So a few years a go now (I don’t know where the time goes?) inspired by something I had seen on Pinterest my little craft obsession began…
I raided the sewing box my Aunty gave me as a wedding present, bought some felt from my local The Range and found some cotton wool for stuffing and started making Felt Christmas decorations.
I started off making Gingerbread Men and wondered what else I could try my hand at, after a quick search I soon found lots of lovely ideas and added Christmas Puddings and Robins to the collection (there would be many more designs if I had more time, but perhaps these will come next year!).
I originally made just a few for our Christmas Tree and a couple for family and friends. Word soon got out and I found myself with requests form work colleagues other friends and so it went on from there.
I got myself a little more organised and this year have decided to try my hand at a few Christmas Craft Fairs. It was thanks to my friend Laura from Handsome Hound Bandanas who got me thinking about it. She lovingly hand makes dog bandanas and has been to several shows this year selling them, rather successfully, you might have seen her out and about over the summer.
After a little search on google we both found some local fairs and booked a few up, I will give you a few dates for your diary a little later on.
It got me thinking what else I could add to my range to fill up my stall a little bit and after a bit of searching I found some fun little cards. These are made out of Hama Beads with little letters attached, they are fun to make and actually quite therapeutic! Again I only have a couple of designs at the moment because that is all my time will allow, but do keep an eye out for other designs hopefully coming soon.
Here are some dates for your diaries –
- 26th November 10am – 5pm Free Entry Unique Boutique Christmas Fair
- 3rd December 9am – 1pm Free Entry The Big Sheep Farmers Market
- 4th December Ullacombe Farm Shop & Barn Cafe 10am – 4pm Free Entry
I will be at the 26th November and 4th December fair with my Mum who is also a very crafty lady, she will be selling her Pebble Pictures, you can find her on Facebook by searching for @homemadepebblepictures and I will be with Laura from Handsome Hound Bandanas on the 3rd and 4th December. So come and find us and buy some of your Christmas Presents/Decorations locally this year! Failing that my lovely husband has set me up a shiny new shop in which you can purchase all of my goodies online. You can find them all in the shop section of my blog, on the top far right.
Hope to see you soon x