Tuesday, 29 November 2016

3 days to go until the Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2016


The countdown is on for our Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2016, just 3 days to go!

The fair will have 70 stalls run by local Etsy sellers all under one roof with everything from leather craft to art and from jewellery to ceramics. There is something for every one and every budget.

The fair is at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne on Saturday 3rd December 10am - 4pm

Entry is FREE

Here are some sneak peaks of some of the products that will be making their way to the fair on Saturday.

1) Hand knitted wrap and bonnet by Snug Creations


2) Snowman Necklace by Jennifer Grace Creates


3) Christmas Cards designed by local artist, Katie Rewse


4) Charm Bracelet by Delicious Bits 


5) Intricately hand painted hare amulet by Little Vagaries 


6) Notepad designed by Maxine from Simply Love Art Studio


You can all these products and more this Saturday in Wimborne. We hope to see you there!

Doors open at 10am and we will be giving away Etsy goodies to the first through the door.




Saturday, 26 November 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - John from Wooden Craft Art

 
 

Name: John

Shop Name: Wooden Craft Art

Shop Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/woodencraftart


Located in: Ringwood
 
Sells: Handmade, traditional wooden furniture, wine racks and more, all made from unusual timber.

Maker's Story: 
John uses traditional woodworking skills and techniques to create a true handcrafted feel and style in all of his makes. Each piece is finished in either an oil or wax finish to give them an easy to look after finish. John's aim is to create interesting works that show off their individual character, form and appearance by being pleasing to the eye, sensual to the touch yet remain a functional everyday object. Each item is unique in its shape, appearance and patina. They are all hand crafted from locally sourced sustainable or reclaimed wood.

Each of the Wooden Craft Arts wine racks is designed to display as well as safely store wines or bottles - they are space saving, elegant and innovative. The hot dish trivets will protect your table with style - we particularly love the "plaice" mat trivet, a fabulous expandable trivet in the shape of a fish!
 














Dorset Team Christmas Fair: John will be selling his beautiful, handcrafted wooden crafts at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.

Please come along, meet John and our other makers and sellers.
 
Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.
 
For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

Friday, 25 November 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Jess from Winged Heart Jewellery

Name: Jess
Shop Name:Winged Heart Jewellery
Located in: Weymouth
Sells: Handmade jewellery

Maker's Story: Jess lives in Weymouth and makes handmade jewellery including necklaces, earrings and bracelets which she started selling on Etsy in 2013. Her jewellery comes in both beautiful bright colours and more muted pastel tones which make them really eye catching and unique.



Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Jess will be selling her handmade jewellery at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.

Please come along, meet  Jess and our other makers and sellers.

Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Meet the Sellers - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Katherine from Wildkat Jewellery


Name: Katherine Hitchcock
Shop Name: Wildkat Jewellery
Shop Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wildkatjewellery
Located in: Bournemouth
Sells: An eclectic mix of vintage, modern and handmade jewellery

Makers Story: 

Wildkat Jewellery is a handmade jewellery company created by the need for fashionable, affordable jewellery that does not compromise on quality. At Wildcat Jewellery we love to source the most beautiful beads from around the world to create unique pieces made especially for you!


Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Katherine from Wildkat Jewellery will be selling her beautiful pieces at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.

Please come along and meet Katherine and our other makers and sellers. Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post.

We've got those Winter chills all sewn up! Warming Gifts from the Dorset team.

Keep yourself and your loved ones warm this winter with a truly unique handmade gifts from the many talented makers of the Etsy Dorset Team. 


All in a spin, this patchwork baby quilt from DorsetPatchworks will keep your little one snug, whatever the weather.

Handmade Classic Palette Spiral Baby Quilt
Handmade Classic Palette Spiral Baby Quilt

Comfortable and fun to wear, this retro style poncho by Stitches in Colour is great for walking the dog or to throw on while driving.  Team up with a funky pair of cowboy boots for a real country and western look... ye-haaaa!
Retro style poncho in reds, brown, and orange colours of Autumn hand knitted from up-cycled yarn


Banish those winter chills, wrap up with a with a looooong handknitted snuggly scarf from Tessicas.  These gorgeous colours guarantee to brighten up any dull winters day.

LONG SCARF 8ft 9
LONG SCARF


Aran jumpers just scream warm and cozy winter wear. This child's jumper from WilverlyWoollens is a great modern take on the traditional Irish sweater.  
Aran top - traditional  style - handmade - knitted - age up to 2  - toddler - jumper - sweater - geansai arann  - kids knit - unisex styling
Aaron top.


