Sunday, 28 March 2010

Country Living Fair

I met up with daughter at the Country Living Spring Fair at the Business Design Centre in London.

All sorts of fabby things to persuse, get home decor ideas, gift ideas, decorating ideas, sewing ideas.


This was our lunch, it was delicious, I might remember this idea for my Beyond Chocolate Workshops.

A little sitting down time could be had in the lecture area, we listened to a talk on Country Living Styling, how to put fabrics together and how a little of something is all you need for a look. It was interesting how styles had changed through the years. Now we want light rooms, with reflective light to cheer up our wintry days. Some bright fabrics and big baskets for storage were shown. A (daughter) asked about how you got into the business of home styling and was recommended to find a position to work up from rather than training in college first.


I went to a Jan Constantine sewing class, it was lovely to see her work in real life, she was such a gently, cheery person. We had a free kit, although I was sitting in my chair 20 mins before the class started, places were limited. I chatted to the lady next to me while we waited. Then Jan showed us how to put a lovely wool felt lavender heart together. I just needed to do the outside edges to get it finished at home.


I bought son's 21st birthday present at the show, but can't tell you what it is in case he reads this blog. I bought some Moda Fabric fat quarters to drool over from Beyond Fabrics, a sweet little wire chicken complete with bum fluff made by Hollie Wright see www.holliewright.co.uk. I loved the idea from The Wine Guest, it is called "Define the Wine" a guess the wine dinner party or charity or friends game. Enjoyed talking to the lady from Wellingham Herb Garden, which is very near to the In-laws, nr Lewes, East Sussex, she had some delightfully perfumed soaps and we will definitely visit their walled garden when we go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It all looks scrumptious, I imagine you're full of ideas now! Sweet little heart, I know a place where you might sell those.............!