Thursday, 1 October 2009

Chagford Rag Market and Honiton Textile Fair

I will be standing at these two Devon Fairs this week run by Sheila Hyson Fairs
I will be bringing all my haberdashery I keep banging on about and a good selection of quilts and blankets as well as Lizzie and my collection of French textiles and Linens and lots more
see you there
Ilminster Talent for Textiles November 4th ,one of our favorites and the 50th Fair for the Talent for Textiles group, not to be missed

One two button my shoe and everything else

Haberdashery treasure trove

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Shed rummaging again!

A few years ago I went with my friend Caroline to a house on Dartmoor, it was quite large and in an amazing wooded setting.
We were helping the sister of the lady who had lived there sort out the loft which was full of fabrics, boxes and boxes from Liberties of London. She had been an avid dressmaker and clearly had good taste and a liking for Vogue.

We bought quite a large amount of wonderful tweed and somehow I could never part with this one it was full of fun and I thought I may make something from it one day.
It has always been wrong for backing my throws so has sat on the top shelf.
I have had a huge rummage today with Chagford Rag Market in mind which is next Saturday Oct 3rd
When I actually looked at this today I realised the pieces went together to make a coat! WE are talking 1960's/70's as the boxes were dated with postmarks.

It is a bit Issey M I think, rather a Kimono shape, I now have to decide what to do with it
any ideas girls ?
I still have a couple of quite large pieces left

Monday, 28 September 2009

Scenes of Brittany

Brest 2009 with Devon Antique Dealers

We have lunch serenaded by mad musicians sitting at long trestle tables with Terroirs en fete the Confederation Paysanne provide wonderful potatoes and onion fried in huge paella pans along with organic pork sausages or chops and salad , plenty of wine and cidre and free crepes to follow. It is a must on these visits but after a while the Breton pipes start to hit a nerve and it is time to move on usually for a siesta before doing the rounds of the whole town again.
The weather was blissful .
A lot of the regulars were not to be found as there had been a huge re organisation on the part of the city who organise the Braderie , we had great fun and came home with some really interesting bits but not the quantity of last year.


Lizzie and I visited one of our most favorite places on Sunday ,Roscoff in Brittany .
Full of History and charm , on the coast and so friendly and picturesque.
We were on the way home but had time for a delicious lunch in the sun ,how do they make their quiche???
The fishing fleet was just unloading some amazing things , see a few thumbnail shots on Flickr and my sidebar .
I still struggle to get gadgets to work! and cannot remember what I did the last time.