I recently went to the Contemporary Craft Fair at BoveyTracey in Devon http://www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk/
I have been attending for many years and the array of work is amazing. Once again they had the pottery show down, a vintage cinema, willow weavers, stone masons etc
The level of work is amazing and we may have made one or two purchases (though not as much this year, last year we bought an original piece for the bedroom wall).
I prefer to buy direct from craftspeople and this is why I love events such as this.
You get to talk to them direct and really appreciate the work that goes into each piece.
My mum and I bought a selection of handmade zipper bags.
A couple of screen printed ones on linen with waterproof linings (https://www.helenround.com) and three where a fabric was created from their original paintings (http://www.maggiemagoodesigns.com/).
My husband also bought me this from http://www.yvettebrownworld.co.uk/ How cute is it? I cannot wait to wear it on my suit jacket at work, I think it has SO much character-she is stomping, a little like me at times!
Do you have any events you attend where you can buy direct from the maker? I would love to know (especially if they are in the UK) as I am always on the lookout.