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Rust and Wonder Photography

My name is Carrie Hart, and Ive had a long time passion for interiors and nature. In particular, I love taking photographs that capture a moment in time, a season, a feeling, a story. I lived in Ireland for a few years, and after doing a photography course there, created a project called Broken Homes- where I obtained permissions to ...

Heart2HomeCreations

Heart 2 Home creations was a long time coming. Over years we have created and made for family, friends and a client. Refining our skills over time. Finally, we took the plunge and with the help of Friends Heart 2 home Creation was born. We are happy to make a bespoke card, or gift for our clients something no one else has, A little unique ...

THE WAX SHACK

As a small family run business here at The Wax Shack , we make our melts as the orders come in. Ensuring that long lasting scent isnt just for 1 burn. We are constantly increasing our scents, which are Inspired by fragrances, clean, fresh, fruity, floral smells that are around us everyday. Priding ourselves that we have always managed ...

Spirit Gemstone Jewellery

Hi my name is Janette, owner, designer and maker at spirit gemstone jewellery. I specialise in handmade natural gemstone jewellery combined with 925 sterling silver and variations of gold. Every componant is threaded by hand on to the strongest 49 gauge silver or gold plated wire and finished to your individual size. Ideal for that ...

SDWHITEHEAD ART

I am a creative artist and illustrator that specialises in hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations and ultra realistic Pastel Pencil designs. However, I use a wide range of materials depending on the design and project requirements. I produce all my own designs and create fine art prints from them all in house. I also take on commissions ...

Remys crafts

Hello, I am Chi from Japan and I have been living in the UK for 18 years. The name Remy is taken from the name of my beloved Schnauzer dog! Tsumami-zaiku is a traditional Japanese craft in which small squares of cloth are pinched and combined with tweezers to form flowers, grasses and other shapes to create works of art. A typical ...

GUMEC CRAFTS

Hello, my name is Gumec and I am the owner of Gumec Crafts. Gumec Crafts is a new company that designs and makes unique, decorative bottles, candle bottle holders and jars using upcycled Glass materials, along with candle plates. Before I go into more detail about my company and what I do, please allow me to tell you about me a little ...

Iteka Scents

Welcome to Iteka. My name is Diane, I grew up in France and I have been living in London for few years. I am the last born of a tribe of 5 women Ė yes, 5! We share an unconditional love for one another and are always supporting each other. Growing up in a big family has taught me the value of love, kindness, warmth and bringing people ...


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Earn a thousand pounds a year tax free

Starting out as a small business owner can be quite daunting, thinking up business names, registering with HMRC, dealing with tax etc. However, if you are running a side hustle to make a little extra money in these rather difficult times, then the Trading Allowance may be just what you wanted to know. Simply speaking, it means that if you turn over £1,000 or less in a year from your side hustle (April to March) you dont need to pay ...

The Future of The Customs Project

If I was told about where we are today when I was handed the first pair of shoes in lockdown from my friend, I would not have believed how far we have come. Two years on from then and I am so grateful, looking back is great, but we are nowhere near where we want to be and have so much more to give. Iím not exactly sure where we will be in another two yearsí time, but I canít wait to find out. Before we move on, I must thank the team ...

How We Work

Angelus is a California based company and has been supplying leather paint since 1907 they are still at the top of their game and the forefront of the customising industry are the supplier we use for painting our products. Offering full water resistance, durability, and scratch resistance. They allow our amazing artists to paint on products where the customer can be confident that the designs wonít peel, fade, crack or rub off. Customs ...

Robs Story

The first COVID lockdown gave me time to sit down and work on art more than I had been able to do for years. As many weird habits and hobbies sparked from lockdown, so did my passion for painting trainers. My friend came to me one day with a scruffy pair of trainers, he wanted to give them a new lease of life and introduced me to the idea of custom shoes. This was something I had never heard of and went along with it! I painted a (very ...

Food and foliage gifts are always a winner

Christmas gift giving can get really difficult for the people in your life that seem to have everything already. I generally have that problem with my parents and older family members. They often say that they donít want anything. My mother has simply offloaded many of her possessions, because she either hasnít used them for years or she just doesnít want to dust them anymore! However, she is always happy to receive food gifts or ...

Ayamiico Banner arrives Hurrah

Having been busy over the summer months with fairs predominantly in the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells many friendly and helpful customers suggested we obtain a banner with our contact details and information. We did not hesitate to take up the suggestion and we are so pleased with the results! We cannot wait to display this banner this coming bank holiday weekend at the Pantiles. ...

Handcrafted for life

A life of learning from experience... Over the years, my handcrafted wood products have found themselves all over the UK. They are all handmade, not mass produced by machine. I take great pleasure in my work and where convenient, ask my customers to send photographs of when, a door canopy, mantlepiece, gallows brackets, wooden coat racks or other work are fitted and finished, great to see! ...

The birth of The Calm Goddess

Hey Everyone and thank you reading. This post is how we came to be. How the Calm Goddess became the Calm Goddess. It will be a little series going from the idea and researching till finally becoming what we are today. I am hoping that with this blog I can help some of you understand the complexity of starting and running a small business and all the hassles I have had to get to where I am. Also the journey of me getting there. So ...

Kirsties Handmade Christmas for Channel 4

We were asked by one of Kirsties team to let you know that they are searching for talented makers, from a wide variety of crafts across the UK to compete in their festive competitions. The 2022 competitions are: Best Tree Decorating Best Handmade Wreath Best Decorated Christmas Cake Best Christmas Hamper Best Festive Paper Craft Best Knitted Christmas Jumper Best Handmade Gift Best Handmade Decorations Best Handmade Toy Best ...

Spencer House Gallery

It is not that often you walk into an art gallery and feel completely comfortable and inspired at the same time. The Spencer House Gallery in Tetbury, Gloucestershire opened its doors this Spring with a beautiful exhibition called Breathing Space which featured varied pieces of art, sculpture, ceramic and textiles. Horseshoe-art are lucky enough to be able to show some artwork here this Summer with the next exhibition named Metamorphosis ...

Handmade silk pouches

Sophia has been busy making beautiful dark blue silk bags, embroidered with a moon and stars and embellished with gold sequins. These bags have been handmade from a family vintage silk sari and lovingly hand embroidered with gold embroidery thread and embellished with gold sequins. These bag feels soft and luxurious to the touch and is the perfect size to hold your precious crystals or your favourite Tarot card deck.† Sophia loves ...

Love being at the Pantiles fair in Tunbridge Wells

We are looking forward to this weekend- it will be our third one at the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Due to an increasing demand we have a larger stock of popular crystals such as Moonstones (the crystal supporting the forthcoming hand crafted Gemini Zodiac sign) as well as Amethyst, Citrine, Tigers Eye and blue and pink Agate and many more. A request for the rare Shungite crystal has come in as has one for the glittering ...

The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth.

The talent of makers and artists needs a release, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers to exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more.

Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor and purchaser, helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.