Hello all. I thought I'd take you along to the Designer Maker Market in Barnard Castle. Fancy it? Good lets go.
It was an early start on Good Friday morning but a beautiful one. We've set off from Wensleydale and are heading north to Barnard Castle in County Durham.
We whizz past Pendragon Castle near...
the little town of Kirkby Stephen.
Onwards to the A66 and ...
about an hour later we are entering Barnard Castle.
Isn't this wonderful? This is the work of a very lovely lady called Leanne Owen who creates fabric taxidermy trophy heads. You can see more of her work here. Everything at the Market has been designed and made by the people selling it. A proper craft fair and we'll be back at The Witham, Barnard Castle to do it all again in November.
The lovely ladies from Edie Pebble were my delightful neighbours for the two days. They make the most beautiful girly bits and bobs a real feast for the eyes.
There was Berkano Wood with some interesting and very useful boxes.
More wood but a very different kind from Margaret Garrard.
Gorgeous glass from Suzanne Tweddle.
Some very interesting and unusual paper and botanical items from Branching Out.
Millinery (I love that word) from Kayotique designs. I secretly wanted to try every hat on!
The most delightful applique and free machine stitched artwork from Stitching for the Soul
There were many more wonderful artisans but unfortunately my photography skills were rather lacking on the day and the pictures didn't turn out very well, so apologies to those I've missed. It was a wonderful two days. Everyone was so friendly and chatty.
And last but not least...my own little stall.
The hare picture hopped off to a loving new home on the day and the daisy and field mouse pictures have since gone too but I'll show you some close ups of them next time.
Well the journey home was just as beautiful as the one going. A big thank you goes out to my Wonderful Man for buying a new car with a huge boot to fit all my craft fair stuff in and for being my right hand man all day. I couldn't do it without him.
We'll be doing it all again in November but I don't think the journey photos will be quite as nice then...just cold and dark! lol.
Till next time
Love Fi x