Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Crafty trips

So I am back with pretty photos of our trip to The Contemporary Craft Fayre in Ilkley. As I said in my last post, we didn't get lost until *after* the event and the hall where it was held was very easy to find, thanks to the help of this sheep standing outside...


Kate and I had got up early to get to the fayre and promised ourselves a bacon sandwich when we got there. Sadly there was no bacon so we had to settle for this....


Sometimes it is really hard being us ;) Actually, it was fairly hard because those slices of cake were huge so we had to sit for quite a while after we had eaten them before we felt safe to move but luckily there was a good view of the fayre...

There were lots of lovely sellers there. We met Ruby Spirit Designs, remember the lovely lady who made me my birthday present and her husband Kev from Dig The Earth. I bought a lovely print from him.

We went for a wander around Ilkley afterwards and found Cakewalk Vintage, a lovely little shop selling lots of lovely vintage based things. If you ever go to Ilkley, hunt it out. Emma is moving downstairs soon so the shop will be even bigger soon!

Next it was time to go climbing mountains in the car. Isn't Ilkley pretty from the top of the moor...in a car....

Eventually we got to Saltaire and the wonderful Butterfly Rooms. This shop is great; light and airy and full of lots of lovely indie designer items that I usually only see on-line. It was great to see Snapdragon badges and notebooks on that same shelf as my bags too :D

Everyone had been telling us that we should go and have a look around Saltaire while we were there so after The Butterfly Rooms, we wandered around the corner and while trying to remember what people had told us we needed to see while we were there, we saw this...I love Yorkshire. In places it really is like stepping back 30 or 40yrs and that's no bad thing in my mind :D



After a bit of wandering, we turned a corner and found The Salts Mill and remembered that this was what we were supposed to be going to see and not admiring the allotments in front of it...



We didn't really spend that long there for the size of the place but did a whistle-stop tour before heading home, followed by a rainbow..


Thanks to Kate for the photos....and a fun day :) xx

1 comment:

niftyknits said...

excellent photos, sounds like fun :-)