Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Sherfield on Loddon Spring Fair

We attended the Sherfield on Loddon Spring Fair on Saturday - and what a lovely venue it was. We had a brilliant day, it was really busy and we met some lovely people. Emma and Cat @Seasonal Sales who organise the fair had done a really good job of getting high quality stalls to attend and the whole layout looked fab. Our sales weren't too shabby either! It was a real scramble to get ready for, we had sold items online in the run up so I was up to the wee hours making Birdie Lavender Cushions, Hoppity Bunnies and a new Tree and Bunting Appliqué - but it was definitely worth it! Here are some photos of the day:

We have another fair at the end of April, over the Easter Weekend, so I will be working on new items for that in the next few weeks. I also have lots of other projects that I want to get underway, we have a playhouse to paint for a start!! 

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Not enough hours in the day....

I am definitely burning the midnight oil at the moment - and then some! It's been a good few weeks for us online, the Hoppity Easter Bunnies are proving popular and my Tree and Bunting hoop is now winging it's way to its new home in Missouri. With the craft fair on Saturday I am having to kick it all up a gear to replenish the stocks! I will take lots of pictures at the fair and post them next week. So I shall leave you all now and retire to bed (it's 1am and I am very tired!), hope to have a proper catch up soon!! xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Spring Sewing

I'm flat out sewing at the moment, so just a quick post to share with you some of the things I have been making for the craft fair (just to prove that I am actually sewing and not just swanning about like a lady of leisure!)

Easter Bunnies

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

That day, for no particular reason, we decided to go for a little walk.....

It would seem that Winter is finally on it's way out! It seems to have been such a long one, and I am really glad that the sun is starting to make an appearance. We are starting to venture outside more, I took the little Bobbin's on a long walk through the farm fields on Monday morning and they had a ball. We had only meant to walk to the park which is literally 30 seconds away, but like Forrest Gump we just kept right on going! They wanted to go in all directions but I thought it best to look it all up on a map before we head off next time as I can imagine getting lost with a 2.5 and 4 year old wouldn't be fun, so we stuck to the trodden path! I was quite impressed with Isabel, who is 2 and a half, walking at a good pace for an hour solid, no complaints. We haven't used the pushchair since we went to Cornwall in June last year, it became easier to let them walk than fight them into it, but I wasn't sure how she would fair on a proper adventure! I'm now tempted to sell it, though I do miss having somewhere to hang my shopping bags! I didn't have my camera on me unfortunately but I shall remember for next time. I did take some spring pictures on our trip to Winchester though, it was a lovely sunny day:

I have been trying to do as much sewing as possible this week as the craft fair is looming, it's really hard to find the time though. I'm trying to avoid late nights until a bit closer to the time, but I think I may have to start next week. Lucky I have a whole series of ER to keep me entertained in the wee hours!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Retail Therapy

This morning we took a trip over to Winchester. I have had Cath Kidston and Joules vouchers sitting in my sewing room since November - which is an all time record for me in not rushing out and spending them straight away! I have always been very bad at saving things up for a rainy day, so I am quite impressed that I have held out until March (even though it definitely was not raining!)

Winchester was lovely in the sunshine and I took my new camera with me for it's first outdoor outing. I thought I would share with you some pictures of one of my favourite shops in this post and some outdoor spring pictures in my next post (and possibly some pictures of the goodies I got with my vouchers!).

The Hambledon - A pretty but unsuspecting exterior!
It has a really good Orla Kiely selection
I love these Swedish style prints by Japanese artist Takashi Furuya
Lots of nice kitchen bits

A really interesting selection of books - I was quite tempted by the Rob Ryan & Carol Ann Duffy book the Gift - but I resisted!

Of course my photos really don't do this shop justice, it is spread across three floors and I could have spent hours in there if the Little Bobbins hadn't been prodding absolutely everything within reach!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Craft Fair Prep - I will surface eventually!

With our 1st Craft Fair of the year fast approaching I have been putting the pedal to the metal on the sewing front! I am building my stock up again after a really successful Christmas and it does takes time. I thought I would share a few of my makes with you over the next few weeks. It does mean that I have been neglectful of my Feb Monthly Make but I plan to catch up with that as soon as I have the bulk of my craft fair stock completed. 

First up some more Toadstool Treasures! I had fun coming up with these little houses and then  turning them into these appliquéd hoops. I will probably attempt a few more in the coming weeks:

Best get back to it now!


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