Here's what's happening in our creative space, the Sail Loft, above the NaviStitch shop on Manningtree High Street over the coming weeks...
In the Sail Loft...
Our Christmas Pop-up shop is well and truly open and we're open 7 days a week until 23rd December. We're also open between Christmas and New Year (in case your Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket!) Here are the hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
27th-30th December 10am-4pm
Can you believe that on Monday it'll be 2 weeks until Christmas Day! Panic not, if you've not started your Christmas shopping yet - come on down to Manningtree High Street and pay us a visit:
🎨 We've got more than 30 artists and makers under one roof
💌 We've got greeting cards galore
👛 We've got gifts to suit all tastes and all pockets
And what's more - each day we're joined by one or two of our artists and makers. Keep an eye on our social media to find out who's in our Sail Loft each day between now and Christmas - here's a list of all 30+ artists and makers that feature in our Pop-up shop.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to Manningtree Rotary - Saturday's Christmas event all over the town was a massive success - so many people, so many things to do, so much fun.
Talking of the Manningtree Rotary, we've only got one design of the Manningtree Christmas competition cards left in the NaviStitch shop - don't leave it too late if you'd like some - 50% of the cost of the cards are being distributed by the Rotary to local charities.
We're very excited that our Window Wanderland window will be revealed today. As part of Manningtree's festivities, lots of shops are taking part in our annual live Advent Calendar, with illuminated seasonal images being revealed at dusk each day from 1st to 24th December. Follow the trail when you're next in town!
In other news...
If you've been shopping in @Fenwickofficial in Colchester this week, you'll have seen my artwork and greeting cards. I'll be there in person this weekend and so, if you can't make Manningtree, but you can get to Colchester, it'd be great to see you - you'll find me on the top floor again, this time by the books and posters. My work's here from 4th to 17th December - it's great to be able to bring my work to a new audience once again.
We've got just one newsletter left before Christmas - it'll be great to look back on our second year in business as well as looking forward to the third. Have a great couple of weeks - call in and see us when you can.
Until next time, I wish you calm waters and plain sailing