12 pretty makes you have to try (Southbank Centre Village Fair)

12 pretty makes you have to try

Southbank Centre in London is running a summer-long event called ‘Festival of Neighbourhood’. They wanted to ask,

What makes the perfect neighbourhood?

Last weekend, I was invited to take part in the Village Fair (Aug 24/25). The key theme of the Fair was community and bringing people together to share their passions. There was a series of interactive talks called the Craft Code Village, which explored the relationship between the craft community revival and the web. Twelve bloggers from across the UK were invited to take part in a virtual stall, and four of us were at Southbank Centre in person.

Crafters have traditionally sold their goods and services at markets. Craft bloggers, on the other hand, are more likely to share online and often share how to make their craft too.

So what happens when craft bloggers create a virtual stall? What does a craft blog neighbourhood look like?

Here is the outcome of the craft bloggers virtual stall: a Tutorial Stall where each blogger has shared their own top pick from their blog.

These 12 pretty makes are the result. Enjoy!

Southbank Centre Village Fair virtual stall

Visit each blog below and try each DIY yourself!

1. Plastic Taxidermy by Pointless Pretty Things

2. Dip-dyed Shoes by Trends with Benefits

3. Rubber Stamp Printed Handkerchief by Davina Drummond at The Making Home

4. Crochet pin cushion by me!

5. Woven ribbon lavender by Tales From Mountpleasant

6. Flower Fabric Badges by The New Craft Society

7. Felt Streamers by This is Wiss

8. Little Paper Book by Something I Made

9. Teacup Embroidery by Ailie Williams

10. Booboxes by Emily Quinton at the Start Up Wife

11. Curve Bead Cord Bracelet by Claireabellemakes

12. Bunting Notebook by Papermash

The Village Fair was a great weekend. If you’ve found your way here to Crafting Fingers after visiting the stall, welcome! Say hello in the comments, or get in touch on Twitter. I’m always up for a chat. :)

Hope everyone’s had a fantastic holiday!

xo, Anna