Say Hello To…Jelly Roos

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

I’m a mum of three, with a love of miniature. I design and create special little fabric houses with beautiful details just perfect for fairies! I get excited about fabrics and vintage buttons and love using them to produce unusual Jelly Roos products.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I’ve been running Jelly Roos for about 1yr and a half, but have been working on my unique line of ‘shelf houses’ over about 7 months.

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

My unique design of beach hut, created from beautiful fabrics and with hand stitched details which opens to reveal a storage space.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Seeing and hearing the public’s response to them.

Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?

My ‘shelf houses’ are great for giving Easter gifts in!

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

I am focusing on online sales and wholesale but am looking at booking more markets for later on in the year.

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

To promote my work to a wider audience.

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Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less:

Fluffy, sunny, fresh, chocolate!!

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

An amazing atmosphere, great mix of stall holders and fabulous visitors…you can’t beat it for a wonderful day out.

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Any other comments you wish to make:

I can’t wait to see fellow stall holders new items and have a good browse!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.JellyRoos.etsy.com

www.facebook.com/jelly.roos

Say Hello to…Stitch and Loop

Today we welcome Fairy Tale Fair newbie’s Stitch and Loop who took part in our collaborative Bartie’s Boutique fair last December, they make some wonderful creations, find out more below…

Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
We are a small business based in West Sussex. We make textile accessories for the home and to wear. We have a very distinctive style; all our accessories are of interesting texture, colour and style. We are contemporary and use a mix of vintage and contemporary fabrics, ribbons and embellishments to make our accessories distinctive and eye catching.

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How long have you been making your craft items?
Stitch & Loop have been up and running for 18 months.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
We have three best sellers!! Our vibrant textile neck wraps; a cross between a multi stranded scarf and a textile necklace secured with a contemporary textile brooch, our hand knitted mohair and silk frilly embellished neck wraps which are very light in texture and made in zesty spring colours, and finally our hand knitted and hand felted bracelets and cuffs which are embellished in true Loopy style.

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What do you enjoy most about your crafts?
Sitting together with a cup of coffee researching new ideas, discovering new fabrics and getting excited about evolving a new product. We love playing with colour and texture.

Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?
All our products will be geared up for Spring. Bright zingy colours and lightweight items will pave the way for a glorious Loopy summer!!

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Yes we can be found occasionally at the monthly Makers Boutique in Brighton (next one is Saturday 12 April), and Knepp Castle on .31st May/1st June. We also stock Rare Rabbit on Tarrant Street in Arundal, Vintage Rose Cafe in Storrington and Strawberry in Chichester.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
We are almost finished building our website with the help of our creative agency Lime Creative in Borough High Street in London, and the aim is to reach as many like minded people as possible. If you love colour, texture and style then you will love Stitch & Loop products.

Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less
New beginnings, lighter days, daffodils.

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.stitchandloop.co.uk
Facebook; StitchandLoop
Twitter;StitchnLoop
Instagram; StitchandLoop
Blog; loopystitching.wordpress.com
Pinterest; Stitchandloop

A Festive Welcome Back to….. Georgie Arts

Today we welcome back Tina of Georgie Arts, who has been with us since The Fairy Tale Fair began! We look forward to welcoming her and her wonderful embroidered creations back! find out more…

Remind us about you and what you create?

Georgie Arts is home to all things embroidered and embellished.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

Our festive offering is packed with a variety of Christmas specials from festive scented fairies , ornaments and little books to beautifully embroidered greetings cards and tags to embellish your gifts. We shall also be bringing some of our established favourites.

Will you be taking part in any other fairs over the Christmas period?

We will also be at Barties Big Fab Christmas Boutique (co-organsied by The Fairy Tale Fair for one day only!) at St Paul’s Art Centre in Worthing on Sat. December 7th.

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

We’ve always had a fairy filled ball with the Fairy Tale Fair.  It’s such a friendly event, with a fantastic range of high quality crafted items providing something for everyone. The temptation is to shop away all the day’s profits. Thank goodness Christmas provides an excellent excuse to get all our friends and family locally hand crafted gifts.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future?

