Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Our amazing fair

 What a brilliant day the handmade and vintage craft fair was here in Blackpool, Lancashire UK. The sun came out after a week of rain and despite issues like the cake lady dropping out the night before and the karate group not leaving the building on time it all was a great success. Lots of visitors came to look at the stalls and have cups of tea in vintage china, the stall holders were all amazing, really friendly and had a great day too. Here are some photos of the day:
Here is Fran on her vintage boutique stall, so many lovely clothes - ohh to be a smaller size so I could fit in them!

 Here's me Dotty Delightful setting up, sold all my lavender rabbits so was very happy
 beverleys vintage cake stands, all upcycled by the lovely lady herself, very reasonable prices too
 Here is Claire (Mrs Marmalade) setting up her pretty stall, she is such a lovely lady who made everyone feel welcome
 Birds on the beach's stall, loved their handmade felt rabbits with a twist and shabby chic style bunting

 All the above photos are the birds stall, royal memorabilia galore!
The happy house ladies and Rob (happy house Elizabeth's son)

 Colette makes fused glass items like pendants and coasters which can double up as tiles, she uses natural items like leaves and fuses them in her studio
 My darling friend Melodie and her amazing felted items, these tea sets are adorable she takes orders and can make them in any colour.
 More Mrs Marmalade and her peg dolls and girly bunting
 Here is handmade by Lucy, this was her first fair and she makes Japanese style brooches and head bands in liberty prints
 More upcycled vintage tea ware cake stands by Beverley
 Alice in wonderland inspired canvases by me Dotty, I really enjoyed making these, they are still for sale £35 for the pair if your interested email me
owls on my stall (Dotty)

 The very busy cafe area served homemade gluten and dairy free cakes to very pleased customers all day, in fact we needed more chairs because it was so busy!
 Here is Paula from Bellaboos attic, lovely rag dolls for sale and cute pincushions
 Here they are Birds on the beach, doing what they do best - posing with tea!
Here is another shot of Bird's stall - lovely, it was their first craft fair experience too.

More photos to follow in the next post, we really did have a great time, it was lots of hard work setting it up and I got blisters from posting flyer's but it was so worth it, can't wait to do the next one in December, ready for Christmas shopping! Hope to see you there x


  1. Looks like it was a really fab day,whish I was just a little nearer, XX Manda XX

  2. Really enjoyed reading all the news about the craft fair. The ginger
    cake you made Ruby was sooooo good!!