20 November 2009

Vintage & Handmade Fair - a few photos

By now you will have read everyone else's blogs regarding the Fair. Most were quicker off the mark than I, but this is the first opportunity I've had to upload my (blurred) photos. Thankfully a few are OK!
I'm so glad I travelled up as far as Almondsbury on the Friday afternoon, to stay in the same hotel as Donna and her lovely Mum. We were greeted with a fair amount of blue sky when we set off on our 20-minute journey to Chipping Sodbury, and were all incredibly lucky to be able to unload our cars before the rains came.

Here's lovely Viv, aka Hens Teeth. Her work is superb and I'm hoping to commission her for a special something sometime in 2010.
And here are Jane (Jane and the Happy Crow) and Christine (The Sea Garden) - who were opposite me.

Sadly, no other photos of other people's stands came out well enough to post, and these are the best 2 photos of mine.

Our customers didn't desert us, despite the squally weather during the day, although the conditions were too bad for some. Such a shame, but very sensible not to travel long distances with such wind and rain.

Everyone worked so hard to make the day a success and certainly a jolly day was had by all.

I had a little suitcase of knitting and sewing patterns, together with some 1940s Woman and Woman's Own magazines. This knitting pattern caused quite a stir ... one lady purchased it for a knitting friend. I'd love to see the expression on her face when she opened her gift!

We all know by now that everyone had a lovely day, and so here's to May 2010 and every success to the Vintage & Handmade Fair No 4.


Hens Teeth said...

Thank you for kind words Sue. It was great to see you and pick up my beautiful embroidery that I bought from you...I love it. We have a great day to look forward to 1st May now. x

SharDon Exclusives said...

I would love to have been there to see all of the lovely booths. I really like your booth with the beautiful plates. But the stash of trims caught my eye!
Lovely things. I hope you did well for all of the work you put into your display.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue!

A great day had by all I think!

So, so sorry that I didn't get much chance to chat..it was pretty manic right from the off again, wasn't it?...but it was lovely to see you albeit very briefly!

See you for longer next time!

Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
It was a great day with some fabulous stalls and lovely customers...
I remember those patterns causing a bit of a stir...so, inspired, I shall be crocheting Dave some y-fronts over the weekend!
Hope you have a good weekend,
Niki x

Lois said...

It sounds as if you all had a fabulous time, despite the weather!I had to have a giggle at the men's underwear knitting patterns, I am really jealous, they would have made a perfect & humerous gift for my knit-mad sister & her retro husband... Have a brilliant weekend, Lois x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Those briefs are a must.. I wonder if I could knit them in gold lame!
Good to see you Sue.. though as usual the day was a blur.. Hope it was a good blur for you too.

Michele xx