**UPDATED** – Finally got round to adding all the photos – sorry for the delay!

Ok, so I’m a bit rubbish at this blogging lark! So much for writing a full review of this weekend’s Etsy Made Local event at the People’s history Museum. 

Rather than being rubbish, it’d be fairer to say my time management needs a bit of work. Having spent the majority of the day finishing orders for my customers at Kelloggs, along with traipsing across the fields to our favourite farm shop to order the turkey for Christmas, it’s now after 10pm and I’ve only just finished…

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ETSY Made Local- Manchester Day 1 and 2: Part 1

So, after the freezing cold of Skipton the other week, December saw a complete change of venue with the first Manchester Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair.

The considerably warmer People’s History Museum in Spinningfields was to be our home this time, when I, and and approx 30+ other makers, set up shop in The Engine Room. Designed to tie in with Small Business Saturday (Dec 3rd), Etsy Made Local is a national event with regional Etsy teams holding markets for Etsy shop owners across the country. Manchester’s was scheduled for 4 days, Session 1 being Thurs/Fri and Session 2 Sat/Sun. With a…

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Crafts Fairs & Handmade Markets: Etsy Local

Today is day one of Etsy Local: Manchester. This national event sees Etsy Teams from across the country organising local Handmade markets, giving customers the chance to meet local Etsy makers and see their work first hand. Manchester’s event is being held in The People’s History Museum in Spinningfields and is on until Sunday 4th Dec. We’re here today (Thurs 1st) until 8pm and then again tomorrow from 11-4pm. On Saturday and Sunday it’s all change with lots of new makers for the weekend sessions so make sure to pop back. Had a good day so far. Lots…

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Crafts in the Pen, Skipton

So today was day 1 of my biggest craft fair to date, Crafts in the Pen at Skipton. 170 different artists and crafts people have turned the cattle auction market into a bustling Christmas village. And with temperatures inside barely above freezing and the deafening sound of hail on the tin roof, it certainly put the Winter into the festivities. So, not only is this my largest fair yet, it’s also my first overnighter (Staying at the lovely Throstle Nest Farm B&B), it’s almost exactly one year since I started Kat Pearson Designs. It is the perfect opportunity to…

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Nov & Dec Craft Fair Dates:

So, with the start of November even the weather has finally caught up and realised that Christmas is fast approaching!

It is also the start of a really busy Christmas season for KPD, with lots of markets and fairs lined up (which means lots and lots of making – w’hoo!!!) as well as all the online orders to fulfill.

So where am I going to be over the next few weeks…