Tag Archives: craft fair

I’ve been busy!

So I did quite a lot of sewing last weekend but they were all half finished spasms of creative urges so this weekend I finished them. I do need to sort out a smaller frame for the dragonfly this week though. I’m making them for the Hathern Jubilee Carnival, which is two weeks today. I […]


We’re all set up for the opening of the Patchings Art Festival! Bit of a disaster though, some of the chess pieces were a bit squidgy so I decided to pull it from display. Instead I will clean it all up and have it for me 🙂 Turns out we didn’t have room for it […]

Just some stuff featuring me

A few of my photos are in these leaflets, so I thought I’d share. The Hind Leys workshop is for under 19s, but feel free to come along to the shopping event, I hope to see you there!    

Visual Merchandising

I was reading Garden Trade News at work today and the feature on merchandising the gift department caught my eye. Some of this is very relevant to craft stalls and I thought I’d share. 1) Display items in groups of three with clear lines. Apparently this psychologically appeals in a “one must be better than […]

Make 50: Week 3

It’s been a bit quiet on my blog recently for several reasons. Firstly, I’ve been slaving away on my book, working on background things such as getting it registered so that bookshops can order it when it is released, there have been quite a lot of custom orders, I’ve been geocaching and also making enough […]

We Make Christmas

I did my demo at We Make London, and it was well received. It was quite nervewracking, but it’s good experience, hopefully I’ll be asked to do something similar in the future. I demonstrated what you need, and the differences between materials, then how to make a pair of swirled dye earrings. If you’d like […]

Wahoo! Last day of NaBloPoMo!

This is it, my last compulsory post, I have successfully blogged every day of November and completed NaBloPoMo! I will still be blogging, but it will be more meaningful, and on a less frequent basis, back to 2-3 post a week I think! I’m feeling poorly and miserable, but the craft fair today really cheered […]

Folksy Angels and new presentation

I uploaded my first of a possible two entries into the Folksy Angels competition I mentioned earlier on this month. I made resin tealight holders with pieces of chocolate coin foil embedded inside. Sanding the inside of these was a bitch though, I won’t be making more of these in a hurry! The other possible […]

Rawlins Community College Craft Fair

Today I went to a craft fair at Rawlins Community College in Quorn, Leicestershire as a buyer, and I’ve nearly got Christmas all sorted! I went and visited Incy Wincy (http://www.incywincystitches.com) and bought some hair bobbles and a bracelet that I was going to give to my (hip) grandma, but thinking of keeping for myself! […]

A couple of triumphs!

Another short post today, but I just wanted to let you know that Handm@de Oxford was a success, and I look forward to doing another one! Lovely people and well worth it, though very tiring! Over 1300 people passed through the doors, which was fantastic, and twice the number expected! There are early murmurs about […]