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Sisters are doing it for themselves…

28 Jun

Ah another beautiful day, and another successful fair! Had a great time at the We Make London Summer Fair (www.wemakelondon.blogspot.com) and sold a good few stands which was lovely – all helps for the uni fund and it’s nice to see them going off to good homes! Here’s some pictures of Cariad at the fair…

There were loads of other brilliant stallholders there too, for example like Turncoat Annie who turns vintage tables and furniture into beautiful new treats with decoupage and upholstery www.turncoatannie.co.uk – I am seriously coveting a chest of drawers covered in birds, oh man I can’t wait until I finish uni next year and I can buy everything. I had recently been having an idea about decoupaging an old table…but actually it will only look rubbish and I could buy a lovely one from there instead!

My favourites though were the Seaside Sisters, who were doing a bunting masterclass. I was a bit obsessed by their table piled high with a medley of fabrics and vintage bunting. The Seaside Sisters are a trio of crafty ladies (I met two) who make a range of goodies, and excitedly they are also going to be at Vintage at Goodwood, as is Cariad (www.vintageatgoodwood.com). They will also be doing some workshops there…I think I might be abandoning my stall for a few hours to hang around there feeling up their fabrics…ooo er – seriously they were amazing! I made a little bunting there from some red fabric dotted with stars which is now hanging over my dressing table mirror and cheering me up in the morning (well, when I say I made it…I chose it and then the lovely Linda stitched it for me as my sewing leaves a little to be desired…)

Check out their website on http://seasidesisters.co.uk/ for details of where they are going to be next, and links to their individual website to buy some of their amazing handmade goodies.

On the subject of sisters I have one staying with me from Gibraltar at the moment so I should go and pay some attention to her (and a big big MISS YOU to one of my other sisters Ellie if you’re reading this from South Africa, come home soon!)

Some more news to come soon, very excitedly about Vintage at Goodwood and one of the Cariad stands making an appearance in a London cafe!

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I believe in Fete….

18 May

The lovely Georgie has sent me through some pictures of Primrose Hill Christmas Fair from last year, and I thought I would put them up in advance of the fair this Sunday (May 23rd). I’m particularly taken by the giant poodle, hope he rocks up again.

Quite excited about the May Fete, there is going to be heaps on and the whole of Regents Park Road is closed down for the occasion, along with food and other stalls. It’s also great for little weeners as there are rides, crafts, clothing, jewellry, face painting, music and a pop-up restaurant: Route Master Double Decker Bus!!

Am also loving this site below, and the girl behind it will be at the Fete:

http://www.nonesuchthings.com/

Described as somewhere between a blog and a shop, it  showcases beautiful bits and is definitely worth a look!

Love, love , love the porcelain keys…think I can see any profits made at the Fete disappearing already….

Picture from www.nonesuchthings.com