The Photos are in!

Well it has certainly been a busy month for the fairies! With our Christmas fair, and our collaboration with Bartie’s Boutique in Worthing now over we wanted to share with you some photos from our Patcham fair on Saturday November 16th, beautifully taken by Jenny Rutterford Photography!

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Bunting by Bunting Boutique

Bunting by Bunting Boutique

Luluapin

Luluapin

Hello DODO

Hello DODO

Patcham Silver Band

Patcham Silver Band

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Flipper Clown

Flipper Clown

Polka Dot Cloud

Polka Dot Cloud

Sparkles Face Painting wows Ilona's Kitschen

Sparkles Face Painting wows Ilona’s Kitschen

Rosehip Tearoom

Rosehip Tearoom

Caleigh Ill

Caleigh Ill

Trish Palmer

Trish Palmer

Noelle Vaughn performs

Noelle Vaughn performs

Karen Rao Felt Workshop

Karen Rao Felt Workshop

See all the photos (there is over 200 of them!) over in our Facebook album here >

As you’ll also notice there was some super lovely bunting helping make our fair look magical. With thanks to Bunting Boutique for providing the bunting! Do check them out for wonderful handmade bunting!

Another thanks to Patcham Youth Silver Band who came along on the day to play festive tunes outside our fair! We hope you all enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you in 2014!

OUR SPRING FAIR DATE IS ANNOUNCED AS SATURDAY 12TH APRIL!
Further details on this and stall holder applications will be sent out in January!

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A Festive Welcome Back to….. Bets & Bobs

A big welcome back to Emma of Bets & Bobs, who joined us in summer and we look forward to having again! We love her funny vintage themed cards, prints and creations. Find out more about them…

Remind us about you and what you create?

I’m Sussex born and bred, with a love of typography and silly words. I like putting them together to make people laugh, whether it’s a greeting card or stenciling over old sheet music.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

Yes! I have lots of Christmas decoration designs I will be busy making over the next few weeks in the run up to the fair! I also have new ‘Brighton up your day” jars that are crafty little kits for kids (or adults!). Some of them will be to create festive decorations and they make perfect stocking fillers.

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

I’m quite busy in the run up to Christmas now, so you can find me at the Makers Boutique at the Unitarian Church on 23rd November and 21st December, Craftaganza at Fabrica on Saturday 7th December and Johnny Loves June in Shoreham on Sunday 8th.  I like a variety so I get to meet lots of interesting people – fellow designer makers and customers.

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

I absolutely loved it! Such a nice vibe and lots of kiddies around enjoying the fun too. I was quite jealous of their amazing face paints so I might have to get something festive at the next one. A lovely bunch of designer makers and a really busy and fun day.

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

After the Christmas season I’m planning to focus on improving my Etsy shop a lot and also preparing for the next wedding season, attending some wedding fairs to showcase my cards, handmade favours and event styling experience!

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

Family, fun, friends, love, holiday!

Any other comments you wish to make:

Can’t wait to see everyone back in Patcham on 16th!

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.betsandbobs.co.uk

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/betsandbobs

www.facebook.com/betsandbobs

www.twitter.com/betsandbobs

www.instagram.com/bettyoh

Say a Festive Hello To…Show Me Shiny Things

Today we are pleased to welcome back fliss of Show Me Shiny Things, who you can find in our workshop room, surrounded by lots of lovely beads!! Find out more…

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

Hi, I’m Fliss. I live in Hove and I work in mental health services. I’m studying to hopefully be a psychotherapist one day. I like to entertain myself with yoga, skating by the sea, and making jewellery and accessories… it gives me a great excuse to collect lots and lots of shiny things!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I’ve been making jewellery for just over a year now.  I was inspired to have a go after a friend made me a memory wire bracelet.  It was a great way to make use of my half forgotten collection of beads!

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it? And do you have some special festive items planned to sell?

Necklaces are my best sellers; the silver chain with the little ‘two birds on a branch’ pendant and my newer range of coloured glass pendants on black lace.  For Christmas I’ve been making some special festive earrings and giant pins, with snowflakes, holly and candy cane silver charms. I’m also adding a collection of shiny things for boys, so perfect stocking fillers for everybody!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love seeing my range of jewellery getting bigger and better, and designing the craft fair displays. It’s great fun to set it up and show lots of people what I’ve been making.

