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Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair

Today I'm excited to be teaming up with the lovely people that help organise Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair to bring you a quick run down of what's on offer this year.  Last year, my Instagram feed was full of workshop makes, unique stalls and flower / pom pom crowns galore [that's all I need to know to be sold].  They've also provided a lovely little discount code for some bargain tickets at the end of the post [not that you'll need any convincing to go]!

So, what can you expect?


Well, this isn’t your average craft market – it’s a long weekend of hands-on workshops [there's a space at the flower crown workshop with my name on it!]:

...Interviews [I'm already fangirling at the possibility of seeing Emma Bridgewater, Jane Means and, well, everybody!]:

....‘make and takes [hello 'Epic Garlands', save a seat for me!]:


.....and all the crafty shopping and fabulous food you can manage! 
[cream tea and felt? Add some glitter and I'm moving in!]

 Kirstie will be there every day to host some of the sessions [and take selfies with, I hope]!
[the flower crown envy is strong]

Need I say more?

Here are the details:
The fair takes place over the 18th - 20th September and the setting is the beautiful Hampton Court Palace.  Find out even more on the website.

So, on to the discount!

Grab an entry only ticket for just £12 with the code: THETHINGS12

or a full experience ticket for £27 with: THETHINGS27
The full experience ticket includes:
1 x Super Theatre session – pick from Q&As with creative visionaries like Will Taylor and Fiona Cairns, demos with top crafters including Lisa Comfort and Poppy Chancellor, and the Mollie Makes Mash Ups which will pit leading crafters up against each other as they take on the challenge of transforming bunting, tote bags and wreaths using their not inconsiderable skills!
1 x Skills Workshop – choose from a variety of sessions in each of our 6 skills tents. We’ve got Papercraft, Yarn & Textiles, Wedding with Hobbycraft, Seasonal, Upcycling with Annie Sloan, and Fashion Accessories.
1 x Grand Make – this is crafting on a BIG scale! Sit down to do a quick make and share your skills with 300 other crafters!
Plus access to the boutique shopping village and delicious food and drink from artisan producers.

You just need to quote these when booking and it's as easy as that!  
Grab them whilst you can - you wont regret going and return home full of inspiration, plenty of goodies and some new crafty skills.

Also, there is a Christmas fair on later in the year.  
There.  I said the C word in July.

see you next time [and at the fair!] x

Note: This is not a paid endorsement, however; I was offered the opportunity to provide a discount code to readers of The Things She Makes, so was keen to share! 

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