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    Is nappy cakes a craft?? I have an enquiry to book my last space at Craft Fair in Kent 6th June by someone doing Angel/Nappy Cakes. It all looks very attractive but is it a craft? Your opinions please.



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  • #2
    i would say definetely I know someone who does craft fairs with nappy cakes and does well

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    • #3
      Yes!!! There are some excellent examples on this forum too!
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      • #4
        I would say so. If I were to try and do one it would look horrid so definately a craft in there to get them looking so good.

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        • #5
          I would say so.

          It's someone taking a 'manufactured' product and 'crafting' by hand into something more attractive the people want to buy. Isn't that what most crafts are?

          Surely it's not much different than buying beads & chain and turning it into a beautiful necklace - or even me buying a meter of mohair and turning it into a bear. It all takes a certain amount of skill!

          Just my opinion anyway!
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          • #6
            nappy cakes are most definatly a craft

            I wouldn't be able to do them and would definatly buy one at a craft fair...
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            • #7
              I agree. If I tried to create one of these, I'd just make a very messy pile of napppies!!!!
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              • #8
                I think its a craft, its an art in many ways, its creative and fun, hard work too no doubt, there is a lot of skill involved with the pics I have seen in the forum and at craft fairs. Good luck.
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                • #9
                  I am on the fence about it.. I agree that a string of beads is just bought in goods assembled.. but Nappy Cakes (I had to go look them up!) are just a "presentation" of goods.. like a well done shop window?? - yes it makes the components "appealing" perhaps, but you dont use a nappy cake in the same way you use a necklace.. you wouldnt generally buy a necklace to use a bead.. if nappy cakes are "craft" then aren't towel bales equally a craft??

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                  • #10
                    Yes definately, a lot of thought, time, decorating and design goes into them, they are so pretty and a fabby gift idea.

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                    • #11
                      I'm 'torn' on nappy cakes too - on a personal level I think maybe they are a craft, it does take some skill to put them together, but as an organiser with a strict 'handmade' policy for our craft stalls, for me the divide comes down to product liability.

                      The question I ask myself is 'if someone made a product liability claim, who would be sued?' For jewellery, it would be the maker of the piece, not the wholesaler of the beads & findings, but if you sold a nappy cake with branded goods in (I have seen several with 'Johnsons' products in), it wouldn't be the maker of the nappy cake that got stung, it would be the maker of the nappy or baby product.

                      It's a difficult line, with probably no right or wrong answer, they're not 'bought in' as such, but neither are they handmade in my opinion anyway.

                      That's not to say I don't appreciate the work that goes into them - I couldn't put one together for love nor money, and some do look lovely.

                      Just my 2p worth anyhoo

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ladyluckjewellery View Post
                        I'm 'torn' on nappy cakes too - on a personal level I think maybe they are a craft, it does take some skill to put them together, but as an organiser with a strict 'handmade' policy for our craft stalls, for me the divide comes down to product liability.

                        The question I ask myself is 'if someone made a product liability claim, who would be sued?' For jewellery, it would be the maker of the piece, not the wholesaler of the beads & findings, but if you sold a nappy cake with branded goods in (I have seen several with 'Johnsons' products in), it wouldn't be the maker of the nappy cake that got stung, it would be the maker of the nappy or baby product.

                        It's a difficult line, with probably no right or wrong answer, they're not 'bought in' as such, but neither are they handmade in my opinion anyway.

                        That's not to say I don't appreciate the work that goes into them - I couldn't put one together for love nor money, and some do look lovely.

                        Just my 2p worth anyhoo

                        Claire

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                        • #13
                          I think it's a craft stroke art...ordinary items being transformed into something very pretty and more attractive. The nappy cakes on here are so pretty and very cleverly created, artistically made and beautifully finished...crafted into lovely presentations. I think they're great
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                          • #14
                            I make nappy cakes and yes i think it is a craft and i do many craft fairs take a look on my blog if you like to see more of them

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                            • #15
                              Thanks everyone. I was very much of the same opinion as sparkysdad and ladyluckjewellery on this but the majority opinion is Nappy Cakes is a craft - so the booking form is going in the post today.
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