Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Crafter's Expo and the British Women's Association Christmas Fair - so many goodies in one day!

Isn't it always the way? There's nothing on for weeks and then two fabulous events clash and you have to dash from one to the other or decide which one to miss. A couple of weeks ago on Sunday 15th December, craft loving Karachi-ites faced just this dilemma. In this case missing one of the events was unthinkable. The annual Crafter's Expo was held at the Royal Rodale Club while The British Women's Association Christmas Fair took place at the Beach Luxury Hotel.

Cupcakes at Crafter's Expo Karachi


The British Women's Association Christmas Fair cum Charity Bazaar was a festive occasion with carol singers, children's fair games and lots of yummy food stalls. The fair was held in aid of thalassaemia patients.

Christmas decoration at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Table Decorations
Teapots at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Cute Teapots

There were stalls by professional restaurants and cafes such as Espresso as well as goodies by amateur bakers. Snowman cookies, Christmas cakes, fried fish, pizza - this fair had something for everyone.

Snowmen decorations British Women's Association Fair Karachi

Costume jewellery at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Beaded Necklaces
cupcakes at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Cupcakes by The Mad Hatter's Tearoom

 There were booths selling all sorts of knick-knacks from hand-made soap to Christmas-themed table decorations.

Costume jewellery at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Costume jewellery at the British Women's Association Fair



Shoes at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Shoes by Stance
Handmade soap at British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Handmade decorative soap

A variety of people were selling clothes, blankets, artificial jewellery, handmade trays, accent pieces, jams, chutneys and a host of other things. It was a fun, busy fair with plenty of great quality items on sale. There was lots of entertainment for children and overall the fair was a great day out.

Crafter's Expo and British Women's Association Fair Karachi
Crafter's Expo 2013
Meanwhile the Crafter's Expo also offered a huge variety of handmade goodies. The busiest hall upstairs included intricate hand-made cards, scrap-booking supplies, cute notepads, lovingly crafted photo frames and a myriad of other paper-based crafts.

Stationery at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Stationery at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Stationery at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Bookmarks
Frames

Elsewhere visitors could buy cushions, clothes, purses, shoes, blankets and wall-hangings as well as decorative items. There were several stalls selling hand-crafted costume jewellery as well as booths offering knitted and crocheted scarfs, mittens and toys.

crochet hats and toys at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Crochet baubles
crochet hats and toys at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
More crochet goodies

Ethnic purses at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Ethnic arts and crafts
The Crafter's Expo has a selection procedure so the overall quality standard was very high. Most stalls also allowed you to place custom orders according to your own specifications.

Cushions at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Cushions and decorative items




scarves at the Crafter's Expo Karachi
Custom Knitted scarfs

Fairgoers could also indulge at various food stalls, some offering hot food while others sold brilliantly crafted cupcakes.


Yummy cupcakes by Karachi Kupcake
Like the British Women's Association Fair, the Crafter's Expo was a bit of a crush with lots of Karachi-ites flocking to buy the hand-crafted creations.


 It was a shame the two events were on the same day as people had to divide their time and money between the two. Needless to say most people attending the events ended up broke, replete and happy. Well done to both sets of organisers.


1 comment:

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