Saturday, 23 March 2013

You Can't Have too many Bags.

Today is the last day of the Spring Craftfest.
Spring. And here we are with a blanket of snow and more falling.
I was hoping to have made it to the NEC for the Craft show there, but it was not to be. My daughter has made it from Stoke however and she has promised to bring me something to make. She is under instructions to get something from a small British business. I like to show my support for real craft businesses when I can.

I've made lots of new friends at this Craftfest, and lots of new connections. It was my first attempt and I probably wasn't as prepared as I could have been. A lot more variety on my website is needed I think, and much better photography. It wasn't until I saw all the products side by side that I realised the variability. I knew some of them weren't great due to a lack of natural light, most of them being taken in mid winter!

It has been a great experience though, and one I can recommend. Now I need to concentrate on shows and fairs. If anyone knows any good ones in Staffordshire or neighbouring counties please let me know :)
Clutch bag in black silk fabric and handmade flowers, kiss lock clasp
Here's a last few pics to whet your appetite, you just can't have enough bags:)

The first one is from Kwur-kee, a lovely little clutch bag using a textured black silk fabric with handmade flowers in bright colours - lovely spring like design.

Orange Blend Melissa Bag One - £20Bring the sunshine in with this hot bright patchwork number from Gert Lush

Ruffelle Adele Clutch Bag in Poppy Red Leather £42.99

And finally a cute little clutch in Poppy red leather with a fab matching ruffle flower. This one is from
caramel designs.

I hope you've all enjoyed my little expose of some of the fantastic crafts around the show. I've certainly enjoyed looking through everything and grabbing a couple of things myself.

Whatever you are doing have a great weekend

Janice x


  1. So many wonderful bags, very creative,

  2. Gorgeous bags, love them glad you have been having a good time
    Lindsay xx

  3. Fantastic bags - you can never have too many you know!

    Personal Space Interiors

  4. What great bags - love them all

    I shall miss your blogs Janice - hope to see you in June!


  5. What a gorgeous collection of bags. I have to say that the first one is my favourite and absolutely adore it with those brilliant stitched flowers.

    Hugs Lisa xxx


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