Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter Sunday, Sywell Fair, & Secret Easter Bunny

I had to work most of the bank holiday Easter weekend so i was determined to make the most of my only day off on Sunday. So i took myself, my OH and even the boys to Penine Fairs 1st event of the year at Sywell, Hanger One, Northampton. We have booked with "the Anns" , who organise the fairs for June and November but unfortunately couldn't do this one. I wasn't disappointed in my day out at all. The stalls were all of such a high standard with it being a totally handmade event and all personally vetted beforehand.

Having now become quite an active member of the craft forum it was a pleasure for me to meet and chat with so many members that were exhibiting at this event.

Many thanks to the 4 below who let me take their photo for "the blog!"

This is Sonia from Dainty Pastimes who i met earlier in the year at a craft fair in Northampton. She sells the most gorgeous and unique peg dolls which you can buy from her Etsy and Folksy shop.

Someone who i have now met on several occasions is Claire from Ladyluck Jewellery. Today her stall consisted of totally handmade polymer clay jewellery. It was Claire who taught me all about using a pasta machine for polymer clay!!! You can buy or contact her from here.

Charlotte Hupfield. Bless her, not long out of hospital and straight back to work. Once again selling her unique stoneware pieces. You can find out more about Charlottes work on her website by clicking here.

And finally every womans favourite stall, Just Soaps. All handmade soaps and body care. I could just stand there and enjoy the smells all day. More information about their produts and their soap making course can be found on their website here. As you can see Jane's husband loved having his photo taken!!

And can i just show you what i treated myself to. I love it. It's a ceramic burner made by Stephanie Beasley and sits lovely on a shelf in the corner of my lounge and filled the room with a beautiful smell of orange soy wax melt purchased on Folksy from SweetScentedSoy.

Also yesterday, as it was Easter, all forum members who participated in the secret easter bunny were, at last ,allowed to open their presents. I received this lovely quilled bird picture from Indri.

My son hadn't seen quilling before so he took quite an interest in the art.

And Elissa from NotJustHandbags opened the wreath i had made her and fortunately (phew!) loved it. So all that stalking paid off!
Can i just say it was a delight to make a present for her as i have always admired her stylish bags . You can find her through this link and also look at her blog here.

After the fair we walked around the country park, had a full roast dinner and settled for the evening with the dvd of Benjamin Button.

What a relaxing day it was!!


  1. We like this craft fair too! We had a good day! We like the fact that it's only handmade items and very high quality. oh I bought Just Soaps' soap! It's really good stuff :)

  2. Thanks for sharing that picture of me & my stall! It was really nice to talk to you again, will see you at another event soon :)