Powder Boutique Christmas Market

We wanted to let you know about this lovely boutique market this Sunday a few of our lovely stall holders are selling at!

Come and explore Powder Beauty’s boutique of hidden treasures!

This Sunday 24th November 12-6pm

Vintage stalls, jewellery, cakes and treats by cake gusto, goody bags & more!

Plus ‘Curtis Skinner’ vintage swing vocalist
and South Coast Swing events.

Manicures £10. Gel Manicures £20. Please book in advance for manicures.

Call 01273 720055 to book.

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Stall holders include:
Jessie JumblesKirstin stride designsLittle MousesJohnny Loves June VintageOh CarolLulalupinCat A Cake CreationsSouth Coast Swing Events, Cake Gusto – Artisan Cake & Biscuits (https://www.facebook.com/CakeGusto), Claudia Made This, lulalupinsew (https://www.facebook.com/Lulalupinsew) and more!

Event run in assocation with Cat a Cake Creations.www.catacakecreations.com

Find out more and join the Facebook event here.

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3 Days to go! Join us and Take Part in a Workshop!

Reason 3 to visit our fair this Saturday the 10th August: Take part in one of our workshops!

We will have a craft workshop room full of delights to take part in, suitable for all ages!

Joining us in the workshop room we have:

Show Me Shiny things– beaded jewellery workshop. Make your own jewellery to take away, lots of fun to be had with big selection of wonderful beads!

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Karen Rao Felt Artist– wet felt workshop- create a 2D cute animal character, gift a felted rock or make a felt ice lolly- the possibilities are endless and this workshop is always popular with all ages!

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Mini Patissierre– Polymer clay jewellery workshop. Learn the art of making miniture creations from polymer clay, then take home to bake youself. Make a mini clay cake, or doughnut or anything you wish!

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AnneMarie Hughes: Fused Glass workshop. Learn the art of how fused glass jewellery and creations are made. Annie is bringing a mini kiln to show you the process from start to finish. Demonstrations throughout the day.

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Emily Makes– Make a wonderful sweetie butterfly. One for the kids to enjoy making the cute and colourful character to store a few yummy sweeties!

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Also in the workshop room will be I Do Brighton Beauty who will be providing a range of beauty treatments at special prices for the fair. Including manicures, pedicures, massage and more. Find out more in her interview post here.

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Can’t wait to see you all take part in a workshop on Saturday! It’s going to be magical!!

Say Hello To… Speckled Fawn Soaps

Today we say hello to Speckled Fawn Soaps, who we can’t wait to welcome back again! Her soaps were very popular last time- they are made from scratch and look so pretty too! Find out more…

“I still get really excited over the fact I am making chemical reactions happen in my kitchen and the finished product is completely different and much much prettier to the initial ingredients.”– Hannah, Speckled Fawn Soaps.

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

Hi, I’m Hannah and I make cold process soaps from scratch. I have been doing so for the last year or so and I love it!

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How would you describe your style?

Well I like to make my soaps functional, luxurious, but also pretty and attractive! They have to be aesthetically pleasing but also I have always had quite sensitive skin so I have worked hard at creating really gentle and moisturising soaps.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

As previously mentioned, about a year. I have been getting more and more adventurous during that time, I have some great ideas to start expanding my range soon!

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

It started off being Rose Geranium but now it seems to vary between events. The citrus ones and lavender are also really popular now!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I still get really excited over the fact I am making chemical reactions happen in my kitchen and the finished product is completely different and much much prettier to the initial ingredients.

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

I have only done a few. The last Fairy Tale Fair was my first and it was so much fun I had to come back and do another!

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

Well one day I would just love to be able to stay at home crafting all day! I’d take half the week for soap making and the other half for all the multiple other crafts that interest me. My home would be a castle and I’d have lots of adopted pets. Unfortunately I haven’t achieved this yet.

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You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?

As I mentioned before, I really did! It was a great opportunity to meet other crafty people and there were some super cute stalls. I can’t wait to see what’s there this time!

View more:

http://www.facebook.com/SpeckledFawnSoaps

Say Hello To…I Do Beauty

I started I Do Beauty four years ago, previously I was a freelance massage therapist, reflexologist and aromatherapist for ten years, but the move into beauty therapy came about because a friend of mine used me as her model for eyelash extensions when she trained, then she moved back to the USA and I realised that I couldn’t live without them in my life, so I trained up in them and beauty therapy….

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To start my business off with a bang I did a Groupon deal and sold (and did) 254 sets of eyelash extensions. In normal beauty salons it may take a therapist up to 3 years to get the same experienced I gained in 3 months! Of course at the same time I was doing a lot of the regular beauty services, such as facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures, massages and so forth.

