Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sunny Sunday at Delapre Abbey

Today was the day of Delapre Abbey's St George's Day Celebrations in Northampton. They had a craft marquee and I was lucky enough to get a stall ... the sun was shining as we arrived.The Abbey is surrounded by acres of glorious English countryside and we wished we had brought the dog with us ... they were allowed on site and she would have loved it.This is the Abbey courtyard and the Craft Marquee faced the clock tower building .. this area was used later in the day for musical entertainment.It didn't take too long to set up our table as I had been practicing on the kitchen table last night ... this is only the third fair that I have taken part in so am still learning.
This is me all ready to go ... my daughter Laura came along to help and husband too but it was a little cramped behind the table as we had to share with the neighbouring stall run by Linda and Steve .. a lovely couple who we chatted with all day and swapped crafting and life stories ... it was really nice to meet friendly people and made the day go so much quicker. With the current economic climate it seemed that a lot of people were just looking and not spending a great deal but not a bad day overall and a profit was made ... seemed later in the day the good people of Northampton were more interested in offloading their spare cash in the beer tent.
During the afternoon this gorgeous Silver Cross coachbuilt pram arrived in front of our table ... it was the pram that caught my eye, I love them but my daughter wouldn't be seen dead with one (shame). Then I did a double take on the baby ... it is a handmade re-born doll, her name is Georgina and she is so life like it was quite spooky.

Then to top the day ........ yes ladies and gentlemen .... Elvis was in the building ... this young man came on to do two sets during the afternoon and he was really good (considering he probably wasn't even born when the King died .... for those of you who are old enough do you remember where you were at that time? I was tucked up in bed with an old tranny radio under the covers so my dad couldn't hear listening to Tony Prince on Luxembourg 208)
If you see anything on my table that you like please get in touch as I have lots left and will be adding them to my website and blogshop during the coming week. Tara for now.


  1. Hi,
    I live near Rushden, and love craft fairs!! You will have to let me know where you are exhibiting in Northamptonshire, and Bedfordshire this year, it would be great to meet a like minded blogger!!
    The Delapre Abbey event looked like a good day out, mind you, I wouldn't have been too interested in the beer!!

    Have a lovely week : )

    Sharon xx

  2. It sounds as if you had a lovely day, albeit perhaps not as successful as you would have hoped. It is tough at the moment - but it all looks fab. x

  3. Your pics show a lovely setting! Glad you had a good day ;-)

  4. Looks like a lovely day out, hope you sold lots!

  5. Your Stall looks so lovely, I'm pleased you enjoyed the day. Shame peeps would buy beer that goes down the drain rather than your lovely goodies they'd have for life *sigh*

    LOL@ 208..............oh the memories hehehe!

    Love and blessings

  6. Wow, what a setting. Such hard work must have gone into your craftwork and stall. Wish people had spent more. . . x