Yesterday was the 2nd monthly Teapot Market in Carrick on Shannon, organised by Natalia from The Inkspot Bookshop. There was a very nice mix of local crafts there yesterday. One such was a selection of bird-boxes and small boxes made by William Lucey and his partner Debbie Swords. William, a cabinet maker, now sadly out of work, makes the boxes. Decoration is done by Debbie. A great combo. They live outside Ballinamore near Laura Lake. Contact no: 086-1071354.
Any good market needs buskers. Yesterday we had a musical treat from Ferris and Sam who play Medieval music. They have a range of instruments, hurdy gurdy, whistle, bagpipes and probably more I did’nt see. They are fab and will be coming to the next market in a month’s time. Check them out on www.myspace.com/nuadauy . Ferris also does holistic and complementary therapies, www.ferrisjay.com . They also have a blog telling of their experiences building a house in Leitrim, www.adventuresinafield.blogspot.com .
My contribution to the day was my usual selection of home bakes, jams and chutneys. All the preserves are made with our own fruit, with the exception of Marmalade, for obvious reasons! Baked goods are made with organic flour, fairtrade sugar and butter.