Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Off To Market.....

Well it is the time of year again to start the rounds of craft markets and fairs, it is lovely to see the wealth of talent that is around-  I am in awe of their skills!! My little stall is growing and changing, I hope to add handmade soap to the goodies this year and as soon as my knitting and crochet has improved maybe some of that too...but in the mean time this Saturday was Topsham Craft Market....


A few of the pretties I took.....


I always take this plaque for a giggle.....


 Some scented lovelies....


Hearts and A Love Dove.....


I made some bags of scented rosebuds, one was from a lovely piece of rose patterned silk,  filled some pretty little voile bags with  rose bath salts and decorated them and did a few bags of pretty ribbon rosebuds for sewing and craft.We were rose themed this time as I have run out of Lavender, hopefully some more is on it's way as we speak- all my own  has been used up.....

It went very well and I sold a good amount ,which was very rewarding- so now down to preparing for the next one....


After the early start and hard work it was time for a treat....

My monthly magazine treat- and cake of course!


Country Living even set the scene.....


This is my own recipe- I call it Hedgerow Cake.....


It is a vanilla sponge- made as any plain sponge- but  with vanilla sugar,then topped with vanilla icing and filled with icing and my own Hedgerow Jam- it is quite a 'tart' jam so it cuts the sweetness of the vanilla...yummy....

I know you are going to be thinking- WEIGHT WATCHERS?!?!- but I have NOT fallen off the wagon- five weeks in and I am TEN pounds lighter- and VERY happy....
So I CAN have my cake and eat it!.....

Warm Wishes for a Wonderful Week,

8 comments:

Pixiedust said...

Lovley goodies on your stall Cally. That cakes looks scrummy! xx

CraftyHelen said...

You have done well - and the goodies look lovely.xx

Sal said...

We must pay a visit to Topsham again, soon!
The cake looks lovely!
;-)

RosieP said...

Goodies look great and that cake, I could just eat a bit now.

Hugs RosieP x

Kissed by an Angel said...

What fantastic pretties!!! Your 'Hedgerow Cake' looks gorgeous!!!
xxxx

Cally's Cottage said...

If I could send it through the post I would send you all a slice of cake!!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x x x

Guenievre said...

Bonjour Cally !
I like the brighly colours of the "little" things on the photos. They're Summer's colours !
I bought CL, what a nice magazine ! Très bons reportages et très jolies photos.
Your Hedgerow cake seems to be .......... delicious. I'm quite "greedy" (is it the right word ?..)and specially like desserts :-))
Have a very nice week !

Cally's Cottage said...

Bonjour Guenievre!
I love cake too!! And I love to bake them- so I have to be careful now!The Hedgerow cake is a lovely cake for the summer time, as I find strawberry sometimes too sweet- I like this because the jam is not too sweet..
Hope the sun is shining for you this week.
Cally x