14 Feb 2012

Blighty Boutique Vintage and Handmade Fairs

I am very excited to announce I will be selling my vintage inspired gifts, and greeting cards at the marvellous Blighty Boutique Fair!

I was lucky enough to find out about this event last year, but was unable to get a stall due to the very popular demand by fellow stallholders for the tables :) I went along to the fair back in November 2011, and was completely amazed not only by the amount of lovely stalls and sellers at the fair, but also the amount of people Amy, the organiser, managed to get through the door!

Hatton Park Village Hall was completely transformed into a treasure trove of vintage loveliness, and handmade goodies, as sellers offered something that little bit different to anything available on the High Street! There were so many people through the door, the vintage style tea-shop complete with vintage china, completely sold out of the delicious looking cakes that were on offer :)

I knew after visiting as a buyer, I definitely wanted to sell my wares at the fair; walking around I was inspired by all the different items, including gifts, homewares and even some clothing/accessories; the fair features sellers of the very best vintage and handmade goods in the area!!

Blighty Boutique also helps to raise money for charities, by having a cake stall from which proceeds are taken; for the March event, Amy has chosen the Military Patients Fund which I feel is a brilliant charity to help, as they are constantly helping military patients and giving them the best medical care possible.

Please come along and support not only this wonderful event, but also the charity and enjoy a day of vintage and handmade loveliness, as well as some tea and delicious cake in the vintage style tea-room.

March 4th, 11am-4pm, Hatton Park Village Hall, Hatton Park...See you there!

 (Photos courtesy of Blighty Boutique)

7 Feb 2012

The invitations are finished...

After a few days work, and lots of vintage lace and pearlescent card I have finished the invitations! I am very pleased to say that the bride-to-be and her fiancee were very happy with the final results, and since sending them out to their guests, they have received nothing but positive feedback and kind words about the designs :)

I am very happy I took on this commission as it is something I have never done before, and I was a bit apprehensive about the challenge at first! I really enjoyed creating my own design, and working to create a set of invitations that were all handmade by me; it is definitely hard work, but I feel it shows in the quality of each card.

I am going to continue making greeting cards and gifts for craft and vintage fairs, but I now know I enjoy and am able to take on design work for invitations so can add this to my portfolio of skills.