When I first moved to Leeds last September, I saw a flyer advertising one of Reetsweet's craft fairs held in the Corn Exchange, and haven't missed many since (unless I am back home, in which case there has only been a couple).
Although this doesn't necessarily relate to animation as such, I can't help but feel inspired by some of the amazing talents that the sellers possess, and I love the hand made aesthetic and would love to incorporate this into my work, whether it be in my style or in the materials I use. In the past I have also asked to sell at one of the fairs, and the offer is still open for me to once I get my act together and come up with some interesting ideas!!
My favourite sellers (which may I add are all Leeds based) are Finest Imaginary (http://www.finestimaginary.com/), Foxbunting (http://www.etsy.com/shop/foxbunting) and my good friend Sophie Wilson (http://cargocollective.com/sophiewilson).
For more information on some of the sellers and future fairs visit http://www.reetsweet.com/