The Christmas Craft fair season is almost done – phew! – and I thought you might like to see some of the beautiful handmade things I’ve come across on my travels. My favourite fair was at a local village hall, the Blackborough Christmas Artisan Market.
My good friend and neighbour Anna Rayment wove these willow wreaths with Liberty bows (she sews too!) . I love the way she has combined the lawn with a plain wool backing. Mr Doodle has just commissioned a willow stag’s head for his office from Anna – see her link for a picture.
The gorgeous Helen of Kindred Rose was one of the organisers of the fair and I especially liked her applique robin picture.
Helen is featured in Country Living magazine this month, with some great pictures of her shed/studio.
Then there were the beautiful macarons from Frandie Macaron –
And finally, these crazy singing nun cake decorations…..
I’m looking forward to some ‘fun’ (rather than work) sewing this week. I’m planning a long sleeved version of the Colette Jasmine, in the same Liberty lawn as one of Anna’s wreath bows, the black one.