A Festive Welcome Back to Fairy Letters

We can’t wait to welcome back Fairy Letters once again to our fair, they joined us in the summer and last Christmas and customers fell in love with their super cute and detailed fairy letters! They couldn’t be more suited for our fair, and they make the perfect stocking fillers or gifts- personalised hand written letters from the fairies with lots of love!

Remind us about you and what you create?

I pop down to Brighton from London with bundles of handmade Fairy things. These included miniature, personalized fairy and elf letters, feather headbands, magic wands writing sets, wish jars, heart garlands and jewelry.

If you would like anything personalized in advance please send me an e-mail (fairyletters@strawbug.com) and will have them ready for you to pick up on the day. Can hide in a paper bag so little ones don’t guess what is inside!

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

We have limited edition stocking fillers including unicorn and fairy bracelets, thank you letter sets (1st place they will be sold!) and of course our Christmas special elf letters.

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

The Fairy Tale Fair is the only fair we are going to but we do take custom orders and sell through etsy.

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

I love coming to the Fairy Tale Fair, the atmosphere is brilliant and the face painting is second to none.

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

In ‘real life!’ I work as a designer and design researcher which I love but am hoping the fairy business will continue to expand.

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

Family, Friendship, Love, Laughter and Sparkles.

Any other comments you wish to make:

We can’t wait to see you all!

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

Twitter: @fairyletters

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Strawbug

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone! We hope you have a super spooky day! Lots of half term fun activities and Halloween Parties going on across Brighton and beyond! Got any Halloween crafty creations you’d like to share with us?! Send us pictures on our facebook page!

Here’s some Halloween Inspiration and fun… (all images sourced via Pinterest, and we do not own any of these creations (sadly))!

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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…Polka Dot Cloud

Today we welcome back George of Polka Dot Cloud. We love her quirky, colourful characters! Find out more…

“The Fairy Tale Fair was such a lovely experience, everyone is so friendly and what is particularly nice is that everyone share the same love and passion for craft and making, its simply a wonderful experience to share that with others…”– George, Polka Dot Cloud

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

My names George, I teach Fashion, textiles and costume during the day, and make magical characters in the evenings, Polka Dot Cloud was created from an accumulation of daydreams and make believe stories. The characters are quirky and celebrate their usual naive appearances. Made up from remnants of fabrics, I like to think of them supporting sustainability within the land of fabrics as well…

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How would you describe your style?

Quirky, odd, magical, whimsical, make-believe coming to life with a huge imagination.

How long have you been making your craft items?

About a year and a half properly now, I began when my little girl ruby was first born, but went into teaching so that kind of got slightly railroaded with paperwork! But now the dust has settled a bit, I’ve had more time to give my little make believe land the time and attention it deserves!

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

The lollipop heads are quite popular, Bunny and the peculiar creatures are very popular and Cecil and Cecilia the story telling cats {finger puppets} have grown to be very popular amongst mini people with huge imaginations!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love being able to create the ideas that op into my head, since my MA , my style of creativity always veered here and there and everything in everyday life intrigued and inspired me. But it has matured well and been fine-tuned. I find the most exhilarating elements for me, are sketching the idea, creating the character in 2D designs, and then bringing them to life. Pattern cutting as an absolute first love for me, so this is an aspect I really enjoy about my creative process.

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

I do local fetes and fairs at Ruby’s school, and Makers Boutique, I also do stalls at The Sallis Benny theatre in Brighton Uni and art Junky

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

Oooh I have so many plans, they are scribbled down in sketchbooks and notebooks scattered all over my house! My main plans for the future are to really grow Polka Dot cloud with lots of love and inspiration form everyday life, I have some big plans and developments that are being worked on at the moment in time for Autumn and Christmas, but they are still at prototype stage, so I won’t jinx myself just yet!

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

Yes I have and yes I certainly did! It was such a lovely experience, everyone is so friendly and what is particularly nice is that everyone share the same love and passion for craft and making, its simply a wonderful experience to share that with others. The face painting was incredible as well; my only regret was not having time to get my face painted!

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Find out more:

http://www.thewhimsicaldaydreamer.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Polka-Dot-Cloud/249474715173763

Say Hello To…Fairy Letters

We are super excited to welcome back Fairy Letters to our fair for summer! They attended our Christmas fair and visitors adored their personalised letters from the fairies, fairy wish jars and other cute gifts full of sparkle and love! Find out more about them and how you can pre-order your personalised fairy letter to be ready and waiting at the fair!

