Busy, busy busy!

Well, I’ve not posted on the blog for a while but I do have lots of excuses, erm, I mean reasons!

I’ve actually been pretty busy with a number of things. Firstly, being pregnant has been slowing me down more than I thought it would. The tiredness has been greater than I expected and it’s much easier to get sidetracked 🙂

I also write articles for the Nottingham Post for my other business, Quirky Web, where I help and advise small businesses on the web and social media.

And of course, I’ve been preparing for the Vintage Suitcase vintage and handmade fairs. I’ve been making some new handmade items to preview at the fairs. Also, for some reason I seemed to have been inspired to increase the range of handmade baby items. I can’t imagine why…..

Matlock StallFirst of all was the Matlock Fair in June. The location, right in the middle of Matlock, was excellent. Due to all the lovely traders there, space was a little bit tight, but a little bit of wriggling our stalls around seemed to work. Lots of lovely people came by the stall for a chat and I had a few cusotm orders from people after the fair.

Buxton StallLast weekend was the Buxton Fair. The venue here was just stunning. A big old domed building. Very impressive and lots and lots of room for us stallholders. Lots of people seemed to be milling around all the lovely stalls and having a good time. There was also a big area to sit down and have a brew and a chat. There were over 50 traders and a real selection of vintage, handmade and remade. Just my sort of thing!

Bakewell Fair posterThe next one is at Bakewell on Wednesday 7th August, which is next week. There are details here. This one is taking place at the same time as the Bakewell Show, which will be fab! As usual, it’s only a quid to get in and take advantage of having a mooch around all those lovely vintage and handmade stalls.

Hope to see a few of you there picking up some great bargains!

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Summer of vintage and handmade

Summer of vintage and handmadeThe sunshine this week is starting to get me quite excited about the Summer of Vintage that’s about to descend on Derbyshire.

Let me explain…

The lovely people at The Vintage Suitcase have organised a whole summer of vintage and handmade events across Derbyshire. These fairs are at really cool places like Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell. Hmmm, Bakewell tart…. 🙂

The sunshine has rally energised me into sorting through all my goodies to see what I will be bringing along to the fairs. As usual, I’ll be bringing along a mixture of vintage, handmade and remade. I’ve been working on some new sugar skull goodies, so I’ll be launching them at the first fair in Matlock.

Matlock eventThe dates and locations are:

  • Matlock – Saturday 15th June 2013
  • Buxton – Sunday 29th July 2013
  • Bakewell – Wednesday 7th August 2013

Less than 2 weeks to go until the first event at Matlock. Can’t wait. Hope to see you there!