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

Yes, during this past year I’ve attended a few craft fairs in Brighton & Hove (Brighton Craft Fair, Brighton Craft Alliance), Worthing (Bartie’s Boutique) & London (Brighton Belle’s at Old Spitalfields Market). I’ve also had jewellery on display at the lovely ‘Sunshine Books, Art & Coffee’ cafe on Hove Street since the May Open Houses. This will be my third Fairy Tale Fair, very excited!

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

I’m planning to do some work on photography and online sales in 2014. I want to set up my etsy shop, keep working on my facebook page and I would love to get some items on ‘not on the high street’. As well as continuing to get to craft fairs and markets!

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

Lots of new shiny things!!

Any other comments you wish to make:

It’s always excellent fun being part of the Fairy Tale Fair, and especially running the jewellery workshop making bracelets with kids. None of this would be possible without Claire’s hard work, so a big thank you! Here’s to a magical fairy tale Christmas fair!!

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.facebook.com/showmeshinythings

Say a Festive Hello To…Cheap Frills

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

I am a total magpie, so anything sparkly or pretty gets my attention. I used to love rooting through my Grandma’s jewellery box for charms and trinkets and the cameos always really appealed to me. So much of what I do now is cameo related. I have always had a fascination with faces and the stories they tell.

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How would you describe your style?

Eclectic and nostalgic. My jewels seem to range from classic vintage inspired cameos to ultra modern neon skulls. I just create a mishmash of everything I love.

How long have you been making your craft items?

I started in October 2011, with one mission: To make a Queen Elizabeth I cameo ring. I always wanted one! I got a little side tracked, made other things and built up a bit of a collection. When I did eventually make the ring, she was a sell out.

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

The animals always seem to go down really well. My other top selling items are probably The Henry VIII charm bracelet, Lord Pug Necklace and the feather bracelets.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

It’s exciting when I have a brain wave and I’m inspired to make something new. I love rooting around for findings. Meeting new people is fantastic too! I made a very close friend through the craft fairs.

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

I’ll be at Johnny Loves June, in Shoreham on the 8th Of December and
Jessie Jumbles Marvellous Marketon the 15th December

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

We’ll have to wait and see.

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

Yes, it was fabulous!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.cheap-frills.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter

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A Festive Hello to Photographic Prints on Wood

Remind us about you and what you create?

My name is Antoinette and I started Photographic Prints on Wood last year. I print photos on reclaimed wood and also provide a service for people to have their photo printed on a beautiful piece of reclaimed wood. All my work is handmade.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

Not particularly, because  I think my prints on wood are  perfect Christmas presents on its own.

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

Yes, I will also be selling at the “We Made This” market on the 21st of December in the Friends Meeting House in Brighton.

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

No, but I am really really  looking forward to it !!!

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

I would like to do more markets and keep on making beautiful wood prints for my lovely customers !  Also I like to set up an Etsy shop.

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

Warm, Fuzzy, Cozy & Presents

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.antoinettehoogstrate.com

info@antoinettehoogstrate.com

https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyOnWoodByAntoinetteHoogstrate?ref=hl

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

Let them eat CAKE!! 5 days to go!!

Mayflower events and their super yummy cakes will be joining us once again to help celebrate our 1st Birthday! Just 5 days to go until our fair now and here is one of the top 5 reasons to visit…

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At each fair they have almost, if not completely, sell out as their yummy cakes and treats are always so popular, and look so pretty too.

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They will be running our vintage tearoom, serving tea, coffee, cake and other delicatable delights on beautiful vintage china. So you can sit and relax in between browsing the stalls and taking part in the craft workshops!

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Mayflower Events specialises in organising, styling and catering for tea parties and supplying beautiful vintage crockery, vintage china, cakes and catering for weddings, engagement parties, hen parties, stag parties, birthday parties and christenings in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

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See photos of their yummy cakes at our previous fairs…

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mmmm…find out more about Mayflower Events here.

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