The Handmade Fair blog features fun posts from our friends and partners, some lovely tutorials, and our weekly creative challenge – ‘Meg’s Makes’.
It was the May of 2014 when I was first contacted about Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair event.
They actually found me though twitter, (ah the wonders of modern technology!) and asked if I would be interested in taking a stand at the event, I was a little excited to say the least!Read more
All couples want their special day to be individual and bespoke to them. Everything from the engagement party to the wedding gift thank you cards needs to reflect them as a couple. Personalising and creating identical projects, as well as producing coordinated stationery and decorations, is simple using the Cricut Explore Air™ and its online software, Design Space™. It can write/draw, cut and score using Cricut images or your own uploaded designs.Read more
I’ve been falling in love with some beautiful cards and stationery recently which use brush lettering, so wanted to see if I could replicate the look. Here’s how it went…Read more
Nicolette Tabram is one of our many talented makers who’ll be selling their wares in the Shopping Village. Her fantastic tutorial teaches you how to create a beautiful feature from a simple IKEA stool.Read more
It’s Spring, it’s sunny, and it’s Chelsea Flower Show very soon! As a nod to these three wonderful things, I decided to make some fancy paper posies.Read more
You might have noticed we’ve been a little busy creating our beautiful new website, and getting tickets on sale for September’s Fair, so had to take a short hiatus from Meg’s Makes. But never fear - I’m now firmly back in the crafting game and can’t wait to share the latest creation with you. Please welcome Trudy the turquoise stool, a cheerful little upcycled number!Read more
Continuing the home improvement theme, I had a go at potato stamping this week and updated a plain cushion cover with a cheerful turquoise triangle print. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a cushion cover again!Read more
This week we decided to try out fabric painting for Meg’s Makes. I updated some plain white napkins with turquoise and pink fabric paint, and got some quite fun results!Read more
Having taken a break last week, we’re back with this another fun make - a chirpy little gold leaf flower pot. It’s my favourite make yet, and I fear my house is about to be taken over by a hundred gold pots. I’m obsessed!Read more
Meg’s Makes took on lino cutting this week, and I am happy to say that the result was totally acceptable! I was unsure as to whether it would be good enough to send to my mum, but I think she’ll be quite pleased. It’s a bit late for Mother’s Day now, but why not have a go for Easter?Read more
Meg’s Makes features a cheery little wall art solution this week, costing absolutely nothing! All you need is a branch, some paint, coloured string and some bits and bobs that are fun to look at.Read more
Week 2 of Meg’s Makes involves a little adventure into the world of watercolour card making. We hope it encourages you to pick up your brushes and give it a go too!Read more
The Handmade Fair’s very own Marketing Executive, Meg, will be taking on a little DIY project each week to share with you - this week is marbled paper. Enjoy!Read more
The wonderful Sonia Bownes of London Craft Club gives us her top 5 reasons why craft workshops are the best way to broaden your creative horizons.Read more