Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Autumn's inspirations

Have just gone out in the glorious sunshine to give the pigs water, and found them having a siesta against the wall.  Could have curled up and joined them!  Tried to photograph them, but Ginger wisened up, thinking I was bringing food!  The garden feels at the end of it's abundance and we are thankfully coming to the end of the courgettes!  Have harvested our giant pumpkins which the girls are delighted about.  Can't wait to see our garden lit up by halloween faces.

We're eating lots of pumpkin soup, cup cakes and anything else pumpkin related!  If anyone has any other ideas please would you let me know?!  At the same time I've been painting furniture, decoupaging and cushion making at the wonderful Texworks in Melksham.  Getting ready for fairs and sourcing some items for friends.

Talking of fairs I haven't got round to my thoughts about the Vintage and Handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury on 1st October.  This was my first time, having heard so much about it and having sampled the delights of the Vintage Jumble Sale at Rangeworthy as a taster.

It was fabulous and very inspiring and found my self still there at 4pm!  From Liz van Hassault's beautiful fabrics, quirky and interesting treasures, to Katie Powell's decoupaged boxes displaying wonderful cups and saucers and baskets of fabric, funky knitted ties and belts.  I loved Cowboy and Custard's dear little toy dogs, could happily have gone home with the little westie.  I came home with some fabulous retro fabric from Edwin Dyson and also 1950s inspired fabric for cushions.  Philippa Bowes supplied me with one of her fabulous dresses, edged with lace and quirky patchwork.  I'm always happy to see Fanny Adams liberty lined cardies too and a luxurious retro shirt lined with beautiful bright green ribbon.

Am now finding new things for V&A at Green Park station, Bath on 27th November and Frome Flea on 4th December, including things for Christmas too.

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