Friday, 25 July 2008

A few carrots ....

These last few weeks I have been alternating between a sort of treacely fatigue and buzzing with creative ideas.
It is true to say that the next four months will be quietly frenzied until I reach the grand finale of The Vintage & Handmade Fair in November.. the 22nd to be precise.
I know .. I know.. I promised not to become a bore about this event.. but I just can't help myself.. The days are slowly but surely ticking by and there is much to be done behind the scenes ... making stock for the fair is just one of them..
I am so thrilled by the wonderful response we have had so far and this week we have welcomed aboard two new bloggers who are coming along to sell their unique handmade creations at the fair.. Joanna from Things Handmade and Lynn from Sea Angels..
I really can't wait to see all the fine fare laid out on the day and I shall be like a cat on a hot tin roof.. wanting everyone to have a good time!

Dear Annie from A Saucerful of Secrets asked if we could do a swap last month when I visited her enchanting home and Open House exhibition in Stroud. Well.. how could I possibly refuse such an invitation...
I received my beautiful felt wall hanging from Annie last week and hung it where it will be seen frequently and by all that visit our home.. Annie is such a talented lass as you can see...


An unexpected and delightful little extra in the package was this enchanting tiny felt bird brooch ..


Annie will be at the fair selling her original and decorative felt peices and vintage textile dolls..

I thought I would dangle this carrot and a few more in front of your eyes to try and tempt you to come to the fair....
This is such a dear little 1930's child's tea set that I will be selling.. in it's original box and in mint condition..


Here are just a few of the frames that I will be bringing... some as you can see are works in progress...

And what would a fair be without the essential ingredient... cakes!!
Including some of Jayne's wonderful felt cupcake pin cushions... Very tasty!
There will a wealth of unique handmade and vintage items to buy from the collective bloggers.

So start saving those pennies and come along..

I promise to change the subject.. soon.

21 comments:

LOUISE said...

I had a feeling you were buzzing, like a busy bee! This is a first for me, to see Annie's felt creations, I like them and yes they are very original, great swap. You are dangling quite a few carrots here Michele, by showing us all the lovely goodies you will be taking along to the bloggers' meet. You are so right the days are ticking by, and with every day that passes I am getting more and more green with envy, and more and more annoyed that I probably won't be there to join in with all the fun and gossip! x

julia said...

No need to tempt me any more since I will definitely be there but I'm seriously excited! I will be posting about it on my blog very soon and then again nearer the time just to remind people. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
Julia x

julia said...

No need to tempt me any more since I will definitely be there but I'm seriously excited! I will be posting about it on my blog very soon and then again nearer the time just to remind people. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
Julia x

julia said...

See, I'm so excited, I told you twice!!
J xx

Simone said...

I really wish I could be there! Maybe I should make some things and pretend I will be a stall holder there too! I hope that you show us pictures of the day itself. It is sure to be a memorable one for all of you involved!

LiLi M. said...

A dutch saying; That what filles your heart is overflowing your mouth too! Just go ahead telling us about the fair! Of course there will be a little envie but I think it's as close as I can get in joining; seeing what you are all up too. I just like that! Have fun all day and every day!

silverpebble said...

Ooh, if the new little one's too little for me to have a stall then I'm definitely going to try to come along for sme retail joy. Your little frames are magic and the tiny teaset adorable.

Annie's things are seriously lovely too - what a sweet little bluetit.

Ragged Roses said...

That a prize winning bunch of carrots if ever I saw one!!!! A vast array of treasures to tempt us. The tea set is so lovely and charming Michele and your frames are as delicious as ever - talking of delicious I hope you've saved one of those cakes for me, I've just poured myself a cuppa!
Mxxx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

OOOhhhh! I'd love to come to the fair (just the thought of a trip across the pond right now makes me swoon)! =) Such a BEAUTIFUL felted panel you received!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Your excitement, its very contagious...
i`m also very excited for you!
Good luck!
Kisses Kisses

P.S- Please do keep us informed, and tell us more!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Michele, you know I'm drooling over the little tea set - my dolls do like a nice bit of china....but I promise not to snap it up before the other bloggers arrive at the fair (what a sacrifice!)

I keep talking about the fair & am so excited about it - I think I'm driving my family potty!

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi there Michele,How weird it is to see some of my pieces on someone elses blog!and extremely flattering too,Thank you x

Kitschen Pink said...

preaching to the converted here! I'd love to come - it's just too far! boo hoo! I shall visit vicariously through your blog! t.x

Dana Jones said...

Oh that little bird sings to my heart! I just love it!
I am anything but bored hearing about your upcoming event. In fact, any tid bits about making an event like yours a success would be great to read about. Best of luck to you all for the show. I wish I could come.

Love, Dana

Deb said...

OH! I love that little tea set and the felted bird.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Michelle, I am dizzy and a little weak in the knees after having viewed these tempting and brilliant items. It will be so much fun!!! I sure wish I had the money to be there with all of you. I just know we would have a fabulous time!!!!

Love the felted pieces. So clever!

Miss you! Hey, did you know I am having a bit of a giveaway in celebration of one year blogging? Stop by and enter if you would like to.

hugs to you!!

kisses to Mr. Pickles from Socks and Doogins.

xo
Becky

JuicyFig said...

it looks like it is going to be great!

ohhh, BTW - a little prize is waiting for you over on my blog - if you e-mail me your address I will post it out to you!

kath(at)beatsnheat(dot)plus(dot)com

Kath
x

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the felt pieces!
Sandra

driftwood shack said...

I shall be booking my B&B asap- but if I forget keep reminding me-we need updates, its not nagging its essential! I am now subscribing so that you can update me......

Rosie said...

Oh it sounds so EXCITING! I wish I could be there. I do hope you have a fabulous time arranging it all and actually on the day. Your frames look so lovely.
Rosie x

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh what a time you will all have!!!!!

M ^..^