Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Craftfest Blog Tour

CHRISTMAS CRAFTFEST BLOG TOUR 

Today is the final day of the Christmas Craftfest Blog Tour, and the last day of Craftfest too.

We've been on quite a long trip this week.

We've visited 14 different stops, plus a  recap halfway through!

So just in case you've missed any of the stops we've visited, here's a catch up list. 
(Just click the name or description to visit the blog post)


1. The Old Button
A blog post introducing the second pairing from The Old Button's Swap, Pat & BeadedBazaar

2. Cola Creations
A post sharing ideas for Christmas gifts from Craftfest for under a fiver!


3. Vicky Myers Creations
A post with ideas for creating your own gift wrap for Christmas by recycling


4. Fabrilushus
A blog post about The Fabric Guild and their lovely fabrics

5. Hectic Eclectic
A post showcasing some of their recent handmade items including a plaque for a celebrity!


6. Loopy's Place
A blog post showcasing some of the talented crafters at Craftfest


7. Jane Cameron
A post showing handmade items from the other stallholders taking part in Craftfest


8. Designs By Lisa
A post showing some of their favourite cards and decorations available at Craftfest


9. SEW Jewellery
A post introducing their stall at Craftfest


10. Pastelesta
A blog post sharing some gift ideas for all the members of your family from Craftfest


11. Elsie May & Bertha
An interesting post introducing redwork and a tutorial too


12. Bridgits Bell
A lovely post and tutorial to make your own fabric decorations


13.  Shelly Berry Original
A blog post promoting Craftfest for your Christmas shopping


14. BeadedBazaar
A blog post showcasing all the stalls at Craftfest, plus a Christmas giveaway


We hope you've all enjoyed our Craftfest Blog Tour
Thank you to everyone who's taken part, visited the blogs and popped in to Craftfest too!


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Halfway

Hello to you all.  Have you enjoyed the trip so far?

What a CRAFTfest it has been so far!  Have you seen all the Tweets, Pins and Facebook links?  It's been fabulous.

How many of you have been on the Blog Tour since the beginning?  Oh, we have a few late comers.  No problem, let me show you where we've been, you are still welcome to go back and spend some time at each stop.

STOP 1 - The Old Button - http://theoldbutton.blogspot.co.uk/

We learned a bit more about the swap items made from the last bus tour

STOP 2 - Cola Creations - http://craftycolacreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Featured Gift ideas for less than £5

STOP 3 - Vicky Myers Creations - http://vickymyerscreations.co.uk/ 

All about recycled gift wrap

STOP 4 - Fabrilushus - http://fabrilushus.blogspot.co.uk/

A wonderful recommendation for a fabric shop

STOP 5 - Loopy's Place - http://www.loopysplace.co.uk/blog.html

A selection of items available from CRAFTfest

STOP 6 - Hectic Eclectic - http://hectic-eclectic.co.uk/blog/index.php

The first snow of the trip, and a round up of what's been happening.



Fortunately, the bus hasn't got stuck in the snow and there are more stops planned until Saturday.  Here's the itinerary of what's left to come.




Wednesday 20th November
STOP 7 - Jane Cameron - http://janecameron.dreamwidth.org/
STOP 8 - Designs By Lisa - http://thedevilwearsconverse.wordpress.com/
Thursday 21st November
STOP 9 - Sew Jewellery - http://sewjewellery.tumblr.com/
Friday 22nd November
STOP 11 - Elsie May & Bertha - http://www.elsiemayandbertha.blogspot.co.uk/
STOP 12 - Bridgits Bell - http://bridgitsbell.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday 23rd November
STOP 14 - BeadedBazaar - http://beadedbazaar.weebly.com/blog.html

I hope you'll stay with us until the end, and please feel free to share with us your highlights of CRAFTfest and the Blog Tour

Friday, 15 November 2013

Blue Team CRAFTfest stalls - Part 9

Blue Team CRAFTfest stalls - Part 9

Today we're introducing some more sellers from the Blue Team taking part in the November CRAFTfest.  Sneak previews from D & D Designs - Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewellery, Rota Art, Pastelesta (Cards), RavensGems and Magic Pumpkins & Faery Dust

D & D Designs - Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewellery

Unique hand-crafted beaded jewellery, also beaded bookmarks and lanyards.



