I took a day off on Sunday and visited The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court.
Mum came along too and it was a brilliant day.
The sun was shining. If you've visited you will know it's a series of huge marquees,
all very well organised with workshops, talks, stands and food items.
There was a rather wonderful array of foody items including these Cake Pops from
The Baking Tree. An assortment of flavours: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry,
mint-chocolate, red velvet - all so yummy and...
eaten rather speedily by the boys, I'm surprised I got this photo!
There is something so appealing about cakes being like lolly pops.
A few photos of the amazing stalls.
The emphasis is definitely on vintage and there are truly wonderful items to find.
Mum and I attended a Grand Makes workshop which was red-line embroidery,
when finished this will be a pincushion ..note I say 'when', I must admit I'm not
rushing to complete this as opposed to...
my newly purchased Teddy Bear kit from Alice's Bear Shop.
This is going to be Stanley. I cannot wait to start him so today I abandoned
quite a few 'to do' lists and began to sort out the body pieces.
Some years ago I made Woodward from one of the Alice Bear Shop kits.
I will be sharing step by step photos of my Stanley bear-making process.
Making these teddies is hugely satisfying, I can never part with them though!
I also purchased a felting kit to make a robin, I completed that last night
but the boys are convinced it looks like a penguin!
So now this is a new variety - a Rob-guin.
I will be back to my die cutting very soon but thoroughly
enjoying my little crafty deviation!
Take care friends.