this.

    Thanks for your time!

    Comment by Angie - July 7, 2010 10:38 am

  19. Hello Angie,
    Wow, thank you for considering this! But y’know, unfortunately, I’m not in a good position right now to do so, so sorry… I work in my family home kitchen, with my children around, & my hours are very scattered, I often work at night! As for selling, as you can probably understand, holding stalls are not exactly a multi-million business, & I don’t think I can afford paying for assistants – besides, the stall is hardly busy to require two people! – But Angie, thank you very much for your interest! all the best, Tamami

    Comment by tamami - July 7, 2010 1:09 pm

  20. Thanks for your reply Tamami. I thought that would be the case to be honest, but I thought it was worth getting in touch to be sure.
    Good luck with everything.
    Thanks again, Angie

    Comment by Angie - July 10, 2010 3:04 pm

  21. Angie, thank you for understanding!! Tamami xx

    Comment by tamami - July 11, 2010 4:04 pm


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