Today we welcome back TheBigForest! TheBigForest and their amazing artists bears took part in our last Fairy Tale Fair and their creations were certainly popular with our visitors, with some of them even commissioning TheBigForest for their own personal bears! TheBigForest will also be the subject of Craftaganza Live this Wednesday, at The Old Market Hove, 7pm, where they will be talking about their success as a designer & blogger team and how to go about it yourself.
“We LOVED the last Fairy Tale Fair. Not only did our goods dash off to nice homes on the day but we also were delighted to receive lots of commissions from people who met us at the event.”- TheBigForest
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
In a sunny forest clearing stands a hut, TheBigForest hut. Benjamin, Maker in Chief, spends the day designing wondrous handmade goods to delight and thrill.
There are always new goods in TheBigForest inspired by the trees and woods, the changing seasons…..and bears! Look out for our unique handmade Artist and Heirloom bears – they look wonderful perched on a shelf or box framed in mid-century modern and traditional interiors. We also make quirky greetings cards, felt brooches, kids name door hangers and wonderful forest inspired prints.
What festive gifts and creations will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
We will be selling all sorts of Christmas gifts from our animal bag charms which make great stocking fillers to our larger character bears which make a stunning gift. Maybe you will see Mod Bear scooting round the forest on his Lambretta or Warhol the Artist Bear? Father Christmas Bear will also be making an appearance (if we can get him away from the mince pieces and mulled wine!).
You took part in our last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it and did you find your creations were popular with visitors?
We LOVED the last Fairy Tale Fair. Not only did our goods dash off to nice homes on the day but we also were delighted to receive lots of commissions from people who met us at the event. Some commissions were for an Autobearography (a bear that has badges and a special item evoking the owner’s life story) …… and ………well the other commissions were superfantastic too but we are not allowed to say as many of them were ordered as Christmas presents!
Will you be taking part in other events over the festive period (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
We are indeed; we will be taking part in fairs in both London and Brighton. And our goods have just become available on notonthehighstreet.com/thebigforest, we have designed and made a special collection for in a wonderful new shop, Serenissime in Lyon, France and in selected high quality retailers in London.
We can’t wait to see all the new Christmas bears at the fair, and don’t forget you can see them at the Craftaganza live talk this Wednesday- details on their Facebook page via the link above!
Also see their original ‘Say Hello To…’ blog post here.