Say Hello to… I Drew This

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

I Drew This illustrates gorgeous greeting cards and prints.

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How long have you been making your craft items? 

I have been publishing cards for 2 years.

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

My balloons Little Tweets card is a best seller along with all of my Mischief designs particularly my Pocahontas girl, what makes this so special is that it is an illustration of my daughter.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft? 

Bringing an idea for a range to life and then seeing peoples genuine joy when they see them.

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

I will have a really cute easter card this year of a bunny with a spectacular Easter bonnet!

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

I have just taken part in the We Made This fair in Lewes which was great and this year will be at my first Open House on Montpelier Road, Brighton.

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

I will be taking part in a trade show PG Live in 6 weeks in London where I hope to find lots of new stockists and find commission work for I Drew This.

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

Rest, chocolate, family, friends, happiness.

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

I LOVE the Fairy Tale Fair and always enjoy the day!!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts: 

https://www.facebook.com/ilonadrewthis

www.ilonadrewthis.blogspot.com

https://twitter.com/ilonadrewthis

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Say Hello to…Karen Rao Felt Artist

Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
My name is Karen Rao and I am a felt artist. I create wearable art using just wool, soap and water!
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How long have you been making your craft items?
I fell in to felt making about 5 years ago just by chance after attending a children’s workshop with my kids. Together we created a large scale wall hanging. After multiplying to a living room full of dramatic seascapes, I turned to animal wall art, floral corsages, felted rocks …… then hats. This is where I am now, animal eared hats with blends of different colours and  fibres. These result in hats that are realistically rich in texture and depth.
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Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
I sell at craft fairs and my easy shop: http://karenrao.etsy.com. The husky hat and my cat hats are popular, especially the black cat hat. Recently one was snapped up by celebrity Hollywood tattoo artist Kat Von D!
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What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Felt making is so versatile that it can almost lead you to new directions! My work is constantly evolving as I find new inspirations and new techniques! Felt can be wall art, it can be worn or it can be a sculptural object – it’s uses are limitless. I enjoy showing people the ancient wet felting process and seeing their fascination as they rub the wool with soap and water, resulting in their very own work of art to take home.
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Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?
I’m always striving to come up with new ideas for the wet felting workshops! This time we will be felting our own ‘Magic Eggs’ This is suitable for all ages. We will use very soft and highly coloured Merino Wool with lots of soapy water.  You’ll just have to come along to find out more!
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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
You can see me in many craft fairs around Brighton including:
May Open Houses:
The Cicada House and Teresa Winchester, both on The Fiveways trail
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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
My plans are to keep creating, raising my profile and to make accessories that people really love to wear.  I’m sure I wrote this last time but I’d like to set up my own regular workshops. I’ll be collecting information from potential participants, so please give me a nudge.

 

Say Hello to Ribbon Real

Today we are happy to welcome another fairy tale fair newbie, Ribbon Real:

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

I’m Lynn Watt and I run Ribbonreal – home of beautiful  hand made vintage kimono silk homewares and accessories.

I make fabulous kimono cushions in hand painted and embroidered silks, but I make lots of other pretty things besides ; )

I come from a Fashion and Design background and have a passion for all things vintage and Japanese.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have been making kimono crafts for 4 years now – wow – time flies when you’re having fun! I needed to find an outlet for my creative self after giving up my job as an Art Director on a lifestyle magazine to become a full time mother of twins.

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

This is a bit tricky as each of my cushions is a complete one off but I know that red cushions with either cranes or cherry blossoms always go from my shop really quickly and my geometric pattern cushions are very popular and on trend right now! Also, at fairs I sell kimono hairbands and these always sell like hot cakes!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I’ve always been inspired by the orient especially having lived so close to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, and one day I just stumbled upon my kimono man-in-Japan on the internet! I was hooked on collecting kimono fabric from that day and I admit I’m a bit of a hoarder now! I am addicted! But I couldn’t believe how sad it was that kimonos were being un picked and sold off in strips. It’s amazing the art and craftsmanship that has gone into each kimono. So I wanted to make something out of the silk that could be equally special and beautiful and handed down for years to come. Each silk is so unique and special and it is such a beautiful medium to work with. I am so lucky going to my studio everyday to work with such beautiful cloth.

