We began May with our very own Vintage & Craft fair, which we named ‘An A-Fayre to Remember’, and the event certainly lived up to it’s name! We can’t say it was all smooth sailing, but boy was it a blast. After allocating all of our fresh-faced stall holders their places in the two rooms upstairs in the Railway Hotel, we quickly whipped up the Now, Voyager stall and doors opened at twelve to a queue of craft-lovers.
Upon entering the first room, they could shop the lovely, quirky SEW SWELL goodies. Sian’s printed cushions went down a treat, and Lauren bagged herself some lace appliqué detail ankle socks. We also purchased Sian’s hand-made anchor bunting, which is now sitting happily in our lil shop alongside our toy range of hair accessories. Next up was Ruby Lip’s delicious cakes and tattoo-style hand-made cards. The best part was that you could have the cards personalised-super cute!
Luxury Nappy Cakes offered all your newborn needs, adorably in the shape of a cake! Elaine and Steve Hooker of the Steve Hooker band and SLICK 50 barbers showed rockabilly wares-CD’s, t-shirts (proudly stocked by Now, Voyager) and hair products.
Marilyn and the Matador had a selection of vintage, yummy cupcakes and Felicity’s ultimate weakness-Betsey Johnson bags! Felicity’s niece Paige was delighted by Natalie’s lovely cupcake display and ate two! Rosilee Clothing & Hats joined us, with their 40s/50s inspired lovelies, all hand-made by Rosa.
Bubblegum Records, the popular store in Now, Voyager’s basement, showed off Ian’s great selection of records & CD’s. Kind Heart’s & Coronets offered adorable hand-made broaches, cushions and cards. Felicity grabbed a lollypop broach.
Crossing to the next room, Charm Bears were lined up-an adorable gift with charms for any occasion. Entering into the second room, the Seaside Siren Roller Girls were proudly letting everyone know about their team. With all the information you need to attend a fresh meat session, plus popcorn & sweets, everyone was drawn to their stall!
Togged to the Bricks provided us with their excellent selection of 30s-50s vintage clothing. ESSHAYCH taught us all a thing or to about augami-the art of Japanese crochet. We were so excited by Sarah’s talent that Now, Voyager are working with Esshaych to create a range of hair accessories ‘Harajuku by Esshaych’ that will be launched at London Expo and will feature as part of our online store.
Entertainment was provided by the fantastic DJ Mark Wilkins & acoustic talent Heron member Ray Hewitt.
We have to say a massive thank you to all of our friends, families & very talented stall holders for making it a fab first event. Watch this space for the next one!
Cake & Kisses,
Felicity & Lauren
Now, Voyager xx