Or have you already achieved them?  To expand the space time continuum to allow for more stitching and crafting time- so much to stitch… so little time…    Seriously, since my stitching knowledge has always been far superior to my scientific I will just continue to enjoy every opportunity to both expand my skill and practice it.

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Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:

Happiness frosted with glitter.

Any other comments you wish to make:

We’d like to wish everyone a very peaceful and merry Christmas.

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.georgiearts.co.uk

Say Hello To…Calico & Cotton

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
We are a Mother and Daughter who have a passion for the Arts and Crafts! We opened up our Etsy shop in May 2012 mainly focusing on Rag Dolls but since then our shop has really grown with range of different items, including Bunting, Cushions, Personalised Felt Letters, Vintage Inspired Jewelry, Soft Toys, and more!:)
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How long have you been making your craft items?
About 1 1/2 years
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it? And do you have some special festive items planned to sell?
At the moment the best seller is the Felt Letter. I do a range of designs for them but also love love love, doing custom designs!:)
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What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I love that the road is endless with what you can do and make, its so much fun coming up with ideas and seeing the end result! 
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Yes also this year I will be taking part in Made my Monday market and Barties:)
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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
Would love to be able to have our items in shops and really just grow as a buisness.
Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:
Family
Fun
Magical
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Any other comments you wish to make:
We are extremley happy to be taking part in The Fairy Tale again, love it sooo much! Really great atmosphere, everyones so friendly and as a mother I think its really great for kids, they can do workshops and have thier face painted and we can shop!:)
Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.etsy.com/shop/calicoandcotton
www.facebook.com/calicoandcotton
 

Bring out the Bunting!

We love our bunting here at The Fairy Tale Fair! We can’t wait to show off the beautiful bunting by bunting boutique, which will decorate our fair once again!

Bunting Boutique's bunting at our spring fair

Bunting Boutique’s bunting at our spring fair

Here are a few words from Sue, owner of Bunting Boutique:

“Down on the Sunny South Coast, tucked away on a side street a mere stones-throw from the beach resides Bunting Boutique, makers of the most exquisite handmade one-off pieces of bunting.

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In our Aladdins cave of a studio, surrounded by a myriad of fabrics, tools, nic-nacs and trinkets, we lovingly construct strand upon strand of bunting, the colour and fabric of every single piece carefully considered, every stitch laboured over.

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Our vintage ranges are little works of art in their own right, and with materials sourced from all four corners of the globe (well, Sussex anyway!) you can guarantee that every bundle is totally unique.

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By incorporating things like a crocheted doily, a gorgeous trim detail, or an area of hand embroidery, every piece has it’s own story, it’s own history, and we hope, a wonderful future!

If you’re looking for something specific, something more personal perhaps, then please click here to read more about the many bespoke services we can provide.

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We can hand embroider letters onto linen to create words or phrases of your choice, or we can design and make Bunting to your specification.

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You can choose the patterns, fabric and colour scheme of your choice to guarantee it fits perfectly wherever it ends up hanging.

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If you have a special piece of vintage linen which is sentimental to you and would like to see it transformed into a lovely garland, we will gladly help you to realise this. So head over to our Bespoke page for more details.

Bunting in action at our Spring fair

Bunting in action at our Spring fair

It’s no secret we really love what we do, and we love to create items that you’ll find inspiring and enhance and transform your home, bedroom, wedding venue, caravan or garden into a magical space.”

Find out more about Bunting Boutique here.

Say Hello To… Trish Palmer

Today we welcome back Trish Palmer- her knitted cati were very popular at the last fair, in fact we are still getting messages about them now! They will be back for summer along with lots of other lovely creations…

“It’s fabulous to be with craft lovers – sellers and buyers, plus cake and tea. What’s not to love?” – Trish Palmer

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

I taught Textiles at the local secondary school for over 30 years. During those years I taught students how to hand sew and use a sewing machine. I also promoted embroidery, knitting, quilting, French knitting, tie/dye and patchwork within the lessons or short courses at the end of terms. Now I have retired I am enjoying experimenting with different crafts and combining them in different ways.

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How would you describe your style?

I like to work quite small but always take care to make everything detailed. I love colour, decoration and embroidery. My creations, I hope, show lots of skill but are still practical. I always try to incorporate a little something to make you smile.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have always made bits and pieces for friends and relatives but have only sold my items for the last year or so.