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A lot of my initial clients were brides as it coincided with Bridal season, so I launched a package product just for brides, and recently did a fabulous press launch for this, which is where I met you 🙂 I truly love what I do, I love helping people and so often there is a theraputic value to working with people over and beyond making them feel good about themselves. That’s why most of my clients return time and time again!

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On the day I would be delighted to do a mini selection of my therapies, both beauty and holistic..OPI manicures, Shellac gel polish manicures, OPI Pedicure file and paint, Indian Head massage, Japanese Chair Massage, Reiki Healing, and Reflexology. Also if you make a booking for the future of a package, you will recieve a discount when you come in.

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Treatment time is 30 minutes, I would advise pre booking so you are not kept waiting on the day. If you could come at the start, add yourself to the time you want, and pay a £5 deposit for your slot and then you are guarenteed to get your treatment.

www.idobeautybrighton.co.uk
07878 367831

Say Hello To…Speckled Fawn Soaps

Today we introduce Hannah, of Speckled Fawn Soaps, a Fairy Tale Fair newbie. We look forward to seeing Hannah’s handmade soaps, which you can find in the entrance hall! Find out more…

“I enjoy the fact I know I’m creating something pretty and useful from scratch, it’s really satisfying. I’m overcome with joy every time I take a new soap out of the mould and see how it’s turned out!”– Hannah

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

My name is Hannah, I run Speckled Fawn Soaps and I make handmade soaps by the traditional cold-process method, meaning I make them entirely from scratch so I know about every ingredient that goes in! I use natural ingredients wherever I can, all my soaps are always vegan-friendly, and I use a blend of oils and butters that make them really nourishing for the skin as well as super-pretty!

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How would you describe your style?

I like to make my soaps as visually appealing as possible by using flowers, swirls and other decorations. I use good quality ingredients to create lovely but affordable bars of soap that look good enough to eat!

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How long have you been making your soaps?

I’m still a relative newcomer, I only made my first soap about 6 months ago. It was so satisfying when it came out well that I had to make more. I started giving my soaps as presents and people seemed to like them, so I decided to get assessed to ensure my soaps all fell under EU safety regulations so that I could begin selling. Now most evenings I can be found making soap in my kitchen!

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Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

Florals are popular, rose always seems to be a winner. But I’m working on quite a few new ideas at the moment so that could all change.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Mostly the fact I know I’m creating something pretty and useful from scratch, it’s really satisfying. I’m overcome with joy every time I take a new soap out of the mould and see how it’s turned out!

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

This is my first craft fair so far, but I’m really excited for it and as soap making seems to be taking over my life now, I hope to do many more.

What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?

My soaps make ideal gifts, especially for occasions such as Mother’s Day. At the fair I will have see-through decorative fabric bags available to package soaps in, making them ready to give as a present.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I still have LOTS of ideas for future soaps, and I intend to work my way through them all! I am also currently arranging to teach my first soap making class which will be really exciting. I don’t really have an ultimate goal, but I’m taking it one step at a time, and right now I’m spending a lot of time doing something I really enjoy which is what matters.

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http://www.facebook.com/SpeckledFawnSoaps

Come along this Saturday the 9th of March to find out more!

5 Days To Go Until The Fairy Tale Fair!

The Fairy Tale Fair is now just 5 days away! How time is flying! Still so much to do this week including thousands of flyers in homes in the local area, posters, a newsletter, more stall holder interviews on here and much more!

Over the next 5 days we will be posting ‘5 reasons to visit’ blogs, the first of which is today…

Reason 5 to visit our fair: Take part in a workshop & learn something new!

This applies to all ages- we have 5 workshops including:

– Karen Rao Felt Artist- make your own gifted felt items. Gift a Brighton rock or soap, or make your own felt Easter chick. Learn to felt with a simple technique using only water. This is a great workshop for all ages and Karen will be on hand to teach you step by step.
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– MiniPatisserie- Learn to make cute cake themed jewellery from polymer clay and take home to bake yourself! Much fun for all ages!

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-The Beauty Artist- vintage beauty parlour stall- Hayley will be providing a range of beauty services for special prices at our fair including nails, vintage hair styling, make up and glitter tattoos for the younger girls! This makes the perfect Mother’s day treat or pre-Saturday night pamper! See the price list below for details…

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– Show Me Shiny Things- a bead workshop, kids and big kids can come along and make some lovely jewellery from a great range of beads. Perfect to keep the family amused or as a unique Mum’s day gift!

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-Sugarglass- a crochet workshop for all ages. Learn the basics of crochet, watch it demonstrated and follow simple patterns.

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Don’t miss these workshops at The Fairy Tale Fair this Saturday the 9th of March! Open 10.30am- 4.30pm.

You can also find face painting and balloon modeling in the main hall plus lots more!

Need help finding us?- Click here for details.

