What a lovely weekend!

Goodness, what a whirlwind weekend …. so much laughter and fun – and so much accomplished too!  I simply don’t know where the time has gone – it’s a good thing that magazine publication day was last week as, until now, I haven’t so much as even looked at my laptop all weekend!  

On Saturday Rosie and I visited the Vintage Fairs at Guildhall – there was a special wedding area as well as the main fair.  Such a lovely morning.  So much free cake! Can you see the chocolate cupcakes below ….

Yes, the little mini, incredibly chocolatey ones in the bottom left hand corner with glitter.  They were for sampling.  Oh yes.  It would have been so rude to refuse. And so we didn’t.  They tasted absolutely scrumptious.  The lady’s details went into Rosie’s bag for future reference, so I’m sorry I can’t tell you the name of her company as Rosie’s bag has now returned home with her.  But if anyone does want to know, then please do contact me and I’ll ask Rosie to send on the details.  

We also discovered an extremely talented and clever magician who did the most amazing things with a pack of playing cards – I so wish that I’d been able to take a picture of the incredulous expression on Rosie’s face when the cards in her hand magically transformed into quite different cards….

Wedding Fair

And at intervals for the rest of the day she was heard to mutter “How did he do that?  How did he do that? How did he do that”  So the very clever magician has been booked for the wedding party and we’re hoping that family and friends will be just as amazed and entertained as we were.   

Making Teacup Candles

Then today we started on our vintage teacup candle project.  We have found some really pretty cups and, after consulting Martha Stewart’s tutorial, we felt ready to begin ….. 

teacupcandlesfair 026After some very technical manoeuvring with tape, wicks and lolly sticks (invaluable help from Dan here) and lots of juggling with hot wax and old pyrex bowls, we felt very pleased with the results ….

teacupcandlesfair 078

 Then, as the newfies had been very good and patient while we worked, we all headed off to Lannacombe beach where there was paddling…

Lannacombe Beach High Tide

Lots and lots of sand …..

Lannacombe Beach

 And silly games to play with seaweed ….

What a lovely weekend!

Lannacombe Beach High Tide


Tracey McLean

Just discovered your site today and started reading your blog (which I never do) but felt moved to send a comment about what a lovely site, blog and projects are here. I feel I have stumbled upon hidden treasure and an excited to try some of your patterns. I have signed up for your magazine already.


Thank you so much Tracey for your lovely comment – I am blushing madly – how kind of you. I do hope you’ll enjoy your magazines. Helen xx


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