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Hello :)

How are you today? I hope you are all well and happy :)

I have more news about the County Shows I am going to enter :) Well, in my last post, I wrote about the Seaburn Show that I am going to enter in September. I have the schedule for the crafts section of this Show ( I got it from the Chairwoman of the Women’s Guild that I go too, as she is involved with the crafts section of the Show ) , but am still waiting for the full schedule to be printed, and when it is, it will be getting posted out to me, and I can see what the baking and preserve categories are, so I can then decide what I want to enter into these categories, and see if there are any other categories of this particular Show I want to enter :)

So far, for the crafts section of this Show, I have decided to enter a bag, a flower corsage, a hat with a side decoration, and a Christmas tree skirt, and all my entries will be crocheted :)

So, at the moment, nearly all of my crochet ( apart from my weekend crochet, which is when I do something easier on a Friday and Saturday night, so I do not have to concentrate over the weekend, lol ), are possible entries for the Shows I wish to enter in September. I have crocheted one bag so far, which is a contender, and am now crocheting another bag, and when this is finished, I will decide between the two which I want to enter, and crochet it again in better thread ect… I will show you the first bag I have crocheted in just a moment :)

Anyway, I have also found out about another Show in September which I am going to enter. It is called The Herrington Village Show, and is about a mile from where we live, so not far at all to go too.

I have the full schedule for this Show, and have decided to enter the craft and cookery sections of this Show. For the craft section I am going to enter a small dressed doll ( as stated in the schedule ) with my dear Tiny Tears Doll, dressed in a crochet dress, which I will make for her in the next few months. I am very happy about this category, as my Tiny Tears Doll is so dear to me, I have had her for almost as long as I can remember, and my dear, wonderful grandad, who I was so very close too, gave her to me one Christmas when I was very young, and she has always been my favourite doll, and I would not part with her for the world. She has such dear memories attached to her, about my grandad and my childhood, so crocheting a pretty little dress for her and entering her in the Show will make me very happy :)

Another thing I am going to enter into the craft section of  The Herrington Village Show, is something to commemorate our Queens Jubilee, I am still thinking about what to crochet for this.

And for the cookery section of The Herrington Village Show, I am definitely going to enter a small lemon drizzle cake ( as stated in the schedule ), perhaps a jar of strawberry jam ( I will have to see how well our strawberries do this year :) ), and perhaps a few other baked goods which are listed :)

The Seaburn Show has been on every year, for the past 25 years, and The Herrington Village Show has been going since at least the 1970′s, and I have only just found out about them, even though both Shows are practically on our doorstep! I found out about both through the Women’s Guild. I suppose you would not know about these Shows unless you were interested in them, and made enquiries, and it is only in the past year that I have become interested in entering Shows, so it is pure luck that I found out about them through the WG, good job I joined! ( I will become an official Guild member next Tuesday, when I go to May’s meeting and pay my subs :) ), so anyway, I am really looking forward to entering these Shows, and I am enjoying searching for patterns and making things for the Shows :) I will keep you posted :)

On my last blog post, I posted piccies of my almost completed Vintage Roses and Leaves Doily, well, it is done now, and I love it :) Here is a piccie of it whilst blocking…

and piccies of where it now lives, on top of one of my wool chests…

And here is the first of the two bags I am crocheting, as possible entries for the Seaburn Show. The pattern for this bag is called Topaz Purse, and there were so many mistakes in this pattern, so many in-fact, that the site that pattern was originally published on, has since taken it down, due to its many mistakes. But, I got there in the end, though I had to improvise on a bit of it :) …..

Instead of crocheting the drawstring handles, I decided to thread a pretty pink ribbon through, and use this as my handles, and I lined the bag with a pretty dusty pink fabric….


The fabric in the bag, I hand hemmed, and then hand sewed into the bag…

So that is the first bag of the two, that are possible contenders to enter into the Seaburn Show. Once I have finished crocheting the other bag, which is this one……

( Which is called Venetian Opera Bag, and the pattern for this bag is from 1914! Nearly 100 years old!, ), I will decide between the two which I like the most, and re-crochet it in better thread, and use nicer material to line it :) The Venetian Opera Bag I am now crocheting, with the pattern been so old, it is quite different, in how it is wrote and laid out, compared to modern patterns, so I have had to improvise on this pattern too on the centre of the bag ( the circle with the trebles in it ), I have done to my own pattern, and now, I am following the pattern precisely, as I want it to be as authentic as possible :)

Anyway, that’s all folks :) For today anyway :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and leave your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)





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