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Sunday Sevens #11

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I’ve had a busy week of making and haven’t had time to do much else really, so this week’s Sunday Sevens is a bit different. Instead of showing you things that I have made or done, I thought I’d showcase seven things I bought at a craft fair this week by other talented craftspeople. Hop over to Natalie at Threads and Bobbins to see what this link up is all about.

1. A beautiful felt poppy hairband which I am going convert to a brooch by removing the elastic and adding a pin. The beads in the centre really sparkle in the light and I love the inventive use of an old map as a means of presentation.

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2. Simple wire hearts with a colourful bead by Helen Bagwell at Longfield Designs – these will look pretty on my Christmas tree.

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3. Two painted, handcrafted wooden door wedges – so simple, but I love them.

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4. A cute pair of wristwarmers in wonderfully soft yarn.

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5. A brilliant reinvention of used carrier bags – knitted eco bags!Β  These were being made and sold for charity so I just had to buy one.

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6. Admittedly I had intended to make something similar for No.3 son, but it’s such a fabulous set and entirely handmade for just Β£6.00 that I saved myself a task!

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7. Anyone who has ever “owned” a cat will understand.

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I’m chuffed with my purchases and pleased to support local crafters in a small way, although everything was totally underpriced for the hours that had gone into creating such unique items. I paid the grand sum of Β£23.50 for everything!

Have you bought anything from other crafters recently?

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17 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #11

  1. We went to a local craft fair last weekend and I came away with lots of goodies! Like you with the minion set, I could have made some of it myself but I like to support other crafters πŸ™‚

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    • I usually manage to buy a few things that I wouldn’t even attempt to make myself such as wooden items or jewellery, but if I see something I love like the poppy, I just buy it whether or not I could make it myself!

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  2. Some lovely finds and I’m sure the other crafters very much appreciated your support too πŸ˜‰

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  3. Some great buys πŸ™‚ I’m with you on the door steps, simple but perfect.

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  4. I honestly can’t decide which of these I love the most. And yes, so many people sell their hand-made items for shockingly low prices. Sigh. One day, perhaps, we’ll live in a world where hand-made isn’t seen as second best by so many people.

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    • I just don’t think people realise how long it takes to make something by hand. Mass produced machine knits from China are so cheap that non-crafters expect the same sort of prices for handmade items. I suppose that’s why most of us have a Day Job and craft in our spare time for the love of it.

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  5. Thanks so much for your lovely words Sheila, made my day to see my little hair bobble in such a fabulous photo on Facebook πŸ˜‰
    We bought Teddy the “evil” minions – he is soooo proud πŸ™‚
    It was a lovely craft fair, and your village is gorgeous!
    xxx

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  6. All of these are so beautiful! They are going to be very happily received πŸ™‚

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  7. A very nice selection of items. I’ve bought many a time from other crafters, things I could make, but then I’ve come to realize that the item is already ‘made’ and when do I think I have time to do all the things I really think I want to do. I get an item that I appreciate the value of and they get the ‘purchase’. We all win. πŸ™‚

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  8. That was a lovely haul, we don’t have craft fairs very often and when there’s one I am usually working πŸ™‚ but I do like buying Handmade πŸ™‚

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