Monday, 20 August 2012

CRAFTfest Team Leaders!

As many of you know the team leaders at CRAFTfest work incredibly hard to help all sellers set up their CRAFTfest stalls, answer any queries and encourage promotion between sellers!  So this week I thought we could show our appreciataion to the wonderful team leaders at CRAFTfest with a Blog dedicated just to them! 

LILAC team - led by Flick from Perfect Patchwork!

Perfect Patchwork is based in Devon in the Southwest of England, where we pride ourselves on the individuality of our work. All our products are made from the finest 100% cotton patchwork fabrics, and designer yarns.

We design many of the products ourselves and are proud to carry an extensive range from handicraft items, household goods and beautiful quilts, from baby sizes to king size. We are happy to design a quilt of your choice at no extra charge.

Perfect Patchwork Baby
Beautiful items for babies!

Perfect Patchwork Supplies
A great range of supplies for the crafter, including kits, wadding, cushion pads and more.

PURPLE team - led by Gill from Personal Space Interiors

Personal Space Interiors is the home of handmade vintage and retro style home furnishings, gifts and accessories. All items are individually designed and handmade by me, Gillian Davidson. I find my inspiration from all around – antique shops, fairs, nature, film – whatever catches my eye. I’ve always loved to create and craft and I’m constantly looking for new skills to learn.

I only use the best quality fabrics and materials I can find – you won’t find any backing fabrics, fillers or other cheapies in my designs. Every item is carefully produced to make sure you get the best quality product and always at an affordable price. My cushions are machine sewn and hand finished with great care and attention to detail. My crochet work is all hand produced using fine mercerised cotton giving a luxurious finish highlighting the intricate designs.

I offer a bespoke service to help you make the most of your favourite things and give them a new lease of life. Why not reinvent your items to create a new look for your home? Change curtains into cushions, a dress into a bag, a scarf into a fragranced hanger... the choice is yours.

TEAL team - lead by Lorraine from Lorraine Dowdle Creations

Hand creating gorgeous glass beads and incorporating these original gems into wearable creations is exhilarating! The most rewarding and exciting thing for me, is to bring joy though my work.  May my hand created glass art treasures bring immense joy to the receiver whom will create luscious one off pieces of their own. xx Thank you for browsing.

Lorraine Dowdle Supplies
Making hand made glass treasures for all your jewellery making needs.


CORAL team - led by Sally from The Bead Bounty

My name is Sally-jo and I run The Bead Bounty which had it’s 4th birthday on Valentines day 2012. I have been making jewellery for as long as I can remember and turned this skill into a business in 2008. I use many kinds of techniques in my jewellery making from wire work to needle and thread weaving but the thing I enjoy the most, is making the beads at the torch and seeing the molten glass turn into a one of a kind bead creation that cannot be repeated.

The Bead Bounty Supplies

Here you will find gorgeous Hand Crafted Lamp Work Beads to turn into your own Beautiful one off creations. Made with the finest glass, my beads are kiln annealed for strength and durability and are hand cleaned.

And behind the scenes we have:


Anna from The Crystal Lady and Mystic Earth

Crystal Lady Designs is a family run business in the South West of England. We offer a professional service where each piece is hand made to order. This enables us to create orders to the customers requirements. We are always happy to create jewellery in a desired length, style, colour etc.

Mystic Earth

At Mystic Earth, our jewellery and accessories are professionally handcrafted to help you.  We offer a 'Just for You' service where we match each stone specifically to you as a person.

Avril from Sprinkles Sparkles

Sprinkles Sparkles provides a variety of handmade jewellery and accessories for any occasion that won’t burden your purse!

We offers a range of different styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair accessories, gifts ‘n’ treats and more!

Lu from Handmade in Keswick

I'm Lu, and I make contemporary mixed media art, some of which I feature on handmade sketchbooks, notebooks and journals.  My work is a bit quirky and unusual, but I find that people seem to look at pieces and know immediately who they're gonna buy for.  The books especially make lovely little hostess gifts and thank you gifts for when you don't want to give flowers or chocs.


  1. And soon it will be you Tania

  2. I know!! I hope you're in my team next time round and you can dedicate another Blog to ColaCreations :)

  3. Lovely blog Tania, thank you so much for including me - I'm really proud to be part of such a fantastically talented team.