Stallholder Feature #7 Jacqui Moore

19 Oct

Jacqui Making Bracelets

What can people expect from your stall?

Colourful and original handmade jewellery and gifts at reasonable prices.

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall? 

Lots to choose from! I think my chunky bracelets make great Christmas gifts, all unique and made from recycled vintage beads and baubles.

Jacqui Bracelets

What is your favorite piece that you will be selling at Swop n Shop?

Semi precious stone necklaces, inspired by a walk in my local ‘kitchen woods’

What attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?

A good cause and looked like fun!

Stallholder Feature #6 Annie Rose Vintage

18 Oct

What can people expect from your stall?

Annie Rose Vintage has been born as a result of my personal love for uncovering & collecting unique, quirky vintage pieces that have a story to tell rather than the same old generic, on trend products that are churned out of the high street so you can expect to find an eclectic mix of vintage & retro homewares, collectibles, textiles, up cycled vintage pieces and handmade crafts.

For me teacups are not just for holding tea in – I turn mine into candle holders, vases & even use them to serve dessert or cocktails in! Fill them to the brim with sweeties or chocolates and they turn into a great, unusual and personal gifts.

Annie Rose Vintage Teacup

Odd plates & saucers become soap dishes or a home for pretty trinkets and cake stands look great when draped with necklaces in the centre of your dressing table…The possibilities with pretty pieces of china are endless!

Soap and Saucer

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall?

Handpoured rose scented teacup candles for £5 make an ideal stocking filler,

What has been your favourite vintage find?

Oooh tough question! I have so many I wouldn’t know where to start! I have a new one each week!

What attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?

I think that in the current economic climate we have gone slightly away from a throwaway society feel of the late 90s / early 00s and a lot of people are turning back to the old adage of ‘Make do and Mend’

This is what I do with a lot of my wares and with Swop n Shop its great to promote the idea of swapping, recycling and giving a new lease of life to clothes as well. After all, one mans junk is always another mans treasure!

Stallholder Feature #5 Jayne Woodbridge

17 Oct

We caught up with Jayne who has a studio at Banks Mill, she specialises in bags which are made from recycled clothes but also creates other products from recycled materials.

What can people expect from your stall?

My stall will have products that are made from recycled materials such as jumpers, scarves, trousers and shirts. Not only do i make bags, and these can be anything from small party bags to everyday bags, laptop bags and P.E and laundry bags. I have made bunting and banners(happy birthday, merry christmas, congratulations and new baby) and also do small commissions. All my products are priced to try to fit in with everyone’s budget and i can do this because its all recycled!

Jayne's Bunting

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall? 

My ideal xmas gift could maybe be a handmade bag for someone special or possibly some xmas bunting to decorate your home.

Jayne's Recycled Jumper Bag

What are you most looking forward to about Swop n Shop?

I love picking up a bargain and cant wait to bring along some clothes and have a good rummage to pick up something new to wear🙂

What attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?

Any thing to do with a worthy cause is something I would always try to support and the fact that it is quite a ‘green’ and ‘eco-friendly’ idea is always a must for me. Its so nice to see our unwanted clothes being used in such a good way and for such a excellent cause.

Stallholder Feature #4 – Whiffle Pig

16 Oct
Whiffle Pig are a brand new homewares label selling beautiful, unique handmade items. We can’t wait to see their stall and what lovely gifts we can buy for Christmas!
Whiffle Pig Cushion

What can people expect from your stall?

Whiffle Pig is a small business formulated in the minds of Rachel Pratt & Annie Fielder – close friends and creative designers. Everything made is a mixture of hand and machine sewn designs, individually, by both of us giving everything a very warm and personal touch. Some of the materials themselves have been completely designed by Whiffle Pig themselves, something we intend to do more of in the future keeping our creations as original as we can.

Whiffle Pig Cat Cushion

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall?

Our ideal Christmas gifts from the stall would be any of our personalised pieces, either a little cat cushions with their cute little hand sewn faces or one of the little pillows with one of the little characters on the front. The personalised writing can be made to order and can be done in a range of fonts. Very nice little touch.

Whiffle Pig Cushion

What are you most looking forward to about Swop n Shop?