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

I have lots of gorgeous seasonal cushions featuring butterflies, birds and florals. I also make flower soaps inspired by my love of the orient and I have made a very special little vintage bunny who will be carrying a kimono silk carrot! Nom nom.

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

I try to get out there as much as I can as my products are so tactile! I am a regular at Pop Up Vintage in Hassocks and am stocked at Brigden & Bayliss in Lewes aswell as the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

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

I am always inventing new ways with silk and my mind is always wandering and creating new things. Next on my list is to design my own fabric inspired by the amazing patterns I have discovered in kimono silks. But I need more spare time for this to happen!

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

Springtime, birth, joy and happiness!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LynnWatt

https://www.facebook.com/Ribbonreal

https://twitter.com/ribbonreal

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Say Hello to… Shiny Pigeon

Today we are super exited to welcome back the lovely Rebecca of Shiny Pigeon, she was very popular at our last fair and we’ll sure she will be again!…

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

Hello! I’m Rebecca and I create whimsical woodland creatures and gifts from fabric, felt and yarn. I work out of the back bedroom of our Nest, normally with our woof, Chekhov laid around my feet and my husband on a very important conference call on the desk next to mine. My creations are inspired by the books I read as a child and I hope to invoke the nostalgia of Enid Blyton, Kenneth Grahame and Richard Adams for the young…or at least the young at heart.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I can’t remember a time I wasn’t making something, I am quite lucky to have been encouraged to ‘be quiet and find something to do’ from an early age. I taught myself to crochet around 3 years ago and I have been sewing since I was allowed to use a needle. I opened the digital doors of The Pigeon’s Nest in 2012 as an outlet for my creativity, and I haven’t looked back.

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

This year, my rabbits have really done well…. I think I have a certain Christmas ad from John Lewis to thank for that. They make fabulous gifts for children and newborns too…I love getting bunny snuggle photos!

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love to respond to what customers want. I’ve added so many new colour ways recently after getting commissions and then falling in love with the result! The biggest head over heels moment I have had recently has to be for my bunny in a lemon yellow, requested by a customer. I want to make a whole warren full of those beauties!

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

For spring and summer my Love Birds shed their Christmassy colours for pastels and there are chicks galore! Of course, my rabbits will be making an appearance….what is Easter without the Easter bunny?

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

I am very excited to be part of Cowpie this year. Having moved from Dorking, it will now be held at Blue Anchor Farm in Lingfield on the 11th of May. Looks like it should be a brilliant day for all the family!

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

I have so many plans for The Pigeon’s Nest! I have recently put some of my makes into a lovely brick and mortar shop in Horsham, and this year I hope to find another lovely little boutique, perhaps in Brighton who would stock me too.

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

Spring has finally sprung. HOORAY!

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

I honestly had SO much fun at the last Fairy Tale Fair. I was quite poorly and was slurping Lemsips under my table, but that didn’t put a dampener on my day at all! Everyone was so friendly (and SUPER talented!) and it really felt like a buzzing community of fabulous makers. It was a great way to spend my Saturday!

Any other comments you wish to make:

The Pigeon’s Nest has made the leap on to Etsy, and I am very pleased we have. Not all my wonderful things are listed yet, but I am just very pleased to be part of such a wonderful online community…. You can find me at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThePigeonsNestUK .

I can’t wait to be back at The Fairy Tale Fair! 😀

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

http://www.thepigeonsnest.com

http://twitter.com/shinypigeon

https://www.facebook.com/ThePigeonsNest

http://shinypigeon.wordpress.com 

But what is a craft fair without 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.

See their bunting decorating our fair at Patcham Methodist Church on April 12th!

Rosehip: Vintage Tearoom Menu!

As you’ve already heard Rosehip will once again be running our vintage tearoom, which we are super excited about!

Their final menu for the day is now in and it sounds amazing! There is something for everyone, all ages, and some gluten free items too!

