Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More Summer CRAFTfest sellers

Some more talented sellers that will be at Creative Connection's Summer  CRAFTfest......June 9th - 16th

Raven's Stained Glass, the place to come for unusual but beautiful stained glass suncatchers inspired by everything from tattoos to my artwork. I also design and create a range of 3D stained glass pieces, birthstone inspired gifts, stained glass jewellery and decorations for seasonal events such as Christmas.

Hi, I'm Lu, and I live just outside of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District in the north of the UK. As Handmade In Keswick, I make contemporary mixed media art, some of which I feature on handmade sketchbooks, notebooks and journals, which I sell offline and online via Folksy and Etsy. My work is a bit quirky and unusual, but I find that people seem to look at pieces and know immediately who they're gonna buy for. The books especially make lovely little hostess gifts and thank you gifts for when you don't want to give flowers or chocs. My current obssessions are portraits and free machine embroidery, and whatever I am doing at any one time, I also seem to enjoy making a mess.

I create jewellery using bead weaving around sea glass and other beach finds like ceramic fragments and a few special pebbles and shells. I use a lot of vintage beads collected over the years and from websites, markets and charity shops. In order to complete the designs I mix in modern beads and recycled jewellery from broken pieces. Most of my jewellery is influenced by the sea and the shore, colours and textures from rocks and rock pools as well as the sea itself.

I love making all sorts of crafts and hopefully you will find that "little something that you've always been looking for" here :)
I am offering some nice things which will make lovely little gifts for your loved ones or... well, why not for yourself too! Enjoy!

The Lovely Soap Company is a fledgling company passionate about natural skincare. We handmake our soaps and bath treats using luxurious natural ingredients chosen for their skin-loving properties.
Our products contain no artificial ingredients and no unnecessary chemicals. They contain only fresh and natural ingredients such as pure essential oils, dried herbs and flowers, and a variety of speciality oils including apricot kernal and sweet almond oils. These are just a few of the lovelies added to make our products special and kind.
Our products do not contain artificial colourings, synthetic fragrances or preservatives or any other 'nasty' chemicals.
They are suitable for vegetarians & vegans.
All of our products have been fully safety tested by a Cosmetic Chemist and comply with current EU legislation and regulations. We are also proud members of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers. Website  Facebook

Welcome to the world of Hannahbella filled with lovely handmade cards and gifts .All handmade in England using upcycled items when possible . Many of our items are complete one of a kind items , so for a very special card or gift some into the world of HannahbellaWebsite  Facebook

Handmade fabric items, quilts, cushions, bunting and a mixture of other things including personalised children's items. Many items can be made to order incuding the named party bags which are best sellers for Oakapple & Rose.
Website  Facebook  Twitter  Folksy

                                      Ostra's Creations
Ostra's Creations was founded by Mellissa Cowx a self confessed addict to all things creative.
Ostra's Creations is focused on providing a high quality service and customer satisfaction.
All the Jewellery, Accessories and all things creative at Ostra's Creations have been handmade with love to the highest quality, by using high quality beads and findings to ensure a high quality finish.


                                     Tasha's Creations
Here you will find some cute and funny Clay Creations from Fridge Magnets, Keyrings, Jewellery to fun little Clay Ornaments that all hold a story of their own.
All of my creations have been inspired by the way life is and my imagination. I have created these with the intention to give my potential customers a smile if not laughter
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We are a traditional woodworking company based in the Weald of Kent. We make bespoke kitchens, freestanding furniture and joinery.
We began making end grain, butchers block chopping boards to use up leftover wood from our other projects.
The boards come in three sizes and can be engraved around the edges with names, dates or messages to suit every occasion.

Hello! My name is Katie, I live in Cheshire England and I have an Etsy shop called My Small World.
I make traditionally jointed and hand sewn mohair and acrylic fur collectable bears, felt cases, brooches, plastic and fabric badges (pin backed buttons) and freemotion (freehand) machine embroidered pieces, which can be used in any number of ways.
All of my bears and the other items I make, are either one of a kind or limited edition, so they are unique to my shop.
All my items are made with love, in a pet and smoke free home.


At Rescue and Revive we turn the unwanted into the desirable by upcycling, reusing, recycling, revamping and rejuvenating
This can be as simple as giving an item a good clean, to completely dismantling an item and turning it into something else.
Chalkboards, necklaces, cake stands, peg racks, mirrors, candle sticks, door stops .....
Website  Blog  Facebook  Twitter

Skincare with soul, a range of skincare for people with dry skin made using complex natural ingredients that rejuvenates the skin. 

Hi, I am a self employed crafter living in Norfolk.My gifts are made from Herculite 2 plaster, they include gifts like magnets, coasters, wall plaques,bathroom tile decs, ornaments, decorated frames and boxes. I also make soap shapes and I also embed gifts like bracelets and bath toys in soap.lately I have started painting suncatchers and pictures to add to my collection, I do events in Norfolk and Suffolk. 
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I am a button-mad jewellery designer and maker, intent on spreading craft to the masses & getting people to make stuff! I love craft fairs and handmade loveliness, and think there's nothing better than lazy days making pretty things.
My items are all handmade, unique and individual. I use silver plated findings unless otherwise stated, and I try to create items of jewellery which will be treasured for a long time, but which are affordable.

