At Decorum we love all our clients like they’re our children, but we’re really excited about our latest one, The Handmade Fair. The fair is a massive event dedicated to crafting, held at Hampton Court in September and headed up by Queen of Crafting, Kirstie Allsopp (her official title).
It’s got us reminiscing about our younger years, when Pritt Stick reigned supreme, macaroni was a viable art form and pompoms were the height of creativity. We’ve still got a secret soft spot for crafting and thanks to The Handmade Fair it’s been fully reignited!
The fair has loads of workshops going on over the weekend in different categories, so we thought we’d showcase some of our favourite crafts from each, made by us and by actual crafting professionals….
Papercuts are one of the crafts that absolutely baffle us – how do they make such tiny patterns so neatly? The details on this wild bird print we found on Etsy is amazing!
Exhibiting at The Handmade Fair, we love Charlotte Bezzant’s delicate silver jewellery. The Arctic Twig collection is our favourite, but she also has some cute Arctic Animals and Button necklaces.
Textiles and Yarning
Nothing says crafting like crochet – our very own Justyna made this knitted beauty, which is actually quite impressive…
Did we mention Justyna is a very talented illustrator too? We’re loving her trippy geometric flowers series and animals at the moment!
Upcycled furniture is pretty hot right now, partly thanks to Decorum favourites Out of the Dark. A charitable enterprise that takes unloved furniture, spruces them up and brings them into the present, we love their bright colours and ethos.
Who doesn’t love a crafty-inspired cupcake? Our favourite London cake house is Crumbs and Doilies, who will adorn their cupcakes with everything from Minions to bacon & eggs (and they do vegan and gluten-free, which is a necessity for us).