What better excuse to snuggle up than this fun polka dot underwear set from EmerylLingerie. You don't need to set the world on fire to spark a flame... 
Black Polka Dot Bralette and Knicker Set Lace Mesh Lingerie. Vintage Pin Up Style. Handmade to Order.
Black Polka Dot Bralette and Knicker Set














Thursday, 10 November 2016

Christmas is coming...


No need to look further than the fantastic selection of fun and funky christmas ideas from all your favourite Dorset Etsy Team sellers.

Here is just a tiny selection of Dorset makers to whet your appetite.



Who can resist these adorable needle felt woodland baubles from Apulina. 
Fab on the Christmas Tree, these would also look great dotted all over the house for that festive feeling.


Needle Felt Baubles Fox Badger Robin Christmas Tree Decorations Ornaments

Needle felt Baubles


What self respecting pooch wouldn't want to dress for christmas dinner?
Check out a great selection of Doggie finery from BourneWildPetWear.   

Christmas Dog Bandana, Christmas Dog Costume, Christmas Cat Bandana, Dog Bandana, Snowman Bandana, Dog Dress up, Dog Costume, Pug Costume

Christmas Dog bandanna.


No worries about dropped needles with with this driftwood Christmas tree from TheBarnUK.
This would look equally great in the garden or in the house.


Driftwood Christmas Tree

Driftwood Christmas Tree


These cute sea glass earrings make such sweet christmas trees.
Lots of jewellery ideas for that special lady from Bahru.

Sea Glass Earrings; sterling silver, ocean, for her, gift ideas, jewelery, jewelry, green, simple, autumn, seaside, surf, beach, christmas

Sea Glass Earrings


On the twelfth day of christmas... spread a little happiness throughout the festive season with this Acts of Kindness printable Advent calendar from FaffyTea.  



Acts of Kindness printable Advent calendar

Meet the Sellers - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Lucy From The Cat In The Shoe

 
Name: Lucy Brasher
Shop Name: The cat in the shoe
Shop Link: www.thecatintheshoe.etsy.com
Located in: Bournemouth
Sells: Hand made textile sculptures

Makers Story: 
I am completely self taught. Fabric is a forgiving and flexible media to work with, it can become anything it wishes even if it began its life as something else, An old jumper, an unloved leather jacket, a scrap of lace and an off cut of felt. In my mind these could be a creature, a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child.

Each piece is completely hand made by me, I create the patterns and then sew using my very old industrial Singer or I stitch by hand, it depends on the size of the piece and the detail needed. The tiny leather shoes for example are always hand stitched. Sometimes the fabric inspires the piece and sometimes I get an idea in my head and I can't rest until it is made and I have trawled the charity shops and fabric shops for the perfect material.

I work a lot to commission and love to hear your ideas and wants for a piece. My facebook page is full of images of my work and pieces I have created as commissions. I have sold at Rengade Craft fair London, Craftacular London, Etsy Dorset and various local events. I have pieces for sale in the Art Gallery of Ontario Canada, I have also been featured in Stuffed Magazine and various blogs.

Lucy's sculptures are so popular she sells them through the updates in her etsy shop, this is why it often looks empty! You have to be quick to get your hands on one of her pieces over the internet so the Dorset Team craft fair is an excellent opportunity to get your hands on one of her beautiful creatures.





Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Lucy from The cat in the shoe will be selling her beautiful creatures at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne. Please come along and meet Lucy and our other makers and sellers. Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Suzanne from Sunny Bunny Crafts


Name: Suzanne

Shop Name: Sunny Bunny Crafts

Shop Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunnyBunnyCraft


Located in: Bournemouth
 
Sells: Practical and pretty textile items for you & your home, including DIY kits.


Maker's Story: 
I blame my Mum, her Mum and probably her Mum too and all the little old Aunts that I vaguely remember from my childhood - many a day was spent with arms outstretched whilst someone would be winding wool over to make the next jumper or cardigan! I cant really remember the reasoning (perhaps to just keep us in one place?!).

Taught to knit at 5 and various other crafts at a young age, the passion got bigger over the years (apart from a few twilight years - late teens/early twenties when the pub was more interesting).

