Saturday, 30 July 2011

Sitting, sipping in the setting sun... out of my hammock I fell...

After a hard days graft in the garden, I settled back to savour my 
sabbatical from sewing.

'Mollie Makes' magazine had arrived with the morning's post.



'Be strong get to grips with the garden' I thought...

So I did...
I weeded, I dug, I directed, slugs were detected... 
and selected to slither off to the real ale pub in the sky.
All was right with the world in this little garden, in the GREAT Garden of England - 
Kent.
Soil under my finger-nails I reclined for all the world like a 
Horticultural Mae West...
Now...
I can indulge myself...

Carefully I turned each colourful page, this is where it's at!
Page 14 hove into view and blow me down with a feather, there for all the world to see was...





3rd September

Kitsch and Stitch
Vestry Hall 
Cranbrook

Can you believe it?

You'd be a fool not to come and join us.
Debs and I look forward to welcoming you all there.




Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Introducing our Stall Holders for September 3rd


  Fantasy Altered Art by Amanda Howard.  



Kitty's

Jaquie has a fabulous selection of vintage collectables and furniture, together with some lovely handmade items.



Dandelion Days

Jo will be here again with her vintage furniture, textiles and kitchenalia.




Stephen and Judy will, again, have a lovely display of their 
vintage items to tempt you.




Suzie uses her collection of vintage fabrics to make covetable bags. This is her second Kitsch and Stitch fair.



Love Nest

Julie-Ann will be back with her delectable 
handmade cushions, hearts and more..




Gillian and Kirsty are back with their handmade
 textile accessories and one-off pieces.



Teeny Tiny House

We are pleased to have Lucy back again with her 
delightful handmade gifts.




Her first time at the fair, Kate Tullet is a Textiles artist.




Marti's work includes bespoke handmade quilts, 
bags, cushions and pictures. New to the fair, Marti recycles fabrics 
and materials that she has been 
actively sourcing and collecting for many years.



A Day In Provence

Shirley-Ann brings her individual range of
 hand-made and vintage items back to Kitsch and Stitch




Mary-Jean and Linda return with their 
eclectic mix of vintage treasures and clothing.




Their first time at the Fair, Andrew and Marilyn 
design and make bunting, cushions and accessories.




Mandi makes a range of vintage inspired cards, collages
 and lovely crocheted throws and cushions.




The 'Kitsch'  co-organiser of the fair, Linda, will have an 
eclectic mix of vintage and handmade items on her stall.




Fair Co-organiser Debs, the 'Stitch'-er, uses a 
mix of vintage and new fabrics to make her
soft furnishings, home accessories and gifts.



 Jane Bourne is returning with her beautiful scarves, wraps and mufflers, 
 sewn as swirls of colour and texture 
and stitched as cascades of threads and fabrics.



Lizzie Bloom is back! Lizzie creates lovely handmade accessories 
from remnants of couture tweeds and liberty prints. 




Claudia Benson is a Textile Designer 
making beautiful things using felt, thread, yarns. 
It is her first Kitsch and Stitch Fair.



Monday, 25 July 2011

Things to do...





Publicity...
Publicity...
Publicity...

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Debs and I are working flat out to bring you another exciting 
Kitsch and Stitch Fair.

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The Weald of Kent reverberates with the deafening buzz of sewing machines.
Ideas float like hot air ballons through the summer sky.
The word is out...
Kitsch and Stitch...
the thinking womans' wayzgoose?

Alright, I know that isn't the right word!
(I just love it!)


The first person on the day... 
3rd September
The Vestry Hall
Cranbrook
who comes and tells me the meaning,  I will treat to a cup of tea and a cake!


See you there.


Linda

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Doris says...

'Come to the fair!'



Skills aplenty

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The meeting of hearts and minds

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Vintage va va voom

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Teas to taste

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Cakes to consume

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Atmosphere to imbibe

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Crafts of the highest calibre

The date - 3 September

The place - Vestry Hall - Cranbrook

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The time - 10 'til 3

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The VINTAGE thinking folks'  HOT TICKET

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The CRAFTING womans' HOT DATE

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Diaries - a Go Go girls!



Thursday, 14 July 2011

The bag lady rides again...

Hot off the press...

two bags nearing completion for 
cusp - crafts
that's - Me - Linda!


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The cushion made from offcuts of tapestry and velvet selvages.
I'm open to offers if anyone wants it before the fair!?!
I'm not proud!



I'm feeling all creative at the moment so many more things to come.
Debs is also making lots of lovely things; just wish I had her skill.


Watch this space for further tasters of all delights to expect at our second fair on 3rd September.


We look forward to meeting friends old and new.


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