Cupcakes and crafts market
PUNTERS with a penchant for astrology in the attic and basket weaving in the basement were invited into a woman s house to take part in a craft market. A resident hosted more than 200 people at her home last week, allowing customers to traipse through h
PUNTERS with a penchant for astrology in the attic and basket weaving in the basement were invited into a woman's house to take part in a craft market.
A resident hosted more than 200 people at her home last week, allowing customers to traipse through her front room to taste cupcakes and sample the empanadas, chutneys and biscuits.
There were 38 different stalls in the domestic dimestore, selling goods as diverse as doughnut hairclips, underground muesli and homemade halloumi.
There was even a bathtub bar for those who wanted a tipple on the tiles.
The organiser, who would only allow herself to be named as Marmite Lover, from Kilburn, said the day was a massive, and eventful, success.
She said: "People came from Leeds, Norfolk, Warsaw, Wales. The sun shone. I learnt to put up a gazebo.
- 1 Two charged after police discharge taser during Kingsbury vehicle stop
- 2 2 men attacked by group after fight breaks out at Queensbury Tube Station
- 3 Three Met officers receive written warning over photos of murdered sisters
- 4 Road closed after man's death in Willesden
- 5 Harlesden shop fire 'caused by barbecue'
- 6 Most wanted: 7 people sought in connection with 11 robberies across London
- 7 Complaints of 'chaos' after Harry Styles' Wembley gigs
- 8 Neasden stabbing: Man charged with St Raphael's estate murder
- 9 Jailed: Kilburn man linked to 8 knifepoint robberies in St John's Wood area
- 10 Plea date set for men accused of fatal stabbing in Neasden
"There was a bonfire.
"The demonstrations went brilliantly, people crowding around to taste, to learn, to listen. I did my first live cooking demo.
"Stallholders made friends. We met people from twitter in real life. Lots of food was scoffed."
Answering whether she minded having strangers into her home, Ms Lover said: "No. Not at all. Is that weird? In fact, I positively want to share it. How miserable is it to live somewhere beautiful all on your own. No fun at all."
Ms Lover lets her home out as an underground restaurant and community centre and punters can learn to make sushi or partake of afternoon tea.
Go to the Underground Restaurant on facebook, or visit Ms Lover's blog at www. marmitelover.blogspot.com