As we are all aware, there has been a catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, with thousands dead and many people left homeless with little shelter, food and water. The organiser of Sundays fair in Exeter has asked stallholders to have a collection bucket to help Nepal. Please look out for them and drop in some space change, even a few pence can help.
All money collected will be donated to Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres).This charity will use 87% of the funding on front line services. Read more here Doctors Without Borders
Sunday May 3rd is getting closer so pop it in the diary, Inside Outside Craft Market down at the quay! As well as my crochet there are another 29 stalls including my friend Cher of SiaSar, who makes very sweet childrens clothing. There is also jewellery, cards, candles, soaps, textiles and art…not forgetting the live music and face painting 🙂 It is under cover so come even if its a bit wet and support your local crafters.
But wait… another small, yet still worthwhile event on May 2nd in Okehampton is happening at Rockin Beads, a shop that sells fab beads and lots of lovely yarn, definitely worth a look (I hear there is cake too :))
If you do come to the Exeter fair, please say hello, would be lovely to meet you 🙂
Well, that’s one cushion done
Just bought some lovely yarn from Rockin Beads and am now starting my next cushion.Going to have to pop into the shop again today to pick some beads for making my next project (pic to follow). It really is a fab shop and the choice of yarn has expanded since a delivery of Bergere de France products last week (a range of different yarns in great colours). The owner also sells gorgeous beads, some of which are made by herself.
I have a day off today so hoping to crack on with the next cushion in between walking the dog, doing the shopping, cleaning the house and if any time left going to a local embroidery show 🙂
Crochet never stops in this house – its a shame my husband can’t help!
I am half way through a crocheting cushion…
Also nearly finished another wreath…
I think next on my list is some jewellery
It’s all go!
It is also our busiest time for the day job of gardening so I’m expecting a lot of yarn filled evenings ahead so I’ve got plenty of stock for the Exeter fair 🙂
Very excited to have a pitch at the Inside Outside Craft Market in Exeter on the quay, Sunday 3rd May! It does mean I have to get hooking a lot as its very near and stock levels are a bit low so am going to have to put my sewing machine practice on hold for a bit.
Exeter is a lovely small city and the quay is full of interesting shops selling and making on site including an ironmonger who makes lovely garden ornaments (I have some), antiques, furniture and various crafts. There is also a number of cafes, Lutzy’s being my favourite – very popular and fills up quick! There are also lots of activities that you can get involved with. Canoes and kayaks are available for hire as well as bicycles. The quay now boasts the South Wests largest climbing wall if you are feeling a bit more adventurous. More info here at Exeter City Council
The craft market is in the Transit Shed which is actually not a shed but an open sided buliding which was once used to store goods when unloaded.
Lets hope the weather will be like the photo!! 🙂
Just a quickie to let you know I will be at the Belstone Bazaar this Sunday. Come along and support local crafters. Only a few miles from Okehampton/A30 and a great start point for a walk on the moor 🙂
Just about to get the car packed for the fair tomorrow, still trying to get a few bits finished. Hope its worth all the effort!! Here’s a couple of pairs of booties, blue for 0-6 months, pink for 6-12 months.
After tomorrow I would like a bit of time off crafting but got another fair next Sunday! This one will be at Belstone village hall, let you know times when I find out. Xx