Thursday, 28 August 2008

Vintage and Handmade Heaven

There's a buzz of excitement in the air at the moment, thanks to the initiative and efforts of two lovely ladies, Jayne and Michele, who have organised the Bloggers Vintage and Handmade Fair.

This is a special event for bloggers to come and sell their wares, vintage and handmade, and to meet up at last and have a good old natter. In fact, I expect you know all about it by now as I'm probably the last one to post about it.

This event is open to the public and of course we are hoping many more bloggers will come along to meet us and to shop. Admission is FREE and refreshments and home made cakes will be available too - what better way to spend the day and do some Christmas shopping at the same time.

The VH Fair takes place on Saturday November 22nd at Rangeworthy Village Hall (near Bristol), click here to go to the Vintage and Handmade Webpage for more details and see who's taking part.

I am so excited to be part of this, there are some very talented bloggers taking part, plus Vintage and Handmade is the best possible combination. A chance to buy some very unique items for gifts and for yourself.

My own stall will be a combination of vintage and handmade goodies, I have started making a few things and will be making many more over the next few weeks. I know from past experience that it seems a long time away but that time will pass in the blink of an eye.

As you know, the Bloom household has been a hive of DIY activity in recent weeks, and still is, but we did manage a few relaxing days away in Sussex, which I'll post about next time. As the living room is currently under renovation I tackled a job I had been putting off for a long time - making new curtains. I bought this fabric - Laura Ashley's Malmaison which I absolutely love, last year in the sale. I don't like large jobs like curtain-making, but with much huffing and puffing over a couple of days, I got them done... almost.

They still have to be hemmed, but since I've hung them the sense of urgency about that has gone away. They will be finished one day... then I'll show some proper pics!

I must thank four lovely ladies for awards I received recently.

Jeanette at Sincerely Yours for the Artey Pico award

Fitty at Fitty's Pinky Rose Cottage for the Brilliante Weblog award

Jayne at Country Cottage Chic and Kristina at Shabbily Ever After for the I Love Your Blog award.

Thank you ladies - it's lovely to receive awards but I have mixed feelings about them (and tags) so I won't be passing them on - I hope you won't be offended - and for that reason it wouldn't feel right putting them in my sidebar, but thank you very much for thinking of me.

The last roses of summer picked from my garden - there were only two so I added a hibiscus flower - it almost passes for a rose. As every year, the end of the summer has sneaked up before I realised and today in a card shop I saw Christmas cards on display. I know we all have busy lives, but do we really need to start preparing for Christmas 4 months in advance? - well, unless you're a crafter of course! ;-)


  1. Hi Lucy,
    I will try and come to that , it does sound like it would be a great day and lots of lovlinesss on sale and a chance to put face to blog!& say hi. I will have to be extra nice to my husband as i dont like driving!. He has to be my chauffeur ( I am miss daisy!). Your curtains look lovely . I hope you had a lovely time in sussex, so much going on in summer months here. I tend to keep away from town as it can be a little busy in summer months!
    take care x dom

  2. Hi Lucy Bloom, gosh I love that name, you have to say the whole thing though it sounds so good...anyhoo, I am sooo envious of your fair, if I could have found a way to fly across the ocean for free and for nothing and that didn't take 24 hours, i would be there!!! I will however be looking forward to full details of this even with lots of photos so remember that. Your items will be spectacular no doubt. Your PIF is continuing on and heading over to it does get around. Have a wonderful day, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

  3. The crafting fair sounds like good fun. I'm like you. I feel strange about awards because of the tagging, but I'm so thankful that anyone thinks my blog is good too.

    Also, Christmas season didn't usually start until the day after Thanksgiving in our world. Later, it became the day after Halloween. Now, who knows. For goodness sakes can't we have separate holiday seasons the same way natural seasons are separated?~~Dee

  4. You are all going to have a busy but great time at the bloggers' meet. It will be so much fun to put names to all the unknown faces! I hope you do well with sales Lucy. x

  5. Ohhhhhhhhh, that is going to be such a fun event! wish I was over there!!

    M ^..^

  6. What a wonderful planned event. I hope you take lots of pictures to share with us.

    The curtains look beautiful - I love the fabric, too.

  7. Hi, Lucy Bloom! I'm Holly and i just found your blog. So much cute stuff!!!! wish I lived closer!

    ~ Herats~

  8. Hi Lucy, you have the most delightful goodies. I wish I lived in the UK so I could visit the fair! I hope it goes well! Kathryn.

  9. oh I wish I could pop along to the fair! it sounds so looking forward to the pics and details of the day, I am sure it will be a great success.. lots of love sue xx

  10. Look forward to meeting you Lucy!!

  11. oooh Lucy so many lovely things here. Your stall is going to be so pretty. I cannot wait to meet you, I feel like a child waiting for that special party !
    I really should crack on with making, blogging can take so much of my time though! and you are right I will be very sad to sell...I try not to think about it too much.
    Carol xx

  12. ooh It looks fun and fabulous. It's a bit far away for me though :/
    some gorgeous things there Lucy!! Glad you had a nice time away and congrats on the awards.

  13. Have lots of fun at the Fair Lucy, enjoy yourself, I'm sure you will

  14. All your goodies look so pretty - can't wait to see them in the flesh! The curtains look lovely - great job!

  15. Hello Lucy..
    What better way to advertise the fair by enticing people with your beautiful creations..
    I can feel the buzz and excitement getting stronger and louder.. I can't wait and it will be so lovely to meet you at last!

    I do admire your ability to make curtains.. they are beautiful. My mother always made my curtains for lucky was I !?

    Michele x


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