Monday, 29 August 2011

Our first village fair- and you are invited.

I don't do much crafting in Summer - I prefer to be outdoors exploring and making the most of the longer Summer days. However, I have indulged in a little bead work - since I became obsessed after a class at my W.I. group. My lovely bloggy friend Rosie had given me a great selection of Jewellery making paraphenalia when we met up, and this set me off making earrings.

I love earrings and feel naked if I leave the house without a pair.
Ive also found some lovely beads on my travels, and used some broken jewellery that I had too.

Don't forget that it is our village fair this Saturday - 3rd September. It's the first one that we have ever held, so I hope it will be a success. I am manning the W.I "Homemade & Vintage " stall - and I can promise you some excellent goodies at bargainous prices (it will all be priced to sell as hubby wants his garage space back!!!). Ive got loads of lovely very vintage china. One of the ladies has given me her Grans tea sets to sell - the lady who gave it to me is over 70 years old herself, so the set must be over a hundred years old! I have LOADS of gorgeous new fabric - some great Winter weight baby cord in lovely autumnal colours which I will be sellling for around £1 per piece - so you could end up with several metres for a £1!!! I have also got some vintage textiles, vintage jewellery, loads of books, some great kitchenalia, beautiful antiques etc etc The fair is to be held at Thorpe Hesley Community Centre which is right next to Holy Trinity Church, Sough Hall Road, Thorpe Hesley - Just off Junction 35 of the M1 motorway, and it opens at 12.30pm. I'd love to see you if you can make it - and bloggy pals get discount! xxx



25 comments:

diane b said...

Gosh you have been busy with the earings. They look very professional. I hope you do well at the fair. Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Our local commune has its annual bric a brac this weekend and I have also been busy making earrings and necklaces!! t'other Diane

Elizabethd said...

Oooh, can we buy online?

Liz said...

Sounds great - wish I lived nearer! Love the blue earrings.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Junction 29 to 35 isn't that far, no?!
Will try & get & if not, all the best....

Loved your comment at mine , will email you later re camper..

Lx

Janet said...

The earrings are gorgeous ! if you don`t sell them all -let me know -would be happy to treat myself to a pair xx

Blueberry Heart said...

oooh, best of luck! I'm sure those earings'll fly off your stall - they're gorgeous!
BH x

Elizabethd said...

Thanks for your comment! I have no addresses for anyone so cant write you direct.
The earrings in the 3rd photo are just gorgeous.

Carol said...

I'm looking forward to visiting the fair, will have been away for a few days but returning that morning and hoping I'll be in time.
Carol xx

Michela said...

I'm really impressed Diane! I didn't know you were also a jewellery designer! Well done you, people will fight for buying your lovely makes!
Good luck xxxxx

Ray+Joan said...

I'm back, loved the jewellry they are beatitfull hope you sell all good luck.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, wish I could come. Some of that china looks so pretty - and I love earrings too.
BTW I was in Leeds yesterday and coudn't work out why all the city centre pavements are covered in blobs of mud... then I remembered the festival!

Nic B said...

I will be there!!!

Rosie said...

I recognise some of those blue beads! So glad you were able to use them. Not sure if we have family coming on Saturday or Sunday. If it's Sunday we may pop along:)

Jo said...

What gorgeous earrings. Is there anything that you can't turn your hand to? I might have popped down on Saturday, but it's my birthday so I'm hoping that Mick's got something wonderful (or not so wonderful) planned for me. Good luck with the fair, though I don't think you'll need it, it all sounds fab.

topchelseagirl said...

Shame I live so far away. Those earrings look really professional!

Aunty Bee said...

Your earrings are gorgeous, and the fair sounds like it will be a good one.

dubgirl said...

The earrings are lovely, good luck with the fair x

John Gray said...

would love to come... but as usual will be working!!!!!!

good luck
x
psI would love to harness your energy!

Lisa said...

I can vouch for loveliness of your bead work and general fab crafting abililty!
Hope all goes well for you on Saturday and you sell loads.
Wish I could come for the day!
Lisa x

Rebecca said...

Those earrings look lovely, what beautiful beads you have used!

Thank you for your comment about the preview at Pete Mckee's gallery, it is very kind of you to offer! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it either as I already have something planned.... thank you so much for thinking of me though! x

noelle said...

You've made some beautiful earrings, sorry I won't be able to come but I hope you do well and have a great day! xxx

Catherine said...

So pretty! They should do really well for you at the fair! Cx

Victoria said...

You've got to be kidding me - I would have LOVED to have known about this! :( Dammit! I could be sipping from an antique cup & saucer right now! :)

I love the earrings with the greenish round beads at the end - lovely!

x

The Curious Cat said...

Those earrings are gorgeous! xxx