16 November 2008

Vintage & Handmade Fair Countdown ...

... Unbelievably the time has whizzed round and the V&H Fair at Rangeworthy, organised by Michele and Jayne, takes place this coming Saturday, 22 November.

I'm madly pricing and sorting and packing, and would love to show you what I'll be taking, but as I now drive home from Dairy House in the dark there's no opportunity to take photos in good light. However, among the list of goodies are some small bundles of vaguely colour-coordinated fabrics tied up with red and white butcher's string (the string is red and white, not the butcher!), which are suitable for small craft projects, patchwork, appliqué etc. I've also sorted (to a degree) the mountain of vintage and antique lace, and have filled some cellophane bags with a mix of lengths and pieces for those of you who enjoy crafting with lace. I've sold one or two at DH already and they seem to be quite popular, so I'm hoping they'll go well at the Fair. There will be individual lengths for you to rummage through as well.

Fabric covered boxes and drawers, larger fabric lengths, buttons, sewing notions, threads, ribbons, cottons, hankies, lace collars and cuffs, vintage curtains, eiderdowns, damask and embroidered tablecloths, napkins, towels, a few cups & saucers, dishes and other non-textile bits and pieces ... the list goes on. It's an exceedingly good thing that I changed my car a few weeks ago. At least I'll be able to fit it all in, even if I can't fit it on my stall at the Fair!!!!

For those of you who follow Niki's blog and website and love her gorgeous handmade dolls, there's a special treat in store. Niki has made one of her fabulous large rag dolls especially for me to take to the Fair. I have a super little rush-seated chair on which I shall sit her, centre stage!
I also plan to take a few copies of Sky on My Doorstep the book I published through Blurb earlier in the year.

After this Fair blogging will never be the same again! There will be so many friendships cemented 'face-to-face'. Fingers crossed for a good turnout of blogger and other shoppers. It sounds as if there are going to be some wonderful ideas for Christmas presents and I think we're now close enough to 25 December to be able to mention the word, don't you?

Hope to see you there!


BusyLizzie said...

sounds like a fab selection of goodies Sue!
I didn't know you had published a book! Well done!
Have a nice relaxing evening...liz x

Redwoodhouse said...

so looking forward to Saturday by the sound of your stall my ££'s are already spent, if I can't get through the crowds to say a quick hello I hope you have a very successful day. See you Saturday probably from a distance through a sea of faces...

funkymonkey said...

Good luck at the fair on Saturday. Above all enjoy it.


Cowboys and Custard said...

Well that all sounds very tempting Sue.. a very large carrot!
You are right about life never being the same.. I can't imagine what I'll be doing this time next week..
Preparing for the next one probably!!

Looking forward to finally meeting up!
Hope there it time to chat after the crowds have dispersed.. ha ha!!
Michele xxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
The countdown begins....wishing you the very best of luck.
You always have a beautiful stall, so the visitors to the fair are in for a treat. And having seen those gorgeous bundles of vintage fabrics all tied up with their red and white strings, I know it is going to be particularly lovely and festive too!

Thank you again for offering to take Myfanwy to the fair! She is all ready in her blanket coat to make the trip! I shall add some photos of her to my blog as soon as I can.

Hope you sell out - My bestest wishes!
Niki x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful selection of goodies for us Sue!
I'm so looking forward to it...only 5 days to go! Gulp!

Donna said...

Everywhere I go people are excited about the Vintage and Handmade Fair and I cant go, poo, poo, poo! ;-)

I hope it is a really successful day for you Sue and for everyone and I will make sure I have all my support network in this country for the next one so I can come!

See you in Ilminster next week?

Donna xxx

Anonymous said...

This sounds so exciting, I am sorry I can not be there. However, I hope ( and know) you will have a wonderful time. Please do take lots of pics so I can see everyones happy faces!

Things Hand Made said...

Sounds like you are dashing around as much as me, see you there!