Monday, 27 August 2012


Hi Everyone and as usual here is my round-up of the Hand-Crafted Home Fair which was held on Saturday (25 August) at Stanwick Lakes.

We had a bit of a slow start, but then a really good day with lots of interested people coming to see us and wanting to chat about our crafts (as well as buy!)

We also had a bit of drama with some thunder storms in the afternoon with one flash and crack directly overhead and so loud that everyone nearly jumped out of their skins, not only in the Fair, but in the rest of the Visitor Centre too!

Anyway, here are the pics and I must say thank you so much to all the stallholders for once again producing not only wonderful products, but really super stalls - it is amazing what you can produce from just one table each.

Carole and Sylvia - A Child's Delight

Helen - Spins her own yarn which is for sale for you to use, or as wonderful products.

Helen - Her unusually presented candles filled the room with the most wonderful scent

Lesley - Her cards in particular have to be seen to be believed - each original, and you will never see these low prices in the shops!

Margot - Just stunning jewellery - and her stall rivals Wendy for the most dramatic, I think!

Pauline - how can anyone resist these beautiful children's clothes?

Roz - Wishstones, Albums and incredible pen and ink wildlife drawings by her daughter. 

Wendy - Vibrant and unique hand-knitted necklaces and scarves

Steve - Clocks and plates made from recycled wine bottles - where else would you find these?

And I didn't forget to photograph my own stall this time !
Hand-knits, needlepoint and textiles of all sorts!

Thank you once again to all stallholders and visitors and don't forget to come and see us again at Stanwick Lakes on Saturday 22 September.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Come to the Fair

Time flies when we are enjoying ourselves and this coming Saturday 25 August, as well as hailing the August Bank Holiday weekend, is my next Hand-Crafted Home Fair at Stanwick Lakes, off the A45 near Wellingborough.

I can't believe it was during May that I held my first Fair and now we are in late Summer and I am turning my thoughts to making products for Autumn and Christmas to be for sale from September onwards.

This month's Fair, however, will be Summer's last hurrah, and we have some super producers attending with their original hand-made wares.

Do come along and have a look if you are in the area and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PRODUCERS.

Thank you.

Monday, 13 August 2012


The next Hand-Crafted Home Fair to be held at Stanwick Lakes on Saturday 25 August 2012 is approaching fast.

The Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and products on sale will be:

Baby Blankets
Tote Bags
String Bags
Hair Ornaments for little people
Textile Toys
Crochet Toys
Hand Knitted Necklaces and Scarves
Home spun yarn 
Purses, Hats, Brooches etc
Gemstone Jewellery
Wooden Turned Items
Wish Stones
Hand-made Children's clothes
etc., etc.

Here you will find unusual and originally designed items which are perfect for birthday, birth, anniversary and christening gifts and - dare I say it - Christmas gifts!

And, of course, it is always super to treat yourself!

So, do come along and see us if you are in the area and you will find lots of other interesting things to do at Stanwick Lakes too.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

East Coast

We did get to the East Coast for our day trip, even though I was still coughing and spluttering somewhat - but a change of scene is a wonderful thing and here are a few pics.

Picnic lunch on the beach

Guerilla Knitting!

Boats on the Shore

Steam Train

One of three windmills on the coast road

Village Shop

Now 2 weeks to go before my next Fair and so - all systems go  !!!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Hand-Crafted Home in Action

We spent a super weekend with the family, and I just had to show these pics of Eva (almost 3).

Her super baby cord scarlet dress covered in tiny balloons was made by Pauline Marney who had a stall with me at my Fair at Great Addington, the white and rosebud cat was made by Sylvia who is a regular stallholder, and the hand-knit clip bow in her hair was courtesy of me.

Unfortunately, I have come down with a dreadful head cold, and am now dosing myself up as we plan to visit Sheringham - that beautiful little town on the east coast tomorrow.

We usually holidayed there when I was little, I am really looking forward to our day trip as it is several years since we have been - and the weather is set to be just wonderful  !!

Have a good day and I hope the sun is shining with you.