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.