Thursday, 21 June 2012

It's almost Summer Festival time.... and it's raining!

The weather forecast for this weekend isn't looking too good so why not bring the family to Uppermill in the lovely Saddleworth hills on Sunday and visit the Saddleworth Creative Network Summer Craft Festival.

It's free entry from 10am and I promise you this is THE event of the Summer!  Not only will there be 40+ stalls selling gorgeous handmade gifts etc but the bar & tearoom will be open, there'll be a hog roast, chocolate fountain, kids workshops and craft demos, facepainting and much, much more.

Please stop by my stall and say hello and I look forward to meeting you!


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

June's events get off to a great start!!

This month I have a packed calendar of selling cards at various craft events in the local area.  

Last Sunday 3rd June I had a stall at the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair which was an altogether splendid event.  Lots of fabulous vintage and handmade stalls and even better lots of customers.  I managed to break my sales record and my cards sold well.  I almost sold out of Father's Day cards, most of my new vintage designs went and my sale box was depleted!  The event was organised by Saddleworth Vintage which is made up of Samantha Mills of SJM Designs, Jude Gidney of Jude Gidney Photograph, Lisa Gee of Pamper & Pose and Russell Wood.  Together they created an outstanding event which will hopefully become a regular occurrence.

Photo courtesy of Hazel from Hazelnut Bakery

Photo courtesy of Jude Gidney Photography    
Next weekend I will be selling cards at Saddleworth Show.  
This year it's a 2 day event and has temporarily relocated to Saddleworth School.  The event is open 12noon - 5pm Saturday and then 10am - 5pm Sunday.  I've had a stall at this event for the last 4 years and weather permitting there's always a fabulous turnout.  There is so much going on for all the family including BMX displays, duck herding by sheepdogs, a duck race, live music and of course lots of stalls and trade stands.

On the 24th June I will be back at Uppermill Civic Hall with a stall at the Saddleworth Creative Network's Summer Craft Festival.  This is a must for any local who loves handmade.  So many stalls selling fantastic handmade products and also some tasty treats too!

The network is run by Maria Hourigan and Claire Hilton who's aim is to provide a local event which is run for crafters by crafters.  Both of these ladies run their own businesses and still manage to find the time to organise a fantastic event.  Make sure you put this one in your diaries now - it really is worth a visit!!