Wednesday, 3 June 2009

I got to the Vintage & Handmade Fair yeay! Sorry this post took forever to do!

The building with the flag on the side of it is where the fair was held lol so sorry about the crap photo, i tried to take it when driving past after thinking oh bum! I've not got a picture of the town hall where it was. As you can see it was a beautiful day, blue skies and sunshine. And the place was heaving when i arrived and left.

No sooner had i got in the door and i was getting out my purse for some to cute to leave behind cards from Shabby Chic, pictures below.

My second stop after looking around a few more fabulous stalls, Acorn & Will Cowboys & Custard to name but a few...

...was at my best friend Claire's stall Made in Pixieland where she was being a real sweetheart and selling some on my Mollycupcakes stock. Thanks honey, I'll be returning the favour on the 27th June at the farmers/craft market at the town hall Maidstone Kent. (Details to come very soon).

Standing at Claire's stall chatting I also got to meet Lou from Ludabelle and Rachel from Rubyred and i have to say a big thank you to both of you for making me feel like a celebrity lol

Telling me that i was the most recognised lady in blog land because of all the photos i put in my posts. Now my head feels to big for my shoulders, thank you for your kind words. I floated around the rest of the fair feeling very special.

This other stall below is the work of Jayne from Country Cottage Chic and i snapped up the Stanley tin photoed a few pics down. Lovely to meet you sweetie and put a face to the blog.

While chatting to Jayne i was grabbed by the totally wonderful April from Cake Makes The World A Better Place, it was lovely to meet you. We've spoken so many times via email and through comments, it was great to chat face to face. You are as lovely in person as in blog land honey. Hope our paths cross again someday soon. X

These pretty cards remind me of a poster i had in my bedroom as a little girl. they are so colourful and full of lots to look at. You could almost jump right in to them. And well the Stanley tin just couldn't be left behind. Sadly i did miss out on all the yummy looking cupcakes that where on offer to buy. The queue was just to long and my head kept telling no Catherine, it will just add to your own cupcake top tummy lol
Maybe at the next one I'll stop for tea and cakes. Can't wait for that and it will be close to Christmas as well. Lovely just lovely. On my way out of the fair i saw my other fabulous friend Julia Vintage Heaven and got to meet Andrea her best friend who I've bought from and sold to. She is so lovely and i got the biggest hug. So good to finally meet you Andrea. Looking forward to maybe coffee and cake with you both next time I'm in Cheltenham.

My day out just me and Mr Cupcakes didn't end there. I got to cal in on my favourite shop in Cheltenham Rosablue and see my very good friend Penelope. Look what lovelies i came away with. Two fabric boxes just right for my craft stalls.And this fab wire storage basket. Plus an order for her shop via email, so a good visit indeed. And lovely to catch up with such a nice lady, i love her shop. If you're ever in Cheltenham pop in to Rosablue it's on the Bath Road or hop on to her website. There is even now a design your own fabric bit. I'm gonna have a go at that, maybe a range of Mollycupcakes own tea towels are on the cards.

After a lovely weekend staying with family and visiting friends, it was still good to get back home and see our kitties. Especially after the week just gone by when our very own little Daisy thought both the cats needed a glittery make over lol

A pallet of PVA glue and glitter ended in my having to bath poor Thomas outside. Just look at the poor old lad. He's not even trying to get away. Thankfully it all washed off really easy and he ran off to lick and groom him self. Megan got away with just a tiny blob and ruffled fur, i sear that cat is made of Teflon because she slides out of any grip LOL

They are both fine now and have very soft and shiny coats. And are watching Daisy's ever move hehe!

The bank holiday Monday saw us at little Amber's birthday party with the cupcakes. It was held in the playgroup hall and garden. And was a big hit with all the children.

They had party games, bubbles, face painting, crown making and yummy food.
I baked up loads of these chocolate cupcakes and took them along. They looked huge in with all the other party food lol I hadn't realised they where that big, more like muffins. The children didn't seem to mind, polishing them off. There is something magical about watching little ones eating cupcakes. They always start with the tops and lick off all the icing first. Oh to be that little again lol Ben and i had a fun eating competition with sugar jam doughnuts the other night. Seeing if we could eat them without licking our lips. It was fun and Molly and Daisy watched us laughing. Goodness knows what they where thinking lol
Give it a go sometime, being a kid again was great fun. And yes we both manged to do it, ending up with big sugary smiles.Wow it's late now, so I'm off for some well earned ZZZZZzzzzzz night night lovely ladies.
Have a good weekend.


Devon Dumpling said...

The fair looked fab! Love the cakes! x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Glad you had a fab time at the fair.
Have a lovely Sunday

Cowboys and Custard said...

Did I manage to miss you again?
I am so sorry I didn't get to meet you at the fair.. maybe next time.. but thank you so much for visiting C & C..
Glad you had such a good time amongst fellow bloggers..

Michele x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Twas lovely to meet you & I'm glad the doggy tin has found a good new home!
Poor kitty - bet he wasn't too pleased!


April said...

Catherine, you are so lovely and it was wonderful to meet you - really hope we manage to do so again!

April xx

LissyLou said...

I can't see or here enough about the fab v&h fair - although it makes me more and more jealous that i couldn't go!!

Love the look of the yummy fairycakes x

Rubyred said...

Hi Catherine,it was so lovely to meet you at the fair,wasn't it wonderful! Your friend Clare is a very lovely lady too!
Love your Stanley tin, how did I miss that!
Rachel x

claire Maraldo said...

Wasn't it strange seeing each other so far away form our little town?

i love the stanley tin and those cupcakes look fab! I love big ones. Oh er missus!

Kathy said...

Hi Catherine, I don't believe it I didn't know you were there, I so wish you had come and said hello! Perhaps next time? I had a long chat and lots of laughs with the lovely Claire from Made in Pixieland; she is one very talented person her work is wonderful. Hope to meet you soon, Kathyx

Diane said...

Hi Love your blog, I have been a lurker for a while, so I thought it time to introduce myself!!