Time does seem to fly between the Vintage & Handmade fairs & the next one is almost upon us as it is this Saturday! I have been sorting & pricing & finding things I had forgotten I had. Tamzin & I put together about 20 'goody bags' (in the photo above) which are filled with vintage lovlies for your creative projects.
The V&H Textile & Fashion Fair is a 'must visit' for anyone interested in vintage fashion & home textiles, sewing or creating. So whether you are looking for that special dress or jacket, fabrics & haberdashery for your latest project, a special gift, knitting or sewing supplies, or just love to be surrounded by like minded & creative people, do come along for a great day out.
There will be dozens of stalls over two floors brimming with lovely goodies. Stallholders include vintage fabric & haberdashery dealers Donna Flower, Liz van Hasselt & Sal's Snippets, textile artists Viv Sliwka & Corinne Phillips, knitting expert Suzie Johnson (from the Kirstie's Homemade Home TV series), fabric designers Sarah Hardaker & Caroline Zoob, the sewing kit company Clothkits, fabulous bags by Beverley Jones, & many more including top quality dealers in vintage textiles, vintage fashion & accessories & re-purposed clothing.
Entrance to the event is free and refreshments will be available all day in our Tearoom with teas, coffees & home made cakes served on pretty vintage china.
Free parking is available all over town. For more information please visit our website at
Just to let you know that yesterday I had to say goodbye to Lucy. The vet couldn't do anything more for her & her eyes told me it was time for me to let her go....she was my beloved girl & it was the last thing I could do for her.
I just wanted to pop in & let you know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth.
I haven't been in a very cheerful mood of late as my lovely dog, Lucy, has been very ill. She has had an infection of the liver which has caused fluid to build up in her liver, abdomen & lungs causing her to have some breathing difficulties & looking bloated. She has also not been eating which is always a worry. She has had blood tests & x-rays, a course of antibiotics, various injections & diuretics & is currently on 4 different medications. She spent the day at the vet's yesterday & had a course of treatments there. Her breathing seems a little improved today but I still haven't been able to tempt her to eat - not even the scrambled eggs I made her this morning.
It is apparently a fairly common illness in middle aged dogs (she is 11) & is treatable, but I won't be happy until she starts showing signs of improvement.
So, apologies for my lack of communication in the past few weeks. Hopefully regular service will be resumed soon!
My name is Jayne - I'm an avid collector of all things vintage. I live in a 1930's farm cottage at the end of a muddy lane.
I love my family, pets, horse riding, decorating, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, car boot sales, auctions & fleamarkets.
I have a passion for vintage which has lead to me starting an online shop & becoming a vintage fair organiser which keeps me busy!