Well, we sure managed to recycle some volume of craft materials on Saturday. The De-stash sale was an enormous success, with queues at the door come open time, and lots of eager shoppers looking for bargains and inspiration. Thankyou to all our stall holders who brought with them such fantastic stuff. We’d love to know…
Don’t Miss Out On Our Crafty Sale!
Do you have a new craft hobby or a new project in mind? Don’t miss our crafty sale this Saturday.
New Year New Hobby
Its a New Year, and while we’re not advocating a new you (you were just fine last year and you will be this year!), how about a new hobby or project? What have you got in mind? If it’s something arty crafty, we’re here to inspire you. On the 17th February, 20 local artists, designers…
Why Black Friday is everything you hoped it wouldn’t be
November and December are the months when retail businesses finally start making a profit. As retailers we’re all crossing our fingers hoping that this Christmas shopping season will make up for our paltry figures for the rest of the year. As shoppers though we are looking for a bargain. Roll on Black Friday. What is…
Your Christmas Shopping Guide
Looking for those perfect presents for friends, family and colleagues? We’re here to help! Here’s some ideas from Design@HEART exhibitors next month to get you started. The Makers Know someone who likes making and creating? Check out these crochet and sewing project kits from Elm Rocks and Sally Sally. And for the knitters, Ed Bennett…
Shopping local is good for you
As we gear up to the Christmas shopping frenzy, lets pause for a moment and step away from the big online market places.
Why haven’t I sold anything?
The Highs and Lows of Craft Fairs Last week I read a post on a crafters’ Facebook group, asking why she hadn’t sold anything at her last two fairs. Was it her stall layout? What did she need to do? It wasn’t her stall layout. That was just fine. Better than fine. It looked lovely,…
Silver and Sparkle
We missed Diana in 2016 and it seems so did our customers. Unfortunately she was unable to do either of our Christmas fairs, but we’re hoping she’ll be back with us this year. Here’s an article we wrote about Diana and her jewellery company Silver and Sparkle back in 2015. Diana Lambert is the designer…
Back in November, one of our newcomers to Design@HEART really impressed us with her gorgeous work. We are hoping she’ll be back again next year! Anita Carter is a desiger and maker of copper artworks, producing beautiful intricate mini-sculptures under the name of Silvery Moon. Here’s what she has to say about her work: I…
Bethanie Yeong Papercuts
One of our most popular stalls last year was Behanie Yeong’s papercuts. If you bought one of her beautifully intricate works of art or received one for Christmas, here’s a bit about Bethanie and her work: Bethanie Yeong Papercuts is relatively new. Bethanie started operating as a business in April 2015, but she’s been working…