Monday, 22 September 2014

A Grand Day Out!

Hello friends

As mentioned yesterday was a day out - a visit to The Handmade Fair 
at Hampton Court Palace and what a lovely day out it was too!
Sally and I set off nice and early and arrived at the beautiful palace grounds.
Huge marquees had been erected as shopping villages, demo areas, theatres and more.
Our first stop was a talk all about Etsy, Kirstie Allsop was on hand in full pom pom headgear!
She is such a nice person, very approachable and friendly.
In fact pom poms featured prominently around the fair...

The shopping villages were wonderful with a huge array of craft items,
I sought out some lovely tags!
 and a few more!
Oh to be a quilter, such amazing fabrics.
A vintage tea room had been installed which included an incredible display of bloomers!
Knitting anyone?  Probably not visible from this photo but these needles are huge, 
at least three feet long!
The day was brilliant and I can't wait to go back next year.

I did make some purchases, a new design of pom pom maker and the materials 
to make a mohair teddy bear - I will be sharing those with you soon.

Hope you all had a great weekend.
Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.


Chris said...

Hi Christine,
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday, the displays look lovely and what a lot of pom-poms.
I'm off to North Norfolk today for a short break, I just hope the weather holds out for another week.
Chris xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
Brilliant photos. It looks like a great day out.
The pompoms looks amazing, I've got hundreds too - got very carried away with my pompom makers.
Enjoy your day

PharmacyMichele said...

Great photos-the pompoms look brilliant. The different coloured tags look useful-i'd have bought lots if i'd seen them!


marg said...

Good Morning Christine
So glad you had a lovely day, the weather looks good, and so many things to choose from !
Tags were pretty too!
Take care
Love Marg

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, great all looked really fab, so pleased you had a great time! Hugs Carole Z X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Would so love to visit Hampton Court Palace. It looks so beautiful. Is it open to the public?
The pompoms looks fantastic. It puts my offerings to shame. A new pom pom maker sounds very interesting. Glad you had such a good day and rge weather obviously stayed good for you.
Love Val in Spain x

Janice said...

Morning Christine, glad to hear you and Sally had a good day yesterday. Noticed that you never managed to get Sally in the photos lol. Have a good day. Janice xx

Sally said...

No Janice, no photo of me, I hid behind Christine everytime she got the camera out... Lol x

Sally said...

It was a lovely day, and I was sooooo good. I only bought a couple of things, although I very very very, nearly bought a Radley bag but my sensible hat went on and I stepped away from the bag! Thank you Christine for a lovely day. Sally x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great photos thanks for sharing, sounds like you had a good day with Sally. Bloomers look fantastic.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great photos thanks for sharing, sounds like you had a good day with Sally. Bloomers look fantastic.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Glad you had a good time, everything looks lovely . love Jean Z xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. It all looks lovely, it's at times like these that you wish you had a bottomless purse: ) Glad that you had a lovely time and got yourself some new tags. Enjoy using them. Take care.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
I'm glad that you had a lovely day out yesterday. It looks like the Pom poems took over doesn't it. I love the bloomers as well. Reminds me of the ones I used to wear back in the early sixties.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
It really looks like you had a lovely day,the photos are great and the weather looks good too.
Take care. x.

nattyboots said...

So pleased you had a good day Christine,the colored tags look lovely, and the huge knitting needles ? WOW i bet you could make a garment in an hour with those LOL.

We were in Derby to support our Granddaughter in the National Archery Championships yesterday .

Take care
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

So glad you enjoyed yourself Christine, at last an outing designed for you, not the boys! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What a fabulous place Hampton Court Palace looks. Kirsty looks fabulous too, and all those pom-poms. I would have been in seventh heaven looking at all those fabrics for quilting, I am starting to make my very first quilt shortly, I'm using clothes, that I no longer want, to cut up for my first 'try' haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Looked like a fab day out.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Looks like a fun day was had by all! What a lovely day for it too. Not sure about Kirstie's headgear though. Great to see that all kinds of craft are enjoying a resurgence.

hazel young said...

Lovely pictures Christine glad you had a lovely day the mohair teddy sounds wonderful xx hazel

LoraineC said...

That looked a fun day out, loved the bloomers and the coloured tags. Hampton Court is such a beautiful place. 😊

Janice said...

Great photos, so pleased you enjoyed your day.
Janice x

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