Powder Boutique Christmas Market

We wanted to let you know about this lovely boutique market this Sunday a few of our lovely stall holders are selling at!

Come and explore Powder Beauty’s boutique of hidden treasures!

This Sunday 24th November 12-6pm

Vintage stalls, jewellery, cakes and treats by cake gusto, goody bags & more!

Plus ‘Curtis Skinner’ vintage swing vocalist
and South Coast Swing events.

Manicures £10. Gel Manicures £20. Please book in advance for manicures.

Call 01273 720055 to book.

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Stall holders include:
Jessie JumblesKirstin stride designsLittle MousesJohnny Loves June VintageOh CarolLulalupinCat A Cake CreationsSouth Coast Swing Events, Cake Gusto – Artisan Cake & Biscuits (https://www.facebook.com/CakeGusto), Claudia Made This, lulalupinsew (https://www.facebook.com/Lulalupinsew) and more!

Event run in assocation with Cat a Cake Creations.www.catacakecreations.com

Find out more and join the Facebook event here.

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THE FAIRY TALE FAIR IS TODAY!!!

The big day is here and we open our doors at 10.30am!! Make sure you don’t miss our magical day full of craft-y fun! Festive gifts and treats for all ages, workshops, entertainment, kids fun and the most magical tearoom you’ve ever seen!

Free parking, and free entry! Avoid the stress, expense and queues in town this Christmas and have a fun family day out instead!

Find us at Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, BN1 8TA. Full details here.

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Say Hello To… Noelle Vaughn

Please introduce yourself…
I’m Noelle Vaughn, a vintage singer and Jazz Chanteuse specialising in jazz standards and vintage classics from the 1940’s – 1960’s. I also have my own vintage radio show on Ridge Radio, every Monday evening from 9-11pm on www.ridgeradio.co.uk.
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Have you been singing for a long time?
Ever since I was little, but I remember being 7 or 8 when I started singing to vintage music.
What do you enjoy most about it?
It’s hard to put into words – I adore music and come from a very musical household. I grew up surrounded by it, so it’s part of my life and I enjoy singing because music is so moving. But I can honestly say that one of the things I enjoy most about it is the pleasure it gives others; that is so touching.
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future, or have you already achieved them?
So far, 2013 has been fantastic – I have performed at some amazing venues, met brilliant people along the way, and just released my album, Bewitched. I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 holds!
Are you looking forward to singing at The Fairy Tale Fair on Saturday?
Very much so, and so are many others who have said they’ll be coming along! The tea room sounds lovely!

Say a Festive Hello To…Kirstin Stride Designs

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

Hello! I’m Kirstin, I make shrink plastic jewelery. I’m a little obsessed with birds and all things vintage so I tend to draw these things and make them into brooches, rings, necklaces etc

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I’ve been using shrink plastic for about 2 years now, I’m a trained silversmith but at the moment I prefer drawing and painting so this material is the perfect thing for me!

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

My best sellers are my hand painted bird earrings. I’m very excited about christmas, I’ve never made any specifically festive items so this year I’m trying a few new pieces. Basically I’ve drawn Santa hats on everything!
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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love creating things and it makes me very happy when someone’s face lights up because of something I’ve created.

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

I’m a full-time maker so yes I take part in many fairs and events. I’ll be at Craftaganza and Craftyfox market in December and at the Powder Christmas fair later this month.

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

Well my plan was to do this full-time and luckily I’ve achieved that, now I just want to keep growing as a business and keep enjoying it!

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

Mulled wine, fairy lights, christmas music, food, loved ones.

Any other comments you wish to make:

I love christmas!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirstin-stride-designs/125020474236644?ref=hl
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kirstinstride?ref=si_shop
http://kirstinstride.com

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…Retro Violet

Remind us about you and what you create?

My love of the twenties fashion and culture first inspired me to make the original Polite Friends Rings. Since then my inspiration comes from many different fashion eras and I’m always working on expanding the collection. I also make a Sugar Violet range, specifically designed with children in mind.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

For the first time I have a Christmas range which includes a Santa bell necklace, Lucky Angel bracelet, Snowman hairclips and Tree decorations.

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

Yes, there are quite a few gems: Pop-Up Vintage Fair, Johnny Loves June Vintage Fair and Jesse Jumbles Marvelous Christmas Market.

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

Yes, it was amazing and spectacular. So many talented people under one roof! It truly was magical, there was a great atmosphere with a creative workshop room, a tearoom and a clown making funny shaped bracelets out of balloons!  I met some really lovely customers and stallholders, and even won a prize in the raffle.

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

I’d like Retro Violet to keep growing, last year I was just doing stalls but this year I also have a pop-up shop in Gorgeous Gerties, Dorking. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Next year I’m hoping to develop my online shop too.

