shopping

The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair

This year was my first time visiting The Handmade Fair, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last because I loved it!

Held over the middle weekend of September on the green opposite the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, The Handmade Fair is the brainchild of Kirstie Allsopp, and is a chance to meet and buy from small craft companies and independent designers and makers, as well as to learn from the experts and try out new crafts.

Etsy Shop Update: Bunting

Etsy Shop Update: Bunting

Thank you so much for the positive response to the pin cushions I launched the other week, it was lovely to hear stories of pin cushions being discovered in inherited sewing boxes and now being brought out and used again. Today I'm profiling the next of my new product launches - bunting!

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia in London at the beginning of March is one of the two big craft fair days out I commit to every year - the other being the autumn show at Alexandra Palace in October. It's an opportunity to gather inspiration, meet and talk to other makers, learn about new crafts or techniques, and to shop!