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…Lubilou

Today we say hello to Lisa, of Lubilou who makes the most cute & quirky ceramics we’ve come across…

“When I am in my studio its like I have entered another little world where I am not thinking or stressing about daily life.” – Lisa

My name is Lisa. My Dad calls me Lubi and my Mum calls me Lou, thats where I got my name Lubilou from.

I play with clay most Sundays, I like to make sheep and other things.

How would you describe your Style?
My style is individual,textured and quirky. I want to make people smile.

How long?
I’ve been playing with clay for about 3 years and Lubilou came about just under a year ago.

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Best seller?
My brooches seem to be my most popular item. They come in hearts and butterflies in a variety of colours and are all unique due to the different textures that I use.

Enjoy most?
Clay is great to work with, I love the feel of wet clay in my hands. When I am in my studio its like I have entered another little world where I am not thinking or stressing about daily life. I also love adding texture, character and personality to my sheep. I tickle myself when I think up their names and likes.

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Other events?
I took part in my first craft fair last year and since then have done 3 with Makers Boutique who I will be joining at the Brighton Fishing Quarter in March for 6 weeks.

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Mothers Day?
I think that my sheep can appeal to lots of people including Mum’s. Mothers Day is all about saying thanks and showing love, I have heart brooches and pretty decorative hanging hearts and butterflies that are great to give and make pretty affordable gifts.

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Ambitions / plans
One of my goals for this year was to do another craft fair so I am excited and delighted to be taking part in the Fairy Tale craft fair.
My plan is to get organised and to keep my stock levels up so that I can keep my folksy shop in stock and be able to take part in more craft fairs and events.
My ambition feels like a dream, it would be to spend more time making and creating and for Lubilou to become more than a hobbie.

Links:
www.lubilou.com
http://folksy.com/shops/Lubilou

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Say Hello To…MiniPatisserie

Today we say hello to Caroline of MiniPatisserie who makes the most adorable polymer clay jewellery. She will be conducting a workshop where you can make your own creations from polymer clay and take home to bake yourself.

“I would like a miniature cake-themed jewellery craze to sweep the nation so I can get well on the way to making my first million. Other than that I’m really looking forward to running my first workshop at the Fairy Tale Fair.”– Caroline

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

I’m Caroline from MiniPatisserie and I have been making polymer clay jewellery to sell for the last couple of years, although I started making things for my sister’s Sylvanian families a couple of decades ago.

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

My miniature jars of marshamallows are very popular.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I like thinking up ideas of miniature cakes to make and watching kids pick their favourite.

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

I have had a stall at quite a few small festivals in Brighton and have been part of a couple of exhibitions. I have also sold my jewellery in shops in Lewes and Brighton.

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

People will get the chance to make their own polymer clay charms to attach to jewellery, which they can then take home to bake in their oven.

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

I would like a miniature cake-themed jewellery craze to sweep the nation so I can get well on the way to making my first million. Other than that I’m really looking forward to running my first workshop at the Fairy Tale Fair.

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Find out more:

www.minipatisserie.co.uk

We look forward to taking part in Caroline’s workshop on the 9th March!

Say Hello To…Claudia Made This

Today we say hello to Claudia, the talent behind Claudia Made This- find out more about her and her wonderful creations…

“I enjoy seeing customers walking away from my stall, putting their newly purchased studs and hairgrips in. It’s lovely to see someone really appreciating your work.”– Claudia.

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

Claudia Made This is a range of jewellery and 3D boxed prints made by Claudia Thomas, using fimo, clay and paper craft to create charming and sweet designs, suitable for children and the young at heart!

How would you describe your style?

Something a bit different, a little bit kooky!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I started making craft items 2 years ago in my summer break from University.

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

My cute character Clic-Clac hairgrips are always popular as they are great for smaller children and there are so many colours and designs to choose from!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I enjoy seeing customers walking away from my stall, putting their newly purchased studs and hairgrips in. It’s lovely to see someone really appreciating your work.

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

Yes, I am going to be taking part at Craftganza at the Fabrica Gallery and have also sold at The Brighton Craft Fair. I have previously taken part in a pop up shop in Rottingdean and I’m always on the look out for new opportunities.

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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 delightfully imaginative 3D prints, which would make perfect mothers day gifts. For Easter my earrings and hairgrips would make affordable gifts for those who don’t like chocolate, or just fancy something a bit different this year!

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

I am currently in my third year at Kingston University studying Graphic Design. After I finish, I hope to make Claudia Made This a successful small business, doing markets more regularly and supplying my designs to shops and boutiques all over the country.

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Find out more
Facebook: www.facebook.com/claudiamadethis
Blog: claudiamadethis.tumblr.com

Say Hello to…Ilona’s Kitschen

In the second of our Say Hello To… blog posts for our Christmas fair we introduce to you Ilona’s Kitschen. We first came across Ilona when she visited our last fair and was the Lucky winner of our Competition to win a Buddy the cat necklace! We are looking forward to having Ilona at The Fairy Tale Fair- especially as she will be providing a polymer clay workshop where you can learn to make your own festive clay creation- what a lovely gift idea! Read on to find out more…

How would you describe your style?

My style is inspired by kawaii, which is the Japanese quality of cuteness, (meaning adorable/lovable/cute). I generally make miniature versions of favourite foods, though have also made other items like characters from animations and memes all out of polymer clay.

How long have you been making your craft items?

I have been making food charms for a couple of years now, having started out making unique gifts for friends and family for Christmas. I work as a secondary school teacher and sometimes give away my creations as prizes for good work in class, which are much more covetable than sweets, which I used to use.

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

I make these macaroon phone charms that have ‘whipped cream’ in them and are adorned with sparkly cabochons, they always sell fast.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

It’s a really fun and rewarding way to unwind after work and I have met some very nice people as a result of attending craft fairs. It sounds cheesy, but the craft scene is pretty friendly.

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

I have taken part in the Brighton Mini Maker Faire, but am really still a novice.

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

I will be showing you how to make your own polymer clay cupcakes, which you can decorate with a festive theme and take home to finish off in the oven.

 

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

I am constantly torn between which path to take, should it be science or art? I do have a dream of opening a tea-rooms/art and craft/bookshop type place but I also love communicating science. Who knows?

Any other comments you wish to make:
I am really looking forward to taking part in The Fairy Tale Fair, the last one was really cool and had a really buzzing atmosphere. Add to that some festive cheer and I know it’s going to be truly magical!

 

You can see more on Ilona’s Kitschen Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/IlonasKitschen

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