Craft fairs and podcasts


I am deep in craft fair preparation this week – Christmas comes early when you own a craft business!

New for this year are these pocket mirrors, covered with fabric.  I bought a hand operated badge machine from a friend who is changing the focus of her business, and having such fun making matching mirrors and notebooks.  It’s good to have a break from sewing (did I just say that?!).


I’ve really got into podcast listening while I’m working.  I always assumed that I wouldn’t be able to listen to them with our slow rural broadband, but they are fine.

My favourites are –

Elise Gets Crafty   Elise interviews all sorts of different people about blogging, small business, inspiration, creativity and motivation.

The Lively Show Jess Lively talks to bloggers, writers and business owners about all sorts of things – too many to list.

Serial  A murder mystery true story in serial form, a new episode every week.  I came to this a little late, so have listened to the first six episodes in just a few days – gripping, and can’t wait for the next episode!

Can you recommend any podcasts?  I’ve got the bug!

Oh, and if you’re local to me, I have a stand at these craft fairs this month.  Come and say hello if you can!

Killerton Christmas Craft Fair – 8 – 9 November.  10.30am – 4pm.  £1.50 entrance to fair and grounds, National Trust members free.

Hestercombe Christmas Market near Taunton, 15, 16 November (see link for details)

Blackborough Artisan Market ,Blackborough Village Hall EX15 2HH – Saturday 22 November 10am – 2pm

6 thoughts on “Craft fairs and podcasts

  1. Yes to all three podcast! I love Elise and Jess’ shows and listen to them right away when they are out. And I just started Serial last week, but I’m waiting for now because my husband asked to listen to them too.

    I like After the Jump, with Grace Bonney from Design Sponge. Pretty good interviews, and a lot of great old episodes with valuable information on branding and marketing a small business or blog. I also try to glean information from The Fizzle Show, but there’s a lot of banter to get through, so I find myself fast forwarding some, especially the beginnings. 🙂

    Hope that helps!

  2. Those mirrors are adorable. I’ve just downloaded Serial on the recommendation of another friend…I can’t wait to get started! I love The Archers for sewing to, and Thread Cult. good luck with the fairs.

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