Monday, 30 March 2009

A Visit to the Fairground Heritage Centre in Devon

This weekend we were down in the lovely county of Devon for James's dad's birthday bash, where much food was eaten and wine consumed! So, the next day we nursed our hangovers by visiting the Fairground Heritage Centre, a truly fascinating place! If you were anything like me as a child, you most probably couldn't contain your excitement when the fair rolled into town, and this place brought back all of those memories.

In Aberystwyth, where I grew up, the fair arrived in November, so going to the fair equalled putting on tights under your trousers and two jumpers to keep warm, the lights of all the rides dazzling us in the winter night and the smell of candy floss and fried onions tempting our tummies at every turn! The Fairground Heritage Centre captured the atmosphere of that and much more, acting as an archive of fairground rides, signs and games dating back to Victorian times. The intricate detail of some of the older pieces was amazing, such as thic cheeky cigar toting cat-

And the toothy grins of the carousel horses made us all giggle-

This lovely Fench organ was a bit of a gem too-

All very inspiring stuff! At the moment we only have this fairground theme piece in our collection -
But we're sure to add some more soon! If you'd like to take a visit to this fairground-tastic little place, you'll find the info here -

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Shop Update- Shiny new rings & things!

If you are on a diet you may not want to look at these images, as they are almost sure to give you a craving for cake! Combining our love of all things miniature and edible, we have come up with some super cute new pieces... We have slice of cake rings in a selection of colours (or should that be flavours?!), and each one sits on a real china plate!
For a touch of ladylike chic, we have Pearls & Chocolates, a long string of pearls which you can double up, with a girly ribbon and chocolate charm.

These are 'Nice Cup Of Tea And A Slice Of Cake', in either vanilla with a lilac ribbon or chocolate with a red ribbon, with a real miniature cup and saucer and cake made from polymer clay.

The classic convenience meal, the Egg & Beans Ring really hits the spot.

And for all you groovy music loving ladies, get retro with our miniature record rings (we only have a few of these as the charms are vintage and hard to track down!).
They'll be in the shop in the next couple of days, so watch this space!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Our First Ever Craft Fair at RAF Cosford

So, this Sunday saw us get up at an ungodly hour to travel to RAF Cosford, in Shropshire. Why on earth would we want to that? Well, don't worry I'm not about to confess some tragic passion for vintage aeroplanes or anything... it was the venue of a Spring Craft Fair, and an interesting venue at that! We pitched up at a little after 8am to discover that we would actually be setting up in a hangar among the planes (they are museum pieces, by the way, otherwise we really would be getting in the way!) It was a nice opportunity for me to show off our new food themed rings, fittingly displayed on a cake tray. They certainly raised a few laughs!
Here is me (waving) and my sister Elise who had been roped in to help out.

We had lots of new pieces in for the event, which will be popping up on the website very soon...

This is Mr Mouse, ready to serve!

And one of the many, many planes we saw on the day!

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