Friday, 16 September 2016

A Visit to the 'Handmade Fair' at Hampton Court.....

16th September 2016

My week has FLOWN!!

Lots of time spent with my two gorgeous girls....





....I LOVE being a grandma, just wish I lived nearer!

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I had a surprise birthday present from my niece.....

.....beautifully wrapped in marbled paper which I will keep...


......I have been wanting this book for a long time so I was thrilled and will be experimenting when I get home, watch this space!


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Today, after a night of thunderstorms and early morning torrential rain, we went to Hampton Court for the Handmade Fair......

....photos aren't brilliant but will give you an idea of the variety of goods available.....

.....I took this as we left, there were queues to enter this morning, thankfully the rain had eased....


....vintage patterns and fabrics...


.....some lovely stamps...


.....handmade mobiles.....


....Kantha hand stitched throws and wraps, so beautiful....


....baby/toddler swings...


....beautiful embroidery kits from Rowandean..


......pure wool cushions....


.....everything vintage, brought back a few memories...


....beautiful cushions/lamp shades...


....ribbons....


.....natural soaps...


......beautiful ceramics....



......hand dyed silk...


.....had a great time tasting in the food tent...


.....repurposed old linens....


.....think this was my favourite, hand made bears/rabbits/dogs needle felted and stitched...



.....loved the rag doll in the 'Princess and the Pea' bed....


.....Luna Lapin and friends...



...pom poms...


......my purchases....

....lovely book with a rag doll pattern and a wardrobe full of clothes....


......yarn for socks and a blanket....



....Velcro tape for the plants instead of wire....


....tasted a sample and had to buy...


....fruit flavoured vinegar, great in casseroles...


.....I have had such a lovely day and think I may go to this event next year!