If you haven't heard about CRAFTfest then you really are missing a trick. The next CRAFTfest is scheduled to run from 1st - 8th Sept 2012.
CRAFTfest is an online virtual craft fair bringing buyers and sellers of beautiful handcrafted items together. No need to worry that the great British weather may spoil the event as buyers can browse to their hearts content from the comfort of their own home!
Sellers each have their own virtual stall which showcases all the beautiful items they have for sale. During the run up to CRAFTfest and the week it is on there is a huge amount of online (and some offline) advertising and promotion inviting people to come and browse and find some incredible and truly unique items.
Sellers at CRAFTfest are divided into teams, each with their very own team leader. The idea is to be able to provide help and support to fellow team members, and to increase and encourage cross promotion ensuring that all stalls get maximum exposure. Whatever team you are allocated to, there is no denying an incredible team spirit and comaraderie and a chance to meet some really lovely like minded people who simply love crafting!.
I have joined the Lilac group for this CRAFTfest and I have been getting to know my fellow team members. Here is just a taster of what the Lilac team have in store for Sept 2012 CraftFest!
Handmade in Keswick
Lu makes contemporary mixed media art, some of which feature on handmade sketchbooks, notebooks and journals. Her work is quirky and unique and the books make beautiful little gifts and definitely well worth a look!
A tag team made up of Carla and Garreth who between them create, make and sell incredible soaps. They specialise in fruit soaps, novelty, soaps, luxury soaps and gift soaps. Soaps that make you go, "ooooh" and... "aaaaah". Hopefully soaps that you will want to buy in abundance for yourself and everyone you know!
Because of Annie
Because of Annie began in 2011 and creates beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery. Using
Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones as well as simple wire wrapping. The latest range is jewellery made using real pressed flowers set in crystal resin, an extremely painstaking process which results in gorgeous unique pieces.
A lovely range of unique and one of a kind interior textiles and artworks that are printed from original illustrations and drawings. The designs are mainly digitally printed; this means drawings can directly be transferred onto fabric. The Hingston range includes cushions, paintings, prints, notebooks and one off personalised items.
This is just some of the talent and beautiful goods you can expect to see at CRAFTfest. I shall be Blogging about lots more stalls over the next few weeks!