Yesterday, I finally did something I have been meaning to do – go to a Handm@de craft fair. I am so lucky to be near the one in Winchester and it was great to see such a range of designer/makers.
I had been a long time admirer of Turned Light‘s beautiful lampwork beads and pendants and was delighted to get to chat to Kathryn and purchase some of her wares. I conceded that I was never going to get around to making something for someone(who should have had been given something for her birthday years ago) so paid a visit to Raspberry.
I was really impressed with some of the lovely silver jewellery for sale, from both Daiychain Jewellery and Quercus Silver. One of the most original vendors who I will need to visit in the New Year (once I have bought the right dress) is Soobird – who makes the most amazing and inventive fascinators. Other people exhibiting who caught my eye were Smashing Chintz, Esther Coombs, Glowbox, Grey Duckling & Lucy Gilchrist.