Wednesday, 25 April 2012


We've got a last minute seller...Hannah Crayford the maker behind LovelyCrayfish. I love the ceramics in her etsy shop, and by the looks there'll be lots more to look forward to seeing at the fair; the t-shirt designs on her blog are ace. Might have to get myself some dinosaur stuff and a Yorkshire baby-grow!

May's event page is here xx


Not On The High Street is an online store head-and-shoulders above etsy in its selectivity and therefore all-round quality of goods. They've managed to develop a really good reputation and conquer the "hip mum" and fashionista markets, making them less of a market-place and more of a real store. I LOVE etsy, and it's been great for selling my work, but I must admit that I sometimes despair about the amount of rubbish on there. I've been considering getting a shop-front with them, and was pleased to see that handmade seller Helen Entwistle AKA Memo has recently joined up. Her shop looks great, I love all the photos with simple little props...

Also on NOTHS is Sarah Fordham AKA Magasin, who'll be selling at handmade for the first time this May. I've been hounding Sarah to sell at handmade since I first started the fairs, and am thrilled that she can finally make a date. I love her cross-stitched wares (apart maybe from the really bad swears!), and I'm always excited to see her latest creations...follow her on facebook (she's just called Magasin) to see some of her latest work such as Skulls necklaces and those darn cuss-words I mentioned. Her NOTHS shop is here, and these are my favourite items from her store front...

Come along and see both Helen's and Sarah's work in person at Handmade in May, facebook event page here x x x x x

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Joining the handmade family this May is Rhi-Stitched. Rhi-stitched bags are made out of lovely vintage fabrics, there's a print to suit everyone! I love the saddle bags, and the babushka bags are adorable. She's got a huge range of designs on offer, so come along in May to see for yourself!
All available from Rhi-Stitched etsy store here. May's event page is here. x

Friday, 13 April 2012

Finest Imaginary

Kim Lawler aka Finest Imaginary is going to be selling at handmade for the first time in May. I've seen her work at Reetsweet fairs and am a big fan. She's got a great range of work, from laser cut jewellery to screen-printed stationary and even coasters! Here's a few of my favourite picks from her etsy store...

Handmade is on May 12th at Wharf Chambers. Facebook event page here

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Friday, 6 April 2012

shop til you drop!

There are lots of great fairs coming up in and around Leeds over the next month or so, here's our pick...

Reetsweet's Easter Shopping Fair TOMORROW (Saturday 7th April) at the Corn Exchange. There's always a great range of crafts at Reetsweet and by the looks this'll be a corker. Facebook event page here, and check out the Reetsweet blog here

Flea Market and Craft Bazaar at Wharf Chambers, Saturday 14th April

This looks like a really interesting event, with a mixture of craft and jumble sale stalls, sounds like the perfect place to pick up a bargain! The facebook event page is here

There's also a craft fair at the Heart Centre in Headingley on 14th April, I can't find an image for this one but it's free and listed on the Heart Centre website here

The 4th Leeds Alternative Comics Fair, Saturday 28th April

I've never managed to make it along to one of these, but it looks like a really great event and I'm looking forward to having a look this time around. The organisers are having a stall at the next handmade, so I'm dying for a sneak peak of what kind of comics, zines and hadnmade goodness they've got on offer. Facebook event page is here

And then it's time for May's handmade! Facebook event page here, can't wait!

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Monday, 2 April 2012

Best of British!

The craft world is going crazy for British nostalgia themed stuff, in celebration of the Jubilee and this summer's London Olympics. To be honest I'm not crazy about London, and this summer I'll be busy having a baby, but I'm no fool...this is a great commercial opportunity and I've jumped aboard the wagon! Last year's Royal Wedding may have been a warm-up, as the range and quality of handmade goodness surrounding the jubilee/London is amazing this year. Including some of the sellers at May's handmade; here's a selection...

Crown ring by Magasin avaiable in her etsy shop here

Corgi necklace by Finest Imaginary available here

Post box by me! available in my etsy shop amypanda

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