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What a fabulous event!

As you walk through the gates you are greeted with a fine and varied array of gorgeous food outlets.

Quirky little vans and trailers selling everything from fresh spicy Pakora, to herbal teas, gluten free goodies and my personal favourite, a mobile Prosecco van.

And I must say this is the most appealing dashboard I’ve ever seen…

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Despite the overcast weather what struck me was how colourful the whole event was. Everywhere you looked there were glorious colours and ladies nose down in a craft project.

Here is Stuart from The Great British Sewing Bee giving a demonstration on making a corsage…

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Giant knitting…

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Needle felted animals…

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Hand painted flowers for cake decorating…

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As you might expect, men were somewhat in the minority but we found this chap selling the most beautiful hand forged scissors…

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I was particularly impressed by the nifty buttonhole scissors and purchased a pair for my scissor collection. How many pairs is too many…? (#hoarder)

After a morning of mooching around the shopping villages I headed to my main purpose for the day and headed for GMC  where my book signing was to take place.

I met so many lovely people and talked myself hoarse, but it was fab!

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Thanks to all of you who came to say hello, and to all of you who bought my book. I’ll post pictures of the beaded clutch bag that I was working on as soon as it’s finished.

I’m already looking forward to next years fair, but might need to start saving my pocket money, I spent a small fortune. There were just so many gorgeous things to buy!

Note to self: next year take a shopping trolley.


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