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Artsy Tales

Welcome to ARTSY TALES by Mahrukh Rahim. I am a self taught artist, a mother of two, searching for solace in Art. I believe Art in all its forms is something to cherish, I hope my paintings prove to be a source of happiness and can cheer you in difficult times as well. I use high quality acrylics / gold leaf/ silver leaf / modelling ...

AyamiiCo

AyamiiCo was launched by sisters Sophia and Anji in 2021. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside, they love to design, create and produce unique products in line with the natural cycles and flow of life. Sophia designs and creates beautiful gifts from wool and fabrics that have a huge place in her heart as ...

Createfully Made

We are a mother and daughter who started sewing and making goods in a mindful manner to help with our Mental Health but the making bug became addictive, and so Createfully Made (creating mindfully) was born. We make personalised and printed goods: Mugs, Santa Sacks, Christmas Eve Boxes, Coasters, Key rings etc and sewn goods: Gift bags, ...

Hilary Everest Art

Hello! I am an illustrator/print maker living in Whitchurch Hampshire. I design, carve and print all my work by hand in my little back garden studio. I love bold shapes and curves printed in bright colours with contrasting washes of watercolour. I like to convey a sense of movement in some of my designs too. My main interests are animals, ...


LB Clay Crafting - Pottery and ceramics - KentLa Chaise Crafts - Art - North YorkshireViolet Haze Handcrafted Silver Jewellery - Silversmith - North YorkshireCaliston Art - Art - CambridgeshireCheryl Donlon Art - Printmaking - West SussexAstral Anemones - Fashion Accessories - SurreyBags of Emma Jeanation - Fashion Accessories - SurreyLewis Crafts Christmas - General Crafts - EssexMax s Candles - Candles - LondonAlec Padley - Wood turning - LincolnshireMarchwood Candles - Candles - HampshireSewn Up Gifts - Sewing - Cambridgeshire
Hand Made items are from the heart.

Did you know that when you are buying from an item from a business who made their products by hand, you are buying more than just an item. You are buying hours and hours of failures, stress and experiment. You are buying days, weeks and even months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You arent just buying a Thing... You are buying a piece of that maker heart, a moment of someones life and most importantly you are buying and supporting ...

Working with Coaster

Teaching Andrew how to put resin on the Coaster was a long winded process. But worth it in the end as he now know how to do it and I gain a helper. You have to be light in handling the Decoupage or you will end up ruining it. They are very delicate and does creases very easily. I use 3 different Decoupage Glue depends if I am using ceramic or natural Slate. Or if the Decoupage paper is dark or light in colours. Being fully hands on ...

Vegan Fair Port Sunlight LABL Anchorhaven

Anchorhaven crystals and cards are attending our first ever Vegan focused event. We will be showcasing our vegan friendly soaps. Bamboo home items and soy candles with crystals inside. As always, we will have an affordable range of crystals on display and some new items such as crystal gem trees, smudge kits and calming kits plus bamboo cutlery sets. We are not vegan but do appreciate vegan food and have reduced our non-veg meals ...

Anchorhaven Pop Up Crystal Shop Wirral

We completed our very first crystal pop up shop at Soul Kraft Community shop in Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Wirral. Anchorhaven have rented display space for crystals from Soul Kraft for a few months and are very fortunate to have an in-store crystal display to reach local customers. Soul Kraft dont open Saturdays very often, so the Saturday pop up shop was an excellent opportunity to spend time in-store and be available to chat about crystals ...

The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

Two Daft Birds set out on our fist Craft Fair. It took place in Romsey Town Hall on Saturday 24th July. On arrival the staff were fantastic, really helpful and so informative. We were upstairs in the main hall and thankful for the lift but to be honest it was so slow that it was quicker to climb the 2 flights. The day started with a plan that changed into many , moving items around the tabes for the general public to catch the interest ...

Two local artist friends caught in the isolation

Janet and I have been friends for many years..through thick and thin and when , like others, we were closed down in our homes there was only one thing to do...Art ! I , alone and Jan with her amazing glass studio decided to have a go at watercolour painting. As a person who is working I had to take the bull by the horns and experiment whilst Jan took lessons. Her production of her paintings were incredible and I learnt from her free ...

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Wow! If I told you these were gluten free you wouldnít believe me! Packed full of rich chocolate, classic crunchie honeycomb, and chocolate chunks! After making these, trying them myself and even surprising myself! I brought them to a family event, kept quiet that they were in fact gluten free! Numerous family members exclaimed how lush they were! Once they were all gone I let it slip they were gluten free! Since then I have played ...

The updated article style blog posts

The three new fields added to the blog form are introduction, quotation and conclusion. Having these new fields help you to organise the copy and for us to then turn your content into an interesting page for visitors. The introduction is a great place to encourage readers to want to learn more. It can help people to know that they have arrived at the page that they hope will give them the information they are looking for. The quotation ...

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Starting out my business has been a steep learning curve which I imagine lots of small businesses would say. Designing my own products with the ideas in my head really expose my inner most insecurities. I love designing, showing the world my designs has been liberating, scary and massively rewarding all at once. My design process always starts with the research I love looking for and being inspired by objects, places, exhibitions, ...

New Crafter advice please

Hi. Iím completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters with personality. It has kept me sane during lockdown and I just love creating these ladies - giving each one its own personality. They make everyone that sees them smile and that makes me so happy. Ive seen nothing like them anywhere and did my first craft fair today which was a huge success so Iím hoping to start doing lots more this year. I will ...

Hedgehogs

We do not want to imagine a future, where a young British writer and illustrator looks around them for inspiration from the animal world but there is little to see. When Beatrix Potter created a character called Mrs. Tiggy-winkle she based it on her pet hedgehog. However, these popular native creatures are struggling to survive and have declined by about 50 percent in the last thirty years. Are we doing our bit to make life a little ...

Neoplasticism

Piet Mondrian was born in the Netherland but lived in Paris, London and New York. He co-founded De Stijl and created the artistic style of Neoplasticism. The pieces of art had no frame. This is because the person viewing the work should not see it as complete but continues beyond the canvas. Eventually he reduced his work down to three primary colours of blue, red and yellow and horizontal and vertical lines. However, even with ...

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

The talent of makers and artists needs a vent, 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.