Friday, 30 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Julie Pettitt Ceramics 

I work from my peaceful studio set in the old village of West Bergholt in the East of England. My studio space is divided between the top floor where I begin my making process of slip-casing my cupcakes, vases, bags, etc.

I work with a fine French limoges powder porcelain which I turn into slip (liquid porcelain). I have personally developed & named my own unique porcelain colour range, so yellow is called Joy, blue is called Patient, green is called Naive, pale pink is called Shy & dark pink is called Blush. These colours have become my trade mark and from any new product collection which I have developed these colours are always used thus from each new range of ceramics that I have created over the many years my five personally developed colours stay constant and run through each collection of work to bring about harmony.
On the ground floor of my studio are my two electric kilns. This is also where I do all of my glazing & packaging up of my final pieces ready to be sent to various galleries across the UK.
My ceramics can also be purchased from my website:
Visits to my studio may be made by appointment. 
Julie Pettitt
48 Albany Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3LD
07754 976 634
Julie’s full range of work can be view at

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...


I first started making fused glass at a class in Colchester.  I started off quite slowly with a few coasters and then moved on to bowls, Christmas decorations and jewellery.  My husband then bought me a kiln for Christmas.  He now has a pair of cufflinks for each day of the year, I am thinking of having some extra holes pierced in my ears so that I can wear six pairs of earrings at once, we have enough coasters to supply an army and there is no room left on my Christmas tree for any more decorations...
All of my pieces are handmade to my own designs.  You can see more of my designs on my website -

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...


My unique craft and party supplies are designed to inspire!  I make a range of items from scrapbooking papers and collage sheets to party invitations, cupcake toppers, gift boxes and bunting.  With a variety of themes from Christmas to cupcakes and buttons to tropical fish, there is something for everyone whether they are making a special birthday card, scrapbook page or planning a themed birthday party!
My designs are sold as printables - I send digital files by email for you to print as many times as you like to use in your own projects, but I will also be selling ready printed sheets at the fayre.
I will be selling other handmade craft supplies too; including polymer clay buttons, crocheted flowers and cardmaking kits.
To see more of the items hfcSupplies sells visit the online shop:

Monday, 26 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Sunshine Days and Pretty Things

We hand make many items from crochet to cards, gifts, pet accessories, blankets, the list is endless - we love to make!!
See more from Sunshine Days and Pretty Things on their facebook page or Folksy shop:

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Little Seamstress

I make bags and purses, they are all one of a kind.  Every one is handmade with love using lovely fabrics bought locally or imported from Japan.
I've also started making patchwork quilts which hopefully I will have a few on show at the fayre.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Hazel Fisher Creations

I will be selling original artwork and prints of my illustrations which range from pet and animal portraits to quirky illustrations of Hexley; my steampunk inspired fictional town.

Hexley is a centre for learning and discovery set in the late Victorian era from a past that never was.  The most popular illustrations from my Hexley series are my Clockwork Birds - I now have 10 different birds from the Robin and Blackbird to a Barn Owl and Kingfisher.  My Hexley illustrations also include unusual modes of transport like steam powered carriages, dirigibles and a fish shaped submarine.
Alongside the prints I will also be selling greeting cards, bookmarks, magnets and other items featuring my artwork.
See more of Hazel's art on her website:

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Knitted by Nanna

My mother taught me to knit over 75 years ago and I have passed the skill onto my children.  I enjoy knitting and it keeps me busy making things for friends and charity.
This year I have knitted hats, scarves and puppets for the the Samaritan's Purse shoebox appeal.   At the fayre I will be selling mainly puppets and some other knitted items, with all money being donated to charity.

Monday, 12 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

C.P. Creations

I recently started making a range of jewellery about 4 months ago, what inspired me to begin creating my own was the fact that shops charged so much when the materials to make them was nowhere near the price they made you pay. I originally planned to just make for myself, family and friends but then when I started I found a passion for it, and C.P Creations was born.
I began with just simple shamballa style bracelets then went on to teach myself new ideas, I now make anything ranging from earrings to bracelets, phone charms to bag charms, necklaces to anklets and I’ve even made a couple of stylish dog collars. I am self-taught and forever experimenting with new ideas.
See more of Chloe's work on her facebook page...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...


I adore vintage china and think it is such a shame that so many beautiful pieces are left to sit gathering dust at the back of cupboards or are packed away, forgotten in lofts.
I love to rescue old china and bring it back to life by making teacup candles.  All of my candles are hand poured using a variety of colours and fragrances which compliment the pretty antique, vintage and shabby chic china that I use.
See more of the candles Sonia makes on her facebook page...

Friday, 2 November 2012

At the Christmas Fayre...

Naturally Maldon

We are a small manufacturer of Natural Skin Care products and Aromatherapy Products. We use the best natural ingredients and natural preservatives like Vitamin E, White Tea Extract, Grapefruit Extract and Essential Oils where possible. Should we use man-made preservatives we use very mild combination of preservatives but never PARABENs. 99% of our Produce is Vegan Friendly. 
Our regular range includes:
  • Aromatherapy Spa Products, inc. Soaps, Bath & Shower, head to toe Moisturisers
  • Bespoke Facial Skincare Solutions inc. cleansing, toning & moisturising
  • Beeswax & Natural skincare including lip balms, Paraffin & Preservative Free
  • Home Fragrance, Alcohol & Paraffin Free
  • Gift Vouchers, Gift Sets & Personalised Labeling
Find out more about the products Naturally Maldon makes and sells on their website...