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Sunday, 14 October 2018

The Fair has come to Town

It's that time of year again, Hull fair has arrived for the week, well arrived for last week, it's actually all packed up now. I've written on here about the fair before and it's rather interesting history and royal charter here.

We didn't go, but Imogen went a couple of times with her friends and Adam and Holly took the children.



Apparently little Zack was quite taken with the rides and didn't want to get off when the ride finished! He's grinning away in this photo, sitting next to big sister Izzy.


I've been doing a bit of sewing. I thought I'd have a go at making a simple bag for Zack to keep his stacking cups in, one of his favourite things is to put them in, take them out, put them, then out again... you get the drift. I bought the spiderman fabric in a pack of fat quarters in Hobbycraft.


I thought a drawstring bag was the way to go, but I didn't want to just sew 2 pieces of fabric together as I'm trying to learn more about sewing. I decided to make a drawstring bag with a squared bottom


I lined it too. Much easier than I imagined it to be and that means there'll be a few people getting little lined drawstring bags for Christmas!



Holds all of Zackary's cups and he loves undoing it and pulling it tight again. I tied all the cords together to keep them nice and short and not dangerous to little ones. He is never left on his own, but you can't be too careful.


My wonderful husband has brought me a cup of tea upstairs, so I can stay in bed and do some blog reading.


Take care
xxx


35 comments:

  1. Looks like they all had fun at the fair. Love the bag for the stacking cups, great idea. Have a great week.

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    1. They had a lovely time so did Imogen, that’s it now till next year x

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  2. Hoe lovely to have a cup of tea in bed! The little bag you have sewn for the stacking cups os a great idea. I am sure it will be opened and closed many times over! Meg☺

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    1. Haha, yes many times, but he’s happy so it’s all good x

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  3. I'm impressed with your sewing. It's something I have absolutely no talent for.

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    1. Thank you, I’m very much a novice, but really enjoying it x

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  4. What a beautiful cup and saucer. It sounds like you have a very sweet husband. I love the shot of the children at the fair. Those cars are so much fun when you are little. Enjoy your sewing...

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    1. I’m very lucky, my husband is rather wonderful. I do think tea tastes better in a bone China cup x

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  5. That little bag is adorable. Zack is going to love the SpiderMan fabric.

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    1. Thank you, he carried it around Hobbycraft when we bought it x

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  6. The local town where we grew up in Somerset, had a fair visit each year, always the last week of September, as children we loved it, it's still there every year, but not somewhere I would now go. Loved your draw string bag, you knew we would think about the draw strings and your son, but you thought it out well. I love to line bags, it's easier and looks so much better.

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    1. We haven’t been to the fair for quite a few years, but it’s very looked forward to by the children. You can’t be too careful with cords, best be safe x

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  7. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are of the Fair on Norwich Cattle market, long gone now. The rides, fishing for ducks and throwing balls at the coconut shy. Then chips, eaten from newspaper with our fingers as we walked back to the car. Wonderful, I know why Zack was so happy

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    1. What lovely memories to have, I hope my children remember it with such fondness x

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  8. You've got your husband well trained! It looks like Zack enjoyed the fair. I remember Daniel being petrified of even the most sedate ride whereas Eleanor cried because she wasn't allowed on the roller coasters when she was tiny. What a great bag, I'm sure everyone would love one in their Christmas stocking.

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    1. Haha, took a few years, but he’s a keeper lol. My son never liked anything too fast, but Imogen loves it x

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  9. Children do love to put things in, take them out, put them in...again and again! What a good idea.

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    1. I think it’s one of the reasons he loves the cups so much, being able to put them inside each other x

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  10. I love making bags and you have just given me an idea to make a bag for the quilt I am gifting to someone for Christmas....thanks for that.
    Gorgeous cup for your morning cuppa.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Ooh, hope we get to see a picture of it, maybe after Christmas x

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  11. A Fair in the late Autumn... Nice. Our Fairs are more in early Autumn. But later, is nicer, than possible too hot weather. :-)

    Delightful idea for the stacking cups!!!! Really delightful! And you advanced your sewing skills. :-)

    ✨🍁🎃🍁✨

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    1. The trouble with being later is it often takes place in wild and woolly weather, not too bad this year though x

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  12. Hi, the fair looks like fun. Thank you for sharing your other post as well.
    I like the bags, very well done.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed making it and have all sorts of plans for more x

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  13. What a great bag for Zack to keep his toy in. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, he looks very sweet marching up and down with it x

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  14. Zack looks a lil sweetie.Love that bag,and the fabric is fun.I am a bag addict and also love making crochet storage containers.I made drawstring bags one Christmas and filled them with goodies.xx

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    1. That was a good idea, think a bagful of goodies will go down very well here x

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  15. The fair looks like lots of fun. The bags are a delight, I am busy making bags for gifts too.

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  16. Lovely to see all of your photographs …
    It certainly looks like they all had fun at the fair.

    I can remember those stacking cups from when both my children and now the grandchildren were young. They are colourful and such fun!
    I love the bag you've made.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes it’s interesting how it’s often the most simple things that give the most joy x

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  17. Fun at the fair.
    Love the little bag, that is so useful and wonderful.

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  18. the fair looks like a fun time and I like the bag! Well done!

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  19. Hours of fun!
    I think presents inside these pretty bags at Christmas will be very well received.
    Lisa x

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