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Rota Art
Hand produced cyanotype prints and other craft items. 



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Pastelesta (Cards)

Animal and retro tattoo design cards from original drawings and paintings by Pastelesta.


 

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Ravens Gems
Unique handmade jewellery made using Tibetan silver, glass, copper and semi-precious gems. All pieces are original. 


 

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Magic Pumpkins & Faery Dust
Toys, clothes and textile accessories made from organic fairtrade, vintage and re-loved materials, designed and made in the UK.

 
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Christmas Craftfest Blog Tour

Christmas Craftfest Blog Tour



Craftfest opens officially on Saturday 16th November for eight days, where there will be over 100 stalls full of goodies to browse and buy from.

As part of promoting the event and the stallholders, we are running a Blog Tour..


The Blog Tour will feature one or two stops a day.  At each stop you'll find a brand new blog post written by one of our fabulous stallholders.  Some may have tutorials, funny stories to share, projects or even giveaways!


Here is the schedule for our blog tour bus.  It will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook as well as many other places - so stick your hand out and we'll take you on a free magical tour around some wonderful crafty blogs!


Saturday 16th November
STOP 1 - The Old Button - http://theoldbutton.blogspot.co.uk/
Sunday 17th November
STOP 2 - Cola Creations - http://craftycolacreations.blogspot.co.uk/
Monday 18th November
STOP 3 - Vicky Myers Creations - http://vickymyerscreations.co.uk/ 
STOP 4 - Fabrilushus - http://fabrilushus.blogspot.co.uk/
Tuesday 19th November
STOP 5 - Hectic Eclectic - http://hectic-eclectic.co.uk/blog/index.php
STOP 6 - Loopy's Place - http://www.loopysplace.co.uk/blog.html
Wednesday 20th November
STOP 7 - Jane Cameron - http://janecameron.dreamwidth.org/
STOP 8 - Designs By Lisa - http://thedevilwearsconverse.wordpress.com/
Thursday 21st November
STOP 9 - Sew Jewellery - http://sewjewellery.tumblr.com/
Friday 22nd November
STOP 11 - Elsie May & Bertha - http://www.elsiemayandbertha.blogspot.co.uk/
STOP 12 - Bridgits Bell - http://bridgitsbell.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday 23rd November
STOP 14 - BeadedBazaar - http://beadedbazaar.weebly.com/blog.html

We hope you'll all join us from 16th - 23rd November for Craftfest and the Blog Tour.
Don't miss out on your chance to browse and purchase thousands of handmade goodies in time for Christmas, and discover some fantastic blogs too!

To visit the 100+ stalls at Craftfest please click the picture below




Red Team Craftfest Stalls Part Twelve

Red Team Craftfest Stalls Part Twelve

Hello and welcome to the final part of stall previews for the Red Team at Craftfest.
Today's final three are Cut & Design 24, Little Light of Mine and BeadedBazaar

Cut & Design 24


I design and makes some wonderful gifts like personalised cushions, cards, jewellery for all occasions

On Cut & Design's stall you'll find beautiful handmade cushions, gifts and lovely pieces of jewellery.








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Little Light Of Mine


personalised lighting to brighten up your home


Little Light Of Mine creates wonderful personalised lights, perfect gifts!






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BeadedBazaar


Handmade, beaded costume jewellery

BeadedBazaar's stall is full of gorgeous costume jewellery for all occasions.









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Craftfest is taking place from 16th - 23rd November.  Please pop by and visit us and the other 100+ stalls taking part

Purple Team Craftfest Stalls - Part Four

Purple Team Craftfest Stalls - Part Four


Welcome to the fourth blog post previewing some of the Purple Team Stalls
In this post we'd like to introduce you to The Beads And Findings Shop, Carol Made This and Glitterwitch.  Plus the Purple Team Leader Personal Space Interiors and the honorary Purple Team Leader for this event ScentCosmetics.

The Beads And Findings Shop


Beads, Charms and Jewellery Making Supplies












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Carol Made This


Stained Glass










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Glitterwitch



Handmade Christmas Decorations.











