Sunday, 17 April 2011
Well our Birdsong and Blossom Craft Fair is over, having had a wonderful turn out of 1000 people through the doors to sample the delightful crafts on offer, the wonderful live music provided by Detor and the general bonhomie. It was fantastic I am continually blown away by the fantastic support and excitement from Customers towards the talented makers showcased at our fairs. This fair was no exception. Visitors and Vendors alike, ensured that our Birdsong and Blossom fair was a rip roaring success. Thanks to you all, here are your best bits ................
March Cr'After Dark was really memorable. I got to bring my entire (vast) collection of lovely fabrics along, to make a beautiful suffolk puff (fabric YoYo) necklace. Being a knitter/crocheter and not a sewing genius, I really thought i might be a hopeless case to teach fabric yoyo's to. To my delight, I not only enjoyed the night immensely but found them really easy to do. I chose a beautiful liberty print in Navy and Pink, made to celebrate the Quilt Exhibition at the V&A in 2010. What a fabulous night! I have posted a small selection of some of the gorgeous makes on the night. Check out Jo's Blog at http://www.saintsandpinners.co.uk/blog/?m=201008 for a guide on how to make the necklace and check out the gorgeous fabrics she and Fran have in stock! http://www.saintsandpinners.co.uk
Kate McCully aided by her trusty hoard of funky socks and wonderful buttons, came along to teach us how to make Love inspired Sock Monsters, what a great night. 28 of us gathered in the pub for the Lovebug Monster Make, a cosy pub night in February to keep us going till the springtime looms. Here are a few of our finished monsters.