Final menu from Rosehip for the vintage tearoom is here:

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CAKES, BISCUITS and TARTS
Simnel Cake
Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Salted Caramel
Pineapple Hummingbird Cake (Never-Ending Cake)
Lemon and Poppyseed Meringue Layer Cake
Almond Apricot Pansy Cake
Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies
Earl Grey and Bergamot Cupcakes
Raspberry and Passion Fruit Muffins
Passion Fruit Sandwich biscuits
Little Cherry Bakewell Tarts
Shortbread Fingers

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GLUTEN FREE
Thai Rice and Coconut Cake
Blood Orange, Lemon and Almond Cake

CHILDRENS’ TREATS
Little Chocolate Easter Nests
Little Vanilla Daisy Cupcakes
Gingerbread Bunny Biscuits

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SAVOURIES
Cheese Scones
Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas (pasties)*
Goats Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Tart*
*Served with a selection of salads

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DRINKS
Selection of teas and coffee
Hot chocolate
Selection of fruit juices
Water (Still and fizzy)

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…..mmm! Plus hand iced gifted Easter biscuits!

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Say Hello To… Lisa – Celestielle Paint. Face & Body Painting

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Today we welcome another fair newcomer, Lisa of Celestielle Paint who will be bringing the fairy tales to life by painting faces in our cafe area!…

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

I’m Lisa from Celestielle Paint, I’m an award-winning Brighton based face & body artist. I provide high quality, professional face & body art for children & adults alike.

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How long have you been painting faces?

I first started painting faces around 3 years ago. The first faces I painted were my children’s and I was immediately hooked! Before long, I was being asked by friends to paint at their children’s parties and it has snowballed from there!

 

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

The most popular request by far is the butterfly! Closely followed by flower fairies and monster faces…

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Honestly, I love it all, but the best part of the job is holding the mirror up to show the finished design and the huge beaming smile that follows!

Will you have some special Spring time Easter designs on offer?

I have some very cute Spring designs which girls and boys love!

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

I have painted faces at a huge array of events, from huge music festivals, airports, football stadiums, shopping centres, night clubs, food festivals, charity fundraising events and many more. Check out my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/celestiellepaint for details of where you can find me

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

Last year was a very exciting year for me – being accepted as a member of FACE – the Face Painting Association and being awarded Paintopia Face Painter of the Year were particular highlights. This year I will be taking classes with the World Face & Body Painting Champion, Matteo Arfanotti from Italy, which I am super excited about!

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

Children, chocolate and community!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.celestiellepaint.co.uk
www.facebook.com/celestiellepaint

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

Say Hello To…ANIMAGICAL : by Bex illustration

Today we are excited to welcome a newbie to the Fairy Tale Fair, Bex of Bex Illustration, who hand draws wonderful shrink plastic animal themed jewellery, which fit perfectly with our fair! We can’t wait to welcome her at her first craft fair!

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

I graduated from University of Portsmouth in 2012 and found myself stuck. I didn’t want a job, I wanted to be my own boss, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Just over a year later, I found my niche and started illustrating animal characters. After holding my first solo exhibition, I learnt how much people liked my characters. The jewellery making began when I shopped for jewellery I dreamt up, which didn’t exist, and decided I would have to make my own!

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My main material of choice is Shrink plastic. It is a way for me to illustrate many different types of characters, in detail, and using bright and bold colours, as well as trial new techniques. I have also recently been experimenting with silver and resin, but I am quite in love with my plastic characters at the moment so the rest is a hobby for now. Perhaps you will see some posh pieces in the near future. Follow my blog to be the first to see 

How long have you been making your craft items?

Around 6 months, although I only recently took the plunge and opened my shop on Etsy, just after Christmas.

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

It is a draw at the moment between my guinea pig stud earrings and a cheeky gingerbread man riding a piñata (stripy rainbow horse). He was created initially as a novelty one off as I love both ginger bread men and piñatas, but the requests kept coming so I made more hehe.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Bringing characters to life. I like to create pieces with personality, charisma and charm. I mainly create animals but give them human qualities. Watching them come to life is great but watching the effect they have on people that see them, wear them and share them is what making jewellery is all about for me. I have characters which are cheeky, shy, proud, angry, happy, mischievous and serious. I make jewellery we can all relate to.

