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  • Hi, I'm new.

    Hi my name is Fiona(otherwise known as Nonnie) and I've just joined the Forum yesterday after hearing about it through doing my first Craft Fair organised by Julie of Apple Tree Crafts.

    I'm an Interior Designer as my 'day job' but am trying to develop my own range of hand made home accessories. I make cushions, table linen, bags, aprons, decorated coat hangers and collages to name but a few things. Sewing is my main craft but I also knit(very slowly!) and paint.

    I started writing a blog last year and through that have met a huge amount of talented crafts people all around the World as well as in the UK. Through this I have been encouraged to try to turn very much a hobby into more of a business. I've been selling my items through the website of another blogger for about 6 months and have a temporary webshop of my own linked to my blog but hope to have a proper website soon. I decided it was time to start craft fairs as well so signed up to Apple Tree's Fair at Stow-on-the-Wold on Saturday. Despite the fact it wasn't as busy as we all hoped I really enjoyed the day and did sell some things although I have to admit my very best customer was my Mum! It hasn't put me off and I hope to do more fairs throughout the year. I'd like to do some more with Julie although some that she's organising are a little bit too far away for me. I'd love advise from anyone on how to find out about other fairs.

    I'm really looking forward to chatting with you all.
    Fiona x

    My blog: http://nonnie.typepad.com
    My little shop: http://nonnie.typepad.com/nonnie_home
    My etsy shop: http://FionaHornby.etsy.com

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    Hi Nonnie (cool name) and

    to the forum.

    Lisa
    Bowed Over
    Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
    www.bowedover.co.uk

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    • #3
      A very big welcome..

      I look forward to reading your post

      .


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      • #4
        Hi Nonnie,

        to the forum. I've got my first craft fair this weekend, I'm really looking forward to it. Isn't it great when you can turn a hobby and something that you really enjoy doing into a business.
        Caroline

        You don't need talent to be artistic you just need patience!

        www.potterdoodledoo.co.uk

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        • #5
          Hi,
          Welcome to the forum - good to hear that Jules is recommending the forum!
          Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
          My daily thoughts! http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com
          My blog of cute stuff http://cuteable.com


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          • #6
            Hi Nonnie and i was also at Stow on the Wold on the weekend was nice to meet everyone



            I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It

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            • #7
              Hi Nonnie, nice to meet you
              Melanie


              "When I talk about belief, why do you always assume I'm talking about God?" Serenity


              http://www.myspace.com/kandmcreations
              http://www.kandmbeadshop.co.uk/ | http://www.kandmcreations.co.uk/
              http://kandmcom.etsy.com

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              • #8
                Hi
                and a very warm
                Look forward to seeing you around
                http://butterbeandesigns.co.uk/

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                • #9
                  Hello & Nonnie, Hope to chat soon

                  Some lovely cushions on your blog btw
                  incywincystitches.com - Fabric buttons, button supplies and handmade accessories
                  ___

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                  • #10
                    Hello there, great to have you with us!
                    Mel
                    Try a new way every day and work becomes play!

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                    • #11
                      Hi and welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy chatting with us

                      any advice just pm me thanks donna x
                      Life is full of suprises and one of the is ME!

                      www.creativehandmadecards.com

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                      • #12
                        Hi welcome to the forum.

                        Had a quick look at your blog, you have my dream job, I'd love to be an interior designer. I used to work as a textile designer before I gave up to spend time with my family.

                        Hope selling your craft items goes well for you.
                        Amanda
                        xx

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                        • #13
                          Hello Nonnie! I was at Stow too - where you the stall next to travel photography? Anyway, a big from me.
                          Katian Mosaics

                          ♥ My Ebay Listings ♥

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                          • #14


                            Unfortunately I wasn't at Stow - would love to have been there tho but I expect we will pump into each other at another event.

                            see ya
                            Willowmax
                            Handcrafted Cards for Special Occassions
                            www.willowmaxdesign.com

                            email - [email protected]

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                            • #15
                              Pleeeeeze........do something wrong............just so I can say.......Hey, Nonnie, no!

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