                                    Dandelion Gallery
Dandelion's Gallery sells mainly animal themed art and crafts, although a few flowery things sneak in as well!
I specialise in painting rabbits and guinea pigs and other small furries, and do paintings in various sizes, from ACEOs (Art Cards Editions & Originals, which are 2.5 x 3.5 inches) up to large scale portraits.
I work mainly in acrylics, and enjoy painting a variety of styles, from my cartoon 'Chubby Bubbies' (little chubby bunnies who dance and ice skate etc) to sensible life like portraits.

Nevar, the home of beautifully hand crafted jewellery items made with care and attention, just for you. I enjoy working with semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski Crystals and carefully selected beads plus copper, sterling silver, and silver plated wire and findings to created individual and unique pieces of jewellery at affordable prices.
Folksy  WowThankYou Blog  Facebook

PinkyMinky's shop sells handmade and original softies, blankets, bibs and other gifts made with love. I use high quality fabrics to produce beautiful, practical and durable baby goods from my own original designs. All the items I make are made to last a lifetime of love, cuddles and play. I welcome custom orders. 
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Are you looking for something different? Something special that you can't find in the shops? I make unique personalised cards for all occasions, new baby personalised keepsake albums with co-ordinating boxes, name frames,mini scrapbook albums, wedding invitations and guest books to match your colour scheme. If I don't have what your looking contact me and I'll be happy to custom make a design for you.

Welcome to Bluestone Crafts
All my items are hand made by myself and most are one of a kind pieces.
Have a browse and if you don't find what you are looking for feel free to email me or leave me a message on facebook and i will do my best to help.
Bespoke items available.Website  Facebook Twitter

Handmade Baby Shoes, Made to order because even babies can't have too many shoes.....
Available in sizes: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 months
Also available: Newborn Baby Gift sets, Nappy Babys, Bunnies and TeddiesFacebook

At Created In Cloth you will find good quality items that are unusual, practical and a pleasure to own and receive at affordable prices.
Items vary from unique gifts for new parents, unusual cards made from cloth, practical items for the home, office or work room to unusual items for little ones of your own or friends.
Hopefully you will find something different and interesting at my store, so please pop in and say hello...

I have been making my crafts for nearly 15 years now and enjoy doing very much. It all started when I lived in Germany. I decided that I would like to take up a craft, so I taught myself how to make the lovely Ribbon Decorations which I have in my CRAFTfest stall. It all started with the basic Ball decoration and then just expanded to different shapes. They are all individual and unique in some way.
I then branched out and began making other items made from fabric such as the Brooches and other Tree decorations. I also make Plaited Wreaths from fabric amongst lots of other things at Christmas Time.
I like to attend local craft fairs but mainly nearer Christmas, especially one which is held in our town centre, it has been very successful for me the last two years that I have attended.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. 

Makeaholic sells craft and jewellery supplies aswell as handmade gifts. Based in the Scottish Borders we make and sell handmade products from fabric to feather and from Tibetan Silver to Sterling Silver findings.
We are here to help whether you are buying from our craft box to make your own creative piece or treating yourself to our handmade gifts.
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Drawing inspiration from my surroundings on the Somerset Levels I make soaps, bath goodies and candles. All of my ingredients are natural, fragrance is from essential oils and colours, when they are used, are from natural sources. All of my products are vegetarian friendly and most are vegan friendly. Where possible I use local ingredients – botanicals are grown in my garden or harvested from the local hedgerows and the honey and beeswax used in some of the soaps and lip balms are from the hives nearby. All of my soaps are made in small batches ensuring they are as fresh as possible 

Here at Beatific Jewellery you will find a stunning selection of necklaces and bracelets for sale. Each piece is made with care and attention to detail, using a selection of beads including glass beads, semi-precious stones, shell beads and acrylic beads.
Each piece is uniquely handcrafted. There are NO two identical pieces – NO two pieces will ever be the same in colour, style and type of beads!
Each piece can also be personalised and made to measure making it a special gift for weddings, anniversaries or birthdays.
Alternatively, if there is something that you would specifically like, you can send me an email or submit an online form via the contact page.
Each piece of jewellery comes in an organza bag.
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I have had a passion since childhood for fossils and gemstones & have been collecting for many years. As a family we go on fossil hunting expeditions, but there is only so much you can keep for yourself, so crafting with fossils and gemstones is a real treat! I enjoy knitting, crochet and working with yarn and wool, making items from simple scarfs through to hand made handbags. Inspiration often taken from nature, or by the look of how differing yarns, wool and other products work together. Each of these items will be unique and guaranteed hand made.I enjoy recycling and upcycling and a recent passion has been creating items from Gent's neck ties, handbags, aprons, accessories and a variety of other items.

A selection of animal print cat beds, cushions & cat toys; large blankets, cat-themed gifts & cards all individually handemade by Rachel but tested and approved by All Things Blankets resident kitties.

Unique, high quality handmade jewellery that make you feel special and extraordinary.
Hand embroidered jewellery made with colorful beads, gemstones and silk soutache braids.


  1. all duly liked and commented, really looking forwards to craft fest with you all xxx

  2. I'm really looking forward to my first Craftfest.
    It's really nice to see all the creative people who are taking part!
    Katie (My Small World)

  3. I have liked everybody on Facebook and will find everyone and follow on Twitter tomorrow. Lots & lots of good luck all x

  4. I've shared this blog on FB & Tweeted it. I'll gradually go thr and follow etc. each person