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

Going Christmas Crackers!

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.retroviolet.co.uk

www.facebook.com/RetroViolet

www.twitter.com/_retroviolet

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

Say hello to….Yellow Bear Wares

We look forward to welcoming Fairy Tale Fair newbie Claire of Yellow Bear Wares, who you will find in our workshop room. Find out more about her wonderful quirky vintage knitting needle jewellery….

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

Hello! my name is Claire, I design and make jewellery for my Etsy store Yellow Bear Wares. I’ve always been a maker but I am reasonably new to the world of ‘crafting to sell’ and so far I am really enjoying myself, I’m very excited to be a part of the Fairy Tale fair on November 16th.

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I create my jewellery using vintage and second hand plastic knitting needles. I design and make rings, bracelets, necklaces and I have just launched a new design of mine- knitting needle earrings!

They are the perfect gift to buy for a yarn lover, knitter, crochet fan, crafter or someone that appreciates the upcycled and quirky idea of jewellery made from knitting needles!

How long have you been making your craft items?

I started making knitting needle bracelets for friends and for myself a few years ago and then last year I decided to make some for my parents stall ‘One Bright Spark’ that they take to markets in the South West of England.

The process of making them for my parents enabled me to realise how much I missed the ‘hands on’ making part of my life as it had started to fade away what with work and life!

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I really enjoy the whole method, from rummaging through boot sales and charity shops to find my needles through to the challenge of experimenting and designing my items and having the final pieces ready to photograph and sell (or to add to my own jewellery box!). My Etsy shop has been open since February this year.

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

My rings have proved to be very popular at the few craft fairs I have done, I think it’s a combination of the bright and funky colours and the idea of it’s previous life as a crafting implement that excites people.

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At The Fairy Tale Fair on the 16th of November I will be adding a new line to my stall: ‘EXTREME KNITTING NEEDLES!’ These are giant wooden knitting needles which are 61cm long that have been hand-made by my father. I will be running workshops alongside my stall giving you a chance to try knitting with these monsters. I will also have pairs of the needles available for purchase if you like what you have experienced or if you want the perfect Christmas gift for the knitter in your life!

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Designing and making! I love trying to think up new design ideas and literally noodleing about with my needles! When inspiration hits me I really enjoy trying to create the vision I have had, sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and it’s the mistakes that make the best results.

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

I have a few fairs lined up in the run up towards Christmas. I’m excited to be doing Craftaganza for a weekend (30th November/1st December), Art Junky at the Phoenix for the first time on December the 14th, and also ‘We Made This’ on December 21st for those late gift buyers! It’s my first year doing the Christmas run so I’m currently trying to figure out just how much stock I’ll need and focusing on creating a display for my new designs.

I’ve just had some very exciting news that I will be participating in an open house in May next year, this will be a completely new experience for me and I’m looking forward to it already!

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

I hope to develop and expand my Yellow Bear Wares activities, I’m thinking about opening an online Folksy store to help my UK sales base to grow. I have some new design ideas, which are a bit different to my current products but would fit the ‘knitting’ theme and I am hoping to get them out of my brain and into reality in the not too distant future!

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

Family, indulgence, loved ones, excitement, sparkle.

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/YellowBearWares

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YellowBearWares

Blog: http://yellowbearwares.wordpress.com

Say a Festive Hello To…Rosehip

Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about how Rosehip began…

Hello! We are two vintage-loving cooks and crafters, Emily Wade and Wendy Bell, and we both live in Lewes. We met through our young children being at the same nursery. One day while chatting in a cafe over tea and chocolate brownies it became clear that we both share a passion for food, flowers and styling. One thing (well, brownie) led to another (brownie) and from there we decided to create a bespoke vintage catering and event styling company together.

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What do you enjoy most about Rosehip?

We relish every opportunity to be creative and dynamic. Our different styles of working are complementary and bring further dynamism to an already highly creative process. All of what we do is creative and that is what we love!

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What is your most popular cake or yummy treat?
One of our most popular cakes is our 6-layered ombre cake with homemade passion fruit jam and white chocolate ganache frosting and for treats look no further than our melt in the mouth macarons!
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Can we find you at any other events over the festive season?

Yes! We will be at the Christmas Vintage Fair at Middle Farm – 23rd & 24th November, and the Artists and Makers fair in Lewes on 30th November, where we will be selling our homemade iced Christmas biscuits, homemade crafts and vintage wares.

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Before all that we’ll be running a pop up cafe as part of ‘Carnivale Creative’ at the Lewes Town Hall on Thursday 5th December. Doors open at 5pm, as this is the Lewes’ Late Night shopping evening. Some vintage circus-themed delights we are planning include rainbow confetti cake and candyfloss topped cupcakes, as well as—of course!—moustache cookies on sticks. As well as the cafe there’ll be live music, stalls and various other acts. Another fun date for the diary!

