Monday, 8 October 2012

Vintage fairs and apple pie

Who knows where the time goes....(the title of one of my favourite Sandy Denny songs...Fairport Convention). The signs of  Autumn are all around us,

Apple crumble
I see an apple pie..

Postcard of vintage fair

I went to a local vintage fair, and found some pretty pieces of material
Another  quilt

I like these abstract leaves

An apron I think

We had a delicious lunch at the pub where the fair took place, I had a potato, fennel, and blue cheese bake, with parsnip curls, and a drizzle of  a herb tomato  sauce. It looked beautiful on the plate, but unfortunately I was half way through my meal when I thought about taking a photo!
Instead I took  photos of a textile work displayed on the wall.  
Isn't this amazing stitching

life like birds head

Lace hung from the birds' beaks, and the lace was interwoven with  words.
This was made by Morwenna Cats.

My head is spinning with  possible ideas using my latest finds.
Hope you all have a very creative week!
I am going to take a look at what else has been happening over at Handmade Monday.


  1. I love all your finds.Love the green fabric with the leaves.Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

  2. What lovely fabric finds and your lunch sounded delicious.
    Ali x

  3. Lovely fabrics and lovely inspirational photos of stitchery too!

  4. Gorgeous fabrics, the meal sounds delicious and those stitched birds are amazing. x

  5. That talk of apple pies and crumbles has made me VERY hungry all of a sudden!
    Great finds! Looking forward to seeing what you'll make with them.....

    1. I will probably make the apron first, then wear it whilst making the apple crumble!

  6. i love that you already have ideas for the fabric you bought. I am so not like that. Really like the flowers and look forward to the finished pieces.

    1. Thank you. There's just not enough hours in the day sometimes!

  7. Hello, I'm stopping by from Handmade Harbour/Handmade Monday to see your lovely finds! Love the fabrics and can't wait to see what you make with them. I'm your newest follower, hope you will come over and follow me too! Suzy

  8. Hi Suzy
    Thanks for your comments. Still playing around with what might be made!

  9. I'm so jealous of your bargains they are really pretty!
    Apples, yum to pies and crumbles.

  10. If I get the urge to bake this next week, I might even take a photo, and post the recipe for apple crumble!

  11. Beautiful finds! The fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for your kind comment over on my blog - always good to meet a fellow crafty type! x G

  12. What a lovely blog and great pics of your finds. Thank you so much for visiting mine. I have tried to follow yours, but keep getting an error message. I will try again later.

  13. Thank you! It's always nice to see a new follower.
    Wendy x


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