Jam and Jerusalem - ? -
More like Jewellery, Curios and Ceramics!
Folksy was proudly represented at the WI annual Craft fair, in St Georges Hall, Newbury in Berkshire, by none other than Jacqueline Austen of J Austen Jewellery Design, Pauline Rhymes of Snowfireandruby and of course myself, Natalie of NOfkants Curios.
The ladies of the Newbury WI made us very welcome, and kept us supplied with tea and coffee!
Always like a home from home with these wonderful ladies!
And had the full attention of the WI ladies! Can't say I blame them!
And you can see how close I was to the cake stand! LOL! I'm taking this picture from behind my table, so if I took a really deep breath, I could almost inhale a cake!
Meet the Folkster's!
First of all we have the beautiful Jacqueline! Just as sparkly and colourful as her wonderful jewellery!
Even though the craft fair was a little quieter than expected, Jacqueline's stall was a natural draw, posted opposite the entrance, she was in prime position to be spied quickly by all the Newbury Glitter and sparkle magpies.
And one young lady who purchased, went home, and popped back with some of her own jewellery, a necklace that needed restringing, so Jacqueline is also a lady who does repairs! Good to know!
Also present is WI lady herself, Pauline Rhymes!
Pauline creates unique and beautiful pottery and ceramic items, which is so much more lovely in real life than can be captured on a photograph.
I adore Pauline's artwork, and am a big fan, I have quite a few pieces, including my very own Christmas scene, differing from this one shown above. Every year we choose another animal to add to the scene, pretty soon we will have a whole set of farm animals to display with our nativity scene. It is rapidly becoming our treasured family Christmas tradition!
And then there was Me!
Jacqueline pinched my camera and snapped me mid crochet, creating a pair of fingerless mittens and matching hat, which I hope to pop on folksy in November!
I attempted to have a range of all my passions on display, including my fossils, gemstone keyrings and knitted and crocheted items!
Pauline and her WI friends were also kind enough to allow me to bring along some of my oriental collectibles, traditionally carved boxwood netsuke and gemstone animals, not created by myself, so not something I can sell on folksy, but something Hubby and I adore. The netsuke actually were a big hit, and I sold four of them. Yay!
My Crocheted and knitted items were a big draw too, and the hats and fingerless mittens were admired, thank you so much everyone, it makes you feel you are doing something right, when people actually say they like something you have created.
I hope you have enjoyed my little self indulgent blog!
Please click on the links to the folksy shops and see what else there is to offer in these Jacqueline's, Pauline's and of course my shop.