Sheffield Market time!

We’re pleased to announce we now have a few Steel City Market dates booked and in the diary….yipee!

We’ll be hitting things off at the FORGE market on Sunday 23rd June held at Creative lounge, Workstation, Sheffield.

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FORGE is a contemporary art, design and craft fair raising money for Sheffield’s youth housing charity – Roundabout and Hallam Roses WI.. The market will run from 11am-4pm and entry is free so come and say hi and help raise some pennies!

The next dates in the diary are for the weekender event  on 29th and 30th June, organised by the lovely guys from Knife and Folk.

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The event will be held at The Riverside Pub and will feature an array of some of Sheffields best live outfits, a collection of arts and craft stalls, workshops, clothe swaps and much more…. so make sure you come down and enjoy the delights by the river, we’ll be there all weekend!

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We also have some more dates penciled in so will update you on these when they’ve been confirmed.

We hope you all have a lovely bank holiday and enjoy the ‘sunshine’  🙂

M&H xx

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The Wonderful World of The Web

With Martha based in Sheffield and Hepsie in Devon the wonders of the web are crucial to the future of martha and hepsie ltd, with this in mind we decided that our flagship store http://www.marthaandhepsie.com needed a little updating!

Being a small business with big dreams our budget is limited, but what we do have is our own personal skills, time and determination; so with many long distance conversations,  one ‘proper meeting’ and many hours spent in front of a computer screen, we took our designer and marketing hats off and put our computer geek hats on to build and relaunch www.marthaandhepsie.com !

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We champion the industry of handmade, and have transferred this to the digital arena to put our website together with our own fair hands! We’re really proud of what we’ve been able to produce – yep we know there are layers of ‘geekyness’ we need to dive into to make the most of our web presence (which we will try to) but for now we hope you like what we’ve been able to put together with our ‘provisional website build driving license’!

Martha and Hepsie xx

Visiting Verity

Visiting Verity, Damien Hirst’s bronze lady on loan to the harbourside of Ilfracombe. Love or hate her she’s been attracting attention since her hoist in October 2012.  It’s yet to be seen whether or not this is the start of Ilfracombes transformation into a ‘St Ives’ of the North Devon coast is , but it’s great to see visitors venturing out to this coastal town  on a windswept Sunday in February.

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Lyme Regis in January? Not the most obvious choice!

Not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, we accepted the offer of a night in a cute cottage over looking Lyme Regis even if it was -2 outside! So whilst everyone was either keeping toasty indoors or snow hunting on Exmoor, we drove through the wintry countryside from one coast to another to visit a friend’s home town of Lyme Regis.   Winter Wonderland

The town is the epitome of a quintessential English sea side resort with higgledy piggledy architecture that knitted together beautifully telling the story of its past and with Banksy making his mark its keeping up with the now!

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After an evening of great food and enduring my husband’s attempts at learning the guitar, we had breakfast at the fab Town Mill Bakery where freshly baked bread is stacked high for you to toast and smoother with childhood memories of homemade jam and peanut butter – yum!

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A great little winter holiday!

A Winter Walk

So I bought a National Trust membership last year. Mainly because a good friend now runs the National Trust cafe Sandleigh at Baggy Point Croyde and I wasn’t paying car park fees every time I went to visit her! But in the depths of Winter the wind swept beaches of North Devon aren’t the best places to cure family cabin fever. So wrapped up warm and wellies on we paced through the the moss covered woods of Arlington Court the perfect cure for a hungover husband and house saviour to cabin fever children who have great fun running through every room in the house like a toy whirl wind!!

(Oh and I did balance out the image that comes with having a national trust membership by taking the whole family to see Plan B at the Eden project – to try and keep a little bit of the pre kids me alive)!!

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