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Monday 19 August 2013

Summer Fete opens today

Morning everyone and welcome to Crafty Ribbons Summer Fete.
Slightly overcast here today, but that will not spoil our fun.

We have our very own Sydney opening the Fete, we believe she has appeared more often on the blog then anyone else.
So with no further ado, Sydney declares our Summer Fete open 

All the way from Sweden Charlotta welcomes you all to the Fete.

Wish your were here Charlotta and could experience your first English Summer Fete

I have been busy making items for our Summer Fete Craft stall....
well all Fetes have Craft Stalls!

But before that we have a super attraction, visiting for today only.
I love steam engines, we grew up a few miles away from the famous Woodcote Steam Fair,
and now live where the largest Steam Fair in Europe is held - BLANDFORD!

Marianne has made this stunning scrapbook page of her steam fair visit to Dorset.
It is amazing how big, noisy, smelly, mechanical works of art, look even better with a few bits of ribbon!

Lets move away from all the noise and smoke, to the Craft Stall....

We have some lavender hearts on display, all decorated with ribbons and buttons (what else!)

Not just any old lavender hearts....


......these have been made from recycled jeans.
Rachie wanted some jeans I cut the legs of a pair, sewed a hem and kept the off cuts.....
...thought they may come in useful one day!

I think you will be able to work out how to make these from the photo above.
 Only thing to add is if you use your own lavender, then put it in a plastic bag
and pop it in the freezer for 24 hours.  This will kill any little bugs.

I thought this branch wood fence was perfect for my hearts.... summer fete - ish style.

Do want to see what is behind the fence?

Everyone takes lavender hearts on a walk to Old Harry Rocks - don't they?

Have a great day wandering around the Fete, more to see tomorrow.


  1. 've had a lovely wander around...Fab lavender bags Ali and the scrapbook page of the steam fair takes me back. Mum and Dad used to drag my Sister and I along every year when we were little, the highlight for me was riding on the carousel horses! One year it was so wet the car got stuck and we had to be towed out!! Funny what you remember

  2. Super scrapbook page and love the lavender hearts.

  3. What a great start to the fete, looking forward to visiting more stalls. jo x

  4. I must try those lavender hearts !! Just fab !!

    hugs Diane xx


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