Thursday, 29 July 2010

Meet the stallholders...

Hazel Fisher from Hazel Fisher Creations
Have you always been a crafty person - if not how did you start making things to sell?
I've never stopped drawing and making things since I was very small and I don't think that I ever really considered wanting to be anything other than an artist! In 2008 I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Illustration and since then I have been working on my illustrations and other handmade items to sell both online and at craft fayres.

Tell us a bit about what you make...
My illustrations are mainly made using watercolours, but I also use pencil, ink, acrylic and digital painting. I enjoy working on a range of subjects but especially love to draw animals and illustrate my fictional town called Hexley. Hexley's populated by Victorian ladies and gentlemen, clockwork birds and steam powered dirigibles!
I also use my artwork to make greeting cards, bookmarks, stickers and magnets.
Alongside my art I also sell handmade greeting cards and crafting supplies - having always been a 'crafty' person I love to make all sorts of things!

Shop on Etsy selling artwork -
Shop on Etsy selling supplies -
Shop on Folksy (UK based) -

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Yesterday I went to the Orpen Hall to organise the tables for the fayre. There are two sizes of table available:

6 foot long (approx. 72"x24") - £10 each
4 foot long (approx. 48"x27") - £8 each

There is space for a total of about 14 crafters.

All the details have now been written up with a short application form ready to send to anyone interested in having a stall. I will also be putting up posters calling for crafters - if you're interested in having a stall please let me know!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

First blog post!

Hello and welcome to the Creations craft fayre blog!
I have been attending craft fayres selling my art work and handmade items for a little over a year now, I really enjoy attending the events as it's a great opportunity to meet other artists/ crafters and the public! However, it's not always easy to find local events to attend so I thought I would have a go at organising my own event in the village where I live; West Bergholt.

My aim for Creations is to provide an event for local artists and crafters to display and sell their work and to give the public the opportunity to buy quality handmade items - a place to find something unique compared to the mass produced items on the High Street.

The first Creations craft fayre will be held on Saturday 20th November 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the Orpen Memorial Hall, West Bergholt. West Bergholt is a large rural village on the border of Essex and Suffolk and is just a few miles north-west of Colchester. There is ample parking at the hall and the 66 bus from Colchester stops just outside.

Bookings for stalls are now being taken - anyone who is interested please email me for more information:

I will be using this blog to post updates on the progress of the fayre, including little interviews with confirmed stall holders to give you a taste of what you can see at the fayre!

Please feel free to leave comments on this blog too :)