Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Set Up and Ready to Go!

 After a long day setting up at the Wealden Fair, my stand is now all ready and looking very festive and whimsical.  Lots of fairy lights and sparkle light up the stall and give a Christmassy atmosphere.

My Fairy Folk seem very at home hanging from this glittery tree, let's hope they don't fly off in the night!
As you enter my stand you can smell the lovely scent of Lavender, these little pillows are full of dried Lavender and would make lovely gifts this Christmas!

 There are lots of Jewellery pieces on offer this year as well as my handmade hessian Gift Bags!

And now onto some of the other stall holders goodies, just check out these adorable handmade Christmas decorations.... gorgeous!

And I just love these mice and monkeys spilling out of the drawers, such a wonderful, colourful display of Christmas loveliness.
The Street Vendor style cafe look enchanting this evening just before I left, the lanterns gave such a magical glow to the room, it'll be heaving tomorrow with hungry shoppers.
I adore these handmade whimsical fairies and mice by Halinka's Fairies, you will find her right at the entrance to the Fair.

And check out these adorable houses at Kitty's stand, I love, love, love this stand there are always such wonderful home decor items to browse through, and Jacquie the stall owner is such a lovely lady, you must drop by her stall and say hello if you are at the Fair over the next three days.
So, that is just a sneek peek, and I really do mean, just a sneek peek at this years Fair, it's all set up now and ready to go so I hope to see some of you over the next few days.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Fair in the Forest

Just gathering together the last remaining items for the Wealden Mid Winter Fair... it's set up day tomorrow, which I really enjoy, although looking at my Studio at the moment it is full of crates and boxes and the prospect of loading them all in the car tomorrow morning is daunting, but luckily this time I have my hubby on hand to help with the heavy stuff.
The Fair is held at Bedgebury Pinetum, in the grounds of Bedgebury Forest, which boasts the most complete collection of conifers in the World, so as you can imagine it's a wonderful place to hold a Christmas Fair.  There are over one hundred stall holders selling quality, unusual items from home decor, to gifts, decorations and food, it's a real feast for the eyes. 
There are also workshops going on throughout the three days when you can make a pretty vintage brooch or learn to make your own confectionery to give as gifts this Christmas. Chefs from the team at Kent Cookery School will be demonstrating making sweet treats.  When you are ready to take a break from the pleasures of shopping there will be an array of foods on offer from Afternoon tea, to a pop up Gastro Pub and a Cafe Marquee with up market street type vendors from the Wild Food Catering Company, Spade & Spoon and Coffee Real.
And to add to the festive feel there will be lots of twinkly lights and of course the wonderful Carol Singers that wander through the Fair to entertain you.  So if you are able to make it please pop by the Maygreen Fairies stand to say hello, we'd love to see you!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Little Christmas Fancies

I created some of these hessian gift bags last year and they were a huge success, so much so that I have made more this year for the forth coming Christmas Fairs.  They make wonderful gift bags if you are giving money, gift vouchers or tickets as gifts this Christmas.
The Festive vintage images really give the pouches a vintage Christmas feel and the old lace adds a soft touch to the finished bag.  If you are planning to attend the Wealden Fair this coming week be sure to pop by and say hello.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Consequence of Continuous Creating

Over the past few weeks I have been creating like crazy for the up coming Christmas Fairs I have booked throughout November and December, as most of my work is small I am always working with small tools and tiny hand movements and due to this I have developed repetitive strain injury in my left hand which means I am now wearing a wrist support to help alleviate the pain whilst I work.
It's been very frustrating especially at this busy time, but I am hoping once this period is over I can really rest my hand and it will improve, although I have a horrible feeling it'll now always be something I suffer with... I guess it is a consequence of continuous creating.
Well, here are some of my efforts from todays workload... Little blank journals decorated with elements from my own collection of images as well as some from Hidden Vintage Studios.  All of these Journals will be available at forth coming Fairs.  For information on where Maygreen Fairies will be this November and December please see the side bar and follow the links.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Open Studio Event Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Friday 2nd November, and Saturday 3rd November The Little White Studios in Horam, East Sussex will be opening their doors for a fabulous Open Studio Event.  There will be tons of pretty handmade gifts to purchase from Maygreen Fairies and beautiful jewellery from Frances & Grace, as well as one of a kind art pieces from myself and Karen Evans of The Little White Studio.
Once you have arrived and browsed around the Gift section you can then visit the Studio itself and view Art from myself & Karen as well as samples of work from some of our Students who have attended classes this Autumn.  Karen and I will also be demonstrating and you can have a go yourself for a bit of fun!
Details on forthcoming workshops will be available for you to take away with you as well as leaflets on lots of up coming Christmas Fairs in the Kent and Sussex area.  Once you've had a good look round you can finish off your morning with a scrumptious cake and cuppa!  Karen and I would love to see you there.... The Little White Studio, Evergreen, Chiddingly Road, Horam, E.Sussex, TN21 0JH, or for more details visit The Little White Studio Blog here!