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    Hi my name is Debbie, everyone calls me Debs
    I have been self employed as a freelance illustrator/designer for the past 26 years. For the past year I have been illustrating and creating my own greeting cards to sell at local craft fairs. I love getting out of the house and meeting like minded people at the fairs and the buzz of someone choosing to buy one of my cards never grows old.
    I have to confess I am addicted to crafting and have tried my hand most crafts from glass engraving to pottery but really enjoy painting, photography, illustration, handmade cards and jewellery making and cannot pass a craft shop without going in and spending money. (Who needs food?) LOL
    Having experienced good and bad craft fairs in the past and with 25 fairs under my belt this year, my sister who is also experienced crafter and I decided to organise four craft fairs which will be taking place over the next couple of months.
    Living in the parish of the National Trust village of Lacock, our village hall is an ideal setting for a craft fair and has become a regular venue for craft fairs over the last 20 years. We are both excited to be working both sides of the fence and hope to make it a great experience for everyone involved.
    One of the reasons I joined this forum was it is nice to know there are like minded people (addicts) I can chat with online share ideas and share experiences.
    But for now I’ll stop rambling on… and go and check out the rest of the forum.
    Debs
    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
    www.dnk-artandcraftfairs.co.uk
    http://dkcraftfairs.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/dnkcraftfairs
    http://www.facebook.com/craftscheesengrain

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    Hi Debs and welcome to the forum. I'm pretty new myself so still finding my way around. I've only been crafting just under a year now but I really enjoy making Cards, ATC's and Fat Pages. Hope to chat more, enjoy looking around and Happy Crafting.
    Jeannette

    http://www.jeannettespages.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Hiya Debs and to the forum!

      Pauline
      Personalised Wedding Cake Toppers

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      • #4
        Hi Debs and welcome to the forum from me too!!

        Cheers.

        Lisa

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

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        • #5

          Hi Jeanette and Pauline thanks for the warm welcome i think i am going to enjoy it here.
          Jeanette just checked out your blog your cards are lovely.
          Pauline, your toppers are wonderful and what a brilliant keepsake. You’re very talented.
          Debs

          "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
          www.dnk-artandcraftfairs.co.uk
          http://dkcraftfairs.blogspot.com/
          http://www.facebook.com/dnkcraftfairs
          http://www.facebook.com/craftscheesengrain

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          • #6
            Hello Debs and to the forum. You are amongst friends as we are all craft mad here! Enjoy your time here.
            Anice xx
            Funkyhand x
            my website
            http://www.funkyhand.com
            my blog (updated 09/06/10)
            http://funkyhand.blogspot.com/
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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum Debs

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              • #8
                Hello to yuo.
                https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


                http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

                Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

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                • #9
                  and hello from me too!

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                  • #10
                    Hello Debs!

                    I do quilling mostly but will sometimes dabble in other things...

                    View my flickr

                    'I am sure it must hurt your eyes to work filigree by candlelight.' - Jane Austen

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                    • #11
                      Hi Debs

                      Welcome, I am new here also - everyone is very welcoming and friendly. So nice to feel at home.
                      I would really love to do a craft fair or organise one but not sure where to start. Do you need public liability insurance for this like you do a market stall?

                      Cheers
                      Michelle

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                      • #12
                        Aw thank you all for a lovely welcome!

                        Originally posted by ellieshell
                        I would really love to do a craft fair or organise one but not sure where to start. Do you need public liability insurance for this like you do a market stall?



                        Most events expect everyone that attends a fair to have their own public liability insurance. The standard used to be £1, 0000 but most seemed to want £2, 0000 now with the big shows coming in at £5, 0000.
                        I just made sure everyone that attends the fairs I organise has public liability, as I have to show copies to the people I hire the hall from. Its also better to be safe than sorry and cover for all eventualities.
                        I am sure there are others that can give you some feedback on the subject.
                        "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
                        www.dnk-artandcraftfairs.co.uk
                        http://dkcraftfairs.blogspot.com/
                        http://www.facebook.com/dnkcraftfairs
                        http://www.facebook.com/craftscheesengrain

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