Sunday, 15 November 2009

Country Living Christmas Fair

Today I went to the Country Living Christmas Fair! I was very excited after reading other people's blogs!

Had a bit of a nightmare getting there, which was frustrating as I only live in South London - it shouldn't be that hard to get up to Islington! So, rather annoyingly ... we only managed to get to the Fair for 1245 (!) and as the fair was due to close at 1500 ... I was not very happy!

Anyway ... we had a lovely time wandering around the lovely stalls. I picked up a couple of things for Christmas pressies ... which I would love to show you ... but can't in case those who they are intended for are reading! I picked up a couple of things for me ... well, it would have been rude not too!

Here are my bits of fabric I picked up for £1 each! Yes, a bargain ... I agree! Not sure what I am going to do with them .... I just fell in love with the pretty berry fabric and the green gingham ... maybe I will use this to make myself a knitting roll to keep my needles in order?

Do you like the storage box I picked up to house my yarn? This was reduced from £25 to £15 (absolutely right ... A Bargain) ... SOLD! You can find more of their fab designs at

The only problem is that this box ain't kitten proof ... oops, should have thought about that at the time. I will just have to find somewhere high to hide it!

I'm looking forward to the Spring Country Living Fair already!!

Wandering back down towards Highbury tube station I popped into Yarn Heaven, also known as Loop and had a look at the lovely yarns on offer. I restrained myself as have plenty of yarn and projects in the pipeline to keep me going for a while!

I also planned to pop into the newly opened shop at The Make Lounge but unfortunately it was closed.

I picked up the latest issue of Let's Knit at Victoria station so all in all a lovely day!

I hope you all had great weekends and survived yesterday's storm (for those of you in the south ... we had the most amazing thunder storm yesterday morning!)


Kelly said...

Oh sounds like a lovely day! shame you had problems getting there but looks like you found some great stuff none the less!!! I saw those storage boxes, great aren't they?

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Another good report from the CL fair and sounds like you managed to bag some good bargains.

Victoria x

Shabby Chick said...

Excellent fabric bargains! I'm jealous you got to go even if it was only for a couple of hours!

Mel xxx