My main cardmaking passion came about through personal tragedy when my first son was stillborn. Without dwelling (nor casting it aside but this isn't the place for that story) I became involved in a support group, I met a likeminded fellow mum and we made cards to sell for the charity. From that the passion grew, and luckily for me so did my family! Skip forward a few years (too busy mopping kids and floors!) and I found I had a few spare hours to make cards again for my family and friends. Sunny Bunny was formed. And then I dusted off my sewing machine thanks to a chance remark from a family member and so we have my products today, all stemming from each other and the love of gorgeous fabrics!

I have also recently branched out and made some of my makes available as kits or tutorials. You can find these under the Sew Easy category in my shop. I also run regular workshops in Bournemouth so please convo me if you would like details on those.

Phew! That's Sunny Bunny in a nutshell, oh and I love personalised, we are all unique after all! So please have a look at my shop and if there is something you like but not in that colour/fabric please contact me!
 

 
Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Suzanne will be selling her beautiful crafts and kits at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.
 
Please come along, meet Suzanne and our other makers and sellers.
 
Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.
 
For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Gifts for Christmas from the Dorset Team

Everything you will ever need for a perfect handmade Christmas, the Dorset Etsy Team makers have it covered.  

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Meet the Seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Jennifer Welham From Rhubarb Hill Crafts



Name: Jennifer Welham
Shop Name: Rhubarb Hill Crafts
Located in: Dorchester
Sells: Bespoke, handmade gifts, décor and jewellery

Maker's Story
Rhubarb Hill Crafts is run from beautiful rural Dorset and grew from my passion of crafting, polymer clay and BUTTONS.
I design and make unique gifts, jewellery and décor. I really love designing and making bespoke items for special occasions such as a new home, new baby and weddings. I can also personalise many of my makes with a name or Mum, Aunty etc. So please contact me if you would like to discuss a bespoke design or to have an item personalised.
Dorset Team Christmas Fair:  Jennifer will be selling Bespoke, handmade gifts, décor and jewellery at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.


Please come along, meet  Jennifer and our other makers and sellers.


Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Meet the Sellers - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Gem from Snug Creations



Name: Gem Hanford-Phillips
Shop Name: Snug Creations
Shop Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/snugcreations
Located in: Bournemouth
Sells: Hand knitted accessories for a snug family & home

Makers Story: 

Welcome to Snug Creations contemporary hand knitted accessories. Find knitted baby booties, knitted bonnets and newborn photo props, knit babies hats and kids hats, headbands and accessories, adult knit hats and accessories and knits for the home. Ready-to-ship items shipped within 2 business days | Made-to-order items shipped within 5 business days

What makes Snug Creations different? Over 10 years of knitting experience brings you:
• Quality handmade craftsmanship - Distinctive designs with high quality
yarn.
• Bespoke customer service - custom requests are a speciality.
• Family oriented values - whether it's for a windblown walk on the beach or accessories for the home, Snug designs envelop you in beautiful, natural comfort.



Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Gem from Snug Creations will be selling her beautiful pieces at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne. Please come along and meet Gem and our other makers and sellers. Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.


For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Fair - Slumbermonkey Designs




Name: Lindsay Buck
Shop Name: Slumbermonkey Designs
Located in: Durweston
Sells: Handmade illustrated jewellery and accessories, original illustration cards and prints, felted accessories.


Maker's Story: "Although I have had my shop a couple of years Slumbermonkey Designs has really blossomed since I moved to Dorset. I have always been interested in making and creating and gradually began to experiment with ideas using my own illustrations. I love wildlife, particularly woodland creatures, and my shop reflects this love. I design quirky and whimsical jewellery and design and sell cards and prints all in my unique style. In 2015, due to my husband's job, I relocated to Dorset along with our dog Holly. Our new house has a wonderful studio overlooking our garden where I now work, inspired by everything around me."




Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Lindsay will be selling her illustrated jewellery, accessories and cards at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.


Please come along, meet Lindsay and our other makers and sellers.


Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.

For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Meet the Seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Shell-Belles Creations


Name: Shelley Wylie
Shop Name:Shell-Belles Creations
Located in: Dorset
Sells: Polymer clay jewellery and decorations


Maker's Story: My family have been involved in crafts for many years and the flame of creativity has been passed down through the generations. Taking on my role, I developed a love for working with polymer clay and love the versatility of creating various pieces of art. My passion lies in my clay cuties which I make into pendants, decorations and anything else I can think of to put a smile on people's faces.




Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Shelley will be selling her polymer clay creations at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.


Please come along, meet Shelley and our 60+ other makers and sellers.


Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.


For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post
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