Monday, 3 August 2009

Makey Do!

Brooch making all round at the Makey Do! This was a few weeks ago, but I'm still catching up after a frenzy of craft fairs. Here are some of the sweet brooches made by children and adults at the Makey Do organised by JennyFlower a few weeks ago. I spent the day showing children how to sew and being impressed by the wonderful colour combinations everyone picked from bowlfuls of buttons, felt and crochet flowers. It was lovely seeing boys as well as girls making brooches for themselves, their mums and teachers. Some were already confident sewers and others were sewing for the first time - it was a great privilege to teach them.

It was lovely to meet Jenny at last and with over 700 people through the doors of Sandwich Guildhall, all her amazing hard work really paid off.

I had a very early start, leaving home at 5am to catch the train from London in time, but was rewarded with a lovely day out, seeing the meerkats in their wooliness and meeting new sellers, including makers of mermaids and all sorts of loveliness, including knitters, embroidery, biscuit and chutney makers and these buttons...



And we were kept going with homemade cakes and cups of tea served through the Guildhall's panelled serving hatch. This building was fill of all sorts of nooks and crannies that I could have spent all day taking pictures of.

And it was lovely seeing familiar faces again from Handmade Craft Fairs, including the lovely Kali who shared some celebratory chips with me and the rest of the makey doers outside the Guildhall, and drove me all the way back to London - thanks, you're a star. She has been updating her shop with lots of lovely new jewels, so take a peek.
Sandwich looks a sweet and interesting place from the few glimpses I had, so hopefully I will pop back for a day trip.

4 comments:

niftyknits said...

ooooh I'm feeling all warm and nostalgic! It was a great day, wasn't it? Thanks for sharing all the photos :-)

jennyflower said...

Thanks like Nifty says, for all the nice memories. Would be lovely to have you along if you fancy a spot of festive makey do-ing?

Simply H said...

It was great to meet you too! I had a fab day, it was lovely to see so many people sitting and making at your stall, it seems a long time ago now doesn't it........

Olly said...

Arrrgh looks like much fun! Next time hopefully Xx