We are mostly looking forward to meeting other stall owners at the Swop n Shop and having a chance to unveil the new Whiffle Pig treats. Which is also the reasons we were interested in taking part in the Swop n Shop, along side supporting a very worthy cause.

Stallholder Feature #3 – Hey Emma Blue

15 Oct

Hey Emma Blue sell an array of interesting and individual items which include accessories, jewelery, cards and pictures. Emma likes to experiment by making her items from different materials, we find out a little bit more about her stall and what to expect…

What can people expect from your stall?

It will definitely have a playful feel to it – fuzzy felt dinosaurs swapping jewellery and trinkets with robots, and little creatures hiding behind papercut cards and Kindle cases.

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall? 

I think the ideal Christmas gift from my stall would be one of the retro cassette Kindle cases. Perfect for keeping the magic-book-machines scratch-free and snazzy-looking.

Kindle Case

What is your favourite piece that you will be selling at Swop n Shop? 

My favourite piece that I will be selling is the “Read Instead” necklace. I love books and reading (I used to work in a Library), and so a lot of my inspiration comes from that.


What attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?

I wanted to take part in Swop n Shop because from the videos and photos of the last one (which I missed due to being away), it looked like a really lovely event that also promoted a great cause. I can’t wait to be a part of the next one!

Stallholder Feature #2 – Scarlett Goddess

14 Oct

Scarlett Goddess are a vintage jewelry and accessories label who are the epitome of glamour! Scarlett Goddess had a stall at our event in June and is was quite possibly our sparkliest stall! It is great to have them back again and find out what fabulous items they will be selling this time…

What can people expect from your stall?

High quality Vintage and newer jewelry from £1, Vintage Accessories – including Gloves, Bags & Scarves.  Hand knitted Cupcakes and hand-made Headbands, to suit all pockets and tastes.

What is your ideal Christmas gift from your stall?

A gorgeous piece of Vintage Jewelry for the recipient to treasure forever.  I can gift box any item of my jewelry to add that special touch.

What is your favourite vintage piece that you will be selling at Swop n Shop?

A beautiful Vintage 1950’s heavily beaded Pastel Shades Evening Bag in gorgeous condition.

Scarlett Goddess Bag
 Or this pretty 1950’s Double Row Crystal Necklace or Flower Basket Brooch.  There is such a lot of choice!
Scarlett Goddess Necklace

What attracted you to take part?

I took part in the last Swop n Shop and felt it was such a worthwhile cause/event that I wanted to be part of it again.

I just love Vintage items.  They transport you back in time to an age of glamour and elegance when jewelry was made to last – that’s why these pieces are still being worn today and still look stunning.

I love to be creative and have made some Headbands for the event – there is one shown top left of the photo (back and red flower with veiling).   My Sister in Law makes the Knitted Cup Cakes.    I also have a stall at Heanor Antiques Centre.

Scarlett Goddess Headband

Swop n Shop Guidelines and Rules!

13 Oct

Hi everyone,

Swop n Shop is next Saturday!! I hope you are as excited as we are! We want everyone to have a great time and enjoy the event so we have  put together a brief outline of how the event works and a few rules for happy swopping!

How to Swop

  1. Bring your unwanted items of clothing to the swop desk
  2. We’ll swap your items for tokens – 1 item = 1 token
  3. Browse our stalls, Red Cross shop & have a cup of tea at the pop up café while we sort & display your items
  4. Swop opens – browse the goodies brought in by other people – look out for designer labels!
  5. Hand in your tokens at the swop desk and take away your new things

Swop rules

  1. Menswear and childrenswear is accepted
  2. 1 item = 1 token
  3. Please don’t bring any swimwear, underwear, hosiery or nightwear as these won’t be accepted.
  4. Only clean, non-damaged and good condition clothes will be accepted.
  5. Accessories including shoes, bags, belts, hats and jewellery are accepted provided they’re in good nick.
  6. Forgotten to bring something to swop? No problem – pick up something from the pop up Red Cross charity shop to swop
  7. Any items left over at the end of the swop will be donated to our Belper & Uttoxeter Red Cross charity shops

Easy! If you have any further questions or queries please do get in touch. Our friendly and helpful volunteers will also be on hand at the event if you need any help or fashion guidance!!

We shall look forward to seeing you all next week🙂

Laura, Alex and Siobhan x