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Fancy a bit of handmade finery? Enter our last minute comp!

It’s competition time! Kirsty Allsopp’s Handmade Fair hits the mean streets (sorry, the green field outside) of Hampton Court Palace, London, 15-17 Sep, and we just happen to have our mitts on two free tickets to give away.  Are you feeling lucky?

The Handmade Fair is brought to you by Kirstie Allsopp and is all about appreciating the beauty of handmade, and learning the skills to become a maker yourself. Well, not me obvs, but you might fare better. Whether your day at the Fair teaches you how to make something, upcycle a piece you already own, or if you buy it from an expert, it’s here to help everyone to make their life a little more beautiful. And what’s wrong with that, I say?

The Super Theatre, Skills Workshops and Grand Makes are hosted by the UK’s most renowned experts, so you can be sure you’re learning from the best in the business. It’s not only a fun day out, but you’ll also be able to take away a bundle of skills and knowledge that you can use to improve your own life and home.

Our top collaborator of the week, Salisbury-based Rubi Warren jewellery who are exhibiting at the fair are kindly donating the pair of tix, so enter the comp, hot-foot it over to London and go and say hi to the lovely Chrissi at Rubi Warren.

Want to win a pair of weekend tickets to Kirsty Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair?  Sure thing! 


It’s easy peasy. There are four ways – and the more ways you enter, the greater your chance of winning.
1. Sign up to the newsletter (this step is compulsory to enter). You’ll be asked to confirm your entry into the competition – please be aware you might find this confirmation request in your JUNK folder so please dig it out!

If you’re signed up to the newsletter already, you will need to sign up again here to enter – don’t worry, you won’t get two sets of newsletters. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

2, 3, and 4. Be sociable and follow, comment and share on the Muddy FBInstagram and twitter. I’m just as daft on social as I am on the blog! (is this is a good or a bad thing? Hmm….)

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE – I’ll be pulling a name out at random at midday on Wed 14 Sept.  The fair starts next week, Mudsters, so get signing!

The Handmade Fair takes place on The Green at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9BU.


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