This weeks events

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Where to find us this week end

Saturday 29th May 2010 between 10am - 2 -  Budgens supermarket plays host to the first Farmers Market, Andrew Fear, a farmer and owner of the Mountsorrel store has a passion for fresh, seasonal food and a desire to support small, local producers and this is reflected in his supermarket with many local and regional products available.
Now customers will have an even bigger range to choose from with a new 15 stall Farmers Market on site which includes local meats, cheeses, preserves, pies, vegetables, eggs, herbs, cakes, Just Soaps, plants and more.
Food Festival at Normanby Hall Scunthorpe - Sunday 30th May 2010
Discover the best Lincolnshire produce in the magnificent settings at Normanby Hall Country Park. Take time to browse amongst the thirty or more stalls and sample a wealth of local and regional delacacies and then wander through the award winning victorian walled garden to complete the experience.
Lots of craft stalls, activities and competitions as well as the best local food around. A beautiful setting for a wonderful day.
Adults £5.10
Children £2.60
Concessions £4.60
Under fives free

Oaks-in-Charnwood Country Fair - Monday, May 31st
The annual event, which is held at Oaks-in-Charnwood, opens at 11.30am on Spring Bank Holiday  with entry costing £2.50 or £1.50 for concessions, while car parking remains free of charge.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Soap Making Courses - Leicester - East Midlands - UK

We are finalising details of Autumn Soap Making courses to be held in Quorn, Leicestershire.

Monday  20th September 2010 and Wednesday 27th October 2010

More details will be available soon on our website

To register your interest please email

Friday, 14 May 2010

More interesting people we meet on our travels

Carolee Crafts - Caroline Nash

Who are you and what is the name of your business
  My name is Caroline Nash and I run a home based business called Carolee Crafts 

  What products and items do you make?
  Tote Bags. Aprons, Cushions and many more household items using applique, patchwork  and quilting 
How long have you been in business and how did it come about?
  This time since 2003, started by making gifts and cards for family and firends and with    encouragement started the business to sell my creations 
What makes your products really stand out?
  Attention to detail, adding printed designs to items such as tote bag
 Do you have a website – Face Book Fans page – Blog or Twitter ?
 Where else do you sell your products?
  Craft Fairs, Party Plan
 What do you enjoy the most about your business?
  Working with fabric, lace, buttons and trims to produce and item that someone else will love 
 What do you enjoy the least?
  Not much really, enjoy most aspects of my business, perhaps marketing as not good at selling myself.
 What was the last project you finished?
  Apron and pot holder sets, in white main fabric with fruit pockets and trim
 Any claims to fame, business related or otherwise?
Unfortunately no          
Any plans for this year business related or otherwise?
·            To set up the Party Plan side properly, taking samples of my work, catalogue and order forms similar to the old tupperware style, rather than sell like a fair
·         Can you give one piece of advice for anyone starting up in business?
·            Be prepared for hard work, it does not happen over night, be passionate about what you do, if you have no passion you can never follow your dream. Listen to advice but ignore negativity, be in charge of your own destiny.
·         11) Anything you wish to add...
Thank you Jane for this opportunity to promote my business