Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

This title doesn't sound very MoFo related but last night I went to the launch of the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. It was only after I'd treated myself to a few purchases that I realised that with the exception of a ring that they all had a food and drink theme, lol! It's on all weekend and is well worth a mooch around. There's lots of wonderful things and its really interesting to meet the makers. First up was a card from Leila Arzaghi. My camera couldn't get a decent close up but it's got a round teabag printed with a vintage style floral design. She also makes jewellery and the picture below gives more of an idea of her stuff.

I've been admiring Rachel Eardley's work for a while and have been looking for a horseshoe ring for about 3 years with no luck. I fell in love with the horseshoe and horse ring below and just had to buy it as an early birthday present for myself. I've had a bit of a crappy year so I'm hoping the horseshoe will signify a change of luck! The horse is cut from an old Irish coin from before the days of the Euro. I also couldn't resist the biscuit print below although the biscuits are decidedly non-vegan. Maybe I will have to make a matching one with a bourbon, ginger nut and hobnob!

And finally I bought one of Julie Haslam's printed recipes which are found on aprons, teatowels and napkins. Her grandparents were bakers and she originally started off by reproducing pages from her Grandma's handwritten recipe book. As time has gone on other people have donated old handwritten recipes to be transformed into textiles. I was excited to find a vegan friendly recipe for parkin just in time for Bonfire night which had come from Julie's mum! I told Julie that I have a food blog and she's asked me to let her know when I make it and said she was going to go round and tell her mum how she'd made a vegan happy!


  1. Lovely lovely things :) Think I'm going to have to make a little trip there this weekend xxx

  2. Amazing rings!!! I do recognise the horse from the old irish coins :) I'm a collector of vintage jewellery, and these are just so gorgeous!

  3. Hey, sorry about the comment not related to the post but I've nominated you to the Liebster Blog award :)


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