Monday, 20 February 2012

Day 51 of challenge: Vintage Finds

Last weekend I dragged my family out in the snow to visit a Vintage fair in the pretty market town of Market Harborough. I decided to go along and have a look for some more vintage fabrics to help replenish my stash after the Christmas orders and prepare for spring projects.

It was a really lovely fair with lots of interesting stalls, the majority of which were of a really good standard. One of my favourite stall is Shabby Polka Dots:

Owner and designer/maker Sharon has a real eye, for beautiful old fabrics and patterns as well as being a dab hand at upcycling furniture and other old lovely things, oh and did I mention that she's also a really nice person?! The stall always looks beautiful with a vast array of gorgeous vintage finds and handmade goodies.

Follow Shabby Polka Dots blog here

Another stall I love is Heartsnkisses the owner Suzanne makes handmade fabric hearts for every occasion, she also makes personalised hearts using a selection of fabrics all with a vintage button. I found this little embroidered needle case on her stall, it is made from the softest vintage linen in bottle green with delicate floral embroidery on the front. I just couldn't leave without it, well a stitcher can never have too many needle cases can they?

I found what I had set out to look for a lovely little pile of vintage fabrics, I believe this was from an old M&S bedspread, I have also got it in yellow and am going to set about making some patchwork hexagons. Watch this space.


sadie said...

I know of Sharon from her blog, how lovely to get to meet her in person.

looks like a great day out, and you got some good stuff there!

Unknown said...

She's a bit famous in blogland! I met her through doing craft fairs last year, super talented lady :)

It was a lovely fair I got some nice bits but could have bought tonnes! Will definitely go again (save beforehand next time). x

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting the fair, if you visit again be sure to say hello. I am usually in the entrance area with my other half who organises the fair. All the dates for future fairs are on the fair blog
Ann x

scrappymo! said...

Looks like it was a lovely fair! Lots of beautiful things there.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Awwwwwwww!!! Thank you Lindsay, I'm blushing!!!! I love the Vintage & Handmade fairs, and so pleased you enjoyed it too & found some fabric for your stash!!
Sadie's a lovely blogging friend of mine.She makes some lovely things, and after commenting that her little velvet rose brooches were lovely, she kindly sent me two!!!
Aren't Bloggers/crafters lovely people?

Sharon xxx

Unknown said...

You're most welcome Sharon. I did love it and hope to go to many more and blog about them too :) That was really lovely of Sadie yes Bloggers/crafters are definitely the best kind of folk I agree!


Unknown said...

Thank you Annie, I will check out the dates and say hi next time, thank you.

Lindsay x