Thursday, 19 October 2017

Party Time - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 - Etsy Made Local

The Dorset Team's Christmas Fair is the perfect place to find fabulous handmade items to make your festive parties go with a swing!

We'll have over 60 stallholders at the event so this is just a little taster of what will be on offer:
Have fun shopping and enjoy the celebrations too!

More details of the event are on our Facebook page. You can also follow the hashtag #dorsetteam on Twitter and Instagram for updates and sneak peeks.


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Festive Tablewares from the Dorset Team Xmas Fair

Make your Christmas table look gorgeous with these beautiful picks from sellers at our Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair! 

We have all sorts of goodies from hand-poured candles to unique fused glass serving bowls, coasters for your festive drinks, lovely vintage cutlery and more...



This selection features:


We will have over 60 stallholders at the event so this is just a tiny taster - please do come along on the day and discover many more vintage, handmade and craft supply treasures!

There's lots more information about the fair on our Facebook event page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/380837568923443



Monday, 2 October 2017

Sneak preview - Etsy Made Local: Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017

If you are looking for a Christmas fair based in Dorset with lots of local makers and sellers to attend this year, look no further!

The Etsy Made Local: Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 is taking place on Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December 2017 in Wimborne and is going to be a fantastic event full of beautiful handmade products, vintage items and craft supplies and kits. 

More than 65 local makers and sellers will be selling at the fair with products ranging from handmade Christmas cards to home furnishings. The event will give the people of Dorset the chance to discover some of the best of the county's creative community, allowing them to connect with and by directly from local makers and designers. 

Here is a sneak preview of some of the items by makers that will be attending the event.




Event details:
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017
Allendale Centre in Wimborne
10am - 4pm
Free Entry

For further information please click here

Please put the date in your diary for a fantastic, festive day out.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Useful gifts - Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017





Our 2017 Dorset Etsy Team Christmas fair in Wimborne is now only two months away! This year we are holding the fair over two days on the 2nd and 3rd of December in the Allendale Centre, BH21 1AS. There is free entry to the event and lots of parking nearby.

This Dorset team gift guide is designed to give you an idea of what kind of things you'll be able to buy at the fair. Here are a selection of useful gifts, all designed and made by our talented team. If you see something you particularly want, please get in touch with the shop owner to make sure they will be bringing that item on the day - or you might be able to pre-order it.

Here are the details for the 'Useful gift guide'



Prawn embroidered cushion made by swimmer £32


Hand knitted cup sleeve by Snug Creations £7.50


Phone case with art by Terripeay £20


Winter themed note book by Simply Love Art Studio £2.99


Set of fabric baskets by Sunny Bunny Craft £27


Fun glass clock from Glamora Glass £55


Martini coaster from Gifting moon £4



Ceramic cat face dish from Turquoise Hare £9


You can find our full list of stallholders for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair here: http://dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/dorset-team-christmas-fair-2017.html

and can find out more information about the event over on our Facebook page which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/380837568923443

We hope to see you for a fun festive day out and to meet all our wonderful makers and sellers. 


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Gifts For Children - Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017



Each year the Dorset Etsy Team holds a Christmas fair in Wimborne, and this year we get double the fun as the fair is on for 2 days instead of 1! It's on the 2nd and 3rd of December in the Allendale Centre, BH21 1AS. There is free entry to the event, though you might need to pay for parking nearby if you are driving there.

This Gift Guide is to give you an idea of what kind of things you'll be able to buy at the event. All these stallholders are signed up to attend, along with lots of other fabulous makers! Here are some gifts especially good for children... the best thing about Christmas is seeing their faces light up when they open the perfect present, so get choosing!

If you see something you particularly want, please get in touch with the shop owner to make sure they will be bringing that item on the day - or you might be able to pre-order it.


