Tuesday 4 June 2013

Crafty fair

This weekend I made the two hour journey south to visit my parents and browse around the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Fair.  Divine!  This is the second event they have had this year and the next one is in September.  It's a FREE event with around 120 stalls of handmade and vintage goodies to spend your pennies on.  If you fancy a visit, check out their website here

I didn't spend too much money, though I think I could probably have done so had I not had two girlies traipsing around with me, with their only desire being to visit the Build a Bear Workshop!

I met an adorable lady though who was taking part in her last fair.  She was determined not to go home with anything after the closing day on the Sunday, and was practically giving away her stuff.  She was almost in tears at the prices she was selling everything for, and asked me if I would go back the next day to bag the remaining goodies.  If I hadn't had to go back home that evening I'd have been there like a shot.

I did get these goodies from her, for the pricely sum of £6!

Beautiful dish

Fabric snippets

Laura Ashley curtain

I also saw lots and lots of people walking around with headscarfs on so decided to spend almost as much money again on buying the perfect one.  I found this one from Ava and Arthur in the most adorable fabric combination.  If you like what you see, she has a facebook page

Surprisingly hubby didn't comment when he saw me wearing said hair accessory and I think I may now be making some more.

A quick trip to Asda for bits also saw me snap up these gorgeous shoes in the children's wear department - I'm so glad they go up to a size 6 now!

In the meantime I'm catching up on a bit of crochet, I've been working on my puff daisy squares and I'm going to turn them into a little bit of bunting (for when I finally get to reclaim my summer house/sewing room).  I've also been flicking through this beautiful book which I picked up in the library

Am loving the gypsy caravan!

The sun seems to finally be shining, thank goodness, so maybe Summer is finally here (or is it Spring as I don't think we've had that yet)?! 

And finally, thank you and welcome to my new followers, it's great to meet you!

G x


  1. Such bargain finds and the shoes are to cute... I'm only a size 3 and almost always buy kids shoes ... so much cheaper :)

  2. Brill bargains!
    I have that Meakin pottery but broke two cups t'other day.

  3. Oh I love the plate ... great bargain hunting ... Bee xx

  4. Love your new shoes! That book looks really nice too.
    M x

  5. Thank goodness indeed that the sun is shining at last! Lovely finds - funnily enough I had to empty some draws today and found the cups that match your plate!
    Enjoy the rest of Sunday
    Best wishes


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