“We enjoy making friends with all fairy followers around the world and getting letters back to fairies from all around the world.” – Emily, Fairy letters

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

We make fairy items that we personalize and send all around the world! We have also started making adjustable leather and Swarovski rings for adults and gifts for the home.

How would you describe your style?

Crafty with a touch of magic!!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

A year and a half now but expanding slowly!

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

Our best sellers are our miniature fairy wish jars and personalized fairy letters.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Making friends with all fairy followers around the world and getting letters back to fairies from all around the world.

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

Only a few but the Fairy Fair is our favourite by far!!

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

We are expanding our gift range to make some more products for the home and our founder is also releasing her own blog … will update you all soon!! We are also starting some arts and crafts workshops for children and adults please let us know if you would be interested!

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

We loved the last Fairy Tale Fair it was truly magical and can’t wait to come again!

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Can’t wait to see you all there. If you would like any personalized letters doing we can either make in advance or on the day! If you would like any doing specifically please email: fairyletters@strawbug.co.uk

Find out more:

http://strawbug.moonfruit.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Strawbug

Just too Sweet…

We came across these super sweet (literally) creations on trendhunter.com today. Somehow we had been unaware of the artwork of Japanese artist Osamu Watanabe until today! Well…we were in for a yummy looking treat…

Candy Shoes- every girls dream?

Candy Shoes- every girls dream?

His work is made up of pure candy sculptures and often uses whimsical subjects such as rabbits, deer, shoes and cake. The sculptures certainly look good enough to eat (although you wouldn’t, it’s too pretty to destroy)!

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The article on tendhunter.com describes his work as:

“Willy Wonka would definitely approve of this series, as it is succulency sweet. Watanabe has a way of turning any object into a mouth-watering dessert with a technique known as Kawaii. It is very predominant in Asia to find jewelry in the form of ice-cream sundaes and fondue, along with a plethora of accessories.”

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yes, that is a candy mini cooper! Put us down for one of those please.

yes, that is a candy mini cooper! Put us down for one of those please.

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There is also a book available, Sweet or Unsweet, which we might have to invest in!

What do you think of these deliously cute creations? We think they’d be great at our fair- or maybe our fair could travel to Japan one day!

Say Hello To…Cat-a-Cake Creations

Today we hear from our fair organiser, Claire Montgomery. Claire will also have a stall at the fair and will be selling under the name of Cat-a-Cake Creations. Find out a bit more about her…

“Visitors to our fair seem to stay for hours, looking at the wonderful crafts, eating yummy cake, listening to our vintage singers, helping their children take part in a workshop, getting their faces painted and much more- it really was a magical day!”– Claire

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

As well as organising this fair and working full time at a design studio, I also regularly sell at craft markets across Sussex. I sell a range of whimsical & animal themed laser cut jewellery, greetings cards, pocket mirrors, badges, cotton bags and more! All of my work is hand designed by myself. I have recently re-branded under the name of Cat-a-Cake Creations, in line with my new website and Etsy store.

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

My ‘Buddy the Cat’ necklace is always popular. He is based on my own pet Buddy the cat, who is a big fluffy black cat who likes lots of cuddles! The best thing about having him as a necklace is he can be any colour I want him to be! Other than Buddy then my earrings are always popular- at two pairs for £7 they are very good value and come in various cute animals, colours and all have silver plated findings and come in a little pouch to keep them warm!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I enjoy translating a design that starts in my head, to a sketch, then to a visual, then to a piece of jewellery, then selling it, seeing peoples reactions and hearing their feedback on it is always good. It’s a great feeling to see someone wearing a piece of your jewellery- its nice to know that it is appreciated. I recently sold an item from my Etsy shop to a lady in America, so Dot the Dalmatian necklace was wrapped up and sent off to sunny Florida- alright for some! I think Etsy is great to get your work known further afield and its a great feeling knowing a little item you had an idea about is now sitting as a lovely necklace in a house half way around the world!

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

Yes, lots! As well as The Fairy Tale Fair I also take part in Brighton Craftaganza, Makers Boutique and two Artists Open Houses in May and December each year. This May I will again be part of The Cake House, which is a lovely child friendly houses with lot of cute arts and crafts (and rainbow stairs), as well as a new house- The Dog House which is a great well established house with over 16 artists- find out more about them on my website. I’ll also be taking part in more craft fairs and local events during the summer.

