I have had a lovely, inspiring, sunshiney day in Winchester today.
I went to visit Handm@de Winchester for the first time and loved what I found there. The craft fair had a great variety of products all of a very high standard and all handmade by the exhibitors.
I met some really friendly designer/makers there and was particularly pleased to meet the people behind some of my favourite blogs:
I met fellow blogger and textile designer/maker Monda-Loves who was just lovely. It was great to see her beautiful products that I had been reading so much about.
I had a lovely chat with fellow Folksy seller Fabric Nation who had some great products, was very encouraging and admired my handmade bag that I had with me!
Having limited myself to just one purchase (in order to avoid being tempted to come home with one of everything!) I bought a really cute and beautifully made bird brooch from fellow NOTHS sellers meninafeliz. Bebe and Anne-Marie were very friendly, full of advice and offered me support in my future venture into craft fair selling should I need it.
Thank you to everyone I met today, I came home in a very happy crafty mood. I hope our designer/maker paths cross again in the near future.