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

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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…Flipper Clown

Need something to amuse the kids in the holidays? Well as well as the super stalls, workshops, cake and face painting we also have Flipper Clown joining us for some extra fun!

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“Flipper, Clowns, juggling, balloon artist…a mixture of fantasy and color, always ready to have a new adventure somewhere in the world is joining us in our fair…he will create funny sculptures only with the use of colored balloons…are you ready???”

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Find out more: www.facebook.com/FlipperClown

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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sweet or unsweet- the book


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…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!

Say Hello To…Amy Strike

Today we say hello to Amy Strike who crafts the most beautiful creations from books. Her work is truly unique and we think rather well suited for our fair…

‘I enjoy the challenges of trying to do something new. Book art is a relatively new type of craft, and that means you can carve out some new territory while making things…’- Amy Strike

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

I make things out of books. Books are great to build art work from because they are made out of all these different textures and surfaces: leather, and different kinds and colours of paper, and thread, and glue, and fonts. Sometimes I build from the theme of the book. For example, I am working on a commission for someone right now about Moby Dick from a beautiful hardback copy of Moby Dick itself, which means Ahab and the whale are built from the actual writing, and the best moments of the story. But I also love to make miniature books, and book jewellery. I think there are a lot of people out there who love books as much as I do.

How would you describe your style?

I often fold paper and craft fold out books, but most of all I love to create models and to build things. So I make a lot of ships out of books. I’ve made lighthouses and cities and kitchens and laboratories. It’s exciting to take a book and work out how you can build these things, how the underlying structure will work.

How long have you been making your craft items?

I’ve been making book art for two years, ever since I finished studying English at Sussex University.

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

People love book ships. It’s nice to imagine a book sailing away while you are trying to read it I think.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I enjoy the challenges of trying to do something new. Book art is a relatively new type of craft, and that means you can carve out some new territory while making things. It’s a rigorous practice but it’s also a grand experiment.

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

I work and exhibit my work at JAG gallery and open studios through the year, taking part in their open house in the Summer. I was lucky enough to be part of Brighton Dome’s House Open exhibition this year during Brighton Festival and won the Visitors Choice Award for my book art. I also take part in Art Junky at the Phoenix Gallery along with a range of other craft markets and exhibitions through the year.

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

I will be selling a range of book art items, hopefully there will be something for everyone. I will be selling book jewellery (because one should always have something sensational to read on the train), a range of miniature pocket fairytale books, and lots of affordable books. There should be lots of familiar fairytales and stories, lots of cool book art things, and lots of great Christmas presents to snap up. There will be 10% off flyers on my website to print off nearer the time and some 20% off flyers to be won, so watch this space: www.amystrike.com and  Facebook.

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

My plans for the future are to keep making book art, to an increasingly bizarre and exciting scale, and to keep hanging out in independent book shops (because independent book shops are cool), hatching grand schemes.

Find out more about Amy on her website and Facebook:

Web: www.amystrike.com   |   Facebook Page

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