Sunday, 27 September 2015

Bag a bargain

I went to the Abergavenny Food Festival last weekend and fully intended to take some photos, but got distracted...
Hard to know where to look really, or what to try, with stalls of glorious food everywhere. So much choice! Seems to bring out my indecisive side though, and think I actually end up buying less than I would at a smaller affair. Pricey too, £20 can disappear in the blink of an eye. Especially with kids in tow. This year I'd also promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore tempting relishes/chutneys/sauces - something about Food Festivals just makes me feel I need jars of lovely stuff... that sit in the cupboard or the fridge forever.
So I managed to resist the jars and came home with some cheese, and this... totally un-food related item.

There was one small bric-a-brac stall tucked between the toasted cheese sandwiches, falafels, and calamari and chips, and this lovely, vintage handmade knitting bag was only £3. It's made of felt and has a pretty floral lining.

The bag needed a little repair, but nothing too serious. Keep wondering about the person who made it, obviously with a great deal of love and care. Do you ever do that?

How about this for an attempt at a neat-ish little crafty/food tie-in...

And no, sadly still haven't found my crafting oomph - I knitted the fish on a plate a while ago, from some tapestry wool bought in a charity shop. Lovely colours, and it was when I thought I'd have a crack at making cards with little knitted or crocheted things on the front. This tiny knit is as far as I got. I was going to write 'Seafood Diet' above it, then 'See food, eat it...' inside. Seemed like a good idea at the time! Anyway, I stuck a magnet on the back and it's now on our fridge.

In the hope of jump-starting a bit of knitting action, I have just signed up for my first Christmas craft fair in November. Though could quite possibly be the one and only....


  1. Ooh lovely bag! Looking forward to seeing your makes...November's not far away!

  2. That vintage knitting bag is lovely! X