Friday, April 20, 2012

Homespun Style and The Vintage Bazaar

Last week I attended the book signing fair organised by Selina Lake, the author of the inspirational Homespun Style.

It was a great day and I got to meet some wonderful makers who I had only corresponded with by email.

Firstly was the lovely (and camera shy) Polly of Folly and Glee.  It was so good to see her beautiful work in the flesh. Polly is the lady responsible for my buttons and made stunning lampshades from the scraps that were left over.  I think I need one for my workroom, don't I?

Next to her was Emma Lamb.  I have adored Emma's work and her use of colour for a very long time now, so it was a thrill to see her and her beautiful creations too.

I treated myself to one of her garlands, made from colours selected by Selina to go with the colours of her book.  As the colours have also inspired my work room it seemed fitting to add one although I was so spoilt for choice and could have happily given a home to any of Emma's creations.

Emma is also featured as a seller on Etsy so do pop over and read her interview.

Another lovely (also camera shy) lady  was Rachelle of Ted and Agnes fame.  Again another blogger/maker who has been on my radar for as long as I can remember and I have loved reading about her life and admire her work enormously!

She has just announced that, together with Tif Fussel of Dottie Angel fame, she is writing a book to be published this Autumn about Granny Chic.  Now that will be a book not to miss.  I can't wait!!!

It was a great event and I had such a great time in London but this week my nose has been firmly on the fabric grindstone once more.  I have been preparing for the wonderful Vintage Bazaar to be held tomorrow 9am - 3pm at The Cheese and Grain in Frome, Somerset.

This is always a huge event, the very best of vintage dealers all under one roof!!

Here is a sneak preview of the stock that I have prepared and will be taking along

Lots of Spring loveliness I think you will agree?  Hope to see you there x

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The Devil Makes Work said...

I must get the Homespun book, it looks right up my street, and you should have a lampshade for your workroom I agree.

Lovely pics and I will catch you tomorrow!

Sew Recycled said...

I need to get a copy too, looks lovely! Rather jealous if your workroom too, oh to have more thab the dining room tabke! x

memmens said...

Glad you had a fantastic time on Friday, looks like it was wonderful. One day I'll make it to one of the events your at, Frome's not too far but it's been a crazy week here and we need to have some 'home time'! Hope it goes well.

Sally said...

Wow what a wonderful event! Love the photos, I've got a copy of the book, its gorgeous eyecandy!

polly said...

Awwww thanks Donna....but how Amazing is your stall looking. Must get to see it soon x

Bobo Bun said...

Thanks for sharing some pics of the event Donna. Would have loved to have been in a room with such inspirational people. Now going to google how far Frome is on the train from the ends of the earth as your stall looks majorly tempting as usual.

Have a wonderful day as I'm sure you will.

Lisa x

delia hornbook said...

I have read her book and its gorgeous. I am going to Frome tomorrow i can't wait looking at all the blogs advertising it looks like there is going to be some wonderful stock. dee x

Maria said...

Hello Donna...your stall looks fab!!..Enjoyed your post....Happy Monday!!xx

thriftwood said...

Ooh you are lucky ... what a fantastic day out! Love Selina Lake's book, devour it regularly, would love to meet her and all the other crafty ladies xx

joshy and belle said...

It all looks so lovely! I need to get that book!!! Fliss xxx

Cuckoo said...

DONNA!!!!! I have just been looking at my stats (such a geek) which I rarely do these days and I saw a link to this blog. Then I realised it's yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know you had a blog, but of course you would.

Oh I'm chuffed, lots to look at and get all excited over.


Katie said...

What a fabulous collection of vintage loveliness! I'm just having a few moments catching up with blogs and loved reading all about your latest adventures. Hope you're well. Kx

claire Maraldo said...

Hi Donna,

Just to say,I have started my blog again.

I am quite amazed at myself.

and I have kitten pix.

hope I've tempted you to come over . . .

Claire x

PS. I bought that Homespun book on your recommendation and it's fab! Looking for lots of furniture to paint now! Can't wait for Granny style. I am such an old lady at heart!