Gosh, what a busy day I have had today. I spent a couple of hours this morning at the allotment. It was the most glorious sunny day here in Berkshire, not a cloud in the sky. Then home to cook Sunday Lunch, Roast chicken with all the trimmings... and then after lunch I went to our local monthly craft fair. Pudding Cup Art Market.
By this afternoon sadly the sun was disappearing and the temperature had dropped considerably, so sensibly everyone at the market had their stalls inside in the warm. I love perusing craft fairs and especially love to stop and chat to the crafters about their wares. I am always fascinated to hear about how things are made. Especially crafts that I know nothing about...
This stall caught my eye as I walked in. They were displaying the most beautiful glass jewellery.
Another table had some really cute ornaments made from Fimo clay.
More hanging decorations...
These super cute doggy face cloths. What an ingenious idea.
Beautiful hand painted Christmas cottages, jewellery boxes and bird houses.
More tree ornaments. These ones made from felt are just adorable.
Pretty tea cup candles.
Home made fudge! Oh my goodness I just had to buy some of this...
and finally my most favourite stall
The Mint Makeover, decoupaged furniture, lanterns, candles and gifts.
These stunning items are made by Sarah Jennings and would you believe it she makes them all from paper napkins. I chatted to Sarah when I visited the market last month and she was happy to share with me exactly how she makes these beautiful pieces.
This snowman ornament is one of my favourites, he is just so perfectly jolly. Exactly how a snowman should be...
I chatted to Sarah again today and she was kind enough to give me lots of tips and advice about running your own craft stall. Which leads me to my very exciting news.
Next month I will be having my very own table at the market. I am so excited! I have never had a stall before. Over the next few weeks I shall be like one of Santa's little helpers busy making things to sell.
The next market will be The Christmas Extravaganza on the 11th of December at the Clewer Youth and Community Centre on Parsonage Lane, Windsor. Starts at 12 midday going on until 4 pm. They will be having a bouncy castle, raffles, name the teddy bear, the teddy bear raffle and of course all the lovely artisan stalls. All proceeds go to Whizz Kids, a charity that works to support and transform the lives of disabled children in the UK.
So if you are local be sure to pop on by...
I made it home just in time before the rain started and treated myself to a nice cup of tea and some Salted Caramel Fudge.
Have a fantastic week