Creative Colonies 2023 – Sunday, 19th November 1-4pm

All Colonies residents were invited to take part in our annual community craft event, selling any creative offerings such as arts and crafts, home bakes, coffee etc, using their own home or garden as their shop!

Our organisers for 2023 were Alex and Elke who ensured that every registered participant received a seller’s info pack before the event with their details being included in the marketing. This very successful, much-loved annual community event is a great way to meet neighbours while showcasing arts and crafts and raising funds – to give an idea of the sum raised by those who reported their turnover figure after the event, over £2300 changed hands!

Here’s what was where and photos of some of the beautiful, unusual merchandise (at very affordable prices!) are on Stockbridge Colonies’ Facebook page.

Please bring a bag or basket and cash for all your surprise purchases!

1 Bell PlaceColourful jewellery, prints and watercolours
4 Bell PlaceHouse-plants, planted bowls & air-plants
10 Bell PlaceMariscat Press – poetry books &
27 Bell PlaceArt prints, greeting cards, Edinburgh Christmas cards
Hand-made soap
30 Kemp PlWet-plate photographer tins & prints
5 Teviotdale PlPom-pom wreaths & trees, purses, headbands, candles, home baking.
17 Balmoral PlTie-dyed T-shirts, bags, hair scrunchies and reusable fabric wrapping paper
9 Colville PlColombian food
23 Rintoul PlPaper-art, Book-art, dried fruit Christmas decorations
22 Rintoul PlIllustrated Scottish animal cards
20 Hugh Miller PlPaintings, wooden & fimo earrings, Colonies pets brooches, mini living terrariums, Christmas stockings, apple jam.
25 Hugh Miller PlMini-hats
16 Reid TerraceEarrings of fimo clay
Special thanks to Alexandra Snowdon, one of our participants for our delightful poster! Whet your appetite for more of Alex’s work on!