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

I will indeed. I have some sporty lambs, some musical chickens and even a special surprise creation!

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

Not yet, this is my very first, please come and say hello.

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

I would love to keep making jewellery, possibly get a few creations into shops and boutiques. I would also love to do more fairs and meet people who love, make and buy jewellery as well as people who love animals and there crazy ways.

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The first step is to be able to illustrate full time. I am currently working in a pet shop part time, and although I love my little animals, I want to try and live my dreams. Who doesn’t right? Then I can get a house by the seaside and have lots of pets and my own art studio. But now I am dreaming.

Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less

Treasure-hunts, hope, bunnies, great food

Any other comments you wish to make:

I like to think that when people where my jewellery, It makes them feel a certain way.

To create an initial talking point on a first date, at school or work or could it be the fact that the cheeky sloth necklace they are wearing represents them in some way. To send a message to the world that says hey… I am me and I am fab. I have designed characters which are cheeky, shy, proud, angry, happy, mischievous and serious. I make jewellery we can all relate to.

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/bexIllustration

https://twitter.com/BexIllustration

http://bexillustration.blogspot.co.uk/

Say Hello to…Trish Palmer

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

I  taught Textiles at the local secondary school and introduced knitting, patchwork, embroidery, tie/dye and many of the older crafts back into the lessons. After 32 years I took early retirement and now have the time to experiment using the older crafts with a modern touch – its fun!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have always made craft items. I enjoy embroidery and love to embellish with beads and ribbons. My daughter wore homemade clothes as well as hand knitted woollies and of course soft toys.

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

My knitted Cacti continue to be very popular because they look so vicious but are soft, safe and never die. Super Star peg dolls sell well. They are all modeled on Lady Gaga so are very different, full of character and style.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Its keeps me out of trouble! The difference between each Cacti or Peg Doll as it is finished still amazes me and I am always pleased with each individual look. Looking at different craft items and then trying my own version still gives me a kick!

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

Easter Cacti, Peg doll kits for those who cannot or should not have chocolate and some hand painted Easter cards for those who prefer them without bunnies and lambs.

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

No. I only trade at the Fairy Tale Fairs

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

I think I have been lucky and achieved my ambitions to teach but I would not say No to losing some weight and being fitter.

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

Fresh start, best foot forward.

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

The Fairy Tale Fairs are so friendly, so well organized it’s always a delight to take part.

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Looking forward to the day and meeting more craft minded people.

Say Hello to…Lovely Deer

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

I sell a range of bespoke Silver Jewellery, where each piece is hand made. I love to doodle, I apply these doodles/illustrations, with a sprinkle of imagination to a range of usable ceramics and home ware.

Lovely Deer was created from just wanting to do something that I loved every day, but that would allow me to expand into different products. I love making things out of any material I can get my hands on!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Around a year,

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

Yes our polished twisted sterling silver handmade bangle.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love the making process and the excitement of creating a product by hand.

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

I have some very cute bunny plate products for sale.

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

Yes Apple Ducks craft fair and am looking at attending more fairs and markets in the future.

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

My plans are to make, market, write, love, laugh, and sell. I have lists and sketches of things I am so excited to make when I find the time!

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

Exciting, Chocolate, Bunnies and Fun.

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Any other comments you wish to make:

I look forward to meeting you

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

http://lovelydeer.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/lovely.deer.5

http://lovelydeer.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/Lovelydeer_

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http://instagram.com/lovelydeerhomeware

Say Hello To…Jessie Jumbles

We look forward to welcoming back the lovely Jude of Jessie Jumbles to our fair on April 12th. We love her vintage fabric covered buttons, which are full of colour and fun!

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

I create covered button accessories with a nostalgic feel. Inspired by Enid Blyton, days gone by, great British seaside holidays,childhood,the nature & cities of our little island.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Since summer 2011 although my business became official in January 2012.

