As promised here are a few photo’s of the items that I bought at the Country Living Fair in Harrogate. Spring Lark were a new discovery but I’ve been following Ruby Spirit Designs and Charlotte Macey Textiles for a while and am so happy to finally own a few of their pieces. I’ve worn the Ruby Spirit necklace quite a lot this week and have had loads of compliments. I love it! In fact I love it so much I’ve asked a friend to buy something else from them for my Christmas present.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent two tickets for the Harrogate Country Living Fair by Charlotte Macey Textiles. I was really excited about the event; as it was the first weekend after pay day I’d set myself a generous budget for buying and I expected the standards of crafts on offer to be really high. Although there were lots of lovely stalls I found the standard of the fair didn’t live up to my expectations. Quite a few stalls were either over priced or the goods on offer just weren’t that good. I did find a few new designer though and it was nice to see a few brands that I’d been following on the Internet first hand. A few ‘new to me’ companies to keep an eye on include the stationary brand Dear Prudence, All the Little Things printed textiles and Spring Lark who produce beautiful gadget cases.
In my next post I’ll introduce you to a few of the companies that were at the fair who I’ve been following for a while. I also brought a few wonderful pieces that I’m looking forward to showing you.
*All pictures were sourced from the companies that are shown.
There’s a lots of fantastic tutorials on the internet and as Christmas is the season to get crafting I wanted to share a few of them with you. This Tuesday it’s all about Christmas decorations. Click on the picture title to open the full tutorial.
Felt Christmas Puddings
Bugs and Fishes
Salt Dough Ornaments
Oleander and Palm
Today the Corn Exchange in Leeds hosted the Christmas edition of the Reetsweet craft fair. As usual there were lots of beautiful handmade goods including a stall by Alexia Claire who I bought a storage basket from in the summer. Although I managed to resist buying any more baskets, Alexia’s stall has reignited my longing for a dedicated craft room as I’d be able to fill it full of beautiful storage including more of her baskets. As usual I didn’t end up leaving Leeds empty handed. I couldn’t resist buying a pencil necklace by Zinc White or a yellow handbag from the Morrocan pop up market. As a crafter and a teacher I felt that the necklace was particulary relevant to me and my personality. I also liked the colour of the bag and it’ll match the dark green of my winter coat perfectly.
The companies/artists featured in the photo log are:
Bear Follows Cat