Tuesday 14 June 2016

A very wet weekend, upcoming craft events & Doughty's Roadshows

What a weekend!! I can honestly say, I’ve never seen rain like it!! Having arrived nice and early for set-up at the Great British Food Festival at Ragley Hall, Alcester, the skies did look ominously grey and within an hour the rain started…  and then didn’t stop. Sunday wasn’t much better, which sadly meant not as many people came along as we had hoped. What could have been a great weekend of fantastic food, great music and fine shopping was more or less a complete wipe out, all thanks to this poxy weather!

Lessons to be learnt… maybe a marquee in a field in the middle of a grand estate isn’t for me… but I had to give it a go, so I think for the next few months I’m going to go a little smaller and more local - starting with the monthly Vintage & Craft Fair at Rainbow Plant Centre (Stokesley Road, Nunthorpe) on Sunday 26th June, 10am - 3pm – if you’re local it would be great to see you there.

The next few weeks do look pretty busy in fact, which is great! This week I’m helping my old employers Doughty’s at the National Quilt Championships at Sandown Racecourse (Fri 17th – Sun 19th June)

Then good old Doughty’s are coming ‘up north’ for a couple of their fabulous Roadshows – on Saturday 2nd July, we’ll be at Stannington Village Hall in Morpeth, and on the Sunday 3rd, we’ll be at my local quilt group, Village Quilters, at Linthorpe Community Centre in Middlesbrough (both 10.30 – 2.30pm)

So if you’re a quilter or general fabric lover, why not come and see their fantastic range of quilting cottons including batik, novelty and blenders, plus all sorts of quilt waddings and extra wide backings.
My next craft fair will be the Dippy Craft & Gift Fair at Pickering Town Hall on 16th July (10am-4pm).

So I may not be as regular with my blogs in the next couple of months, but I just wanted to leave you with some more May is for Makers inspiration. I know I’m a little late, but I did manage to keep to the plan and purchase five patterns from independent designers – you can read my original blog here to find out more about this great idea.

For my fourth buy I just couldn’t resist Hazel the Hedgehog by the extremely talented Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. I have loved this lady’s work for ages and just needed the push to just buy a pattern! I’m really looking forward to making Hazel, complete with those fantastic specs!!

My final purchase was this great idea from Charm About You aka Lucy Brennan. This Stitchy Pie needle case is so cute, and a great opportunity to do some hand embroidery, something I don’t do enough of!!

Did you get involved in May is for Makers? I would love to know what tempted you and, unlike me, if you’ve actually had the time to make something!

I do hope the weather is better wherever you are and that we get some sort of summer here soon… fingers crossed!

This week I'm linking up with
Main Crush Monday over on Cooking up Quilts 
Monday Making on Love Laugh Quilt


  1. Those needle cases are adorable! Thanks for linking up

  2. I hate that you had such crappy weather. Your booth looked amazing! I especially love the quilted banner on the front of your table. Thanks for linking to MCM; I'm going to enjoy touring your blog - your work is beautiful!


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