Tuesday, 22 November 2011

picton castle christmas market

After a last minute cancellation I have decided to take my goodies to sell at the Christmas market in Picton Castle near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. I'll be bringing my selection of Christmas stockings, decorations (including cinnamon scented stars and hearts which smell amazing!) and a selection of gifts.

I went to the previous Christmas market held last year and it was lovely. The castle is a perfect setting and the rooms are decorated in a Victorian style. Unfortunately last year I didn't manage to get a photo of the tree. It looked beautiful covered in traditional decorations including dried orange slices and cinammon sticks.

These photos from last year don't do it justice really. I should have taken photos in the woodland walk, the majestic driveway, the beautiful entrance gates, etc... But I was on a tight schedule and had to get my stall set up before the masses came. Maybe this year I'll get to have a quick run round those too.

The accoustics in these circular rooms are very odd (last year my stall was in a room the same shape as this one and located opposite it). When you stand in the centre of the room and someone stands at the edge and speaks it is as if the sound is being amplified. This kept wierding me out last year, thought my ears were going funny a few times!

This year you will find me in the undercroft though, not in the upstairs room. If you are in Pembrokeshire and looking for something to do this weekend I hope you pop along. Picton Castle have their own website with details of other events which are happening there.

Right, back to the massive pile of things to do in order to prepare in time. Wish me luck!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

clever friends

I have some friends who are really talented and just had to show you the latest work from Clare Ferguson-Walker. The piece titled 'Ship of Fools' is amazing, so detailed. I can't wait to see photos when it has been cast and finished.

As her photos show, it has so much detail on it. My favourite character is the rather chubby lady with her drawers on display, swigging from a bottle.

Or maybe it's this grumpy fella? I think that's more of a likeness to me! heehee!

Clare has more photos on her blog, please pay her a visit and take a look.

Monday, 14 November 2011

pembrokeshire christmas fair

Not long to go until the vintage fair in Narberth and I have been busy making some goodies to take along. It is being held in the Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth on Saturday 19th November. Doors open at 10am and it finishes at 4pm. Afternoon tea will be available and it is free entry!

There is going to be loads of exciting stalls. Please say hello if you come!

Check out the Vintage Narberth website here.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

upcoming christmas events

I can finally confirm which events I will be attending on the run up to Christmas. I'm inundated with orders from the website and Facebook, not to mention a big shop order which I've just completed. All of this means that I have scaled back on the larger events and I'm concentrating on smaller fairs.

The first event is a fab vintage fair which is being held in the Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth on 19th November. Free entry, doors open at 10am.

1st December Portfield school, Haverfordwest, Christmas Fair. 6 – 8pm.

2nd December Tavernspite school Christmas Fair. 3 – 6pm.

10th December Christmas Market, Oriel Y Parc, St David’s. 10am to 5pm.  More details on their  website

Lots of Christmas goodies will be on offer. Stockings, felt tree decorations, wooden decorations and my super 'Doodle Decorations'.
Hope to see some of you there. If you read my blog, please say hello!
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