The weather was great which made the whole marquee based event SO much nicer than it would have been in the rain.
I hadn't signed up for an of the workshops so we just ambled round looking at all the lovely stalls selling beautiful things. Here are just some of my highlights:
Fabric fabric everywhere - so tempting!
These bead and wire chickens from BOA are so fun!These fab pineapples are from acorn and will. I really kind of love these - I'm sure my nan had something similar when we were kids!
This giant decoupage cat is both super cute and a teeny bit scary!
This absolutely beautiful thick matt wrapping paper is from Imprint, they had the most gorgeous note books too.
They had such cute actual teddy bears as well as these kits on the stall from Amazing Craft and the lovely lady on the stall gave me some advice to fix the bear I made as a teenager whose arms ended up on backwards.
I really like the idea of fabric printing with carved wooden blocks like this from The Art Crafty Place.
This photo really doesn't do justice to these amazing little pieces of art. They are by Sarah Westwood and somehow she layers up paper and wax to create the most lovely textured blocks and pictures.
That's just a tiny selection of everything that we saw. It was a great day out, the only negative was the dreadful traffic we got stuck in both on the way there and the way home. But all was well, we got home in good time for the first of the new series of Downton Abbey! (which, if you haven't seen it yet, is everything you want it to be - I won't say any more - spoilers!)