Last Saturday I attended a Wedding Fayre in my home village of Staplehurst. The fayre was organised by Donna from Bombalicious who makes gorgeous bath bombs and soaps that make perfect wedding favours!
Staplehurst has a beautiful Norman church and it was a lovely idea for the wedding fayre to be held there.
It was really inspiring to be in such a beautiful setting (which also happens to be the church we got married in!)
I make a range of freshwater pearl, Swarovski crystal and Sterling silver jewellery, all of which are suitable for bridal wear. I made sure to have available images of my previous commissions, as many of these pieces were personalised bridesmaid pendants. Please take a look at the commissions photo album on my Facebook page for ideas.
As well as my handmade silver and copper jewellery, there were a good variety of stalls, all selling different items and services essential to prospective brides (and grooms!) Most were local business too.
Last Saturday was the first Kitsch and Stitch fair of the year. This lovely craft and vintage fair is held quarterly, in the Kent market town of Cranbrook, at the beautiful Vestry Hall. It’s always a friendly affair, organised by the lovely Joy from Crafted by Joy
Handmade Bunting Leads the Way
View of the Parish Church, through the hall windows
The Union Mill, Cranbrook, Kent
The Vestry Hall is always beautifully decorated with lots of handmade bunting. A pop-up cafe kept us all supplied with yummy homemade cakes and lunches, with all proceeds going to Hospice in the Weald, a favourite local charity.
Delicious homemade cakes
It’s great to set up a stall in a room with lots of natural light, especially good for helping silver jewellery to look its sparkling best!
With such a great mix of vintage and handmade, I came home with a few handcrafted Easter gifts!
Polly Had A Dolly – handmade dolls
Vintage Dawn- handmade accessories using vintage fabrics
Some great vintage finds!
The next fair is on the 11th June, so please contact Joy for more details. Wishing everyone a very happy Easter holiday!
I’m due to have a stall at a lovely, local craft fair this Saturday. It’s called Kitsch and Stitch and is a great mixture of vintage and handmade goods. I’ve been a regular stall holder at this event, it’s really well organised and has a pop up cafe, serving delicious lunches and cakes, with proceeds going to Hospice in the Weald.
the little red hen jewellery stall craft fair
To any craft fair, I always take with me a small kit of essential items: my survival kit!
Dressmaking pins and drawing pins – so useful for pinning up anything including wonky bunting or stray necklaces.
Sellotape- no survival kit is complete without it!
Pens, pencils and notebook. I like to keep a record of everything sold and although I could use my mobile phone, I still like to have a paper copy!
Silver polishing cloth, for last-minute polishing to give my jewellery an added sparkle on the day.
Business cards, definitely an essential item as I want people to find out more about The Little Red Hen Jewellery once they’re at home.
Spare labels – there’s always something that has missed the labelling process at home.
Flask of coffee – most fairs are really kind and provide a cup or two of tea and coffee for the stall holders, but I always seem to need more!
Baby wipes – for when I inevitably spill my coffee….
The Little Red Hen Jewellery display pinned board
Pinned board display pendants pegs and labels
What’s in your craft fair survival kit? Please tell me in the comments, I’d love to know! x