This blog is all about The Contemporary Craft Carnival last weeked (20th July) at The Post House, Stafford. The amazing, inspiring lady above in the blue tea-shirt is Lyn Barrington who has done some blooming amazing work for the charity and whom is one of the ladies behind organising the event. And what a first event it was! I think it was over 500 people that came through the door that day, looking and buying from all the talented stall holders. There was a bloody great raffle (I didn't win the Jan Constantine cushion! :( !), goody bags, activities for the children to name but a few. It was Lyn's and the other ladies first event and I had to support- all the money raised from stallholders, raffle etc went to the charity. Lyn is such an inspiration- I will not go into details on here (unless you want me to Lyn) but it is a charity very close to Lyn and me also-my mother in law had lung cancer so it is a charity that I wanted to support. I can't wait for the November Christmas one- it will be a good one if this first event is anything to go by. So make sure you are there if you can and support this very worthwhile charity on 11th November 2013.
I am not a professional photographer by any means, but here are a few pictures from the day then. Pop by and show your support to the people behind the work too, if you wouldn't mind. Everyone there is so talented. I've put their facebook links at the end. I've also put a link to the charity's website too. Lung Cancer is a silent disease that sometimes can go unnoticed and we need to do all we can to eradicate this terrible cancer.
|The Post House, Stafford. Ready to go!|
|The lovely quirky cat tea cosies made by Lyn of Made by Me|
|Original handmade jewellery by Handcraftily.|
|And they also found time to write 'Thank you' certificates! It should be us thanking you ladies!!|