Say Hello To…The Beauty Artist

Today we meet Hayley of ‘The Beauty Artist’. She will be providing vintage beauty make overs, nails, glitter tattoos and more at The Fairy Tale Fair on Saturday the 9th March- perfect treats for Mother’s day or pre-Saturday night out! Make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment on the day!

“It’s always exciting to interpret what the customer wants and see them smile when they look in the mirror.”- Hayley

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Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I am a Make-up Artist and Hairstylist based in Brighton offering a full range of make-up and hair services including vintage styling.

What do you enjoy most about being a Make-up Artist?

I like the variety and the fact that no person is the same. It’s always exciting to interpret what the customer wants and see them smile when they look in the mirror. I also love problem solving on customers such as those who suffer with redness or rosacea etc. It’s always a nice feeling when you can show them that they can have the make-up they want and feel confident.

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You will be providing a vintage parlour workshop for The Fairy Tale Fair- what will your parlour involve?

I will be offering a range of taster vintage hair and make-up sessions from false lashes to victory rolls. I will also be offering glitter tattoos for children and adults who fancy it! Plus I will be selling a range of vintage inspired pretty products for customers to take away and use/gift to someone. I will also be offering tutorials on how to do various make-up and hair styling.

Can people pre-book with you, or find out more?

Yes people can pre-book by emailing me at mailthebeautyartist@gmail.com I will also have a booking list running on the day so people can pop themselves in to a slot. I have lots of photos and further information on my website too at www.thebeautyartist.co.uk

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You took part in our Christmas Fairy Tale Fair- did you enjoy it?

Yes I did, it was so much fun! I can’t believe how many people came along especially considering how grotty the weather was. There was a lovely atmosphere there on the day and I loved the variety of different stallholders who were there. Everyone who attended looked very chuffed with the fair.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

It’s been a great achievement establishing a name for myself as a vintage styling expert over the past 6 years and I am pleased to have been one of the first, if not the first, to bring vintage styling to Brighton many moons ago! Going forward, a natural progression for me eventually will be going into teaching new stylists as I mentor a few new stylists now. I am excited to see what the future holds for The Beauty Artist!

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Find out more: www.thebeautyartist.co.uk and email mailthebeautyartist.co.uk to book now- don’t miss out!

Say Hello To…Sparkles Face Painting

We are pleased to welcome back Carol of Sparkles Face Painting to our Spring Fairy Tale Fair on Saturday the 9th March. Let’s remind ourselves about Carol and her wonderful face painting….

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Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you have been face painting…

I have been face painting for 7 years Firstly as a hobby at my daughters school and friends parties. Gradually it turned into a business and now I have 7 face painters working with me in the team. I recently was face painting at the London Boat Show in the and have been as far as Kuwait for a 6 day booking.

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What do you enjoy most about your face painting?

The children faces when they look at themselves in the mirror after being painted, its magical.

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You took part in our Christmas fair, did you enjoy it and find you were popular with visitors on the day?

I did not stop face painting all day, this spring I am going to offer balloon models as well as face painting, I did this in the summer and they were very popular.

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Can we find you at any other fairs or markets for Spring 2013?

No. The fairly Tale Fair is the only one I face paint at. It’s great fun because my Mother and daughter join me for the day, They both enjoy it. Otherwise I am generally booked up for corporate events and children parties.

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Find out more and make a booking with Sparkles Face Painting: www.sparklesfacepainting.co.uk

 

A Festive Gift From…Twinkle Bee Cottage

Today we have a festive gift from Twinkle Bee Cottage who make beautiful homemade soap and skincare products. They took part in our last fair and their items seemed very popular with our visitors. These items make fantastic Christmas gifts or stocking fillers and will compliment any craft items you buy wonderfully!

Tell us a bit about you and what you do make: 

I live In Worthing and have spent the last three years setting up my own business making homemade natural skincare products.

I am completely legal in regards to Trading Standards, Public & Product liability insurance, I use organic and fair-trade ingredients and often use locally produced ingredients wherever possible; I also pay a professional cosmetic chemist to test my products before they are sold to the general public.

I have three bee hives and use some of the beeswax and honey in my products and I also use a fair amount of buttermilk cream and goat’s milk in my soap products to produce a creamy lather.

What festive gifts and creations will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?

Soaps, Lip Balms, Massage Bars/Oils, Salt Scrubs, Bath salts, Bath Melts, Face Cream Range, Lotions, Hand Creams, Foot Balms, Body Butters, candles & Gift Sets

You took part in our last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it and did you find your creations were popular with visitors?

Twinkle Bee products were extremely popular at the last fair. We sold a variety of our goods and the most popular ones were the Shea lip butters and body lotions.

