Sunday, 17 October 2010

Craft Fair Fun

Friday was the Creative Crafts for Christmas Fair at Newcastle. I had the best time 6 solid hours shopping and crafting with my lovely friend.

Beautiful stalls full of wonderful fabrics:
Rows and rows of sparkly beads:

Workshop Areas where we sat and crafted:

We only did one workshop this time, box making, this was really enjoyable and I was suprised at how easy it was within the hour we made these three boxes / pouches ~ I think these will be ideal for presenting handmade Christmas Presents:

In the middle or the Arena was a Victorian Knitted Christmas Display, everything here was knitted, it was amazing:

Full size knitted Santa and Sleigh:

Full knitted fireplace, knitted coal!!:

Knitted curtains, and a knitted pot plant:

A knitted clock:

Now onto my haul, these may not look terribly exciting but I bought a few storage boxes to get my bits and bobs organised and I love this one:

I bought some card and accessories to make some of these boxes and some beautiful local jams and sauces handmade by Jean (this is the best Lemon Curd I have had):

A pile of fat quarters in some lovely fabrics:

Then a pile of beads, findings and chain, this should keep me going for a bit:

I love these, the red beads look amazing in real life, like red velvet:
Some pendants, I will keep one of these for myself:

So there you go, a full on exhausting day ~ I had planned to blog it yesterday but spent hours sorthing out my stash, clearing out and getting organised. Whilst organising I pulled out all my WIP and decided to tackle it head on, I will not start anything new I said until it is finished!!

So, I did finish one cushion I have been dying to do, and then started making rings from my new beads, they are just all new and shiny I couldn't resist!! I will show you later in the week my poor blog will choke with all the photos today!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~


jane p said...

Oh, I'm so jealous. We never have anything like this in Singapore. The closest we have is a shop called Spotlight which is hideously expensive! I love the fat quarters you bought.

Michelle said...

omg that looks like my idea of heaven !!!

Anonymous said...

I think that you were very restrained! I will hold you to finishing all your WIP's, as I know that I am just the world's worst culprit. Why is it that starting a project is so much more appealing than finishing another?xxx

Lucie said...

Ah crafts! I would be in my element!


emma bear forever said...

Looks like an amazing show ~ really like the 'Teatime' fat quarter :0)
Justine x

Kerry said...

love the tea time fabric!

VintageVicki said...

Definately the sort of place where a fortune could be spent - so many things all so tempting :)

Love all the knitted stuff - brilliant idea.

My WIP is slowly going down - I plan to have a finishing off month in the new year ;)

Vintage Vixen said...

Some of that fabric is just gorgeous. A woman could be sorely tempted with that many pretties about. xxx
PS Congrats on the Barry M win!!

Florrie said...

How brilliant are all those knitted displays, I always believed that anything could be knitted if there was the will to do it. And such beautiful fabrics too.............sounds like you had a fabulous day out.
florrie x

Pene said...

Good golly did you take a tesco shopping trolley to carry your buys home? My credit card is crying at the thought of it. I'm going to the ICHF creative stitches and hobby craft show at the SECC in about 10days but it's always disappointing too busy and far too small. I think next year I'll come to Newcastle as it looks like you had a ball..
Pene x

Bethany said...

What an incredible looking day!
That is quite a haul--I love the teapot fabric :)

daisychain said...

those pendants are incredible

WoodbankCrafts said...

Where do I start, it all looks so lovely. I love the knitted Christmas, brillant. You've made some great purchases too, well done. I'm going to the NEC at the beginning of Nov with H, for the Hobbycraft show. Hopefully we'll pick up some fabulous bits too :) x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

oh what heaven! looks like you had my kind of day! So jealous!

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing, I love seeing wheat you'v been up to. The craft fair looked like a lot of fun, and the pics of the huge knitted santa and fireplace were amazing! Oh those homemade jams look very tempting yum!

Jenevieve said...

Wow! What a great haul! The fabrics and beads are gorgeous, I could really do with some more storage too! I'm amazed at the knitted display, it looks fantastic. I wonder how long and how many people it took to knit! :) x

Alex said...

Eek, such delicious stuff! I'm already saving my pennies for my trip to Harrogate in November. I can sense it'll be an expensive day out!

The knitted room is amazing and must have taken AGES to produce.

Amanda said...

Crikey Kandi! What a gorgeous haul! I'm so jealous! Enjoy my dear! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

giddynici said...

Those shows are fab. I usually go to the one in Glasgow but its my shops first birthday that weekend so we are celebrating.
Those boxes look great and will be the perfect add on to handmade gifts.
Looks like you got a terrific haul. Love the paisley print fabric, it's my absolute favourite pattern. x

Angie said...

Wow - that looks like it was a fab fair. You have bought some lovely things. I love the fat quarters especially the teatime one!!!

Helga! said...

Nothing better than playing with new goodies!!!
Storage stuff of any kind is always so exciting!!You get to organise,get new ideas,fiddle generally!! What a fun day,and so many awesome things to look at and do!I think my head would've burst!

Josie-Mary said...

wow what great goodies you brought!!! Looks like a fun day out :) x

Lucy said...

Ooh I love the knitted stuff! :)


You lucky thing! Glad to hear you had a lovely day. p.s Love the knitted stuff! x

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

WOW!! some Amazing pics there hun! That sleigh is mindblowing!!! looks like there was too much to see!!!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment x x
Have a great week
Annie x

Amy said...

Wow at the knitted, well, everything!Love the floral fabric quarters. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog x

Jackie said...

Oh wow - it looks as though you had a fab day out - and came home with some lovely things ;-)
Can't wait to see pics of your makes.... x