If you’re not familiar with this it’s a trade fair aimed at retail buyers
It was my first time at the Autumn fair though I have attended the Spring one before. Because it was smaller than the Spring Fair it gave me more chance to approach stands. Lots of positive feed back on my work – always a great confidence boost.
Like any other exhibition it was exhausting, especially being on your feet all day so comfortable shoes were very welcome.
Stationery and Gifts – Interesting Products &Trends
Animal shaped doorstops
Personalised products –candles and mugs to write you own message
Dotty pattern on ceramics-Teapot shaped rugs
Butterfly and Flower shaped paper garlands
Funny Sock puppets
Handmade characters-with stitching effect, Stripes and dotty
Recycled products-material shopping bags stands were extremely busy!
A lot of Birds, monkeys Cup cakes and Fairies.
Gift of the Year Winners
Kids: Portmeirion Potteries Ltd-The very Hungry caterpillar-2 piece set- (how exciting!)
Stationery: Blue Marmalade Envelope Angel-Label to stick on padded envelopes.
Card & Wrap: Highly commended- Noonoodesign-Greeting Card with Detachable Felt Snuggler
(a really sweet idea!).