Posts Tagged 'gifts'

27th Oct – Craft Fair – Wash Common, Newbury

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER – 10.30am – 2.30pm
At St Georges Hall, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury

Just a small reminder of a local Craft Fair this coming weekend – everyone welcome. I’ll be there with a selection of my creatures and homewares. I know a few of the other stall holders who will be there too, Natalie of NOfkants Curios, Jacqueline of J Austen Jewellery Design  and Pauline of Snowfire & Ruby – we hope you can come along.

The Café will be serving homemade soup, cakes and refreshments

There will be lots of craft stalls offering Handmade

Jewellery  ~  Woodcrafts  ~  Bee Products  ~  Preserves  ~  Cute & Crazy Sock Creatures  ~  Cards  ~  Bags  ~  decorative items for the home

Inspirational Gifts from the Old Chapel Textile Centre

And Lots More!


Fabric House Christmas Decorations

I have quite a few craft fairs coming up over the next couple of months so I’ve been trying to get a few Christmas items made. I went to a Doughty fabric sale recently and bought some lovely cream coloured cotton with simple red Scandinavian style Xmas shapes and some pretty green flowery print cotton. I came home with a few other choices too – a very dangerous place to spend a fortune if fabric’s your thing!

I’d spotted some lovely hanging house decorations in one of my sewing books and fancied making up my own house pattern using the book method as a guide to putting them together. I used my newly purchased fabric plus a collection of other Christmas patterns from my stash. I’m quite pleased with them – just wish I had a lovely fireplace to hang a few from!

Pieces cut and being decorated with doors, windows, trees, buttons & …

Sparkly stuff!

All strung and sewn together ready for stuffing

All stuffed and closed ready for hanging

I’m hoping there might be the odd bright sky moment over the weekend so I can get some pics taken to put a few in my OddSox shop as well as my craft fairs.

Next task is to sew some orange felt carrot noses onto my latest batch of sock snowmen…

Have a good weekend all. 🙂

Upcoming craft fairs in Newbury, Berkshire area

If you are looking for pre-Christmas craft fairs in the Newbury and Thatcham, Berkshire area, here are some details of a couple of new ones.

There are still stalls available for sellers and all visitors will be very welcome – add the dates to your calendars to get some early and unique handmade Christmas gifts purchased:

Saturday 3rd November – 10am-4m – Craft Fair

Catholic Hall, 7 Bath Road, Thatcham, nr Newbury

£10 per table

For information or to book a table please contact: Anne-Marie McInerney on 01635 868904 or 07971 884924 or email:

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Saturday 17th November  –  2pm – 5pm – Christmas Craft Fayre

including handmade crafts, refreshments/cakes, several craft activities for children to take part in and, of course, Santa’s Grotto

  At the school on Gainsborough Avenue, Kintbury, Berks, RG17 9XN.  Run by the PTA.

Pitches available for £10 (tables approx. 180cm x 74cm / 70in x 29in)

For information or to book a table please contact:  Heather Thompson, PTA Chairman on 07776 198269 or Debra Ellington at The Clothes Shop on 01635 47832 or 01488 658512

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For more craft fairs in West Berkshire have a look at my Craft Fairs & Events page


Christmas Craft Fayre – Newbury – 3rd & 4th Dec 2011


Saturday & Sunday 3rd/4th December – Entrance Free

Ball Hill, Newbury 10.30am – 4.30pm

A great chance to do a leisurely spot of unique Christmas Gift shopping from the many stalls by local crafts people including:

Woodturner * Watercolour Painting * Greetings Cards * Pottery * Handbags * Mosaics * Knitting * Jewellery * Textiles * Toys * Homewares * Decorations * Scarves * Glass Painting

At the same time you can take the opportunity to choose and buy from the best selection of Christmas trees around. They are grown onsite and cut daily right up until Christmas so you can have a really fresh tree or even dig-your-own!

Refreshments will also be available so you can enjoy something to eat and drink in between browsing.

Me and my Sock Creatures will look forward to seeing you there 🙂

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury – Christmas Bazaar – Friday 18th November 2011


Friday 18th November – From 9.30am to 2.30pm

The Watermill’s historic tithe barn and beautiful buildings make it the perfect place to shop, lunch and socialise in traditional Christmas style. Take time to meet a friend for a coffee, mulled wine, mince pie, or combine a quick lunch of soup & roll with shopping – bring a friend to get you in the mood for Christmas! Support the Watermill’s Christmas Bazaar and find all your Christmas treats under one roof!

Tickets: £2.50 on the door

Gifts for women
Daj Collection – Hand bags and Pashmina’s
Perfect Pearls –  fine freshwater pearl jewellery
Gay Crichton-Miller Jewellery – bespoke designs
Jeanne-Marie Couture – Jewellery and accessories
Neal’s Yard – Beauty Products
Alice Dent – Hand made jewellery – semi-precious stones/vintage
Marie Scarves – Ladies scarves, jackets and accessories
Silpada sterling silver jewellery
Home and lifestyle products
Lotus Direct – Miranda Cooper – selection of goods from the orient
Phoenix Trading – Paula Moss – cards, gift-wrap, note cards
Susie’s Preserves – Marvelous Marmalades, Just Jam & Jellies, Perfect Pickles
Marsdens Confectionery – Award winning handmade fudge &cream chocolates
Daisy Cheer – inspirational gifts, candles etc
Roelofs & Rubens – hand painted blue & white tableware, tiles and decorations
Allium Design – Festive flower decorations, gifts, seasonal bulbs & Xmas orders
Sarah Norton Interiors – country-style gifts and seasonal decorations
Imagine photography – family, studio based & countryside shots
Claire Warner – watercolour artist
Gardenwear gifts and Christmas Cakes
Gifts for men
Silk treasures – silk gifts and fashion acessories for the whole family
Oh Boy – unusual and practical gifts for men
Gifts for children
Boy Gift, Girl Gift – gifts and stocking fillers for boys and girls, 0 to teens
OddSox – handmade cute and crazy creatures and accessories made from socks, recycled woollen jumpers and fabrics – This is me 🙂

Visit my OddSox shop



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