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

My knitted cacti seem very popular as they look real but are not vicious and you cannot kill them – practical but fun. People like my Super Star peg dollies as they are very detailed with lots of ribbon, lace and glitz – modeled on Lady Gaga. I have made up some kits for the next fair so everyone can make their own individual Super Star.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I never make exactly the same thing twice. Everything is different from the last one. So I still get a kick when I find a new pot for a cacti or a really nice piece of fabric for a peg dolly. I love trying new ideas.

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

I only work with The Fairy Fair and have been lucky enough to have done 3 fairs to date. I am really looking forward to the Fairy Fairs 1st birthday fair.

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

I enjoy crafting and if people continue to like my work I will continue to sell. If not, then my friends and relatives will receive more gifts! I cannot imagine not doing some sort of craft work. I am painting a farm yard mural for my new granddaughter at the moment!

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

It’s fabulous to be with craft lovers – sellers and buyers, plus cake and tea. What’s not to love?

Any other comments you wish to make:

I cannot praise Claire enough for her professional but friendly organization of the Fairy Fair. It always looks fantastic.

Say Hello To…Emily Makes

Today we warmly welcome a Fairy Tale Fair newcommer- Emily of Emily Makes, who will be providing a lovely sweetie butterfly workshop, as well as selling her creations. Find out more…
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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your work?
Hello! My name is Emily and my stall is called Emily makes! I create hand embroidered unique gifts, including framed pictures, hooped pictures, bunting, clothing, bags, aprons, bibs and more! My inspiration comes from my family, whether that be in the form of a quote from my mum, or my children’s favourite characters! My family trees are my most popular item at the moment and makegreat presents!
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How would you describe your style of work?
My work is completely unique and individual. Its a little bit quirky and kitsch, but wants to be pretty and elegant!
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You are providing a workshop stall at The Fairy Tale Fair- what can we find and make at your workshop?
At the workshop we will be making sweetie butterflies! A cute way to store your sweets, that can be completely decorated and personalised by you!
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Do you take part in other craft fairs or events? 
I can often be found at Sharnfold Farm in Eastbourne, where I regularly attend events and pop by at the weekends to have a stall!
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This is your first Fairy Tale Fair, are you looking forward to it? 
This is my first fairy tale fair and I’m very, very excited!
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How can we find out more about you?
If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my facebook page at www.facebook.com/emilymakes

Say Hello to Calico & Cotton

We first met Calico and Cotton at our spring Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have the mother and daughter team back again. Find out more about them…

“We Absolutley loved The Fairy Tale Fair! Such a great atmosphere, amazing stallholders and the workshops were great…”Becky, Calico & Cotton

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

We are a Mother and Daughter team who have a passion for the Arts and Crafts. Our items include Beautiful, unique Rag Dolls, Knitted Cats ( full of character! ), Childrens Felt Pictures, Vintage Inspired Jewelry and many more!

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

We have a few… The Fairy Castle Picture, Rag Doll and the Brooches seem to be a favourite to!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

We love coming up with new ideas and being able to create them and seeing the end result!

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

At the moment we have just been with The Fairy Tale Fair.

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You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?

Absolutley loved it! Such a great atmosphere, amazing stallholders and the workshops were great ( epecially for the kids! )

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

We hope that one day we will be able to sell through shops and just to be able to continue what we are doing!

Any other comments you wish to make:

We cant wait to see everybody there! It’s going to be fantastic!

View and buy online: www.etsy.com/shop/calicoandcotton

We look forward to welcoming Calico & Cotton back on Saturday 10th August! 3 weeks today!

Say Hello To…Georgie Arts

Today we welcome back Fairy Tale Fair regular Georgie Arts. We look forward to having her and her colourful embroidered creations again…

“We’ve been at all the Fairy Tale fairs and love the happy, busy atmosphere. There’s always so much to see and do, high quality and interesting goods, nice people to meet and dreamy scrumptious cakes when we need an energy boost!” – Tina, Georgie Arts

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

Georgie Arts makes luxury embroidered gifts, cards and accessories.

How would you describe your style?

