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....