What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! Wandering around a beautiful little town called Bradford On Avon and from 11am there was the vintage and artisan market.... My kind of day. This is what we did yesterday.
This is a lovely little town although on a Sunday most of the shops are shut but there are coffee shops and places to eat open.
The vintage and artisan market was held in St Margarets Hall and the entry fee was £2. This was a fairly small fair but it had some treasures in store in the way of some beautiful stalls. As you will have guessed by its name there was vintage stalls and artisan makers there which took on some very different and beautiful things to look at and buy.
For the first time I met a lovely lady named Jane Gooding and her little artisan business is called picpacNaddywac! Jane makes some stunning things for your home with free motion stitching and fabrics. She also produces cards as well all from her own designs. She is a lady after my own heart who likes to keep a sketch journal and is always finding opportunities to sketch her ideas and rush off back home and stitch them. www.picpacnaddywak.co.uk is her web site.....
Then moving on the lovely Jane from 'kiss the book' was there and as helpful as ever. Selling some stunning vintage book bundles tied with adorable ribbons as well as crafter packs. Crafter packs are made up by Jane from all sort of papers and postcards.
I am doing a little project with some papers to cover something and have five of her packs now and have sorted through which pieces I would like for my project.....
As you wander around a fair like this the atmosphere is wonderful
people happily browsing at what is on offer and as always they are buying, which for the stall holders and their lively hood is most important. In addition every stall holder knows their stuff so are willing and helpful to your personal needs.
Then I went along to Clare,s stall which is always so beautiful. Clare is one of the ladies who runs and organises the Vintage Bazaar events and she also is very clever at millinery, her hats are stunning and she makes some beautiful things for your home out of vintage goodies and fabrics, she makes some tiny dresses on wire coat hangers which she designed ... I picked up some beautiful pieces of fabric from her ( how she could part with them I really do not know!)
Just opposite Clare was a very tempting and busy artisan stall! My husband was one of the people admiring the beautifully laid out table. This was Hannah Wheelers stall and is called Hannalicious.
This incredibly talented lady makes bespoke cakes and OH MY!!!
There were three different types of brownies, chocolate orange, red velvets, snickers and vanilla cupcakes. Large carrot cake and so many more.....
We did come home with some cakes ourselves (never ever go to a cake stall at 11.00am having not eaten anything and before lunch!!)
I have to say Hannah your cakes are to die for and my personal favourite of the selection we brought home to try was the chocolate orange cup cake or er was it the red velvet ... can not really decide!
www.hannalicious.co.uk for individually crafted cakes for any occasion.....
Just to the side of this cake stall was the lovely Emma from Little Wren Vintage and after we had said our hello's she did remark about how was she going to last the day out without getting herself a cake!!
Emma had a stunning selection of vintage French linen sheets, cushions made from scrummy vintage fabrics and quilts and some amazing large tote bags she had made from a beautiful fabric.
This is a picture of my bag and I am thrilled with it ... Thank you
I wandered about all the beautiful stalls and also came home with a vintage blanket as well and my husband bought some beautiful mother of pearl cuff links......
We had a great time at the vintage and artisan fair, there were stalls selling china, blankets, sixties items and clothes something for every taste was on offer.
It was a wonderful way to spend a beautiful Spring day!
I am now off to my stitching, I have to finish two projects today. So I will grab my two baskets and settle in my favourite chair for hand stitching and embroidery....
Have a great day and Happy Stitching!