Well, over the Bank holiday weekend I took some ArtyHarty stock over to Harrogate to show at a craft fair. The Made-It Craft Fair will run for 6 weeks at the famous RHS Harlow Carr Gardens on the outskirts of Harrogate.
There are lots of handmade products on show all at reasonable prices and made by talented artists and crafters. From jewellery to original artworks; hand turned wooden items to shabby chic signs; unique cushions to stuffed toys and handmade soaps to kiln fired and hand painted ceramics, to name but a few.
The weather was pretty good over the weekend and I rocked up to lend a hand on the Sunday which was just as well as the weather had brought out hundreds of visitors to the gardens, with many also visiting the fair which is based in the Bath House in the Harlow Carr grounds.
Well worth a visit if you fancy a day out at one of the largest garden centres in the UK and taking in some of the handmade crafts at the fair – one thing is for sure any purchases you make will be unique and made in this fine country of ours!
I’m a great believer in supporting British talent and the local economies they themselves support. ArtHarty.com is a boutique online giftstore with a cause and our cause is supporting Great Britain plc.
It’s not just our Olympians we should be supporting this year (and each year to follow) but everything British. And why not? We have some great talent here in Britain and by featuring their fabulous work on the ArtyHarty site we also support the local economies in which they are based and help the environment by reducing transportation.
The good thing for our customers is that this also helps to reduce overall costs for them and brings often undiscovered talent to their living rooms resulting in unique gifts that can often be personalised to suit a colour scheme or match the personal details of a loved one. You won’t find much in the way of manufactured wares on the site (although sometimes we do find things that we find unresistable and are too good to miss) handmade, made in Great Britain and can be personalised are our mottos and quality work and personalised service are our buzz words!
So we’ll be back pushing our cause and launching new British talent into digital space very soon – watch this space and cheer on Britain!