29 Mar 2009

Jersey farmers and craft Market.

There is nothing I love more than visiting craft fairs and checking out home and hand made items, and this years Jersey Craft Workers fair did not disappoint. Lots of hand made items a plenty, from jewellery and knitted items, to furniture and nappy cakes!
As we wondered around the stalls there where a few things that caught my eye for the home,that I thought where made to a very high standard, and had that special something, and as such are well worth a mention.



Aren't these just the most adorable little sewing bunnies you have ever seen? Found on the stall of Anna Le Sueur, which was just brimming with lovely hand made items such as these bunnies, hearts scented with lavender, notice boards made with brightly coloured fabric, door stops and slammers to name just a few! The standard of her work is second to none, and well worth every penny. When she told us that she has only been making these lovely items for a few months, while looking after two young children at home we where amazed!


As yet Anna only sells her items at local craft fairs, but if you are interested drop me a line at thishomesweethome@yahoo.co.uk and I will pass on your interest.

Next on my list is the lovely hand made furniture made by Simon Bellwood of Jersey Oak. Beautifully made from green oak, that is unlike any thing you will find in the shops. Simon began making furniture in his shed and started trading in 2007, he now runs his business full time.


He can also make custom items to fit in a particular area of the home, and to match the surrounding, for example matching stair railings to handles on custom made draws. For more info just pop over to the Jersey oak website here

Next its all about the seaside, with these ceramic fish, seabirds, and beach huts. Taking inspiration from the local coat line and seaside, Jane creates these very cute and amusing characters of the seashore. All made from home in her back room!
There is such a hype of activity going on in alot of Jerseys' back rooms I can tell you, we have so many talented people living on this little Island of ours!
Jane is also willing to ship her lovely items world wide, so for more info just check here.

And last but by no means least, by special request of my husband, because he liked this idea so much, or maybe he was trying to tell me something.. but I had to go back on Sunday and get a snappy shot of these Nappy Cakes, yes that's right Nappy Cakes. They look so good that the Girls told us people where actually putting in orders for Wedding cakes, until they realised that the cakes are in fact made up from baby nappies to form cakes. Its a lovely gift idea for new parents, baby showers, and Christening's



Made by Cheryl and Katie, and together make up Flairy Cakes, as yet they don't have a website, but one should be up and running very soon. For more info you can contact them at flairycakes@hotmail.com
Really did look like frosted icing on the top!
Well that's my round up of my top favourite's from the craft fair, hope you enjoyed it, next month we are off to the Grand Designs show in London!

3 comments:

  1. Cheryl Nobrega and Katie RichardsonApril 22, 2009

    Wow, thank you so much for featuring us in your blog! We're so honoured! Just a quick note to say that you can now get our Christening nappy cakes at All That Glitters bridal shop in Colomberie. They also carry our new range of towel cakes that make perfect wedding and engagement gifts. Our other items will be available to purchase from the Bath Street arcade in mid May, including our new range towel cakes and our website is in the works too so thank you so much for the feature!

    Cheryl & Katie

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  2. AnonymousMay 25, 2009

    Absolutely LOVE these nappy cakes!! Bought one from The Arcade so can confirm they are in there now! Great idea and I wish the girls all the luck in the world! xxx

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  3. Cheryl Nobrega and Katie RichaApril 15, 2011

    Wow, thank you so much for featuring us in your blog! We're so honoured! Just a quick note to say that you can now get our Christening nappy cakes at All That Glitters bridal shop in Colomberie. They also carry our new range of towel cakes that make perfect wedding and engagement gifts. Our other items will be available to purchase from the Bath Street arcade in mid May, including our new range towel cakes and our website is in the works too so thank you so much for the feature!

    Cheryl & Katie

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