Will you be taking part in other events over the festive period (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

Yes:

I held a Christmas skincare house party at 50 Alinora Crescent, Goring by Sea, Worthing, BN12 4HY on Friday the 2nd November, with lots of soap, bath & body products for gifts. I also hold an open house drop-by service at this address, should anyone wish to come and buy gifts or seek skincare advice.

Twinkle Bee will also be attending the two day weekend Christmas Michelham Priory fair on Saturday the 10 November and Sunday the 11th November  http://sussexpast.co.uk/events/christmas-fair

Twinkle bee will be at this event too: Following last year’s successful event, we are delighted to announce that Steyning Music Society will again be holding a Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at the Steyning Centre, which will be held on Saturday, 1st December 2012 from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. This was a successful event last year too.

Sussex Mums Christmas Fair at the Charmandean Centre Worthing on Sunday the 2nd December: http://sussexfamilychristmasfair.co.uk/

 

If you can’t wait until the day, Find out more about Twinkle Bee Cottage:  www.twinklebeecottage.com

Also see their original ‘Say Hello To…’ post here.

A Festive Gift from…Sparkles Face Painting

Today we welcome back Carol from Sparkles Face Painting. Carol took part in our last fair and everyone (children and adults) was amazed by her face painting! I heard several times through the day- ‘thats the best face painting I’ve ever seen!’

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make…

I am a face painter and specialise in bright sparkles face paintings.

What festive gifts and creations will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?

We will also be selling a selection on hand painted origianl art cards for all occassions as well as Christmas cards painted by carol sparkles.

You took part in our last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it and did you find your creations were popular with visitors?

We were very poplular and had a que nearly all day for face painting it was great fun with such enthusastic children.

Will you be taking part in other events over the festive period (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

Just Loads of Christmas party bookings 🙂

Any other comments you wish to make:

We look forward to seeing you all again, Carol.

We look forward to welcoming Carol and her sparkles back to really bring the fairy tales and festivity to life!


Above: Carol at the summer Fairy Tale Fair.

See her website here: http://sparklesfacepainting.co.uk/

Say Hello To…Powder Beauty

Today we introduce to you Powder Beauty, who are a fabulous vintage inspired beauty salon in Duke Street, Brighton. We are super excited that they will be coming along to our fair to provide lovely mini manicures, nail art and more to add some extra sparkle and magic to our day!

The main thing is having happy customers who trust us…- Rachel, Owner, Powder Beauty

Tell us a bit about Powder and how it started….

Powder was one of the first vintage inspired salons, we started as a small concession in Topshop just offering eyelash extensions. Then opened up in Brighton 8 years ago. We are also Brighton’s first eyelash salon. I always wanted to create a different style salon after working in London for many years as a make up artist/stylist and also a beauty therapist I got lots of experience and inspiration along the way.

How long has it been since Powder was opened?

Powder has been established since 2004

What do you enjoy most about your job at Powder?

The variety is great. But the main thing is having happy customers who trust us.

What treatments/ services will you be providing on the day of The Fairy Tale Fair?

Mini Manicures and Nail Art with gems and stickers! We will also be selling some lovely jewellery and our popular Luck dip bags which are always full of surprises!

Can people pre-book with you if they want, and how do they get in touch if so?

Yes they can call 01273 720055 to make a booking (quote fairy tale fair 24th Nov) or just come along on the day.
Prices start at £5 for a shape and paint.
Kate from Powder will be looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

Find Powder on Facebook and see their site here: www.powderbeauty.co.uk
Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

 

We can’t wait to welcome the Powder girls on the day!

Say Hello To…Twinkle Bee Cottage

Today we meet Twinkle Bee Cottage who will be selling their delightful handmade soaps at our fair!

“I Enjoy the challenge to create something special….. Making my products has been a challenge and I have set myself very high standards”- Twinkle Bee Cottage

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I make homemade natural soap, bath & body products

How would you describe your style/products?

They are made with the most natural of ingredients, using Organic, Fair-trade and local suppliers wherever possible and free from nasty additives that could harm your skin.

How long have you been making your soaps?

Three years

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

My anti-aging face creams with Oat Beta Glucan and Oat Peptides (natural oat answer to Botox!)

What do you enjoy most about your making your soaps?

The challenge to create something special….. Making my products has been a challenge and I have set myself very high standards, often scrutinising other top branded ‘Natural’ products, so that I can go even further and create something more beneficial and better for my clients, which usually work out at least 50% cheaper than well-known brands.

Do you take part in other events?

Yes, I do go to other fairs sometimes and hold house parties in my own home with holistic treatments

What products/ items will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?

Soaps, Lip Balms, Massage Bars/Oils, Salt Scrubs, Bath salts, Bath Melts, Face Cream Range, Lotions, Hand Creams & Body Butters

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

To advertise in top magazines and make Twinkle Bee a household name

Find out more and see all their products on their website and also Facebook. We look forward to seeing their lovely products at the fair!

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