Spring Fayre

I want you to imagine a Justin Bieber concert.

Screaming fans, there with their parents (some of them anyway), excitedly squealing as he leaps around on stage. And you look on in bemusement – slightly deafened.

I then want you to morph Mr Bieber into Peppa Pig.

And then morph those frantic teens into knee high toddlers.

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This was Saturday in Urmston Library, where Evans Events held one of their now well known craft fairs, and Peppa was special guest. As I waded through small bodies, watching one particularly eager little girl leaping onto Peppa and clinging onto the character’s leg for dear life, with such a picture of pure joy on her face, I did consider briefly if I’d wandered into some sort of parallel universe.

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But no, this was definitely Urmston Library, it was definitely a craft fair and I was merely getting in the way of pig hero worship.

Swiftly moving out of the way, I was pleased to see a fabulous array of stalls – as ever Amy manages to gather some of the most talented crafters into one space. I was beginning to feel glad I’d stopped off at the bank before heading over.

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 Chatting with Sit n Knit for a little while and admiring all of her creations (somewhat in love with the fingerless mittens and given the weather, wishing I’d bought a pair), I wandered off, and spotted  Brick Creations range of pictures, cards and pins.

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I have to admit, I considered getting Mr GFB a Valentine card from her, but admitted truthfully that I’d rather have one from him than vice versa – I suspect I’m the bigger brick geek.

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Staying on the brick theme, I spotted some stunning cakes from The Manchester Cakehouse, brick and buttons and some beautifully formed flowers – in this case dairy free.

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It’s here I have to confess that I intended to go back and buy cake. I really did. In fact it wasn’t until I was actually on the bus home that I remembered. Far, far too late.

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Partially this was because I’d seen the items on the stand from ImootoMe. Alongside creating keepsakes out of babygrows, Helena also had a gorgeous selection of crafted pieces – from cards to crochet.

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I was particularly taken with a little pumpkin – admittedly a touch unseasonal, but he peered at me from behind a card, somewhat puzzled.

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And then, well, then I came across Tavington Crafts. My inner geek got giddy. Plush stars, a Majora’s Mask and the cutest Professor Layton scarf. I wish more of my images had come out better, I was in love.

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How I made it away without buying the whole stall, I do not know. But this little mushroom did make his way out with me. What a cutie.

As ever a brilliant afternoon spent browsing, chatting and buying. I don’t know how she does it, but Amy finds some of the loveliest creative people and brings them together in one place.

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One comment on “Spring Fayre”

  1. These all look so cute – I must admit although I am not the best at crafts, I love looking at what others have created!

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