Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mid Winter Fair - PART 2

Well as promised, here is Part 2 of the Mid Winter Fair....  with a showcase of some of the other Stall Holders, there were so many wonderful displays at this years Fair, the glittering stall above was right opposite me and was a firm favourite with lots of shoppers. It had some fantastic Christmas Decorations as well as beautiful paper trees, for more info on this stall please visit MAC Creative
At every turn there were Christmas displays and vintage finds... I adore the old skates above...... as well as the beautiful Christmassy arrangement below......

This display of net skirts looked fabulous and was very popular, to delve into the world of  Angels Face, please click here!
The rustic Angel above was just divine, beautifully handcrafted and a true one of a kind piece, little gems like this were everywhere, it was a very special fair this year.
At every turn there were stunning displays featuring gifts, decoration and homewares, so much choice.  It was difficult not to spend all the money I had made lol!!  But I did treat myself to one very special find that I had been after for a while, but I'll save that story for a later post.
There really was something for everyone... Even the furry friends in our lives.  Just look at these fabulous doggy designs below.. what pampered pooches wouldn't love these....
And finally a little bit of cheek for the last image... Just take a look at this stunning underwear, this was from the beautiful Violetta Boutique in Rye, for more info on this fabulous store please click here!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fun & Frolics at the Mid Winter Fair.... PART 1

This is such a large post that I have decided to split it into two parts, so here we have Part 1....  This years Wealden Mid Winter Fair, held in the beautiful surroundings of Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent, was a roaring success, from the moment the doors opened on Thursday morning I didn't seem to come up for air until late afternoon... it was fantastic, so many lovely people came shopping over the three days.
Maygreen Fairies stand was full to the brim with lots of goodies from Cards and Tags to Jewellery, Altered Art, Vintage Style Cushions and Lavender Pillows.
Lots of Christmas Shoppers browsed round the Stand and I sold out of many items on the first day, which was wonderful.  Thank you to all my regulars who popped by and said hello, and to all the new customers who came my way, it was so lovely to meet and chat with you all. 
There were many familiar faces, including these two lovely lady shoppers who I met at the Summer Fair earlier this year.  They work at the wonderful Whiting Post Boutique in Kent, selling beautiful brands such as Noa Noa, Sandwich and Darling, they always stand out from the crowd in their gorgeous clothes, I just had to snap a picture of them... thanks Ladies!
Lots of new faces too, including this lovely little lady, modelling a beautiful tutu from her Mothers company Angels Face... how scrumptious she looks!
Lots of products on my Stand were popular this year, but in particular my Teacup Pin Cushions went down a storm, they make such wonderful Christmas gifts!
Another big seller were the little burlap gift bags above... they are just the right size to slip Gift Vouchers in or money, and they are a little gift in themselves.
My stand display was slightly different this year, in addition to a table and wooden crates I also had this pretty little dresser that I had picked up in the Summer at Ardingly Antiques Fair, it looked fab crammed with lots of my creations and really dressed up my stand.
There were some fabulous stall holders this year with amazing items on offer, in Part 2 I'll give you a little tour of some of the other stands... they are worth the wait I can assure you!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Worn Out!

Wow!  What a whirlwind today was at the Wealden Times Mid Winter Fair... from the moment the doors opened at 9am I don't think I came up for air until about 3pm!!! It was MAD busy, with non stop customers pretty much all day... super!!  Thanks to anyone who came by my stall, and to friends, family and my regulars who popped by, so lovely to see everyone.  The atmosphere was very festive too with live Christmas Carol Singers and lots of twinkly Christmas lights and trees.  Well my poor old feet are officially worn out, best be off now to rest them before the madness continues tomorrow!!  (A post on the whole Fair and lots of pics will follow in the next few days).

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

MIDWINTER FAIR... the fairest of them all....

Spent a tiring day setting up my Stall at this years Wealden Times Mid Winter Fair.  All the stalls look fabulous and it is sure to be a very Christmassy affair!  So if you are in the Goudhurst area of Kent from tomorrow why not drop by, you won't be dissappointed.  I hope to see you there... Maygreen Fairies can be found in Tent A, Stall A30!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Countdown till the Mid Winter Fair

In the last few days the temperature outside seems to have dropped dramatically, making it feel very Wintery, and just in time too for the Wealden Times Mid Winter Fair, starting next Thursday 24th November.  I have been busy creating the last few pieces for the Fair, and these little Journals were among them.
It has been a crazy few weeks for me, what with making like mad for the fair, I have also had some fun times attending various Christmas Fairs with friends, last weekend I was at the Country Living Fair in London, which was F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!! an amazing Fair attended with lovely company.... thanks Ladies if you're reading!
This coming weekend I am attending MADE in Brighton, every year I go to this super event with a very good friend, it's great for getting ideas as there are many talented designers at the Fair, but it is also a wonderful place to pick up unusual Christmas Gifts. Each year I say to myself that I am going to exhibit at the fair, but I have such a super time attending as a consumer with my friend it keeps putting me off attending as an Exhibitor.
The weekend after this it's the Wealden Fair, which is just scrumptious, and of course Maygreen Fairies is exhibiting there, so it's a busy weekend for me, and then to top November off, the weekend after (beginning of Dec) my Sister gets married and it's going to be a wonderful, theatrical affair, and I'm Bridesmaid, so great times ahead!  Hope you too are having a good November! Back Soon.....

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Santa... I've Been a Good Girl!

If you want to make sure Santa visits your home this Christmas then why not leave a little request at your door.  These pretty door hangers are made from wood and hand painted and then stamped with y vintage style flourishes.  Vintage images have then been mounted onto the door hanger with little slogans printed onto an old style postcard image.
 Slogans read "I've Been a Good Boy",  "I've Been a Good Girl" and "Santa, Please call here tonight"
 My door hanger creations are always popular at Christmas time, but I also do "Tooth Fairy" and "Dummy Fairy" styles for other times of the year.
So.. have you been a good girl/boy?  Only time will tell....., let's hope so!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Homespun Christmas Stockings & Pouches

With the Wealden Mid-Winter Christmas Fair under four weeks away now I am busily finishing off items for this event.  These little ditties are Christmas Pouches great for dressing up gifts of money, gift vouchers or smaller items that are tricky and uninspiring to wrap.  These pouches will certainly dress up any gift and are actually a gift in themselves.  Created from hessian / burlap, with cotton printed vintage images and lace, they really have that homespun look.
 Next up are my Shabby Christmas Stockings, designed purely to add decoration to your home this Christmas, they have a super shabby look and would dress up any shabby chic home.
 All of these items will be available for sale at the Wealden Fair this November, if you haven't already got your tickets you can get them here!
In addition to my Homespun Gift Pouches above, I also have a linen version below, these tie with vintage lace and are created on soft cream linen with vintage images printed onto cotton.
Well I need to dash now and pick the kids up from school, but do check back again soon as more Christmas items will be showcased here before being displayed at the show.