Carara Designs - Handmade Children's Teepee / Wigwam:


Chasing Rainbows Co - Deer / Fawn Necklace:


The Stitchery Dorset - Handmade Steampunk Cat Pencil Case: 


Peanut & Gremlin - Unicorn Crayons: 


Rhubarb Hill Crafts - Reindeer Food: 


Little Rose Birds - Glitter Hair Bow: 


Doodle Dot Dorset - Rainbow Fairy Door: 


Jessalli - Personalised PJ Bag: 

We hope to see you at the fair. If you'd like to see the full list of stallholders (over 60!), please click here: http://dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/dorset-team-christmas-fair-2017.html?fref=gc&dti=131229187473381

And here's our event Facebook Page, we'd love to know if you are planning to come along: https://www.facebook.com/events/380837568923443/?fref=gc&dti=131229187473381&hc_location=ufi

We hope you manage to find all those perfect presents this year!




Thursday, 14 September 2017

Stocking filler gift guide - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017




Our Dorset Team Christmas Fair is fast approaching. This year it is going to be an extra exciting event as we have not one but TWO days of shopping! Each day there will be around 60 stalls of handmade items, craft supplies and vintage goods. Here is a small taster of items by makers who will be selling at the event, all the gifts featured are £10 and under so make really great stocking fillers gifts. 

The fair takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017 in Allendale Centre in Wimborne. Please put the date in your diary, it is going to be a really fantastic day out and a great way to pick up some really unique Christmas gifts whilst supporting local independent makers and sellers. 



Bird button brooch made from a mixture of modern and vintage buttons by Frankie and the Buttons - £10.00



Everyone loves a Christmas craft project! This Rudolph felting kit comes with everything you need to make your favourite reindeer friend by Hawthorn Handmade - £9.95


This stunning vintage berry spoon would make a really unique stocking filler and perfect for serving those Christmas sprouts! - Nemeton - £10.00



Christmas wouldn't be complete without a Christmas robin! This lovely handmade keyring was made from Terri's original illustration - Terri Peay - £4.50


This UK coastal wildlife colouring book is perfect for keeping the kids (or you!) entertained. The book features 20 different animals who live along the coasts of the United Kingdom - Sarah Lovell Creations - £4.95


Beautiful mini light box by Satis House Five - £9.58 



This embroidered facecloth is a fun and practical stocking filler by Coralies Crafts Gifts - £4.00

For more information about the event, please see our blog page: http://dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/p/etsy-made-local-dorset-team-christmas.html or visit the Facebook event page where you can see more sneak previews: https://www.facebook.com/events/380837568923443

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Gifts for Women under £20 - Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017


Gifts for women for under £20 from stallholders at the Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017.


Navy daisy headband by Beauxoxo - £10 


Personalised makeup bag with gold lettering by Jennifer Grace Creates - £8.50


Hand-painted unicorn stone in black and white by Little Vagaries - £14


Everyday moisturiser for all skin types by Ginger Stone Skincare - £18


Floral monogram mug by Doodle Dot Dorset - £7


Owl embroidery kit by Hawthorn Handmade - £14.95


Mixture of vintage buttons for crafting projects by Nemeton - £3.50


You can find our full list of stallholders for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair here: http://dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/dorset-team-christmas-fair-2017.html

and can find out more information about the event over on our Facebook page which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/380837568923443

We hope that you might come along for a fun festive day out and support these wonderful local makers and sellers. 
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Be An Expert - Forward Thinking - Wholesale For Christmas

Etsy recently published this Seller Handbook guide to Wholesale Christmas Prep: https://www.etsy.com/uk/seller-handbook/article/wholesale-christmas-preparation/159623538888. Even if you don't sell wholesale yet it's an interesting read to give you ideas for the future!

Could you dip your toe into wholesale this Christmas by asking a local gift shop if they will stock a few of your items? It could be the start of something big! If you want to look into wholesale more you can check out the Indie Retail Academy website for some more advice: https://www.indieretailacademy.com/
Even if you never want to sell wholesale, you can still take some useful tips from the Seller Handbook article to apply to your own shop:
- Change pitching stockists to pitching you mailing list - get you Christmas Gift Ideas emails ready
-Focus on packaging - think about offering gift packaging to your customers during the Christmas season
- Set up order deadlines - have a think now about what you will do if you get busy, and when people need to order by to get their item for Christmas
- Stock up to snag last minute orders - make sure you have enough 'blank' product in to keep making new things as your items sell, whether it's balls of wool or vintage spoons - make sure you have enough to see you through November!
If we get ready now then Christmas will be easy!