Ottostop's Winter Warmer

Today was a very special day.... it's around 2 years since the Ottostop journey began. In the early days I had a vision of creating a design brand, designing and selling my handmade items, but very quickly that evolved into something much, much more. Early in 2017 the Ottostop studio started welcoming students for half-day workshops & screen printing courses, and very soon Ottostop became a hive of creative experimentation, laughter and mess-making, with both Turks and ex-pats visiting the studio on a weekly basis to see what silkscreen printing is all about.

Ottostop wouldn't have become what it is today without the endless support and encouragement of Fethiye's fabulous community, I really am lucky to be able to call Fethiye 'home'. So today I said a little 'thank you' with a small get-together in our beautiful jungle/garden. The sun shone, the mulled wine flowed and the baubles glistened in the sunlight.....

Here's a few moments from what will become an annual event... Ottostop's Winter Warmer....

(Massive thank you to Mummy Ottostop & Joanne G for the making of pom-poms, the setting up of tables, the hanging of baubles in the trees and a full day of graft in the kitchen. Also thanks to Teresa and Joanne for most of the photos below.)

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