Crafts, Days Out, Make & Do, Things I Love

Will You Be Joining Me at The Handmade Fair?

My name is Becky and I am a craft addict. I can’t help myself. I am definitely a ‘dabbler’ so going to events like Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair are right up my street. Last year I had an absolute ball and you can read all about it on my blog post.

This year, The Handmade Fair takes place over the weekend of the 16th to the 18th of September, on The Green at Hampton Court Palace in London. I’m going along and hope to see you there!
The Handmade Fair Roundup by

I have a craft cupboard full of supplies for all of the crafts I have tried over the years. Paper cutting, check. Lino printing, check. Embroidery, check. Cross stitch, check. Block printing, check. Calligraphy… I have book and pens but haven’t actually found the time to start yet. So The Handmade Fair is ideal for me, though not for my bank balance… too much temptation! Not only are there ample opportunities to stock up on craft supplies, but there are exciting new crafts just waiting to be discovered!

If you follow me on Instagram or have read my blog for a while, you’ll have seen some other little bits and bobs I’ve made. Some were at The Handmade Fair, and some from the lovely kits from Mollie Makes Magazine.

#paper #pompom #papercraft #paperpompom @handmadefair #handmadefair 💗

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My makes from the @beryluneuk Craft Party 💗 I had such fun, you can read all about it on my blog {link in bio} #craftpartyleam

A photo posted by Becky Pink | PinksCharming (@pinkscharming) on

Happy #mothersday American friends 😘 Ava picked me these lovely #bluebells from our garden this morning 💗

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Booking The Handmade Fair

When you book Full Experience tickets, you also need to book which Super Theatre, Grand Make and Skills Workshop you want to go to, and there are LOADS. I found it quite overwhelming trying to decide what to go on, and sometimes your favourites clash. So my advice is to make a mini timetable with the times along one side, and three columns for the three events, and fill it in in pencil so you can plot out the timings. Here is mine! Luckily I didn’t have any clashes this year. The Handmade Fair Timetable

If you are toying between a few favourites, you may well be able to buy a ticket to you second choice on the day, I did that last year. The Skills Workshops were my favourite as you get a whole hour to make something – bliss! And don’t forget to sort out parking before you go, unless you’re going by train, or course.

So will you be going? I hope so!


  1. Becky Pink

    2nd September 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Ah thanks so much Rachel, one of the great things about The Handmade Fair is that there are so many thing to choose from, you could easily discover a new craft that’s right up your street! xx

  2. Petite Pudding

    2nd September 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to go! Unfortunately as usual I am working all weekend. Maybe next time! Hope you have a lovely time and I love all your crafts #EatSleepBlogRT

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd September 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much, they do a Christmas version up in Manchester too so you might be able to make that one! xx

  3. Sarah@teammomlife

    1st September 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I love going to things like this! We have an arts and crafts fair where I live every year around thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful peices. #EatsleepblogRT

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd September 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Ah I bet there are loads of lovely Thanksgiving themed crafts you can do, how exciting! xx

  4. Cal at Family Makes

    1st September 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’d absolutely love to go, but London is too far for me and the cost would be too high I’m afraid. I’m gutted because it would be absolutely amazing. You’ll just have to tell me all about it – I’m now following you on Instagram too. Hope you have an amazing time, and say hi to my heroine Kirsty for me! #EatSleepBlogRT

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd September 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks for following me over on Instagram Cal, and yes you can be sure I’ll be posting about it in a few weeks time, I’m getting so excited! And I will try my best to spot the lovely Kirsty xx

  5. Laura Clark

    29th August 2016 at 7:58 am

    I’ve recently got into crafting and I’m getting hooked. Your items are BEAUTIFUL! #EatSleepBlogRT

    1. Becky Pink

      29th August 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much Laura, I hope you can make it to The Handmade Fair, it sounds like it would be right up your street! xx

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