Our style is sumptuous, richly coloured, textured and embellished.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Too long to remember- I’ve always been a crafter and embroiderer, but our range is constantly updated and developed with new items added and old favourites embellished in new ways. Travel, mood, seasons and materials can all trigger new designs which mean it’s always evolving and new to me.

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

Whilst the embroidered greetings cards are always great sellers, it’s difficult to say otherwise. Bags are popular in wedding and party seasons, notebooks for gifting and regular customers scout for new lines. We also bespoke a lot of orders, either inspired by existing pieces customers want personalized or entirely to a clients wishes.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

The luxury of being able to spend my days doing what I love and surrounded by lovely materials, colour and the prettiest of trimmings, beads and embellishments. Once a design has been trialed and material chosen I can lose myself for hours stitching away. What’s not to love?

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

We tend to flit around other fairs to meet new people and in the last year have been to Brighton Craft Fair, Belles Wedding Fair & Makers locally, but The Fairytale Fair is our favourite Brighton date and so we’re really pleased to be back.

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

We are still developing our beaded bridal range in conjunction with The Silver Hut which has provided the opportunity to develop a new range and new direction. We hope we’ll always be developing fresh ideas.

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

Yes, we’ve been at all the fairs and love the happy, busy atmosphere. There’s always so much to see and do, high quality and interesting goods, nice people to meet and dreamy scrumptious cakes when we need an energy boost!

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Only to say that we truly believe in fairies and feel certain it will be another magical day!

Find out more:
www.georgiearts.co.uk

Say Hello To…Lulalupin

Today we meet Lulalupin- who is new to our fair so we can’t wait to welcome her and her unique craft pieces. Her creations are very detailed and theatrical- like something straight out of an enchanted fairy tale! Find out more…

“Pulling initial ideas together and seeing them form into beautiful things. I also love seeing my pieces worn by people, it’s a thrilling moment!”– Lucienne.

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

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist. I have always painted as well as done pieces of performance. I have always had a strong interest in textiles and fabrics and for the last 3 years that’s what I’ve been concentrating on. I make a wide range of things and some of my best pieces have come out of combining different artistic styles. A few examples of things I make are head pieces, garters, cuffs and collars, fabric wedding bouquets and corsages.

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How would you describe your style?

Finely detailed, sumptuous, dramatic, playful, theatrical. My 100% percent silk pieces in particular came about from wanting to produce work that was a keepsake in a throwaway culture – work with an element of the fantastical or magical…a hint of Elizabethan and Victorian…a found treasure.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Oh about 3 or 4 years

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

My tattercuffs probably, and the baby bunting. Everyone likes baby bunting – you can take it and have a little celebration anywhere.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Pulling initial ideas together and seeing them form into beautiful things. I also love seeing my pieces worn by people, it’s a thrilling moment!

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

I have done several other events, including wedding fairs. I’m hoping to have my things in an open house next year. I also have some of my work displayed and for sale in what was Big Bead Boutique and is now The Parlour Rooms, on Dyke Road; and a selection of pieces in Velvet Tattoo on Norfolk Square.

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

Obviously to keep selling more of my work and to continue building up my business and my customer base. I would also quite like to do some costume work, perhaps for film, theatre and television. I do really miss painting, so would like to do more of that in the next year. But mainly I just want to keep enjoying what I’m doing.

Find out more: http://lulalupin.co.uk

Say Hello To…Maygreen Fairies

Today we welcome back the lovely Maygreen Fairies, who also took part in our spring fair. Her creations couldn’t be more suited to our fairy tale theme so we can’t wait to see her wonderful fairy items again! If you missed her last time you can find out more about her…

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

I am a self taught Mixed Media & Altered Artist who enjoys creating whimsical art using vintage photos, materials and findings. I live in the Sussex Countryside with my husband and young twin boys.

My creations include Bottled & Caged Fairies and Mermaids, unique Greetings Cards, Luxury Gift Tags, Whimsical Bookmarks and Cute Fairy Magnets, Magical Jewellery pieces, Home décor items, Decorative Collages, and Altered Books.

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How would you describe your style?

In two words – Vintage Whimsy

How long have you been making your craft items?

I began creating whimsical Artist Trading Cards when my twin boys were babies, some seven years ago now, the rest of my creations evolved over those seven years to where I am now.

