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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Friday, 21 October 2016

Meet the Seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Sarah from Sarah Lovell Creations








Name: Sarah Lovell
Shop Name: SarahLovellArt
Located in: Wimborne
Sells: Cards, prints and colouring books


Maker's Story:

I find that when I am drawing, painting or creating anything, I loose myself in it, time passes so nicely when I am creating.

I have two beautiful children, and instead of going back to my old job of teaching primary school children, I decided to create my very own collection of cards, prints, paintings, cushions, bunting and scooter/ bike ribbons. It all fits well around my children, who I can spend lots of time with too, and not miss out on those special times as they grow up.

We all love creating, and sometimes my daughter (who is 4) and I paint together, and she sometimes comes and helps me choose ribbons for my cushions too. It's lovely!

So what you see in my Etsy shop is my collection of creations, I hope you like having a browse, and maybe see something you would like for yourself or some one special. Either way, I hope it makes you as happy as it makes me making it all!


Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Sarah will be selling cards, prints and colouring books at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.


Please come along, meet Sarah 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, 20 October 2016

Meet the Seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Zoe Payne from Sand and Seagulls



 Sterling silver starfish necklace "Silver Star"

Name: Zoe Payne 
Shop Name: Sand and Seagulls
Located in: Bournemouth
Sells: Sea inspired Jewellery

Maker's Story

Sand and Seagulls was formed in July 2013 by Zoe and Ash Payne. We have lived by the seaside all our lives and so have a real love of the beach. So much so, in August 2010 when we got married we had a seaside themed wedding with all things beachy from a VW camper to a fish & chips evening buffet!

When Rudy, our gorgeous son, came along in December 2012 this gave Zoe the opportunity and idea (in-between naps and nappy changes!) to get creative again. In the evenings after work Ash learnt how to make a website, so we put our new found skills together and created Sand and Seagulls.

Why Sand and Seagulls? – Because they’re the things we love about the seaside, and Rudy shares this too as he loves to watch the seagulls!



Dorset Team Christmas Fair:  Zoe will be selling her sea inspired jewellery at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.
Please come along, meet Zoe 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
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Gift Guide - Sellers for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair

Our gift guide this week is a sneak preview of some of the items by stallholders at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair.

There is something for every taste and budget with items ranging from DIY craft kits to home furnishings and from jewellery to art work.

Have a browse here and we hope to also see you at the event on Saturday 3rd December at the Wimborne Allendale Centre.

Entry is FREE and there will be 70+ stalls.

Many members are also taking part in a special Buy and Collect promotion which allows you to buy in advance of the event and collect on the day. For those taking part please see: http://dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/buy-and-collect-at-dorset-team.html


Friday, 14 October 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Angie Adams




Name: Angle Adams

Shop Name: Peggyraeemporium

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

Located in: Blandford



Sells: Handmade candlles



Maker's Story: 
All of Angies  candles are made to order and are dye, phthalate and additive free, and nothing is tested on animals. 

Angie only use Cotton wicks which burn cleanly and evenly. 

Angie sources beautiful vintage china and glass and fills it with natural Eco SoyWax and the finest fragrance or essential oils giving gorgeous scents and creating lovely individual candles. 

When your candle burns down to the bottom you can simply wash it in warm soapy water, leaving you with a unique vessel to treasure and re-use.

Bulk orders can be supplied for weddings and special events.



Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Angie will be selling her beautiful candles at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne. 

Please come along, meet Angie 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, 13 October 2016

Meet the seller - Dorset Team Christmas Fair - Nicolette Dawn



Name: Nicolette

Shop Name: Nicolette Dawn

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


Located in: Christchurch
 
Sells: Wire sculptures and handmade gifts, including knitted bags and fabric bunting.

Maker's Story: 
Handmade from the bottom of my garden...I started my Etsy shop following encouragement from my friends and family. I have always made things for myself and my home, filling it with my unusual handmade items. I enjoy drawing, painting, sewing, knitting and more recently sculpture. When coming to see me, my friends would joke that they were visiting my 'shop' and couldn't wait to see the newest additions I had created. They would always ask if items were for sale or if they could place an order.

My handbags were inspired following a visit to a local boutique. They were selling quite bland and plain knitted bags and I just knew I could do better. Each bag is hand-knitted and embellished with a design using felt, wool and buttons. No two bags are the same, making each one unique. As well as using re-cycled handles from charity shop finds I have also made my own, using Denim, Corduroy and Tweed fabrics.
                   
After spending years creating with fabric and wool, I decided to turn my hand to something completely different and am now sculpting in wire. I bought a roll of chicken wire, spent an afternoon experimenting and as a result, my first Indian Runner duck was conceived! A couple of pairs of leather gloves later and numerous scratches (it doesn't take any prisoners!) my menagerie has expanded. I am so pleased with how effective the result is and after creating ducks, ducklings and chickens I have expanded my collection to include other British wildlife. Hares in particular are proving very popular. Pictures of my collection can be found on Pinterest.com/NicoletteTrapp 'wire menagerie' board.

I hope you enjoy browsing my shop as I only make items that I love and would use or own myself. Each one has been 'handmade at the bottom of my garden...'
 
 
 
Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Nicolette will be selling her beautiful work at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.
 
Please come along, meet Nicolette 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
 

Dorset Team Gift Guide: Autumn Items

The Dorset Team have some beautiful items inspired by Autumn in the countryside and have been putting together their own "Autumn" Pinterest board where you can see items by many of our 700 members.

Here are some of our favourite Autumn inspired gifts by the Dorset Team:


1) No Bunny Compares cross stitch by Little Beach Hut who is based in Poole.

Perfect for a budding crafter or someone who wants to give cross stitch a go. The kit comes with instructions and everything you need to make it.

Click here to view


2) Collection of Mushrooms print by Jenni Saarenkyla who is based in Bournemouth.


Which can be found in Jenni's Etsy shop here



3) Leather wrap bracelet in Autumn Colours by Wildkat Jewellery

Made from beautifully soft leather and the good quality Czech glass beads, this bracelet looks perfect with a warm winter jumper!

Find it in Katherine's shop by clicking here



4) Baby Pumpkin Hat by Snug Creations. How cute is this pumpkin hat?! Made with Merino wool so it is super snug!

Find it here in Gemma's shop




5) Halloween Dog Bandana by Bourne Wild Pet Care for dogs that need to look the part for Halloween...!

Find it here in this Bournemouth based Etsy shop


You can also find more Autumn themed gifts by members of the Dorset Team on our Pinterest board here: https://uk.pinterest.com/dorsetteam/autumn-by-the-dorsetteam/ with new pins going up each week.






Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Buy and Collect at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair











 The Dorset Team are very excited to announce that this year at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair we will be offering a Buy and Collect service so you can purchase items in advance of the fair and pick them up on the day.

This means you can:

- Shop from the comfort of your living room

- Spend more time planning what gifts to buy from who

- Get your Christmas shopping done early and spread the cost

- Make sure the item you have your eye on doesn't sell out before you get to the event!

- Save on postage


How does it work?

Please find below the list of sellers who will be taking part in the Buy and Collect promotion

Once you have found an item that you would like to purchase, just add the item to your shopping basket on Etsy. At the checkout you have the option to add a coupon code. Type DORSETTEAMCOLLECT into this box and it will automatically remove the postage costs for you. If you are purchasing from multiple sellers in one transaction you will need to use the code for each shop.

Complete your purchase and then on Saturday 3rd December visit the Dorset Team Christmas Fair at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne to collect your item from the stallholder who will have it ready and waiting for you. You can collect anytime between 10am - 4pm.




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