A soon as I entered the fair it had a crafty festival feel about it, with different tents for shopping, workshops, a Super Theatre and yummy food stalls.
We were welcomed by pom poms for World Pomination, all in aid of a world record attempt for the longest pom pom chain.
As part of the ticket price you could book a seminar at the "Super Theatre", "a skill workshop" and "a grand make". There were so many to choose from but you could pay for more on the day, if you could fit it in!
The skills workshop I attended was Upcycling with Annie Sloan chalk paint....
I'm going to do a separate post on this workshop as I learnt some helpful tips from Annie Sloan that I want to share.
|Annie Sloan taking the workshop / the Candlestick before I painted with the new colour "Napoleonic Blue" launching soon|
Jane Means gave tips for making Christmas gifts look fabulous in "The Grand Make" tent.
The bow I made....
I loved the attention to detail at the event, as well as bunting, balloons and pom poms, even the picnic tables had flowers....
I went on my own but it was lovely bumping into crafty folk that I know and I met up with Laura at the HotchPotch Vintage tea tent for a catch up, chat about blogging stuff and eat yummy cake!
Look at these yummy cakes, it was a tough decision....
Etsy had their own tent where they were running talks all through the day for anyone who has a creative business or is thinking about starting one. I met up with Lauren from Little Wren Designs at a talk on how to optimise our Etsy shops.
There were two tents with shopping opportunities, which had a good mix of businesses selling craft supplies as well as stalls for designers and makers. It was great to see small, creative businesses being supported and great to see Abigail and Victoria (I met them at the Crafty Catch Up) and see their products.
Of course I made a few purchases, although I was very restrained for me and just about managed to stick to a budget....
|Stamps from Craft Aslyum / Fimo / Flower Moulds / Gorgeous craft book, "Paper Only"|
Overall it was a great day and I hope that there will be another one next year, fingers crossed! Did you attend? I'd love to hear about your day in the comments below.
Psst.... Have you entered my giveaway? I'm celebrating my Blog's 1st birthday and you could be in with a chance to win £15 of Vouchers to spend in any Etsy shop. To enter, click here before 30th September 2014.