I’ve just been into Manchester to do some Christmas shopping and paid a visit, as I often do, to The Manchester Craft Centre. The gorgeous shop &made, which I have blogged about before, is full of glorious Christmas gifts made by Andrea, the lovely lady who owns the shop and by whose fair hand everything is made. She is such a talent and has the most beautiful range of chunky hand knit scarves and cushions in soft buttery creams and pistachio greens, through to dark charcoal grey. As well as an array of gifts for all occasions she has some lovely Christmas additions to her range of hand made pin cushions, in the shape of a Christmas tree and a mince pie, perfect for any crafter who is on your list.
The Craft Centre is holding a Christmas shopping day this Saturday 26/11/11 2.00pm – 5.00pm, when as well as shopping you will be able to keep the children entertained with craft activities, whilst you sip a cocktail and listen to the live music provided. It sounds like a great day for all and the range of gifts on offer is unrivalled in the city, all unique and all made in Manchester!