Sunday, 28 September 2014

Harrogate Gift and Fashion Fair!

On Friday it was such a lovely day, the sun was shining and I had tickets to go to the Harrogate Fashion and Gift fair! We are now quickly approaching Christmas, yes! Dare I say it, its less than 100 days before Christmas I believe! I was also checking the place out to see if this would be somewhere I would like to exhibit in the future.

There was definitely a huge variety of stalls. Some certainly caught my eye, but I was good not to spend!

Out of Africa Gifts was a strange stall for me, it brought back many memories from my trip to Africa. All its product is imported from mainly Kenya itself. You could see how they were handcrafted. It was beautiful and was lovely to see many things I have myself from my own visit. The work is beautiful. 

I also met the lovely Jam Creations. I am very excited I bought some gorgeous items for my home from her stall. But I've had to save them for Christmas as they are now a treat from a friend. When I am allowed them! I will share them. Check out the business cards of some of my favourite stalls below...

Food stalls always catch my eye, especially if they sell anything involving chocolate. 

Love Brownies, definitely passed the taste test! They deliver also in time for Christmas which is fab! I was tempted to keep going round and round and eating all their samples :)

It was also interesting to see the layouts of stalls. I have used crates myself in the past but they seem to be as popular as ever this year. I need to get my thinking cap on how I can dress my stall for my Christmas events this year! 

Not long to go! 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Robert E Fuller Exhibition @ Burton Agnes Hall.

Today I went to visit Burton Agnes Hall and its latest exhibition, the work of local artist Robert E Fuller. I have never seen his work before but knew his interests were similar to mine. Well, it was truly inspiring. His work is so details. I was fascinated by how he had captured each piece of wildlife.

This little hedgehog was my favourite, he certainly puts my little drawings to shame. Isn't he adorable! 

He has a fab selection of his work for sale including originals. His work fills the long gallery at the top of the hall. You certainly miss whats around you when your busy looking at these pieces. They are amazing!

Robert also has his own gallery, located in Thixendale near Malton and also organises fantastic trips where you can join him and his passion for wildlife abroad. You can certainly see his love for animals by how he talks about them on his blog:

His work is available to view at the Hall until the 5th of October, get yourselves there! 

Feeling inspired, I went to visit the local pond to see if I could capture some nature to draw myself. I was greeted by these ginormous geese!