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Busy Christmas time

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imageimageBusy Christmas time

The last week has been one Christmas related event after another. Pre Christmas is a lovely time with Christmas fairs,fetes,and nativity shows.Not to mention shopping,baking and card writing! In fact I think that pre Christmas is better than actual Christmas.
Friday found me at my final Christmas fair at the local school selling my beautiful china cups filled with candle wax. I sold some and was invited to display a selection in a local cafe! (obviously for sale!)
I started some mittens as in the picture. These have fleece pieces knitted into the cuff as shown in the picture. Maybe I will show you the finished product -eventually! The same pic shows a lovely knitting needle case that my friend Lyn made. I will sort out my needles as I’ve got dozens, no excuse now.
Saturday I went to the home where my Mum lives. They were also having a Christmas fair. I came home well ahead financially as I won a book voucher,another voucher for a local green grocer to buy Christmas veg.,and my sister won a bottle of Champagne for Christmas lunch. Job done!
Sunday we had a family day out at the Cheshire Food Festival,tasting and sampling yummy morsels of local produce. The final picture is of gorgeous Grandson AKA Tiger hugging a tree at the festival. Lovely times and happy days.

Fair Enough!

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ImageInspecting a mini Tear Drop caravan which contained a double bed and a TV! The kitchen was on the end and served a vintage pop up tea shop. Fab!

ImageSampling a Bison Burger.

Wow! What a week-end, two fairs in one-great! The first was on Saturday and the Cheshire Food Festival at Arley Hall,Northwich. The location was gorgeous in the grounds of a stately home. The weather was beautiful and I went “en famille” which was a delight. Two of my Grand children went with their parents and we had a lazy, foodie afternoon. The children were happy as there were some fairground rides and the adults were happy as there was lots of tastings of local produce- cheese, chutneys, jams, wine, beer etc.

One hungry Grandson enjoyed a Bison Burger which I must admit smelled delicious. One son in law entered the “Man vs Food” challenge where he had to consume Chilli Gin, 12 inch Chilli sausage and Chilli jam as fast as possible. He didn’t win but had a good hot lunch!

The Cheshire Food Festival was sponsored by http://www.onionring.com which is a review web site for restaurants and hotels in the North of England and Wales. It was really well run, had a wide variety of exhibitors and a great day out. I am looking forward to the Christmas event.

The second event I went to was a Vintage Fair. This was billed as ” the Largest Vintage Fashion Fair in the UK” and it was! It was stuffed to the rafters with stalls selling all manner of vintage paraphernalia.There were fur coats, hats, jewellery, lace everything and best of all sewing stuff! I do like stuff!

I managed to purchase some vintage lace, a brooch, embroidery hoop and some tat! I have now smuggled home all of the above including the tat and secreted it away before husband returns home! What I need now is some ideas with what to create with it all! All ideas gratefully considered. I went to this fair with a girl friend and we had a great day out mooching around the stalls having first got lost around Manchester. I often get lost!

This fair was organised by http://www.decorativefairs.com

I had a busy but great weekend. I now need to find some creative time so I am off to my Craft Group!