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

I will be selling a range of cute gift ideas for both Mother’s day and Easter. These include greeting cards- my dotty chick card won a Pinterest competition last year and is very popular! Also I have made some special little felt chicks that come in their own little pouches to keep warm. They want to be your friend so please say hello on the day! There is only 3 available- so be quick! Also I will have badges, pocket mirror, earrings, necklaces and much more to choose from.

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

Yes I took part, and organised it! As with the summer fair it was great to see it all come together on the day and see the happy faces of the children and customers who visited! It takes a lot of work to get the crowd in we did- thousands of flyers through doors, adverts, lots of posts on this blog, keeping up with social accounts, sending emails, contacting press and much more- but I think it is all worth it in the end. It rained hard ALL day for the Christmas fair but that didn’t seem to put visitors off- there was a steady flow of people all day and it was particularly busy in the morning. Visitors seem to stay for hours, looking at the wonderful crafts, eating yummy cake, listening to our vintage singers, helping their children take part in a workshop, getting their faces painted and much more- it really was a magical day! I hope this Spring fair will be just as magical, we have so much to offer so please don’t miss it!

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

I hope to continue to organise The Fairy Tale Fair, and help it grow. I have plans to make it bigger and expand, but I’d always like to keep its local roots as it has a real community feel! I’d also like to organise more events, such as charity events, weddings and other fairs/ markets across Sussex.

I’d also like to continue to develop my design career and one day aim to have my own greeting card range and exhibit at a big trade show in London. I also have a keen interest in Children’s books. For my final project when I was at university I created a book of nursery rhymes- I’d like to continue to develop this and one day write my own children’s book too! Oh and I’d like to own a cute little cake and craft shop in Brighton by the seaside- everything would sparkle and be lovely!

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Any other comments you wish to make:

I am really looking forward to this Saturday the 9th March, and hope lots of you can visit our lovely fair on the day. We are open from 10.30am, and you can see full location details here. It’s a great day out for all the family and there really is something for everyone.

Find out more:
Web: www.catacakecreations.co.uk
Facebook (just set up new page under my new name and would love some more fans!): www.facebook.com/catacakecreations
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/CataCakeCreations

Something for Mum & Easter too!

Stuck for Mother’s day gift ideas? Haven’t got time to go into town? Don’t want to buy a chocolate Easter egg this year?… Well pop along to The Fairy Tale Fair instead, where you’ll find a huge range of unique, handmade gifts by local makers.

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Looking for something for Mum? How about a one off necklace, brooch, purse, bag, candle, cushion, cute knitted character…we’ve got them all and much more! We’ve also got plenty of cards and wrap to choose from too. You can even take part in a workshop and make something for her yourself- how about a beaded bracelet, or a gifted felt soap!

The chintzy Teacup- teacup candles

The chintzy Teacup- teacup candles

Madison Honey Vintage

Madison Honey Vintage

Bring mum along and treat her in our vintage themed beauty parlor stall, where she could get her nails painted, have her hair styled or have her make up done! While your there treat her to tea and cake in our vintage tearoom, and listen to our performer Bryony Brooke sing.

Karen Rao Felt Artist

Karen Rao Felt Artist

Looking for an alternative Easter gift? Want something that lasts longer than a chocolate egg? Our stall holders have all sorts of Easter creations waiting for you. From knitted easter bunnies, to prints, to candles, to felt chicks, to cards, jewellery and much more- you’ll have to pop along to explore it all!

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Dotty Chick- By Cat-a-Cake Creations

Dotty Chick- By Cat-a-Cake Creations

We hope you can make our fair this Saturday the 9th of March. We are open from 10.30am and you can see full location details here.

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Beetle Cherry

Yummy cake by Mayflower Events

Yummy cake by Mayflower Events

 

Bryony Brooke to perform at The Fairy Tale Fair!

Today we have a special interview with singer & song writer Bryony Brooke, who will be attending our fair which we are very excited about! She will be performing in the cafe area from around 11am, so make sure you don’t miss her! Find out more about her below…

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

My musical career began at a fairly young age when I played violin solos and orchestral movements at both my primary and secondary schools. I achieved my grade 5 music (and theory) at the age of 11 and then when I was 12, I joined the South Downs Youth Orchestra…and the East Sussex Chamber Orchestra at 13. I played violin at lots of social events and private engagements outside of the orchestras until I gave up after reaching level 8. I still have my old instrument, and who knows…I might take it up again one day!