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We really look forward to seeing you at the Fairy Tale Fair; come over and try out our Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free) or a slice of Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream, or maybe a slice of Lime and pistachio cake (also gluten free). Or if you feel like something savoury, how about our hand-raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie or maybe our pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier. There will be plenty more on offer too.

Describe what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less:

Celebrate all that you treasure!

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This is your first fairy tale fair, are you looking forward to it?

We are delighted to be part of the Fairy Tale Fair, do pop along and see us. We promise to delight your taste buds and provide you an enchanting festive experience.

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To find out more about us visit our website www.rosehipsussex.co.uk and facebook page www.facebook.com/rosehipsussex or twitter@RosehipSussex

Full menu for Fairy Tale Fair:

Menu for Fairy Tale Fair

Savouries

Cheese and rosemary scones

Festive ploughman’s lunches

Hand raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie; or

Potted stilton with port, served with a spiced pickled pear; or

Pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier.

Served with a selection of salads, chutneys and pickles, and a slice Flint Owl artisan bread with butter.

Salads: Spiced brown rice salad with nuts and seeds

Christmas coleslaw

Dressed green salad with sprinkles

Chutneys etc: Christmas chutney

Pickled shallots in sherry vinegar

Cakes etc.

Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream

Spiced apple cake with brown sugar frosting

Chocolate Yule Log

Cranberry and white chocolate cake

Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free)

Lime and pistachio cake (gluten free)

Snow flecked chocolate and sour cherry brownies

Spiced carrot cupcakes

Star topped mince pies, with homemade mincemeat

Mini apple and cinnamon pies

Biscuits etc:

Clementine macarons

Angelic star florentines

Ginger snaps

Vanilla shortbread snowflakes

For the kids

Gingerbread snowmen

Star shaped jammie dodgers

Mini vanilla Christmas cupcakes

Drinks

Selection of teas and coffee

Hot chocolate with marsh mallows.

Mulled winter berry cordial

Selection of fruit juices

Water (Still and fizzy)

Say Hello To…Sweet Dreams Candy Cart

We look forward to welcoming Natalie of Sweet Dreams Candy Cart back who joined us last Christmas. Her cart is beautiful and she will be selling some lovely yummy sweetie treats for kids and big kids!

Remind us about about you and what you create?

Hi My name is Natalie and I run Sweet Dreams Candy Cart, vintage sweet cart hire for weddings & special occasions. Also US style popcorn machine and lockable post box, wishing well hire. Also Sweet Cones and Jars.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

I will be selling sweet cones, jars, snowman soup,  fabric heart wreaths and xmas candle jars.

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

Yes I am booked into Belles Christmas fair at the Brighton Centre, Eastbourne’s lark in the park

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

I had a lovely time at the last Fairy Tale Fair, I met some lovely suppliers, crafts persons and customers . There was some wonderful items on sale which make lovely Christmas presents.

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

I am in the process in buying a Candy Floss machine

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

Family get together

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.sweetdreamscandycart.co.uk

Applications are released!

Today our application for our christmas fair on the 16th November have been released! If you didn’t get an application no need to worry as you can apply here: thefairytalefair.wordpress.com/application-form.

All details are on the application. Hope to hear from lots of you and good luck!

Please note: There is over 200 of you on the mailing list for stalls now, and only 34 stalls available- so places are very limited. Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t accept you this time, and don’t let that put you off applying again in the future.

Applications close on Sunday September 15th so don’t delay. Stall holders will be announced on here at the beginning of October.

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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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The Fairy Tale Fair Summer 2013!

Well the day has finally been and gone and what a magical day it was! Full of crafts, vintage tearoom, cakes, workshops and more! There were lots of you through the door once again and we heard some lovely comments about the fair and standard of stall holders.

We also held a charity raffle for the Brighton RSPCA, where our stall holders kindly donated handmade prizes to be won!  We raised £189 which has gone directly to the Patcham shelter to help the animals!

Some photos of the day follow and view them all on facebook here. Thanks to Kate Trevor for the photography. View her site here.

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Ilona Drew

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Cat-a-Cake Creations

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Little Mouses

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Jelly Roos

Jelly Roos

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We raised £189!!

Check back tomorrow for details of our Christmas fair!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Fair is TODAY!!!

In case you haven’t heard The Fairy Tale Fair is today! Join us from 10.30am at Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton.

Crafts, jewellery, vintage, face painting, workshops, kids fun, charity RSPCA Brighton raffle, vintage tearoom and more!!

Can’t wait to see lots of you today!

Need help finding us? Find out how here

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