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

I have several popular items, but the pieces that get the most attention, particularly at Fairs I attend are my Fairy Jars, each Fairy is suspended inside the Jar on an invisible thread which means that the Fairies appear to flutter and move inside the Jar. I also offer a Bespoke Service where you can have a loved one bottled as a Fairy or Mermaid, these make lovely gifts and are also popular as Bridesmaids Gifts at Weddings.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love attending Fairs and having all my hard work on display, meeting people and chatting about my creations and seeing clients faces when they come across my Fairy Jars for the first time, or read one of my cheeky Fairy Cards, it’s great to make people smile through my Art.

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

For the past three years I have taken part in the Wealden Times Mid Winter & Mid Summer Fairs, I also attend the Kitsch & Stitch Vintage & Makers Fair in Cranbrook, The Pop-Up Vintage Fair in Hassocks & Lewes and have my Art on display in the village of Firle for Artwave, the Lewes Open House & Studio Event. In addition I have Open Studio Events that I run myself at The Little White Studio in Horam where I teach workshops with my Artist friend Karen.

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

I am currently working on a range of “Printed” Art Greetings Cards that I plan to promote to small Gift Boutique Shops and Art Galleries in the hope that they will stock and sell the Range. I am also hoping to sell some of my Bespoke Items, such as my Fairy Jars through Not On The High Street.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the Spring Fair earlier this year, it was a fantastic atmosphere, and a joy to be a part of a Fair that so aptly fits what I do.

Find out more:
www.maygreen-fairies.co.uk | www.maygreen-fairies.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/maygreenfairies |
www.thelittlewhitestudio.blogspot.com

Say Hello To…Gifts By Gemma-Louise

Today we meet a Fairy Tale Fair newbie, Gemma. Gemma designs the most beautiful patterns and translates them into wonderful gifts and homeware. Find out more…

“I love seeing my drawings evolve into beautiful designs then creating them into products for people to then like themselves and want to buy my gifts! “– Gemma

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

My names Gemma and Im the creator of Gifts By Gemma-Louise. I’ve always been a crafter and studied a BA(Hons) in Surface and Textile Design finishing it two years ago, this is where my love of craft and handmade textiles came to life. Having wanted to turn my love and passion for my work into something more than a hobby, I set up Gifts By Gemma-Louise in January 2013, so its still very much in the early stages but I’m loving every minute of it! My work is made from eye catching floral designs created from original artwork drawn by myself then made into giftware products for all occasions, this is what makes my work unique as all the floral fabrics and papers I use are all my own designs so you wont get them anywhere else.

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How would you describe your style?

I take my inspiration from flowers, I’m drawn in by their shapes, colours, textures and I love the details they have. I would say my work has a stylised look with striking patterns while using fresh colours.

How long have you been making your craft items?

The fabric and paper designs I have been creating over many years, Im always drawing and playing around with designs in photoshop but I started making my products in January 2013 when Gifts By Gemma-Louise started.

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

So far my greetings cards have been my biggest seller with lavender scented bags and brooches not far behind.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love seeing my drawings evolve into beautiful designs then creating them into products for people to then like themselves and want to buy my gifts!

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

So far Gifts By Gemma-Louise has held stalls at two craft fairs in Sussex and have another three booked in up till April.

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

I will be selling a range of greeting cards including mother day cards, there will be coasters, cushions, bunting, hair clips, hanging plaques, decorated wooden letters…. there will also be brooches and lavender scented hanging hearts which make lovely handmade gifts for mothers day.

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

I’ve got lots of plans for new designs and products but as its still a very new venture I’m focusing on getting products made for the craft fairs I have booked and will see what happens from there.

Find out more on Facebook: Gifts by Gemma Louise

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We look forward to welcoming Gemma this Saturday the 9th March!

Say Hello To… Georgie Arts

We last met Georgie Arts at our Christmas Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have them back again. Find out more about her and her beautiful whimsical embroidered creations…

“What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?”- Tina, Georgie Arts

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Remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Georgie Arts makes all things embroidered and embellished; occasion bags, notebooks, cards and scrumptious little gifts.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
It varies by season. Currently the wedding season is hotting up and so occasion bags for bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride are hot, but always, cards and notebooks are favourites.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?
What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Sometimes. Our treasures take a long time to make so we don’t attend many fairs. This spring we will be at Brighton Craft Fair at the Friends Centre on March 30th and we are also taking our Bridals collection of tiaras, head pieces, bags and favours to Belles Bridal Bazaar in New Road in April.