How long have you been singing/ performing?

I took to playing guitar; initially as a form of relaxation during the challenging months leading up to my GCSE’s. At the same time I began singing cover songs. Now nearly 3 years later, I love writing my own music and playing at a parties, weddings, pubs, restaurants and of course wedding fairs!…and with friends!

What do you enjoy most about performing?

I love performing either my own music or covers with other people
Recently I have enjoyed having laughs and jokes up on stage with my new gigging partner

Have you had a favorite performance so far?

Yes- Ringles Cross Uckfield for Valentines Day

What are your plans and ambitions for the future?

Working on a CD which should hopefully be finiMyd April and then hoping to take my music on further

Are you looking forward to attending The Fairy Tale Fair?

Yeah should be a lovely atmosphere and be will be good fun

How can we find out more about you?

http://www.reverbnation.com/bryonybrooke
www.facebook.com/pages/Bryony-Brooke/161572423910743
https://twitter.com/BryonyBrookPerf
www.bryonybrookeperformances.co.uk

Say Hello To…Unbreakable Hearts

Today we introduce Angela, from Unbreakable Hearts, she creates fun and colourful coasters, paperweights and more! Perfect Mother’s day gifts, so find out more about her…

“I love that I can get lost in my own world of colours, pens, paintbrushes and glue and just PLAY! I also love doing bespoke orders because I can create something out of other peoples images and thoughts; it’s like translating their ideas into another form.”– Angela

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

My name is Angela and I love making things! I have always been involved within the performing and visual arts and never feel quite whole unless I’m involved in something creative…I paint primarily and illustrate.
My Unbreakable Hearts are a collection which I began after experimenting with various materials to create something hand made and practical. I was searching for a durable beauty. They are all hand drawn/painted and decorated using a variety of methods.

How would you describe your style?

Colourful, fun, cheeky, playful, experimental and honest.

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How long have you been making your craft items?


The Unbreakable Hearts were ‘born’ about two years ago. The idea came after a friend broke up with her boyfriend and at the time I was drawing on a pieces of perspex and I thought how wonderful if hearts could be as unbreakable as perspex. Hence the name and the obsession with hearts!

 

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

My naughty coasters and paperweights which feature lacy and racy underwear have proven to be quite popular and enjoyed by men and women!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

That I can get lost in my own world of colours, pens, paintbrushes and glue and just PLAY! I also love doing bespoke orders because I can create something out of other peoples images and thoughts; it’s like translating their ideas into another form.

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

I have had a stall in several other markets: The Brunswick Craft Fair, Art Junky and the Brighton Craft Fair. I was also part of a great exhibition/event at the Basement called “Hydrobloom” which was organised by a couple of very talented lasses. I’m very excited to take part in the Fairy Tale Fair though because it was the first fair I visited when I moved to Brighton 6 months ago!

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

Coasters, paperweights and magnets galore! They are all different sizes and styles so there is something for everyone and their pocket! I will also have some one off Mothers Day illustrations.

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

I want every household to have at least ONE unbreakable heart!

Any other comments you wish to make:
Give a little love…

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Find out more…
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheUnbreakableHearts
buy online: https://cantfindintheshops.com/sellers/567/products

We look forward to welcoming Angela this Saturday the 9th March! Find her in the entrance hall.

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!

A Magical Day at The Fairy Tale Fair…

Well what a day we had yesterday- lots of lovely customers through the door who braved the miserable weather to step inside and brighten up their day at The Fairy Tale Fair! Thanks to all those who visited and came away with some lovely handmade gifts and took part in our workshops (which we certainly popular!). We heard such nice comments about the fair, the atmosphere and the quality of the talented stall holders work. Many people also commented on how nice it was to have a local event and not have to worry about paying for parking and go into town.

 

Our craft workshops were very popular with lots of children sat around every table- what better to do with the kids on a rainy weekend then to make some wonderful crafts and learn a new skill! Thanks to all the stall holders who turned up with such wonderful creations and made the day so magical!

