Oh So Crafty

Friday, August 26, 2011

The West End Fair is almost a tradition in my family, it started when I was young, each year, one relatively sunny day in August my mum would drag me and my little brother up to the corner between Princes Street and Lothian Road and march us around the hundred stalls. I absolutely hated it.

Fast forward 15 years and the craft fair is one of my favourite yearly traditions, me and my mum choose an afternoon when we are both free and spend as long as possible meandering through the graveyard looking at each of the stalls and cursing our budgets. 

We found some wonderful prints and I fell in love with Nikki McWilliams Tunnock's Teacake's cushions (you can check them out on her website here). She has many lovely biscuit related items, I just cannot resist them. I'm definitely planning on ordering one as soon as I possibly can!

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, I don't have any plans, but the Festival Fireworks are on Sunday, which is always fun, and one of my best friends has just moved down to near the beach at Portobello and I am hoping to go down and have a wander along the sand. There is nothing better than a beach, even if it is in stormy Scotland.

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  1. That looks so fun!!! And your right, there is nothing better than the beach.

  2. wait! my blog is called redpunzel-carla.blogspot.com
    sorry, another noob moment

  3. stylefashionvintagebaby27 August 2011 at 12:54

    love your blog- following! :) xxxx

  4. local festivals are such fun and wonderful traditions -- love those bright colored flags!

  5. It's funny how things you hate as a kid you grow to love as an adult!
    Looks like so much fun, I'm an enormous fan of markets and fairs - there's always so much to see & absorb.

  6. That's such a lovely tradition to have and you're lucky to have such creativity surround you!  I wanted to also say happy belated birthday!  Hope it was great.
    I also mentioned you in a recent post - as you really inspired me, thanks so much!

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