Do you remember the market in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere? Or the magical faeryfolk markets of Enid Blyton where they move from location to location every week?
Well, I've found their earthly equivalent in Little Red Market! How do I describe it - it's a little market of mostly arts and crafts stuff... some baked goods as well. Most as handmade and utterly unique. They move from location to location every month.
I went to their May market which was in Publika, Solaris Dutamas. It's just a 5 minute drive away from where we lived so I dragged Dear Hubby and Son there. Plus it was Mother's Day so I got whatever I wanted. Hee.
It was such fun! There was a kids' activity corner where they could do colouring or draw on the glass walls. They also had a badge-maker where you paid RM2 for a badge of your choice. Naturally, our young one plumped for a Thomas the Tank Engine badge.
There was a stall selling fresh bread and bought her best-seller, a parmesan cheese bread that looked delicious. We looked at another stall that was selling hand-made quilts and teepees and our son crawled into a teepee to test it out. So cute... it was made of pink gingham fabric... not for our boy though, Daddy said!
There were handmade notebooks, handmade jewellery, someone had made old LPs into clocks... all sorts of cool stuff. We stopped by a stall that made baskets, bunting and pillows for children. She had one pillow in the shape of a rocket. Connor's eyes lit up. He'd been talking about rockets for days! So he HAD to have it. And Daddy gave in because I gave him a beseeching look. He handed the money over, picked up the pillow and grumbled "Oh well, Happy Mother's Day." I beamed. "THANK YOU!" I handed the rocket to our son who danced around in delight. "Mummy! Look! It's a rocket!"
The atmosphere reminded me of the farmer's market in Ormskirk which we used to go to with my in-laws. Or a very clean, artsy pasar malam.
Check out them out on Facebook under Little Red Market for pictures and more details.
Or you can click HERE for their website.
I can't wait for their next market!