BBC Radio Northampton visits Higham Ferrers!

On Saturday 28th January, BBC Radio Northampton and Three Counties featured the Craft & Vintage Fair at the Working Men’s Club on the Treasure Quest Show. We were delighted to be visited by Jules after listeners cracked the clue ‘A single sex destination with stalls to browse’. It was great publicity to have our events on the radio and we hope lots of listeners who listen to the show will come to visit us very soon. We hold a Craft & Vintage Fair on the last Saturday of each month 9am-1pm, at the same time as the Farmer’s Market. We’re usually at the Working Men’s Club but on February 25th we will be using the downstairs of the Band Club on Wharf Road, opposite the Junior School. So no huge flight of stairs to climb, thank goodness..!

We always have a great selection of stalls and refreshments on sale and seeing as it’s free entry, why not come along and check it out for yourself?  This month we will have vintage cake stands, milestone frames, fudge, handmade jewellery, vintage and upcycled furniture, crochet, wood carvings, handmade cards, fabric and knitted items among others.  At the Band Club, we will also be using a room as an extra gift room, featuring extra stalls including Scentsy and Forever Living. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information. Throughout the month, I post updates about which stallholders are coming and the sort of items they’ll be bringing, so do click on ‘going’ on the event page to be kept up to date.

In January, I gave out 1000s of flyers at schools in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Stanwick and Raunds and that will be continuing this month. I’ll keep you posted!! If you work somewhere where you think you could put a poster and some flyers in the staffroom or attend a club where you’d be able to distribute some flyers,  let me know and I can bring some over for you. Any help is always appreciated! Thank you, Louise


BBC Radio Northampton visiting Craft & Vintage Fair!

So only a few days to go until the 1st Craft & Vintage Fair of 2017 and I’m really looking forward to it! We have a very special visitor too – Jules from BBC Radio Northampton and Three Counties will be visiting so listen to your radio around 11am!

We’ve got a great event lined up for Saturday (Higham Ferrers Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm) with several new stalls. I like to maintain a good mix of stalls to keep an interesting mix of handmade and vintage items for customers. This month I’ve been busy making vintage cake stands, felt ball garlands, felt brooches and magnetic pegs for holding photos etc on the fridge. We’ve also got Scrabble pictures, vintage and upcycled clothes and accessories, furniture and homeware. Phillip will be there with his wood carvings raising money for the NSPCC, there’s fabric gifts such as memo boards and bunting, knitted and crocheted items, cross stitch kits, make your own kits, jewellery, yarn and needles, toys, bags, cushions, fudge and items made from vintage and antique forks! Such a fantastic range and definitely something to suit all tastes!

From 9-10am it will be HAPPY HOUR and all customers who come nice and early can have a FREE HOT DRINK! We’ll be selling drinks and refreshments throughout the morning as always and entry is free so please do come and join us and support your local community! Plus the Farmers’ Market has some new stalls this month too so come and check them out! With Valentines Day only a few weeks away this is an ideal opportunity to come and buy something unique for your other half! See you Saturday!

First Craft & Vintage Fair of 2017 in Higham Ferrers

Well, first of all a very Happy New Year to all! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, it feels like a long time ago now! I’ve got off to a busy start this January with the Craft & Vintage Fairs in Higham Ferrers and have been making lots of bookings for all of this year’s dates. There are still a few spaces at each event so please do let me know if you’d be interested in coming along.. My email address is

On Saturday 28th January, we will be holding this year’s first fair at the Working Men’s Club on Westfield Terrace 9am-1pm, at the same time as the ever popular Farmers’ Market. We have a great selection of stalls – lots of lovely handmade items and a growing selection of vintage which I’m really pleased about. I’ve noticed that some craft stallholders have also started selling some vintage items so there’ll be plenty there to suit all tastes! L & D Vintage will be bringing a fabulous range of vintage clothes, jewellery and handbags, while Heritage Vintage and Retro will be bringing lovely vintage and upcycled furniture. Polka Dot Craft, Gift and Vintage will also be selling vintage and handmade home accessories which I’m looking forward to seeing.

We have a great range of handmade items this month including Scrabble pictures, button heart pictures, handmade jewellery, knitted items, yarn and needles, fabric gifts plus lots more! I’ve been busy making cake stands using beautiful vintage plates, cups, saucers and bowls, magnetic pegs to pin photos and pictures to the fridge, felt ball garlands and felt brooches so there really is lots on offer!

9am-10am is HAPPY HOUR! All customers can have a FREE hot drink so it’s worth getting up early and coming straight over! Please do help spread the word about these fabulous Craft & Vintage Fairs by inviting friends on the event page and sharing posts if you like them. It really does help and is much appreciated! I’ve had 6 extra road signs printed as well as 5000 flyers. I gave out 1500 to schools and nurseries this week and am planning to give out about the same next week.

In February we will be using the DOWNSTAIRS of the Band Club on Wharf Road (opposite the Junior School) – we’re not using upstairs any more so no more long flights of stairs! Yippee! At this venue we have more flexibility as we can use the inter-joining rooms. So we will be using the back room as a gift room – selling items which are not handmade or vintage such as Scentsy products which will make a welcome addition. Please do get in touch if you’re interested.

Well I will hopefully see you on January 28th – remember it’s a great opportunity to buy unique gifts for Valentines Day – not long to go now!!

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