Fair Dates for 2012

March 22, 2012

We have the Fishermens Hall booked again for this year. The calendar was getting very crowded around Easter and Christmas so we have moved things around slightly.

The Spring Fair will be on May 12th and an Autumn Harvest Fair will be held on October 6th.

Applications can be obtained from buckieareacraft-arts@tiscali.co.uk

Jane Foster

June 21, 2010

Jewellery designer and fine artist. My work aims to make us look closer at our surroundings. Things we often take for granted.

I graduated from Cardonald College before going on to complete my B.A. in fine arts at Moray College. I then went on to do my honours in sculpture at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. I set up my own business combining the two just under a year ago.

janefosterart@hotmail.co.uk        Tel 01463790284 or 07716874592

Sandra Gardiner – Crafters Haven

June 21, 2010

Handmade Name Books and Wall Plaques made to order. Blank mountboard books ready to cover in your choice of materials.

Sandra will make your  wedding stationary, as well as the favours, to order.  

Sandra also does classes in scrapbooking, cardmaking and altered art by arrangement.

Contact Sandra by email sandra.gardiner@hotmail.co.uk or tel 01261 832402

Oh, and if that isn’t enough,  she also makes tablet to order.


June 21, 2010

I’m Anne and I live in Portknockie. I run my craft business from my home-studio. I mainly design and make little magnetic keepsake tiles and bespoke name plaques but I also do little decorated wooden trinket boxes and mini frames. I like the challenge of producing a design to a customer’s requirements.

I have an “Artinkulate Keepsakes” facebook page plus my own website http://www.artinkulate.co.uk with its blog page “Artinkulate Daze”.


June 21, 2010

Lillibee is a new venture, based in Forres, baking gourmet cupcakes and cookies, and making handmade gifts.

We pride ourselves on creating homemade cupcakes and cookies for any occassion…..and all our delicious creations are delivered in a beautiful gift wrapped box, making them a perfect present.

We also make a range of unique gifts and homewares using vintage and retro fabrics. Bunting, lavender bags and childrens gifts.

Lillibee embraces high quality homespun crafts and baking, making beautiful treats for body and soul.

lillibee@rocketmail.com or tel Helen 01309675084 or 07909913558

Flutterby Cards

May 10, 2010

Card creations by Catherine Coates      Tel: 01542 841095

I make cards by decoupage, dry and heat embossing, rubber stamping – in fact all aspects of cardmaking.

I live in Cullen and took up the hobby about 3 years ago and it’s practically taken over the house!

I take orders for personalised cards and invitations too.

The artists and crafters

May 9, 2010

Some of the artists and crafters at the Spring Fair have given us some information on themselves so you can remind yourself who they were, or see what you missed.

We will enter their pieces one at a time and attach a photo of their stall. This is a collaberation project so if we get the wrong photo with the words, please just gently ask us to change it. It was a busy day and we might just get a little confused.

A most wonderful day

May 6, 2010

was one of the comments in our feedback forms and it most certainly was. The fair was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Clare Russell, who has a rich background in needlecrafts. Mrs Russell spent a long while visiting the stalls and talking to the artists and crafters.

Our Convenor of the art and craft committee, Eleanor, and her friend Pamela, attempted a head count as they met and greeted the public. They counted a total of 796 people passing through the foyer of the hall ( they admit that one or two others may have sneaked past). The largest numbers were recorded over the lunch period when the smell of Cullen Skink soup passed round the hall making everyone hungry.

It was a very enjoyable day with the public keen to talk to the artists and crafters about their creations. I know that I felt as though I had talked all day and it was lovely speaking to the older peope about the creations they used to make.

Many of the artists and crafters gave us a short biography of themselves and their crafts. Over the coming weeks we will post these here along with photos so you can see what you missed last Saturday and encourage you to put our next fair in your diary.

Refreshments at Craft Fair

March 13, 2010

Refreshments at the craft fair will be provided by two youth groups, under supervision.

The Buckie Quines and AMP group are  going to be working hard to serve you and to raise funds for their groups.

They will be providing

tea and coffee with toast in the morning

soup and sweet over lunchtime

tea and coffee with cakes in the afternooon

We hope you will support them in their efforts on the 17th April 2010

Application Form for April Fair

February 12, 2010

Application forms can now be downloaded by clicking on the Application form link on the right

   and returned by post to the address on the forms by 12 noon on the 20th March 2010.

If you have any questions please email buckieareacraft-arts@tiscali.co.uk