At the weekend I took my stall to The Artisan market in Clitheroe and as usual found myself surrounded by lovely folk and their exceptional wares. 🙂
To the left of me was an amazing chocolate confectionery stall ( Lethal !) and to the right was the very talented Vicky and her quirky creations at Daisy Louise Jewellery
Vicky creates beautiful bangles and rings and other pieces from old cutlery. I think hers was the most popular stand at the craft fair. There was much to admire ~ including a gorgeous vintage suitcase which certainly had the wow factor. I fell in love with it right way. 🙂
Vicky had painstakingly covered the case in hundreds of postage stamps. Lots of them are quite old and many are from various destinations all over the world. You never tire of looking at them all. 🙂
Although it wasn’t priced up for sale and was actually there just for display purposes , I was thrilled when Vicky agreed to sell it to me. So now I am the proud owner of a very cosmopolitan case !
I also love the interior of my new travel companion. I tried to get my cat Slinky to model it for me but she wasn’t interested. So let me introduce you to a kooky kitty I couldn’t resist purchasing from the market too. 🙂
I wish I could remember the name of the lady I bought ‘Crazy Cat’ from but alas it evades me. She did however say she would love to have a stall at the Artisan Market again.
I mentioned Daisy Louise Jewellery at the beginning of the post and how Vicky makes fabulous pieces from spoons. Well here is my new ring. What do you think? As usual I ended up spending all my profits on beautiful things for myself! Now need to book a night away to show off my lovely new suitcase too……..
On Saturday I packed up my teacups and teacup candles, vintage brooches and a box of my friend’s mum’s home made jams and headed for my first craft fair of the year. The Artisan market in Clitheroe is held on the second saturday of every month. Its a friendly fair in a local church with an eclectic mix of stalls.
I sold lots of teacup candles , which always makes me happy. 🙂
Opposite my stall there was a lovely lady who made beautiful felted creatures as well as other hand-crafted bits and pieces. You can see more at Clothfelt on facebook.
I also loved these sweet brooches made by Daisy Florence Design with their pretty floral designs. So wish I had treated myself!
I did buy a few presents though. Couldn’t resist. I won’t say who for ( incase they happen to be reading this 😉 ) but the lucky recipicants will recieve birthday gifts from the very talented Vicky at Daisy Louise Jewellery . She creates gorgeous pieces often with a steam-punk vibe. And she has also been experimenting with decoupage. 🙂
The folk at the fair were very friendly so it was nice to chat to other stall holders. I was immediately drawn to Pat’s( The Artistic Gardener) stall and her brightly hand-painted pebbles, rocks and field stones. Pat hasn’t got a website yet but i’m sure she will be at future events. 🙂
I had the bad fortune of being placed next to a chocolate stall ( I have given up chocolate for Lent, still abstaining! ) and I also had to resist the temptation of these tasty looking cupcakes made by Sugar Tart Cupcakery . 😦
I really did spend an enjoyable day at the Artisan market and it was good to get back into the swing of things as the last fair I did was before Christmas. I just need to update my own facebook page now Mrs Tibbs Teacupswith remaining candles for sale before Mother’s Day. I ‘m so not organized!
The Artisan Market is at The United Reformed Church in Clitheroe on the second Sat of every month. 🙂