Sunday, 21 February 2010


I just thought I would introduce you to two of the groups that I belong to.

The first is a gifted set of artistsan that all live in the middle of England- Etsy Midlanders. They are a creative bunch and make wonderful things which they sell at various fairs and outlets and also on Etsy.  Check them out through the blog -

The other group I belong to is The Vintage Village - - which is as the name suggest a group of like minded people with a love of vintage and antiques which they lovingly source.  They too can be found on Etsy just type in thevintagevillage to see a great eclectic selection of vintage goodies.

I decided looking at my fellow artisits that it was time I made a few items to put on my stall at the vintage and home made fair and here are two new offerings.

Friday, 12 February 2010


My eldest daughter is getting married this year and I am going to be the “Mother of the Bride”. This means that I have to dress up and look very smart – not that I have anything against that I l love a wedding and being my first born daughters it will be extra special.

The thing that I am fretting about is the HAT!!!. I just cannot wear one, They just do not suit me I look ludicrous, stupid, in other words a right wally. There is not one style that I can get away with.

I have the outfit, I wasn’t looking as the wedding is not until July but went to Milton Keynes on Tuesday and espied a dress in the window of Phase Eight, went in tried it one and bought the whole ensemble in one foul swoop, that is the dress, jacket, shoes and matching bag. All but the blessed HAT!!!

Today thought I would have another try – I know I will try a fascinator....well it looked like I had three birds perched on my head. It was so bad even the shop assistant chortled and they are not supposed, under any circumstances to laugh and their customer’s misfortune, but she did.

Help is definitely going to be needed to solve this conundrum.

Friday, 5 February 2010


This is just a quick one but we have decided that we need to be more organised this year and we will send out booking forms to those of you who would like to have a stall with us.

If you are interested in joining us at the fair, we would love to hear from you.  Just drop me an e-mail and I will send you out a booking form - you can complete it on line - no having to lick stamps!!!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


OK to all of you vintage loving folks that have been asking when and where it is finally official.  The flyers have been printed the hall has been booked and paid for and we are back for another fair on the 20th March at St Matthews Parish Church rooms in Northampton

We will be listing those people who have asked to have a stall once we have a had confirmed bookings from them but if last year is anything to go by I am sure we will have some great sellers and crafts people joining us again.

Keep checking in on Ann and myself for further information.