 

Thanks to these 3 ladies- The Close Shaves, who came along and sang wonderful vintage and festive tunes in our tearoom. Also a special thanks to Mayflower Events for doing the tearoom for us- they made some super yummy cupcakes, gingerbread men, mince pies, pastries and more! Got some lovely comments about the festive themed cakes as well and how lovely it was to have it served on vintage china and drink out of a proper teacup!

 

Sparkles face painting was again a huge hit with continuous queues throughout the day, and again ‘the best face painting we’ve ever seen’! Powder beauty and their fab penguin and snowman nail art also were very popular, and we heard some great comments about Sweet Dreams Candy Cart in the entrance.

 

All in all it was a magical day in Patcham! We will be back in Spring so please visit us again! We hope you all enjoyed the day and we’d love to know your comments about the fair! Our photographers will have some proper photos coming soon- these a just a few quick snaps from yesterday.

Remember you can keep up with all the latest goings on on our Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time…. x

The Fairy Tale Fair is Today!!!!!!

Well after months of preparations, planning, making, and flyering the day is finally here! The Fairy Tale Fair opens at 10.30am! Come along for handmade crafts, jewellery, festive gifts, workshops for all ages, face painting, beauty, vintage items, and enjoy tea and cake in our vintage tearoom!

Some creations on sale include Christmas cards, artists bears, bags, badges, laser cut jewellery, Christmas decorations, prints, silver jewellery, felt creations, glassware, vintage items, bunting, crocheted characters, peg dolls, handmade foxes, pocket mirrors, hair pieces, kids clothes, purses, cotton gifts, sweet trees, wooden gifts, screen prints, soaps, book art and much much more!

Please pop along and see us and support our local makers! Avoid the stress and queues in town and get free parking and keep the kids happy at The Fairy Tale Fair. Buy handmade gifts this Christmas and give unique and one off presents you won’t find on the high street!

Our lovely stall holders will be ready and waiting to greet you and tell you all about their wonderful creations! We are here for one day only so make sure you don’t miss us! Find us at Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN18TA. Free on street parking. Buses 5/5A Patcham run every 10 minutes from town and stop just seconds around the corner (Clock tower/ Ladies Mile Pub stop). Full location details here. Open 10.30am, until 4.30pm!

IT’S GOING TO BE MAGICAL!!

1 day to go!!!…Reason 1 to visit our fair!

A Proper family day out!

It is now just ONE DAY until our Fairy Tale Fair!! Our final of a week of reasons to visit us is simply to have a proper family day out! Bring your kids, partner, mum, dad, gran, granddad, friends, neighbors- everyone is welcome! Entry is free and once inside there will be something to suit all- from crafts, jewellery, accessories, to festive gifts, stocking fillers…to face painting, balloon modeling, craft workshops for all ages…to getting your nails done on our beauty stall and not forgetting yummy cakes, festive treats and pastries in our vintage tearoom! It really is going to be MAGICAL and makes a great day out for all!

We really hope lots of you can make it- it would be lovely to see lots of you in person! Doors open at 10.30am tomorrow! Find us in Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, BN18TA. There is free on street parking! If traveling by bus the routes 5 and 5A to Patcham are what you need and get off at the clock tower/ Ladies Mile Pub stop. See full location details here.

We look forward to welcoming you tomorrow, and feel free to bring some fairy magic and dress up for the occasion if you wish! We will have several photographers at the venue and the best dressed and most enthusiastic on the day will get featured on our Facebook page!

A Festive Gift From…Ilona Drew This

Today we welcome back Ilona Drew This, a fab, unique, colourful greeting card designer who also took part in our last fair. Find out more about her…

“The last Fairy tale Fair was great! I got wonderful feedback about my work found the visitors supportive and really enthusiastic about everyones products and the atmosphere.”- Ilona Drew

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

I am a surface pattern designer by trade and have mostly worked in the greeting card industry. I am now publishing my own cards under the name of I Drew This and will be launching at PG Live in London next year.

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

I will be selling packs of my christmas cards along with making personalised Christmas cards for loved ones on the day!

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

The last Fairy tale Fair was great! I got wonderful feedback about my work found the visitors supportive and really enthusiastic about everyones products and the atmosphere.

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

Just the fairy tale fair this year.

Web: www.idrewthis.co.uk |  Blog: www.ilonadrewthis.blogspot.com

Also see Ilona’s original ‘Say Hello To…’blog post with us.

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