Halfpenny Home’s New HQ

Today the little miss and I headed out into the wilds of Suffolk to visit the ever lovely Nicola in her new gaff

She’s moved into lovely cosy new surroundings at Alder Carr Farm in Creeting St Mary, just off the A14 near Needham Market. Alder Carr Farm is a destination shopping centre with a lovely farm shop, lovely and very accomodating cafe, the beautiful Old Piggery Pottery (I am going to ask for a frogless tankard for my birthday! hint hint Mum x) and some more lovely looking shops that looked a bit scary with a three year old and now Halfpenny Home. I spotted a play area and in season I think there are lots of activities go on, certainly enough to make a nice little day trip.
But on a very cold and wet January day we were given a warm welcome in Nicola’s quirky new lair. Its very small but jammed to the rafters with beautiful and beautifully displayed haberdashery, yarn, notions, books and fripperies to tempt you.
Every space is filled with delightful bits
Yes I did succumb to a lovely little wash bag, some buttons and a length of ribbon painstakingly chosen by little miss. And that was exercising extreme restraint.
vintage finds nestle with haberdashery in the listed dovecots.
I wanted to check out the teaching space as I will be running some workshops here this year. Nicola is an experienced workshop hostess and knows exactly what a space needs to work for teaching a variety of crafts. The space is light and bright even on a dreary day and tucked upstairs away from the hustle and bustle of the main shop.

There is a full list of the workshops here

Crochet Flowers Class makes

and I will be teaching:
Beginners Crochet 10 am -1 pm on Saturday 29th March
Crochet Flowers 2-5 pm on Saturday 29th March (you can take this class with the beginners class to make a full day of it.)
Vintage Style Crochet Lace Edgings 2-5 pm on Saturday 12th April.

All of my classes at Halfpenny Home are £35 including all materials and teas and coffees. I’d advise early booking as Nicola had already sold some places before the shop even officially opened! You can email to book on halfpennyhome@googlemail.com  or by calling the shop on 01449 721123 10 am-4 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Vintage lace edging class make