All the fun of the [trade] fair! Our day out at Craft, Hobby & Stitch.

For the most part my job involves a lot of rather unglamorous and sometime tedious admin and paperwork but the job also has it perks and taking a day of the office to go the Craft, Hobby & Stitch trade fair in Birmingham is one of them.

We spent a good 6 hours at the show and they were practically throwing us out at the end!  Although we’re there to loots at fabrics, for the most part, we can’t help but get drawn into looking at all the world of crafting has to off, in all it’s multi coloured glory!

Here’s a few snaps we took on our way!

Cute charms and buttons
Super cute charms and buttons! Wanted to take them all home with us 🙂

card making
Demo of some card making supplies that were right up our street. Fifties style gets everywhere these days!

tempting trims
Just about all the pom pom trim you could hope for some really sweet ribbon trims.

Trying not to be tempted by the Hsqvarna embroidery machines!

excellent coat!
Finally found our way to the fabric area of the show.  This chap knows how to sell his fabrics!  This coat reminded us of a past Doctor Who!  Apparently it is made from the pattern of a coat that was in Gone With The Wind.

fabric galor
Rail after rail for fabric beckoned!  The ones on the right, imported from Japan, were some of the more unusual on offer!

We can’t show you the fabrics we’re planning on ordering, that’s top secret!!

Hope you enjoyed our tour of the show!

Miss Fortune x


This Week At Miss Fortune: Discount Code in Vintage Life & Photos From London Edge!

This week at Miss Fortune!

Discount Code – Vintage Life!

Issue 27 of Vintage Life Magazine has recently gone on sale, look out for our advert and you can get yourself 10% website orders!
You can buy Vintage Life Magazine in most larger Sainsburys and WHS or from their website

Vintage Life - issue 27


London Edge Trade Fair

We’re still recovering from our trip to London last weekend for the London Edge Trade Fair!  We love heading down to ‘the big smoke’ to meet with all our buyers, show off our new collection and let our hair down with the other exhibitors – work hard, play hard, as they say!

We went for a diner themed stand time which seemed to go down a treat!

Our diner themed stand at London Edge

Miss Fortune’s Diner – open for business!          Two  new outfits for spring/summer!

Miss Fortune;s diner is open for business!                   Two of our new outfits at the show

We love exhibiting at the Olympia, it’s just a lovely building to spend a few days in!

London Edge stand from abaove!


New Website!

All being well we are very close to launching the new website! We are hoping up and down with excitement!

watching this space!


This Week At Miss Fortune: Win A Racer Girl Tote Bag! Wholesale catalogues sent out!

This week at Miss Fortune we have been so busy working on the final stages of the new website and preparing for the London Edge trade fair!


Wholesale Catalogues!

This week we have sent out our spring/summer 2013 wholesale ordering catalogues to shops all around the world!
Spring/Summer 2013 Wholesale catalogues!            catalogues packed up ready to send out to shops!
This was just one of the trolley loads of ordering packs that went out this week, lucky Royal Mail!

Wholesale customers can also come and see the new collection in person at the London Edge trade fair 25th-27th January at the Olympia in London.


Win A Racer Girl Tote Bag!

In a competition run in association with the London Edge Trade fair you can win a bundle of prizes from 3 companies with Big Cheese Magazine!

Click this link to win one of our Racer Girl Tote Bags!

Miss Fortune - Racer Girl Tote - Alt fashion


That’s all for this week at Miss Fortune!