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

In the summer months (or anytime we have a bit if good weather) my Beach Hut Row brooch. This year my French Bulldog Badge is selling really well.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Seeing large patterns or fabrics and picking out tiny sections for buttons. The satisfaction of seeing the original idea work. I constantly think in 39mm dimensions, the size of the buttons I use for badges.

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

We will have some little bunny rabbit badges and hair bobbles as well as spring florals. Launching teapot brooch with teacup earrings soon.

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

I sell at fairs across Sussex and Surrey but am a regular at Pop Up Vintage in Hassocks. I exhibit in The Cake House,Milton House and this May The Glooblah House. I also run my own markets, the next being Jessie Jumbles Marvellous Spring market on March 15th.

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

I am starting a surface pattern design course this month with the view to designing my own fabrics but who knows where that may lead. I recently pitched to Liberty so going to push myself to do more scary stuff like that!

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

Hot cross buns, daffodils,chocolate!

Find out more:
www.jessiejumbles.com

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Say Hello to…Miss Muffin Top

Today in the second of our stall holder posts we welcome back the oh so yummy Miss Muffin Top and her magical looking chocolates! Find her in the entrance hall on April 12th…

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

Cute, Quirky, glittery chocolates and other confectioneries, perfect for giving as gifts or just as a little treat to you. There is now a wide selection of vegan goodies on offer due to vegan demand!

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How long have you been making your chocolates?

Approximately 4 years!

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

The best seller has to be the vegan peanut butter cups however I reckon there will be a new favourite at the Easter stall as I bring out a wider selection of vegan friendly chocolates and treats!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

They’re so pretty and glittery but the best part is the fact that they’re edible!!

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

Indeed I do! It’s a surprise 😉 but I promise there will be more vegan and gluten free treats on offer!

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

Not at the moment although I would love to start selling my treats at other quirky events so if anyone has any suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact me or approach me at my stall…I won’t bite!

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

My goal is to open up my own quirky, vegan chocolate shop/ tea room as I also make baked goods and enjoy catering to people with dietary requirements such as vegan and gluten free (check out my face book page for details).

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

Chocolate!!! (of course),

Bunnies,

Family,

Easter lunch!

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

Yes I have taken part twice now and loved every minute of both times.

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Can’t wait to take part again!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Muffin-Top/209648499045508

http://instagram.com/miss_muffin_top

Say Hello To…Jen Moules Textile Design

In the first of our stall holder blog posts for Sprin 2014 we welcome a Fairy Tale Fair newbie, the wonderful Jen Moules Textile Design. Find out more…

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

I am a British designer maker specialising in textile home wares, wallpapers and gifts.

Originally from Somerset I graduated from the Arts University College at Bournemouth in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design and now work from my studio in Hampshire. I  draw inspiration from my surroundings and have a passion for nature and wildlife which is reflected in both my textile designs and illustrative work.

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My current range of products include greeting cards, gift wrap, prints, cushions, lampshades, fabrics and wallpapers and are available to buy from my online store.

I also offers a bespoke colour match service for all my products, am available to work freelance and commissions are always welcome!

How long have you been making your craft items?

Jen Moules Textile Design has been in business almost three years, since I graduated in July 2011.

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

Every exhibition or market I take part in there seems to be a different favorite each time but I can say the brighter, bolder colour combinations are always a a hit!

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I have a real passion for screen printing. I love that no two prints are ever a like ensuring each product is unique and believe the screen print quality lends itself well to my quirky patterns and illustrations.

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

I will be selling a my new range of tea towels for the first time and a collection of gift wrap, perfect if you want to pick up a little gift for someone special.

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

I have taken part in 16 events to date, ranging from small craft markets to large trade shows. I will be taking part in this year’s Brighton and Hove Artists Open House as well as returning to the Festival of Living Crafts at Hatfield House for the second year running. Both events are in May of this year so it’s going to be a very busy month!

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

I hope to expand my range of products but still ensuring all my work is produced in the UK, secure more stockist for my product line and find a regular local selling event.

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

Chocolate bunnies and a nap!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

http://jen-moules.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jen-Moules-Textile-Design/278482612234304
https://twitter.com/JenMoules

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