Sunday, 29 September 2013

We're a Winner!!

Got a lovely surprise this week - found out that Vintage Belles have won a copy of the soon to be published book about Lingfield Point, which was the venue of the Festival of Thrift. 

I cannot say how giddy I was to find out we'd won one of three copies up for grabs in a competition held by Lingfield Point.

Will post a photo when the book arrives (cannot wait!).

The Little Artivan

We think the first outing of The Little Artivan at the Festival of Thrift was a huge success.  The ladies of From the Heart and Bishopdale Bags had an amazing display of goodies on sale. 

We fell in love with this little caravan.  If you check out From the Heart's facebook page you will learn that this lovely little thing once stood in a field for 8 years!   We admire anyone who re-use, re-cycle and upcycle! 

We were like little girls in a sweet shop, lots and lots of goodies on view.

The Little Artivan was used to full advantage to display items on sale.  Hope to meet you again, ladies.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Festival of Thrift

For the last few weeks we have both been looking forward to attending the Festival of Thrift.  In fact we have both been 'giddy kippers' at the thought of travelling up to Darlington.

On the journey up we talked about what we hoped the event would be like - well we certainly weren't disappointed.

Lingfield Point turned out to be an amazing venue. 

There was definitely lots to see and get involved in.  Lots of wonderful stalls, workshops and lots of entertainment - all free!

Second Hand Rose from Worcester were there - with an amazing stall holding a Vintage Jumble Sale.  Items ranged from 50p for vintage sunglasses to individually priced items.  In addition you could buy a large plastic bag for £5 and fill it to the brim.
Angela was over the moon with her bag of goodies.    Here she is with Clare Bridges, owner of Second Hand Rose.
We had booked to attend a free workshop on picnic rug making, run by Becky from Tabby Textiles.
This took place on a grassy area on Memphis Promenade.  The ladies attending this workshop were so friendly and Becky and her friend were so helpful and patient and happy to share ideas with us.
 Becky is holding up an amazing cushion she made in a 'cathedral window' style (it reminds you of stained glass within a cathedral window).
The festival was a very relaxed affair, everyone we met was very friendly.  I think everyone was happy, knowing that the festival had been a huge success.  Over 10,000 people had attended on the Saturday.  No idea how many people made it on the second day (I am sure a lot more!).

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

OMG - The Festival of Thrift

We are getting excited about the first National Festival of Thrift being held in Darlington on 21st and 22nd September 2013.

The Festival is the brainchild of John Orchard, Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway.  

If you are into recycling, upcycling and crafting then, this event is going to be amazing - hopefully the first of many!

We've already put our names down for one of the workshops - watch this space for more details!