Thursday, 12 November 2009

Country Living Fair

Greetings folks. I'm back from a lovely day yesterday at the CL fair in London. Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lack of photo's of the fair itself. It was soooooo busy we were crammed in like sardines in a tin and I just couldn't get any pics. I hope it isn't quite so busy for those going today, if it is I hope your wearing body armour lol. The train up and back was easy enough yesterday and the workers at London underground were very polite and helpful :o). The fair was crammed full of goodies, but to be honest most of it was stuff that you can find in shops around here if you know where to look. There was also an abundance of jewellery and scarf stalls which after a while all looked the same. But there was also a few little gems. I got the union jack cushion and the home sweet home sign from, who had a very pretty stall.
All their goodies were reasonably priced too. I picked up these two lovely East of India ribbons for future projects.

And I was very naughty and treated myself to this Susie Watson mug. I just love it, its so pretty. I did have a really hard time choosing. The Susie Watson stall was probably my favourite stall for eye candy!

I couldn't resist this cute little metal heart which is destined for someplace in my dining room.

Getting hold of nice wool felt isn't easy so I grabbed this pretty red piece as soon as I spotted it, along with this red thread for the stitchery pictured below......

This ladies stall was lovely. Lots of patterns and pretty patchwork. My Sil bought a pattern from her too that we both wanted, so she's going to photocopy hers for me and I'll copy mine for her.
Halfway through the day the fire alarm went off and we all had to evacuate the building, leaving our coats in the cloakroom agggghhh. Thankfully it was a false alarm and we wern't standing in the cold too long. So all in all it was a good day and I did come away with a few ideas.

And whilst I was out enjoying myself yesterday the Laura Ashley fabric I'd ordered in the sale arrived. It looks like they may have been generous and given me a bit more, i hope so :o).

And finally my labels have arrived. I've already made some pieces so will have to find somewhere to stitch them on to. I'll probably only use them on the larger pieces anyway. I hope to have my blogshop up and running by the weekend, but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment.
Catch you later folks
((((hugs))))) Pixiedust xxx


A Decluttered Life said...

Love the goodies especially the cushion. I so wanted to go but evrything has come at once camera stopped working, washing machine broke and friday the 13th car mot due tommorow!
Glad you had fun and look forward to your blogshop x Dom

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I haven't been to the Country Living Fair for a while. I do remember going 18 months ago thinking that I'd leave it a bit before going back again as everything seemed a bit samy. I do like the cushion!
Isabelle x

A Country Girl said...

That's one of the bicest Union jack cushions I've seen, really bright and lovely. Love the mug, too.
Must try and get to the next Country Living Fair.

Isobel said...

Loved all your goodies! I won't be able to go to the fair this year, perhaps next.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Can't wait until Saturday, as i go then!! I have never been before, and it looks as thogh we will be well worn out by the end of the day!!

Sharon xx (Loving the UJ cushion!!!Did you make it?)

Sarahs Home said...

I wish I had gone to the fair but as I have had this awful cold/flu bg it is probably for the best I didnt hoo !!
Can I ask where you got the embroidered name tapes from? I wanted to get some for my Mum but the only ones I find are plain and not as pretty.

Sarah x

made with love said...

Lovely goodies you have found there. Looking forward to seeing your shop.
Rachael xx

Shabby Chick said...

Mmm the cushion is beautiful, and I love the mug! I think you were very restrained :)

Mel xx

Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Hiya hun,
Me and Mum are going tomorrow, I really hope its not as busy as it was for you. I also hope that there's a few things we can bring home! I really don't think we'll find it hard to be honest! I've got to pop bears into Hamleys while I'm up there, its a busy day ahead!
Elanor x said...

I would have bought all of those myself! Lovely. suzie. xx

karen said...

Hiya hunni
Thankyou for your kind words.
It look's like we have the same style hunni. I love everything you've bought lol.
Can't wait to see your new shop

Yarrow said...

A wonderful and inspiring post, thank you :) I've finally gotten around to accepting your kind award too, so thanks for that also :)