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Thursday, 13 October 2011

More lovely pink people!

So I've already given you a taster of some of my lovely pink ladies who are taking part in CRAFTfest and here are some more! Links to their facebook pages are in the titles of each business so go check them out and tell them I sent you!

Hi, I am Hayley and run my small cottage industry from Oxfordshire.  I have been busy creating appliqued shoppers, shoulder bags, bunting, aprons and so much more!  My favourite items and most popular are my gorgeous tissue holders all made from designer soft corduroy.  I love buttons, shabby chic fabrics and polka dot ribbons!  Posting blogs and virtual shops are all a bit new to me but I am very excited and really looking forward to being part of Novembers CraftFest!

I am an artist specialising in fusion art glass.
Working from my studio in the picturesque village of Cartmel  I take my inspiration from the hills and lakes in our beautiful county. 
All my pieces are original, decorative and practical works of art, designed to appeal to the senses. 
I am happy to take commissions to create a bespoke piece, both unique and individual in design. 

I make individually handcrafted rag dolls and have been making these for about 20 years. I love what I do as each doll is different. I personalise each one with an embroidered message on the underskirt so that each one is unique. I specialise in making bridesmaid, Christening and 1st Holy Communion dolls. I also make embroidered pictures and name banners.
Here’s my website

I started my artistic journey when I was a little girl, has always had interest in nature (which inspires me to new ideas). Creativity relaxes me, I love the feel of being closer to and becoming part of what I create. I hope not to lose that connection with my soul.  I want to create and I want to learn more. Jewellery always was a part of my heart. I have been making jewellery for a number of years for friends and family and now I am here to create it for you. The materials I use to make jewellery varies. I like stones, wood, crystal, and gemstones, love to walk near to the sea and find a beautiful stones witch have history and uniqueness. All the jewellery is made using the finest materials: gemstones (Agate, Cat’s eyes, turquoise , natural stones, Swarovski crystals, lava, and etc) crochet beads and sterling silver findings. Here you will find a beautiful, crochet handmade jewellery pieces, which I made in my home studio. I enjoy exploring colours combination, natural stones mix with line, it’s something different and original – just my own design. . I hope you will find something unique!

Hi, I'm Chrissy from Raven's Stained Glass, a small studio run from my home here in Oxfordshire and started in March 2011.  I create all kinds of beautiful and unusual items using stained glass, items such as suncatchers, 3D stained glass pieces and decorations for all occasions.  My pieces would make stunning gifts for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas or could even be a special treat for yourself at any time of the year.  I am also more than happy to create custom pieces to your specification, or my current range in the colours of your choice.  

You can read about me on my new blog and find my current range here at my  I am also launching a brand new website which will be going live at the end of October.  Please pop along to to have a look. 

Hi! My name is Melanie, I am "Sewn at Sanshoull" (est. since June 2011!) and I live on one of Shetland's smaller islands. Like a lot of folk my office is the kitchen table! I enjoy a variety of crafts but especially sewing. I am loving getting back into my crafts now that my boys are growing up and I am finding more time to give to it. As someone who can never have enough bags, then that's been my main starting point! I make a variety of styles and I am enjoying starting to experiment with my own ideas and designs. I am very much looking forward to my 1st CRAFTfest!

I live in Surrey where I source and make all my candles, wax melts and soaps.  I like experimenting with different scents and layering some of my wax melts for a totally different look.  I source most of my cups and saucers from charity shops and am always thinking what colour and scent would go best with what design is on the container.  I set up Pinkallsorts in April 2011 and can honestly say, have been enjoying every minute of it.  I am looking forward to taking part in CRAFTfest in November 2011 :-)

Hi,my name is Monica turner and I live in Kent. I'm a mum to 4 boys aged from 2-11 years.As I have spent a good few years sourcing baby clothes,liked the challenge of finding something a bit different!
Seeing the mass of baby booties on the market ,I loved the idea of bright funky shoes which would stand out from what was available in the shops.So I Dusted of my sewing machine and went about finding some great fabrics which include 100%cotton,Eco felt and super soft Ultrasuede and have been busy making shoes for friends and family. I now have a shop on folksy and both facebook and twitter. So for a unique gift for a baby surely its worth a look?

SlowLane Handmades

My Name is Silvia and I am a self represeting crafter with 20 years of experience. Having been  taught the basics of many  a craft from a very early age
 it instilled in me the love for all things creative. In my teens I trained as a Seamstress but Dress making was not where my heart lay,
 it did however give me a good grounding for my creations.
My Website, SlowLane Handmades, was established in 2011, prior to that I have been selling via Etsy.
I create an eclectic mix of gifts and accessories, many are One Of  A Kind.
I also sell some smaller Items, such as Key Rings and Buttons, through my Facebook Page.
The Name SlowLane came about due to my philosophy on life.....slowly does it! 
I live my life in the Slow Lane, regardless of my other great Love.....Motorbikes!


  1. Thank you Natasha, there are so many talented Crafters which will be at CRAFTfest

  2. Definitely will especially as we have very talented people just in our group :)