Friday, 24 September 2010

... and here we go again!

Hello lovely people!

What can I say, we have barely sat down for a cuppa after the last fair when the next one on 20 November is already full steam ahead! We have booked nearly all the tables and had offers of help to man the tea stalls from both hubby (Steve thoroughly enjoyed himself last weekend and has offered to do the whole afternoon next time) and our dear friends Kim and Katrina.

Amanda and I are already busy planning our Christmas display and ordering lots of lovely fabrics and ribbons in red and cream ready to start sewing next week! We can't believe how this is all taking off now ... it's so much fun it never feels tiring no matter how long we work!

Amanda has won some tickets to the South Western Game & Country Fair at the lovely Powderham Castle so Bella and the Moo will be on a road trip at the weekend. We're really looking forward to it ... it should be a lovely relaxing day, as well as yet another source of inspiration! I just hope the weather holds fair!

I'm off to visit the lovely Maddie, Freya and Fi after lunch for some fun and laughter ... they are always such a source of joy and contentment to me.

Thought for the day - when it's raining, look for the rainbow and when it's dark, look for the stars!

Tina xxx

Sunday, 19 September 2010

We did it!

Hello everybody, what can I say? WOW! Bella and The Moo's first craft and vintage fair was a huge success. It was a beautiful day, which was encouraging, and got us all smiling. Tina, Steve and I set off early to put up signs and to get the hall decorated with all the bunting we've been busy making. It was hard work and lot's of fun and by the time the stall holders started to arrive the hall and pavillion were looking lovely and we were playing war time music to set the scene. The atmosphere was lovely, everyone was busy and there were lot's of oohhs and aahhhs as boxes of pretty vintage things and gorgeous crafts were unwrapped.
The pavillion had now become the tea rooms and all the cakes were a sight to behold. Thank you so much to our two very good bakers, Kaz and Jane, YUMMY!!!!
As the fair opened we were thrilled to find so many people coming through the doors, At times there was no room in the very big car park!It was quite overwhelming for Tina and I to look up and see all those people. We had to keep pinching ourselves, all these people were here because we'd organised this!
What a wonderful first fair, we met lots of lovely people, who were all saying very positive things.
We couldn't of done it without the support of all our wonderful family and friends, they all came along on the day and it was lovely to see them all. Extra big Thanks to our wonderful tea ladies, Sarah, Rachael and Steve (yes Tina's Hubby has many talents!) and to Kaz who donated lots of scrumptious cakes. We feel truly blessed.

I read this and though it appropriate
'Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece'
Dalai Lama

Bella And The Moo's first fair truly was a masterpiece.

Take care and look after each other

With Much Love Amanda xxx

Monday, 13 September 2010

We've gone all pink and purple!

Hello lovely people - firstly, apologies for being away for so long! Amanda and I are getting really busy now ready for our first craft & vintage fair this coming Saturday! Ahhhh! Scary, but very exciting!!
We've both been busy making bits n pieces and writing lists so we can get everything sorted before the day, and I'm sure it will be a gorgeous time for everyone! We've already half booked our November fair too and are well and truly on a roll!
I went round to see my lovely niece Kassie this afternoon, as it was her little one's 3rd birthday - can't believe where that time has gone! We had a double celebration last week too when Maddie and Freya celebrated their second birthday .. they were dressed as fairies, complete with wings, and it just brought a lump to my throat!
The weather seems to have turned very autumnal today - I had to put me cardi on for the first time in months! I hope we haven't seen the last of the warm weather - I'm not ready to put the heating on and get my boots out yet!!
Bella has been suffering with a cold for the last few days, but has been taking cider vinegar and honey and she swears its cured her! (Think she just passed it on to me really as I've been sneezing and coughing today! At least we should both be fit and well for the fair!
Hope to see you in Spaxton for a lovely afternoon at the weekend!
Tina xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Peg bags and polka dots!

Hello lovely people - feels like ages since I've blogged! I've had a lovely day off today, sewing pretty peg bags and sorting through all my fabrics and trimmings! It has inspired me to make loads more things.
This afternoon Fi and I took Maddie & Freya (aka Bella and the Moo) to look at a nursery. It was lovely to watch them playing and to see the confused looks on the faces of the staff as they tried to work out which was which!!
I'm off to pick Elmo up from work in a minute, then cook a big roast dinner for everyone, then I think I may even take a night off!
I have the weekend all to myself this week, so am hoping to get loads of sewing done, ready for our craft fair. I can't believe it's only 2 weeks away! Ahhhh! Bit scary as it's our first one ... still, we have sold all the tables and have lots of lovely volunteers helping us out with teas and stuff.
Bella and I are off fly-posting tomorrow. I hope if you see one of our posters it will encourage you to come along! After all, what could be a nicer way to spend a Saturday afternoon than mooching about through lovely vintage and craft things, then sitting down to a cuppa and a delicious slice of Jane's cake!
Take care lovelies and remember to laugh every day.
Tina xx