Friday, 7 August 2009

Home Spun Fair and Cornwall

What can I say about Portscatho? What a magical place. The homespun fair which took place last Sunday was a truly lovely day. The day had a charm and vintage atmosphere which was very enjoyable. For me it was a chance to meet up with friends made at vintageandhandmade fair, co-organiser of which being Michele of cowboysandcustard, so good to see you again my friend and to meet new bloggy friends face to face. I met adorable Lesley of seablueskyabstracts, wonderful Corrine of corrinephillips and Liberty Lawn goddess Sarah Jane of sarah-janedownthelane to name but a few. We were all so pleased to see each other and the genuine warmth and friendship from every quarter just made the day very special.
Here is my stand.


Sarah Jane Stone, below, whose work was divine. A mix of appliqued/machine embroidered handbags (I was so tempted)! She also had an incredible range of silk screen printed work...tea towels, aprons etc.
Nicky of thevintagemagpie I just drool every time I look at Nicky's exceptional work, I also start to talk nonsense and mutter how wonderful they are and how much I would like one! I'm sure she's used to me by now though ;-)

A treat to meet Sue Dove, her work being inspirational, quirky and I want, I want, I want!
As you can see the Memorial Hall got quite busy and stayed that way most of the day.

Ah, my friend Jane (organiser along with Christine Nullmeyers) of janeandthehappycrow Thank you Jane, for a very happy day.
Of course, there were many more wonderful stands, but the day was so 'full on' I didn't get chance to take any more photos. Happy days!

Moving on from the Fair, a pic below of jewel like pebbles and sea weed at Marazion Beach.


This was fun, we visited Mevagissey along with the world and his wife, but were very entertained by a Diving Group sending a member of the team into the sea, dressed in an ancient diving suit (so Captian Nemo)! We could hear him talking and see the air bubbles moving along the surface. Quite surreal seeing him walk out of the sea and unscrew the plate glass on the front of his helmet! His boots looked like they belonged to Frankenstein's monster.

I did not want to leave Cornwall behind but, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end......
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Onto a few pieces that are going into my Etsy shop soon. Close up pics of three small box canvas embroidered collages.



Gorgeous textile items purchased from the amazing Sue of vintagetovictorian
I had a wonderful day in Portscatho. Happy events have happened to me because one day I decided to start my blog. It never ceases to amaze me how life enhancing this has been. The whole world of blogging, Flickr and Etsy is an exciting and inspiring place and I have met and have become firm friends with the most amazing, clever, industrious, supportive, kind and generous women. So a big thank you to you all.

Thanks for stopping by. x

25 comments:

Greedy Nan said...

It looks as though you had a best day in Cornwall. I like Sue Dove's work too. I have her book and one of her lovely brooches and have also been fortunate enough to meet her and have a chat.

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

oh Viv, I wish I could teleport to one of your fairs. I love that you always post so many wonderful pictures, but I get a little sad when I reach the bottom of the post. Thanks for posting your "works in progress". I love seeing how other creative people work and these are just amazing! I love all the beautiful colors and layers and of course your handwork is so unique and wonderful.:) Oh, and thanks for sharing the pic of Sue Dove's booth. I remember seeing her in Cloth,Paper,scissors a while back and went crazy over her stuff...very unique and creative. hugs to you, Amy

Roberta said...

Lovely post...wish I was in England...I'd love to see your entire booth. Like your "flag" banner on your booth as well. Hope you had a profitable day. Roberta

Kayla coo said...

I agree that blogging has opened up a whole new world.
It's great for the individual artist and maker to have a voice.
It makes the world a more interesting place and gives us so much more choice.
All the stalls looked lovely.xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your stall looked lovely Viv!
Looking forward to seeing more of your creations at the V&H Christmas fair!

Jayne

Samantha said...

Your stall looks beautiful. I have been succumbing to the shell boxes lately. I think I have a collection going on - I'm up to four now.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Viv, so glad you had a wonderful time at the Fair and made lots of new friends. I love Sue Dove's work too, she is a very inspiring artist! I will send you an email re. the vintage brooch

Have a lovely weekend
Love Carolyn :o)

Gina said...

The fair looked fabulous... especially your stall. Wish I lived closer. I might have been a bit more than just tempted.

Jackie said...

I especially like tge woman in the Sue Dove picture shopping with her African basket and flowery shoes and socks.
Your stand looks beautiful. very tidy and inviting.
x

Jackie said...

Oh and of course i wouldn't know you without the wonderful world of blogging.

BusyLizzie said...

Glad to hear that you had a good time in Cornwall. I would have loved to have been there.. but I was selling Tweed in Honiton the day before & couldn't see how I could have got to Cornwall in time for another day of fun!
Lizzie x

meplusmolly said...

Lovely post. The fair looked fab, great stands full of beautiful items created by talented folks.
Your stand looked lovely, love how you displayed everything. Love all the quirky pieces that sat amongst your work too.
Great pics of Cornwall and the man in the vintage diving suit, haven't been to Cornwall for years ;0

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Viv, what a lovely post - and I'm in absolute agreement with what you have to say about the wonderful world of blogging. Bye for now. Lesley x

noelle said...

i am so glad the Homespun fair went well i wish i could have gone and i'm so near too! oh well maybe next time x

mimilove forever said...

Yay for Cornwally lovlieness and loving the the canvas collaging! x;)

Annie said...

The fair looks as though it was wonderful, I wish I could have been there. The setting for the fair was beautiful it must have made it really special being so close to the sea.
Ann x

Clare said...

Was a great day! You have an award on my blog if you'd like it. Have a good week

Corinne Phillips said...

Hi Viv,
It was great to meet you in person - and, as you say thanks to blogging it's just like meeting up with old friends. You'll be pleased to hear I did finally find hubby et al - they had rowed over to the other beach!!! x

silverpebble said...

This is such a great post. I am so keen to be part of one of these wonderful fairs. Your stand (and the other ones you've shwon) look stunning. How I would have loved to have been there!

Your new work looks delectable as ever.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous photos Viv, I so pleased you had fun, what a lovely mix, the fair, the sea and the guy in the suit, v. cool! I also second your comments about Blogging, there are some great friendships to be shared. Mx

cocoa and blankets said...

...and I am so delighted that I have met you through blog land...do you remember all those months ago when I told you of my 6th formers who had not heard of Black Adder.....

ArtPropelled said...

I loved Cornwall too and spent a day in Mevagissey. There's just something so captivating about the seaside villages.
Your banner is lovely, Viv!

Anonymous said...

I really wanted to go to the home spun fair!
It was in the next village over from where I'm moving too in a couple of months, and wanted to stock up on lots of yummy things before I start uni at Falmouth.

The photos look fab

WingingIt said...

i just put a fragile quilt in the trash...i am soooo digging it back out...thanks for the idea for the little coin purse..i love to sew paper on the fabric as well...thanks!!

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