Christmas Date Announced!

Yes we know it is August but Christmas is just around the corner!! Lots of you have been asking about our Christmas date, so we have announced is as…(drumroll!…) SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2013!

Make sure you don’t miss the festive magic! Again we will be at the same venue, Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton.

Again there will be over 35 craft stalls, workshops, face painting, vintage tearoom and much more!

Save the date!!

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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!

A Festive Gift From…Little Things i Make

Today we welcome back the lovely Lucy, aka Little Things i Make. Lucy and her foxy friends took part in our last fair and as always they were a popular choice! Find out more about her foxy creations…

“My Brighton Foxy Friends & I had the best time at the last Fairy Tale Fair!!! We chomped on cake, drank gallons of tea and had our faces painted! Looking forward to even more *magical* crafty fun at this one…”- Lucy, Little Things i Make

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

Little Things i Make is the name for the whimsical creations that sprout from my imagination, weave their way through pens & pencils to create odd little doodles which somehow stitch themselves into my cheeky felt friends.

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

A selections of mad cap hand sewn felt creations, Illustrations & Hand Painted Tote Bags.

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

My Brighton Foxy Friends & I had the best time at the last Fairy Tale Fair!!! We chomped on cake, drank gallons of tea and had our faces painted! Looking forward to even more *magical* crafty fun at this one 🙂

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

The Little Things i Make can be found hanging out in two Brighton Christmas Open Houses: Milton House
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Plus various crafty events leading up to Chrimble!! Ho! Ho! HO!

View Little Things i Make’s blog: www.littlethingsimake.blogspot.com | Follow on  Twitter: @LucysLittles

4 days to go!…and Reason 4 to visit our fair!

Something for the Kids- Keep them entertained!

Everyone is aware of how stressful it can be dragging kids around the shops at Christmas. They are often busy, hot and involve standing on queues for most of the day! Well why not bring them along to The Fairy Tale Fair, here you can get wonderful one off handmade gifts and stocking fillers from lovely local makers. The kids won’t get bored either as there is plenty to do! They can take part in one of our workshops where they can make jewellery, felt decorations, a card, gifts and more! Or why not get their face painted and bring the fairy tales alive with the wonderful Sparkles Face Painting! There will also be balloon modelling, yummy cakes, gingerbread houses and biscuit tree decorations in our vintage tearoom.

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S GOING TO BE MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say Hello To…Patcham Papercrafters

Today we Say Hello To Patcham Papercrafters, which is a monthly card making group at Patcham Community Centre for all ages. They will be holding a workshop stall where you can come along and make a card yourself with the materials provided. Vickie of Patcham Papercrafters is also the ‘Lets Make Cards’ Magazine card maker of the year 2012!

“Card making gives me the opportunity to completely switch off from day to day stress – I feel totally calm when cardmaking. Also the people that I have met through crafting are amazing and so friendly, meeting up once a month is something I really look forward to…”- Vickie, Patcham Papercrafters

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

My name is Vickie Norris and I became addicted to cardmaking and scrapbooking when pregnant 5 years ago. I already had four young children and wanted something to keep me occupied in the evenings once they were tucked up in bed. I now make hand made greeting cards and papercraft gifts which I have just started to sell. I also wanted to share my passion for this craft so I set up Patcham Papercrafters which runs monthly at Patcham Community Centre. Its a great group open to everyone and is full of lovely people who are happy to share techniques and their equipment.

How would you describe your style?

I really love working with vintage images and colours. Distressing has to be my favourite technique which involves taking something and making it look older by using inks and playing about with it. I enjoy stamping images of characters and colouring them with alcohol pens and using different colour inks on stamps to achieve different effects. However I do make lots of different cards to cater for all tastes and occasions.

Winner- Card Maker of the year 2012!

How long have you been making your craft items?

I started out crafting 5 years ago but it took a couple of years until I was happy with my ability and until now for me to sell them! The great thing with crafting is you will never stop learning.

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

One of my favourite things to make is a box easel card that comes in its own presentation box. I make these to order as they are normally for special occasions and personalised in some way. Like a regular easel card it features a drawer where people add gift cards, tickets, a message or chocolates for example to the recipient.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

It has to be that it gives me the opportunity to completely switch off from day to day stress – I feel totally calm when cardmaking. Also the people that I have met through crafting are amazing and so friendly, meeting up once a month is something I really look forward to.

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

As Christmas is coming I thought it would be fun to do something to keep the kids occupied. So we will be making tree decorations using funky foam and mini snowmen using polystyrene balls – and plenty of glue and glitter of course!

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

I feel like I’m only just starting out! I really enjoy making cards but am starting to run workshops and sell papercraft supplies myself to encourage other people to take up the hobby. I’m also looking into designing my own range as well and getting commissioned by magazines. Ultimately I would love to own an actual bricks and motar shop selling papercraft supplies but I’m still a long way from doing that….. but all in good time!

We look forward to welcoming Patcham Papercrafters on the day. Find out more:
Blog: http://craftsuperstoreathomebrightonhove.blogspot.co.uk
Web: http://www.patchampapercrafters.co.uk

Say Hello To…Little Things I Make

Today we say hello to the whimsical Little Things I Make and her fabulous foxy friends!

“Nothing pleases me more than being sat on the floor in a nest of pens, pencils, felt, buttons & thread – it’s my ‘rock n roll’!”– Little Things I Make

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

Little Things i Make is the name for the whimsical creations that sprout from my imagination, weave their way through pens & pencils to create odd little doodles which somehow stitch themselves into my cheeky felt friends. (I make peculiar  Illustrations, Greeting Cards & Tote Bags as well as hand sewing Plush Characters, Brooches & Cushions).

 How would you describe your style?
Madcap, fun & cute.  My aim is to have fun with what I do & to make things that make people smile – whether that be from one of my illustrations or strange two-faced felt creature…

 How long have you been making your craft items?
I initially began making my little things while studying Illustration at UCA, mainly as a result of not being able to afford to buy presents for friends & family.  When I left university I wasn’t really sure of what I wanted to do (and became a little jaded) so the Little Things i Make were pushed to a dusty corner of my brain where they played game after game of domino’s for about 4 years.

A chance meeting with a Brighton Fox one early morning kick started my doodling & making again.  I resolved to let them loose on the world!  I’ve been actively selling on the Brighton Craft scene for about a year and a half now 🙂

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
I think my most popular & most recognizable creations would have to be my Foxy Friends.  Sometimes I’m worried people may think I’m a little obsessed… 😉 Ooh, and my Little Bunny Brooches are always a hit.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I love the freedom of it!  Nothing pleases me more than being sat on the floor in a nest of pens, pencils, felt, buttons & thread – it’s my ‘rock n roll’!

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
I’m a huge fan of the Brighton Craft scene and I try to get involved with as much as possible.  You can usually find me selling at the Makers Boutique Markets,  Brighton Craftaganza as well as taking part in t he Artists Open Houses.

What products/ items will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
I will be selling my whole range of Little Things (Foxes, Long Legged Monkey Bears, Prints, Cards & Totes) as well as a few brand new *magical* creations especially for The Fairy Tale Fair !

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
To make a Felt Fox Army and take over the UK!!!

Any other comments you wish to make:
I can’t wait to don a pair of fairy wings & cover myself in *glitter* for the first ever Fairy Tale Fair!!!

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