We're feeling a little bit excited today. After almost 2 years, Rothbury Makers Market will return on Saturday 4th September in the Jubilee Hall in the center of Rothbury. It's been so long since out last fair and we've missed seeing our customers and fellow stallholders/crafters.
The fair will be open from 10am till 4pm and is free entry to all. There will be lots of lovely handmade crafts/gifts on display. So why not pop along and say hello. And dare I say, you could maybe to a bit of early Christmas shopping there too.
's been a while since our last blog post, and although the craft fair's have been very few over the past months, we have still been busy pottering about behind the scenes.
You may or may not have noticed on our Facebook pages that we're taking part in an online virtual craft fair. We are part of a group of fellow crafters who produce a wide range of items to be given as gifts or as a treat for yourself.
To join in, click on #BrandMakeryMarket . You never know, you might just come across something that takes your fancy.
We've started to sell a few loose beads and findings in our rented space at Artique in Amble, Northumberland. You'll find our space to the left hand side of the building as you walk in through the front door. The beads and findings etc are currently located on the bottom shelf. If there is anything you'd like us to stock at Artique please let us know.
'I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! They say time flies when you're having fun, so I guess that's what I've been doing for the last 9 months! lol
This week I've been to Artique and have left a few new items of jewellery. And, by lunchtime, one of the pairs of earrings had sold. However, there's still plenty of lovely items of jewellery and woodwork on display. Many would make lovely Christmas presents or even a nice little treat to yourself.
I've been making a few beaded snowflakes in the past 24 hours. Lot's of sparkly colours and different sizes. Now all they need is a Christmas tree or 2 to adorn. You'll find them for sale on our stall at craft fairs and in Artique from 12th October.
Finally, today I've been taking photographs of jewellery, mostly chain maille, to add to our listings in our Etsy and Ebay stores. Lot's of lovely colours and styles. Why not take a look. You never know, you might just find that perfect Christmas present.
Again, it is with great sadness that we have to announce that The Canny Little At Company we exhibited some of our jewellery in has closed. However, there may still be opportunities in the future for them with regards to workshops and online sales. To be keep up to date with any further developments, please visit The Canny Little Art Company's Facebook page.
It is with great sadness that we have to advise that the Little Gem gallery in Newggin is having to close. From the 9th May the gallery will close. The building is being sold and the new owners will be using the building for another purpose.
However, the volunteers at Little Gem gallery are looking at renting other properties with Newbiggin, so all is not lost (for the time being). We'll keep you posted with developments should they arise.
I've been having a little play tonight with Animoto and produced a little video/slideshow showing some of Graham's woodwork.
I am by no means an expert as I'm not very technical. But you never know, one day I might surprise myself.
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We've had another lovely weekend at The Morpeth Gathering. The weather wasn't brilliant on the first 2 days but did see some sunshine on the Sunday. Instead of demonstrating beadwork, this year I also did a little bit of chain maille as well. I just have the last section of the pen to sew on and the chain maille jewellery will be making it's was to a gift shop later this week.
We're looking forward to our next event, which is the Spring Craft Fair at Woodhorn Museum on 2nd May. We might just see you there.