Say Hello to the wonderful Handmade & Vintage who take old vintage items and makes them into something beautiful and useful! We are excited to see Trudi at the fair, find out more about her below…
“I love collages, fifties colours, natural textures but mostly I’m obsessive about finding a new use for old things…”- Trudi, Handmade & Vintage
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Handmade & Vintage takes old things and reworks them into something new and useful. Old postcards become lavender sachets, vintage textiles are made into hat-stands, tapestries become seats, old china turns into hair clips … you get the idea! I’m pretty certain that reusing and recycling handmade goods will make a home a happier place!
How would you describe your style?
I love collages, fifties colours, natural textures but mostly I’m obsessive about finding a new use for old things…
How long have you been making your craft items?
Making things to sell for about 2 years, making or transforming things in the house… years!
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
It depends on the time of year but just now the Christmas printed bunting is pretty busy as are the vintage china bits and bobs.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Rescuing things from drawers, giving them a new use and getting people to love them again.
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Yes, mostly around Brighton and Sussex. I missed the last Fairytale Fair because I was on holiday so I’m really looking forward to being a part of this one. Apart from that, this December I’m part of the fab Open House at 4 Park View Terrace (Stanford Road) Brighton, BN1 5PW and I’ll be back at the Makers Boutique on December 1st. I’m also at Pop Up Vintage in Hassocks on the 17th November. There’s a whole list of fairs here. Mostly I sell on the Handmade & Vintage website.
What items and festive gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
Christmas decorations and small, made from vintage gifts
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I’m keen to come up with a new use for a mountain of sixties plastic toys!
Don’t miss Trudi and her beautiful items on the day!