Sunday, 27 March 2011

Meet The Moppets

I know I have been rather remiss on the blogging front of late, but with the Spring Vintage & Handmade Fair just a matter of weeks away there has been a lot of preparation to be done, particularly advertising & promotion.

I have also been doing a bit of sewing & have made a Bounce of Bunnies to take to the fair. They are made from vintage baby blankets & dressed in a mix of vintage & modern fabrics. Each one is different & they are called The Moppets. Currently they are living in a suitcase (thanks Jo!) but would like to find new homes!

Let me introduce you.....

Left to right....

Molly Moppet
Likes: Hedgehogs
Dislikes: Lettuce

Mabel Moppet
Likes: Apple Pie
Dislikes: Ferrets

Martha Moppet
Likes: Parsley
Dislikes: Tabby Cats

Mary Moppet
Likes: Rhubarb Pie
Dislikes: School

Left to right....

Maisy Moppet
Likes: Peter Rabbit
Dislikes: Mr McGregor

Milly Moppet
Likes: Carrot Muffins
Dislikes: Jack Russell Terriers

Maggie Moppet
Likes: Patchwork
Dislikes: Washing up

Mandy Moppet
Likes: Dandelions
Dislikes: Tractors

Friday, 18 March 2011

Blueberry & Lime Cake Recipe

By popular demand here is the recipe for the cake in my previous post - if you click on it it should enlarge.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Jumble Buys

I thought you'd like to see what I bought at the Jumble on Saturday.
The vintage hair clips were from Daniella, the painting book from Niki, the Tinkle Toys craft kit from Michele & the Ladybird crochet book from Becca.

The three vintage suitcases were from Jo - Toby thinks he might use them when he goes on his for his blanket, one for toys & one for bones!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A Lovely Jumbley Day!

Saturday morning saw the sun shining & the bunting gently wafting in the breeze outside the Rangeworthy village hall in preparation for the first V&H Vintage Jumble Sale. Don't let it be said that we do things by half as we had kindly been loaned two gorgeous vintage cars by local enthusiasts to draw attention to the event & to give the visitors something to admire (besides our vintage treasures & piles of delicious WI cakes!).

Inside all was busy as 15 stallholders unpacked their wares onto their tables, caught up with old friends, made new friends, did a little pre-opening shopping (I bought a few nice treasures myself!) & grabbed a quick cup of tea before the doors opened.

It's a good thing we were ready at 11am as there was quite a crowd waiting outside when we opened up & for the first hour or two we were mobbed by eager bargain hunters! It did quieten down a little after lunch but we had a steady stream of buyers all day with some staying for quite a long time. We had visitors from as far afield as Oxford, Derbyshire, Wales & Kent!

And no wonder everyone looked so happy - there were lovely buys to be had & all at bargain prices.

The ladies of the WI were rushed off their feet serving teas & cakes (the carrot cake I indulged in was to die for!) with all monies raised going towards the annual village party for senior citizens.

A great day was had by all & Michele & I were inundated by requests to hold another, so watch this space in the autumn!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Vintage Jumble This Saturday

Just a quick reminder about the Vintage Jumble Sale that we are hosting this Saturday at the Rangeworthy Village Hall, BS37 7LZ.
The doors will open at 11am & close at 3.30pm.

There will lots of goodies to buy as well as tea & cakes served by the WI to keep your Jumbling strength up - sharpen your elbows, don your steel capped boots, bring your bags & purses & most of all, have fun!

Looking forward to seeing lots of you there!