Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I went to the Dorking Fair!

Unable to attend the fair in Malaga this year due to being in England with my poorly daughter I was happy to discover that I was in the right place at the right time for the Dorking, Makers Only Fair.
I am so excited about adding these new items to my various houses and room settings.
First are these gorgeous flowers and plants by Jan, The Flower Lady, who I think only sells at fairs, I can't find a web address for her.

The lemon tree will go with all my Spanish miniatures.

Already the sweet tea cups are in my tea shop.

I have a few items for the garden shop. I shall plant the chimney pots with Oly during one of our club making days.
AS usual I couldn't resist the children. I bought this beautifully dressed baby from Pat Alston at Tiny Treasures.
Also from Pat is this gorgous doll. I've been collecting odd chairs with a mind set on doing a version of the Mad Hatters Tea Party so meet my little Alice!
I did buy another chair for the tea party and also these other finely made wooden items from World of My Own 
I just had to have these beautifully made frames and mirrors from Wood Supplies.
I'm so behind with my own making that I bought some food items for the freezer from Shepherd Miniatures as the miniature family were starving!
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these, now I have to place them all, it's going to be fun!


  1. Hello Gill, a long time no 'see' in blogland, welcome back :D!! You have purchased some very fine miniatures, they are great additions to your wonderful collection. The plants and flowers are wonderful, lovely idea to put them in a cup :)!
    A few blog posts ago I've written about your tuto about how to make the patchwork blanket and I have put the link to this tuto on my blog. I hope you don't mind?
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Hello Ilona, thank you for your message, it's very nice to hear from you, I'm pleased you noticed I am back! I don't mind at all that you shared my tuto on your blog, I am pleased to take a part in yours. You have some brilliant ideas and lovely illustrated instructions. Gill x

  2. You got some lovely things the flowers are so pretty and I love Alice!

  3. So many pretty little things...:) I love your little Alice, she is adorable. But I think my favourites are the flowers in the tea cups. Just fab.
    All the best

  4. Unas compras maravillosas!!! Estoy segura de que disfrutarás colocando cada cosa en su lugar!!

  5. You picked up some lovely things. I especially like your flowers in tea cups.

  6. Lovely purchases. The flowers are exquisite.
    Have fun working with all these new treasures.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Hi Gill, you bought some gorgeous miniatures! I love 'World of my Own'. The shop has an amazing array of items all of them beautifully made!
    Sorry to hear about your daughter, hope she is on the mend!
    Sending hugs to you
    Helen. x

  8. Lovely purchase. The lemon tree is so very wonderful and the tulips are lovely.

  9. Wunderschöne Einkäufe - ganz besonders schön finde ich diesen Zitronenbaum und die Blüten in der Teetasse.
    Herzliche Minigrüße

  10. Great purchases! The flowers are beautiful and the lemon tree amazing.

  11. What Lovely purchases! I think the plants are Divine and Alice is so sweet! I look forward to seeing them in their new homes!