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Memorial Keepsake Custom made to order

My name is Sandra, I am a Registered VeyetinaryNurse. A lot of my creations feature animals and I customise my pet memorials and tributes. I use sublimation and vinyls to personalise gifts. I work with slate, ceramics, fabric and more where I incorporate art and text to customise the gift along with photos and digital paw prints for ...

Anne Blanchard

I am inspired mainly by flora and fauna .My work often has a bright , eye catching background with loosely painted subjects to create certain moods . Mostly I paint decorative pieces that I hope will liven up a home . Many of these are floral designs but I also have fun with landscapes too. Some of my designs are also available in the ...

Cockfield Village Fair

Cockfield is a thriving village with many new homes recently built. The village fair is a community event that will bring people together and provide an outlet for local crafts people. We have successfully held fairs for many years and after a break , we are back. There is great interest in this years event and we are looking for stall ...

Hand Painted Vinyl Records

During my time at university, I began to paint on disused vintage vinyl records and sold them to close family and friends. After documenting the process and attending small local art fairs. I began to share my unique paintings to the public. From cartoons, iconic pieces of historical art and trendy designs. I use acrylic paint to showcase ...

Jans art

I love love love painting and spend hours looking for inspirational images which inspire me. I paint different land and seascapes, from moody beach scenes to meadows filled with flowers. I am always on the look out for different images to paint, love using punchy colours to express the subject material. I am self taught having always ...

JAQ CANDLES

A family run business born from the love of a great candle! Our exquisite Soy Wax candles are hand poured using specially selected fragrances in the UK. We are passionate about what we do believing in great quality at affordable prices. Scents 200g are:- VANILLA. SWEET MINT and EUCALYPTUS FRESH LINEN LAVENDER and CHAMOMILE CHERRY BLOSSOM ...

Made It Gifts

Made It Gifts is a small business I started myself after my mental health took a downturn and my anxiety increased. By putting my focus into the business I am able to maintain and control my anxiety as I switch my focus into providing excellent products for the consumer. We make personalised bracelets whether a name, nickname, quote ...

Design Eye Gallery

Hi, My name is Eleanor. In 2022 I gave up my marketing career in the financial sector, in order to follow my passion and put my Bachelor of Design degree to good use. I set up Design Eye Gallery in beautiful South Wirral, Cheshire and from here, I make handmade jewellery, art and crafts. My handmade jewellery incorporates birthstones, ...

Mark Harris Ceramics

I create Ceramics which are more Sculptures than pottery. I take ideas that pop up in my imagination and when I am half asleep and turn them into reality. One of my methods is to create, mutilate and then create again...sometimes again and again. This makes Ceramic Constructions ( I call them Ceramicons for want of a better name) that ...

GlitterartyGB

During lockdown I started using sublimation to make personalised gifts, moving into glass decoration and etching. This then led me to try resin crafts which I love, so have carried on exploring this medium, creating jewellery, gifts, night lights etc using all types of inclusions, from flowers, shells, inks and powders to glitter, gemstones ...

Instatera Jewellery

I started Instatera Jewellery in November 2022, after realising how much I enjoyed making and designing jewellery pieces. Youll be able to find handmade earrings, bracelets and necklaces made using natural gemstones with healing properties. All pieces are crafted by myself, using materials ranging from sterling silver, Argentium silver, ...

Art in Vitro

I make a variety of stained glass suncatchers and decorations that bring a beautiful and glorious range of colours and sparkle to your home or garden. I prefer to make unique items and enjoy working with customers to design their own individual items. It is a hobby that has grown since I retired and I love the creativity and challenge ...

World of Wheat

Using the medium of wheat, I make items which are based on the traditional craft of corn dollies, but are now more fittingly termed wheat weaving. This includes many decorative objects, but also encompasses jewellery, key rings and greeting cards. I can also make personalised items to order, such as hearts containing letters which can ...

Kinnys Creations

I am involved in the production of picture art using pebble and rock media with the addition of various common materials such as sea glass, wood, paper, shell and paint. My aim is to capture everyday type characters including animals and people in various situations with an emphasis on movement. ...


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I am new to crafting with mixed media

I am originally from Norway and have always been very active with sowing, knitting and flower arranging. I have recently started using mixed media and have found that I love working with scrap wood, cut out pieces to then embellish with other medias such as napkins, IOD transfers, printed fabric and such. I try to make every piece unique so therefore very unique pieces which is what I love to have myself. If you want to have a look ...

Newbe

After nursing for over 30 yearís retirement was always going to be a challenge, got the dogs I always said I wanted! Now what? Dogs are great but their conversation is a bit limited and thereís only so many walks you can do in a day. I bought some cheap pastels from a well known super store, pastels are pastels , right! I didnít know what I didnít know, still managed a half decent beach scene and that was it, hooked. It was only ...

A New Beginning

I am extremely excited to begin my new adventure in attending arts and crafts fairs once more. It has been far too long since I last attended a local arts and crafts fair. Which was understandable due to my time at university. Where I also attended local fairs there to sell my work amongst fellow students. I think the reason why I missed it so much was due to the connection you could make with other people. With the common conversations ...

Dry January Skin

Not only can the cold weather at this time of year start playing havoc with your skin, the after effects of a season of rich food and alcohol have a part to play too. Letís start with the weather! Cold weather is super tough on your skin because the cold temperatures and low humidity levels result in dry air that draws moisture away from your skin. Going from harsh winds to dry indoor heat worsens the problem, especially when there ...

The power of optimism on success

Taking a quick look at Pluchikís Emotion Wheel gets us the formula, Anticipation + Joy = Optimism. Anticipation is looking forward with expectation and prediction, whilst joy is a feeling of happiness. An optimist is therefore someone that predicts a happier future. Both anticipation and joy are considered positive emotions and so optimism is positive. Now that we have a perhaps simplistic definition of optimism, it is a little easier ...

Exciting times ahead in 2023

In looking to develop this group of Staffordshire makers and small businesses I met with Angie to discuss ways of networking and promoting these businesses with local companies. I am hoping that I can offer some support to those who want to develop their product photography skills or offer discounts for those who would like me to produce professional photos for them to use in promoting their products. ...

My 2022 journey

Hi All, Well overall 2022 has been a good year. I have had a stall at Romsey and Hungerford craft fairs run by Mynt Image, plus a few others local to my hometown of Whitchurch, the majority of them have been really enjoyable and I have met some lovely stall holders too. Its so nice to met like minded people. I have also learnt a lot this year, not only about craft fairs but also about linocut printing, honing my skills and producing ...

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 do not need to ...

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 ...

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.