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Our UK tour sprung into action last weekend with a super fun Yorkshire weekender! Our first stop on Saturday was the first ever Spring Fling in Sheffield which was organised by the indie grrl group Craft Candy. We arrived bright and early at 8am so we had enough time to assemble our sparkling new lollipop tree jewellery holders. Hannah and Julianna our super cute interns had made them especially to house our new collection of "playmates" jewellery. I had only just finished making the first batch in our hotel room the night before, eek.
It was great to meet all the girls behind Craft Candy - they'd put so much effort into organising the event and it really showed. The Workstation was a great venue, the stalls were organised over two floors selling everything from Easter egg hunt charm kits to expertly bound notebooks handmade from vintage tea towels. The day started with a flurry of excitement as we handed out free LLROK tote bags which had a few little surprises inside them to our first 20 customers. It quietened down a little later on so I managed to slip away and take a few snaps of my fave stalls...
I made a beeline of Betty Joy's stand! I have been a regular visitor of their website for a while now and feel sad it's going to close down this month. So I made the most of their knocked down sale prices and snapped up a "busy bee" notebook by Kate Seaward and ummed-and-ahhed over an owl utility apron. I really shoulda!
Sarah one of the Craft Candy ladies was a busy bee herself on the day, not only organising the event but also running her own stall Plain Jane Textiles. She really is a screen printing whizz kid! Her glasses case holders make me wish I wore glasses!
I was drawn to Joey's Dream Garden and her "super-cute, made-by-me, never-seen-before designs by Joey Ramone". How could I resist??
Well, until I spied actual fondant fancies on the stall round the corner only to find out they were for display only. Argh.
My fave jewellery find of the day goes to Cherry Pips and her round robin and bluebird brooches. The stitch and felt work was amazingly neat. Super cute!
Yes! It's Easter soon, woohoo. But for now we had a train to catch to Leeds ready for the Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair on Sunday. Au Revoir Sheffield!
I can't believe I didnt spy this post before! Thank you and I hope the rest of the tour goes well!