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Personal Space Interiors


Cushions, Christmas decorations, fabric pinboards, bags and lavender gifts











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ScentCosmetics


Gift soaps, soap art and general soap












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Craftfest is running from 16th - 23rd November.  Please be sure to pop along and visit us and the 100+ other stalls taking part

Yellow Team Part 7

This is the last of the Yellow Team, so sit back and enjoy


Stripy Kite Creations
Just a few of the many unique & funky items we have available for sale in our online stores! 





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Zukie Style
A selection of my products for the festive season 









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Wrapped in Colour

Looking for an unique lace shawl or scarf? A scarf for the winter, or a stole to drape over your shoulders when the summer evenings get chilly? Or scarf to complement your outfit or jazz up what you are wearing? You are in the right place! Everything is carefully hand knitted by me using quality yarns such as popular merino, soft alpaca and amazingly soft and luxurious mohair and cashmere.





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Lovely Little Sew and Sews

A lovely collection of all things felt, festive and fun!







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Loopy's Place
A selection of handmade gifts for home and family. 
If you don't see what you want, just ask. I'm happy to take custom orders









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As you can see, there is going to be something for everyone, so come back tomorrow, ready to shop 

Blue Team CRAFTfest stalls - Part 8

Blue Team CRAFTfest stalls - Part 8

Today we're introducing some more sellers from the Blue Team taking part in the November CRAFTfest.  Sneak previews from Crafty Moon Creations,Isabelle Winstone Creative Designs and Nina Made It.

Crafty Moon Creations

Welcome to Crafty Moon Creations. We make a number of different items using various materials. Each item is unique and would make a special gift. You are able to choose from a cute 'cat' pin cushion to an Art Doll which will grace any area. Add a splash of colour with a hand stitched patchwork cusion or a throw decorated with Marino Wool Roving. Wesley the Westie is soft and adorable. Time and energy has gone into making the xmas stockings which you can fill with small gifts. The Needle Felt scarves will keep you warm while being totally unique. Brighten up your children's bedroom with an unusual mobile. We aim to offer a varied selection for you to choose from. Do check out our albums.




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Isabelle Winstone Creative Designs

These framed designs are made by collaging beautiful wallpaper into bold and eye catching designs which have then been sewn into to add even more detail. Using wallpaper in the designs selecting areas of pattern or texture means each is a one off piece never to be exactly replicated again! My artwork is ideal for a child's room or to add a splash of colour anywhere in the home! Some available for personalisation .


 

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Nina Made It
Seasonal country style and shabby chic decorations and gifts.




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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Purple Team Craftfest Stalls - Part Three

Purple Team Craftfest Stalls - Part Three


Welcome to the third blog post previewing some of the Purple Team's Craftfest stalls
Today I'd like to introduce you to Gingham Glory, Emma Rose Crafts and The Crystal Cavern

Gingham Glory


Cushions and other fabric items made from vintage embroidery and retro materials











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Emma Rose Crafts


Knitting and Sewing Kits to make items for your home














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The Crystal Cavern


Handcrafted Gemstone Jewellery












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Craftfest is running 16th - 23rd November.  Please be sure to pop and visit us and the other 100+ stalls taking part

Red Team Craftfest Stalls Part Eleven

Red Team Craftfest Stalls Part Eleven

Hello and welcome to the penultimate post of the Red Team's Craftfest stall previews.
Today I'd like to introduce you to Flaming Beads, Handmade Cards Shop and Jane Cameron Artist

Flaming Beads
Lampwork bead jewellery and fused glass delights.

On Flaming Beads' stall you'll find pretty brooches, hair accessories, cakes and bees!








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Handmade Cards Shop


Cards and gifts - both plain and personalised available

The Handmade Cards Shop has a number of lovely gift ideas including bookmarks and notepads, all of which can be personalised.









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Jane Cameron Artist


Hand painted silk and fused glass art

On Jane Cameron's stall you'll find lots of silk painting kits and homeware gifts including coasters, wall hangings, bowls and more.









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Craftfest is taking place from 16th - 23rd November.  Please come by and visit us and the other 100+ stalls taking part