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Sisters are doing it for themselves…

28 Jun

Ah another beautiful day, and another successful fair! Had a great time at the We Make London Summer Fair (www.wemakelondon.blogspot.com) and sold a good few stands which was lovely – all helps for the uni fund and it’s nice to see them going off to good homes! Here’s some pictures of Cariad at the fair…

There were loads of other brilliant stallholders there too, for example like Turncoat Annie who turns vintage tables and furniture into beautiful new treats with decoupage and upholstery www.turncoatannie.co.uk – I am seriously coveting a chest of drawers covered in birds, oh man I can’t wait until I finish uni next year and I can buy everything. I had recently been having an idea about decoupaging an old table…but actually it will only look rubbish and I could buy a lovely one from there instead!

My favourites though were the Seaside Sisters, who were doing a bunting masterclass. I was a bit obsessed by their table piled high with a medley of fabrics and vintage bunting. The Seaside Sisters are a trio of crafty ladies (I met two) who make a range of goodies, and excitedly they are also going to be at Vintage at Goodwood, as is Cariad (www.vintageatgoodwood.com). They will also be doing some workshops there…I think I might be abandoning my stall for a few hours to hang around there feeling up their fabrics…ooo er – seriously they were amazing! I made a little bunting there from some red fabric dotted with stars which is now hanging over my dressing table mirror and cheering me up in the morning (well, when I say I made it…I chose it and then the lovely Linda stitched it for me as my sewing leaves a little to be desired…)

Check out their website on http://seasidesisters.co.uk/ for details of where they are going to be next, and links to their individual website to buy some of their amazing handmade goodies.

On the subject of sisters I have one staying with me from Gibraltar at the moment so I should go and pay some attention to her (and a big big MISS YOU to one of my other sisters Ellie if you’re reading this from South Africa, come home soon!)

Some more news to come soon, very excitedly about Vintage at Goodwood and one of the Cariad stands making an appearance in a London cafe!


We Make London – feature on Cariad Cake Stands

1 Jun

woo hoo – Cariad Cake Stands is featured on the We Make London website:


Very exciting! Really looking forward to the next fair, on 26th June. I’m especially excited to be sharing a page with a feature on Nancy&Betty – a girl that makes absolutely beautiful stationery. I came across Nancy&Betty a good few months ago now and bought one of their cards as an anniversary card for my boyfriend (which I bought about three months before as I knew it was perfect!). He liked it so much it’s now up on the wall in a frame…that’s how good their stationery is! So it’s a big treat that they will be at the We Make London fair too, will try not to get starstruck.

http://www.nancyandbetty.com/ – for buying

http://iheartnancyandbetty.blogspot.com/ – for browsing and inspiration

Also, some more pictures from Primrose Hill Fete, courtesy of my sister Bethan. I still have some blue and white ones available if anybody would like to give them a little home and fill them with cake. Also…I put the green and pink flowered one on hold for someone who assured me they would email the next day for it as they did not have any cash on them…and has not claimed it, which is a bit frustrating as it was very popular on the day. Still, you live and learn – but it does mean that the pink and green one (marked with a sold sign in the pictures) is up for grabs for any takers for the very reasonable sum of £25.