Monday, 23 November 2009

Handm@de Fair, Oxford

Counting down until Sunday now, after the excitement of the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury it's time for our local feast.
Really enjoyed V & H this year, not as christmassy as I'd hoped (really wanted a vintage looking christmas tree angel), but looking at the pics from the blog, think the best things went early! I treated myself to a Babushka rabbit kit from Donna Flower, whose stall was fab, wish I had more budget for fabric!!

And then I ummed and ahhed over one of the gorgeous bunnies from The Vintage Magpie that I saw in the summer and loved, & thanks to my Mum who accompanied me, I will have one for Christmas!! Will try and sneak a photo of the one I've adopted!

I did fancy one of these gorgeous prints too..

..but sadly I restrained myself, (too much I think with hindsight!).
Very glad we battled through the high winds and flood water!!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Vintage & Handmade Fair

One & a half days to go!!
I'm really looking forward to this again, the summer one was so fab and I enjoyed it so much.
My Mum is coming with me again as she really loved it too, so it'll be a girls day trip and I'm planning on spending money too! Would really like a vintage christmas tree angel, so will be keeping my eyes peeled, will report back on any purchases!

I've got my mind on Christmas quite a lot at the moment, there are several things I'd like to make for the girls, the first thing I started last weekend, it's Mary Christmouse from a pattern in 'Knit Today', which is a basic knitted mouse, I'm doing this in white I had in my stash but it's nearly all gone, so fingers crossed it lasts for the legs & ears!!

I'm also struggling to find an alpaca DK yarn for a pattern for my self, I don't find it very easy browsing for yarn on the web, I really want to see it person and feel it! So I've been perusing in my LYS's - Witney Wool Shop & Port Meadow Designs in Oxford. I want something with a bit of colour variation, but what colour do I go for?! I definately need more experience at this!