The 'Original' Creative Crafting Magazine written by Crafters, for Crafters

Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009, when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the crafting community. From this point they started work and the first issue of Creative Crafting was published in October 2009 and the last was June 2014.
Now we are bringing you everything crafty from the home and beyond.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Meet the Christmas CRAFTfest Stall Holders - More from the Purple Team

Some more sellers that will be at this year's Creative Connections Christmas CRAFTfest on the 26th & 27th November ...

Cheeky Suds
Cheeky Suds sells handmade novelty bath & body treats that are suitable for sensitive skin, paraben-free and vegan friendly. Custom orders, gift sets and wedding & party favours are available upon request. We also host soap making parties

I’m Jo. I design and create unique  items for the home and garden. They are mostly made using mosaic because it is so durable and it can be used in the garden without the colours fading. Plus the tiles are frostproof so can be left outdoors all year round. Perfect. Pop in and have a browse around.

Joys of Glass
JOYsofGLASS Stained Glass is all entirely handmade, at home in Staffordshire, by me, Joy Salt, using the Tiffany copper-foil technique.
I make all sorts of things: butterflies, flowers, tractors abstract designs, pictures, stars, mobiles, angels etc. in all sizes, shapes and colours.
I am more than happy to make, anything, anyone wants, to order.
I sell my glass in my Folksy shop , Website and at craft fairs, markets and maintain a photo gallery of all my glass on Facebook

Handmade with love
Handmade With Love was created after i had my daughter 3 years ago. A very dear friend introduced me to patchwork to help keep me sane during those 'baby day's and i was instantly hooked! I then pondered about making simple textiles to sell and my little craft baby was born! I make textiles and candles - everything from cushions and tea cosies to jar candles and tealights. In 2012 i hope to focus more on the candle making. I'm happy to make anything for anyone too!!

Simply Lovely Gifts
We're Sarah & Eileen and have been running our business for two years.  We sell a wide range of handmade gifts, as well as other gifts.  We have a gift to suit any occasion, whether it be a for a baby, birthday, wedding, christmas or just simply for that someone special.  We also have a website

Top Floor Treasures
Zoë Ford is passionate about the handmade movement and is self-taught in everything she does.  She has been making and successfully selling fabric goods for a few years, but during the last year decided she needed to go back to the art she adores.  Zoë is a 'doodle artist' - this is much more complex than it sounds! She has had her work used by a major international company at trade shows in Germany and the USA. Her work has also featured in ‘Creative Crafting’ and indie art magazine 'Carpaccio'. Now that Zoë's fabric goods have almost all sold out, she is focussing on her art work, incorporating her love of doodles and hand-drawn typography into collaged mirror frames, and hand-inking abstract designs onto wall tiles. You can find her remaining fabric goods at WowThankYou, and her art work is on sale at her blog ‘Fordie Fresh’.

Uniquely Yours
I am Linda and my shop is Uniquely Yours.
I make Unique Accessories for Unique People. Everything I make is from my own designs as I don`t follow patterns, mainly because they look so complicated.
I buy yarn and ideas for what to make just flood in. I don`t see why practical items can`t be pretty too.
I have been crocheting and knitting since a child and love seeing my ideas transferred into something wearable. I get great satisfaction from seeing an idea from my head, grow in my hands.

Shoogly Beads
Shoogly Beads is a Scottish husband and wife design and artist team based in the North East coast of Scotland. Mike who is the polymer clay artist and Pat who designs and makes the jewellery are mature, experienced designers. Our inspiration comes from areas as diverse as Persian carpets, sea molluscs and our lovely and dramatic sea, sky and landscape. In addition to hand crafted beads and jewellery we also sell our original art, prints, cards, postcards and other arts and crafts items. We are always happy to discuss commissions for beads and jewellery and other items.

The Sparkly Fairy
My name is Emma (aka The Sparkly Fairy), maker of handcrafted cards and jewellery. I have been selling at local craft fairs for a couple of years now and to friends and family. I also have shops on MISI and Folksy.  I have a blog which I regularly post to as well as Flickr, Twitter and Pinterest. I love the vintage style and as the name suggests often try to add a bit of sparkle to! I live and breath craft! and look forward to participating in November's Craftfest.

Crafty Bags
I live in Cornwall in the countryside where I converted a bedroom in my home to my sewing room it is where I design and make Crafty Bags. I make an array of gorgeous bags from recycled material of which lots of it is unused. I make totes and handbags and shoulder bags in a variety of styles. I love to work in patchwork or felt I source these and other lovely materials at markets, charity shops or carboots.

Tilly Mint Boutique
A scouser who loves to sew! My aim is to sew and craft items from recycled materials. I try to create things from remnants of material left over from other projects. I also love to scour charity shops and car boot sales in search of things I can upcycle! I hope by doing this that my fabric stash will deminish whilst creating unique one off items to sell.