Woke up fairly late 6.00ish on FOF morning, did my usual crochet and caught up on FB and Insta world. More stall holders started arriving and watched from the window as they unloaded rolls of fabric and interesting boxes.
Eventually got our act together and ventured down to the dining area, again another fabulous room with humongous chandeliers, said hello to Mr Til the Sun Goes Down, who was still chuckling about the previous evening and tucked into a truly wonderful breakfast buffet.
The event started at 10am so we got into the pre paid queue and sailed in, greeted by mannequins, with handmade vintage outfits. The first stall was the Felixstowe Sewing School, I looked through the fabrics and was so spoilt for choice but ended up with some small lengths of 1940's red with a white and grey design enough for a sleeveless summer blouse. Next some gorgeous deep red silk dupion caught my eye couldn't resist it so snagged a fabulous 5mtrs of that, some red trim and of course my achilles heel 'buttons', 1930's no less, were purchased......and this was only stall 1!!!
|Stall 1 stash|
- 4 mtrs of luxurious rich purple Wool £8.... no ideas yet but it will come.
- Picked up a what looked like hessian from a distance to discover it was actually a silk weave in an pale oatmeal, great quality and only £6, maybe a capelet but had to buy it.
- Linen.... love linen trousers in the summer so cool, bugger for creases but hey ho, got 6mtrs for £5!!!!!!!
- Next this sky blue with an almost lilac hint, like a viscose but not 100% sure, nearly 4 mtrs smart 30's blouse will voluminous sleeves I think. £5
- Finally in this stash haul a smart airforce blue earmarked for a skirt about 2.5mtrs £5.
We made our way round and there were lots of interested stalls with new and vintage goodies on sale i kept flitting back to one in particular which had a lovely display of vintage collars and eventually gave in and purchased this beauty below:
Amanda and Tim were buzzing around and I managed to grab them together for a this lovely pic looking fabulous and dapper. Amanda wearing a beautiful dress fashioned I believe that week just for the event.
|Amanda and Tim Bowden Mr and Mrs FOF.|
I made my way pass the 1940styleforyou stand who had also provided a lovely display for the event.
As I rounded the corner there were Mr & Mrs Til the Sun Comes Down, looking fabulous. Mrs wearing one of her own pattern designs, Amelie, check them out. I was itching to purchase her fabulous beach pyjama pattern, she had samples of some of her designs made up and the fabric was luxurious, I managed to just purchase the pattern and was glad I did because they were going fast.
Do check out her website her patterns are amazing and although you can't see from this picture that collar on the shirt she is wearing is superb.
After numerous rounds of the event I finished with a couple of 'bits and bobs' and an empty purse, we decided to call it a day, said our goodbyes and thank you's. Our 'doppleganger' gal pals provide me with a pic but is best left off the blog....ha, ha. Packed up our stash and took the long drive home to Derbyshire but not before putting next years date in my diary.
All in all a fabulous event, well organised and just perfect for vintage and craft lovers. Amanda and Tim are superstars wonderful hosts and organisers. Next year I plan to do one of the classes on offer and of course we will stay at the lovely venue and meet up with the 'dopplegangers'. I would recommend this event highly lovely venue too and well worth a visit.
So... until next time...Create, Be Happy and Value Yourself!