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What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
We will have some beautiful embroidered Mother’s Day cards and our little fairy pomanders, heart keychains and notebooks make great gifts for Mothers. If you are trying to keep down your chocolate consumption, all our goodies will make great Easter gifts. Our bee and front notebooks have more than a hint of spring. We’ll also bring our Fairytale Fair special ‘Toadstool sitter’ and ‘Once Upon a time’ cards.

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You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?
We loved every minute. It was very busy and lovely and Christmassy. It was great to meet up with the other friendly stall holders and all our customers.

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
This year, in partnership with The Silver Hut, Georgie bridals is launching co-ordinated collections and that is keeping us both busy. Between us we hope soon to have the whole world beaded and embellished! A bit ambitious perhaps, but Brighton at least.

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Any other comments you wish to make:
We are so excited to be coming back to this great fair.

Find out more: www.georgiearts.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming back Georgie Arts this Saturday the 9th March!

Say Hello To…Trish Palmer

We first met Trish Palmer at our last Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have her back again.

“I use crafts to unwind but I still get a real sense of achievement when I finish an item from scratch and a friend or family member wants to take it home with them.”– Trish

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

I taught Textiles at the local secondary school for over 30 years and my love of embroidery and decoration dominates all my craft work. I work small and like my items to be practical but fun as well. It’s good to laugh so I try to incorporate some fun in my pieces.

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

I knitted some realistic looking cacti for the last Fairy Tale Fair and they were very popular. I think it was the fun element of expecting sharp prickles and finding soft mohair or angora wool instead.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I use it to unwind but I still get a real sense of achievement when I finish an item from scratch and a friend or family member wants to take it home with them.

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Only the Fairy Fairs and this will be my second.

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

For Mums – Patchwork pin cushions, Embroidered needle cases, Angora knitted brooches, Embroidered abstract fabric brooches, Book worms and Knitted cacti.
For Easter – Embroidered egg pin cushions, Easter fairy peg dolls, Easter felt animal brooches and hanging embroidered fabric decorations.

You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?

Oh yes! So many craft minded people in the same place at the same time with tea and cakes on hand. What is not too like?

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

I hope to continue making craft items that people like, expand and try new ideas – maybe learn how to crochet after 40 plus years of knitting!

Meet Trish this Saturday the 9th March from 10.30am at The Fairy Tale Fair, Patcham Methodist Church, Brighton.

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Say Hello To…Jelly Roos

Today we meet the cute and colourful Jelly Roos, who is another Fairy Tale Fair newbie we look forward to welcoming…

“I enjoy Taking the time to create something beautiful and individual for someone special…”– Natasha.

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

I have always enjoyed being creative, and studied an art foundation 14 yrs ago which really enabled me to look at art differently. But it’s since having my children that I have combined my artistic side with more useful designs. I started out making gifts and everyday items for my children and friends and am starting to develop this into a business creating gifts and keepsakes that can be used, loved and produce a smile. I make various items, some of my favorites being my Book Bugs and keep calm bags. Some like my blankets are commissioned but as I visit more fairs I’m creating a small stock of unique and useful items like Poop bugs and seasonal wears.

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How would you describe your style?

Cute and colourful

How long have you been making your craft items?

I have been creating in one way or another all my life but started designing and making Jelly Roos items about a year ago.

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

My blankets have been popular and my keep calm shopper bags.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Taking the time to create something beautiful and individual for someone special.

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

I have just started taking part in events but look forward to doing more.

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

I’m planning a unique range of mothers day Book Bugs, keep calm bags, some cute easter fabric baskets/bags and some specially designed mobiles all perfect gifts for those special people.

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

I would love to be selling Jelly Roos items globally.
Find out more: www.facebook.com/jelly.roos | Buy Online Etsy.com/shop/JellyRoos

We look forward to welcoming Jelly Roos on Saturday 9th March!

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