Saturday, 10 August 2013

All the Fun of the Fair

Yesterday I thought I'd successfully published this post but it turns out it went out with no content, only a title, so I'm back to try again :o)

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I hope this post finds you well and you have been out enjoying some glorious weather.  I have to say that I’m pleased the temperature has dropped a little here.  32c at 7pm is not comfortable for winter loving me :o)

Things have been madly busy here with sewing and stitching and long days spent out and about enjoying the best of the British countryside.  My corsages are now being sold in a little shop so every spare waking hour is spent replenishing stock! :o)  Exciting stuff!
We are almost half way through the summer holidays now.  Mr Y is home which is wonderful, but with someone else under foot, productivity is very much below normal on the knitting front but we did pull our stock together for a rather fantabulous fair! 

Sunday saw us hauling our wares across the border and into Norfolk for the Little Vintage Lover Fair, Heydon.
We love this event and it is, by far, our favourite fair of the year.  Stalls are set up in and around a WW1 hut which is set in a privately owned rural village, what could be better?!

The weather was glorious and the sun kindly shone throughout the entire day.  The fair was really busy with lots of customers stopping by to add a piece of forties finery to their wardrobes.
I didn’t take very many photographs, too busy gabbing I suppose, but I did manage to get a few of our stall.

And someone else got some cracking ones of the event which you can see here.

Doris” did a sterling job modelling a little hand knitted 1940’s style tank top covered in my felt anemone corsages.  They were a hit and I only brought 4 home with me.  Better get stitching I suppose :o) 

There were lots of stalls selling tempting wares, Dead Mens Spex, Worn Out Shop and Wake Up Little Susie, to name a few, but favourite stall at the Little Vintage Lover Fairs is that of a lady called Diane who always has the most amazing 1930’s and 1940’s knitting patterns and magazines.  I only bought 2 this time, both for young girls, but at the fair at Greshams in July, I picked up quite a few more.  I can’t wait to get the needles clicking!

Over a number of weeks of knitting a little bit here and a little bit there, I have managed to finish a jumper!  I finished stitching it up the other day and here is a sneak peek of the detail across the front. 

I have taken lots of photographs of it so I shall be back soon, or maybe not so soon if I get distracted by my felt mountain, to show you how it has turned out :o) 





  1. Fair looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing more pictures of the jumper!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Looks like you had the most wonderful day. Your corsages are beautiful.
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Oh my! The red, white & blue crosage is amazing - as is the purple one! I have to confess - I ended up washing the one you sent me as I forgot to take it off of dress it had been on. Needless to say - it shall need a bit of TLC to get it back to it's former glory. How foolish of me!!!! GAH!

  4. What a wonderful day out! I'm glad you had a successful time at the fair :) I look forward to seeing what pattern you knit first. Best wishes.