I love going to the Artstamps show at Newbury, it is always beautiful weather and today was no exception!
Despite a nightmare journey on the tube between London Victoria and Paddington, (took an hour instead of 20 minutes due to a combination of engineering works and somebody sadly (inconveniently!!) on the line causing long delays and diversions) I got to Newbury to join a queue of eager craft-shoppers!
Once inside I started to splash the cash - well, I had a lot of making up to do for missing the Craft Barn event a few weeks ago!
Donna Downey loves and uses on her art. Sadly the Dahlia that was also on my list wasn't there.... boo!
You may think that given the size of my stash haul, it was a good show - well it was, but not as good as in previous years - lots of companies that used to always be there were missing this year. I hope it is only a blip and not a sign of things to come, as Newbury as always been one of my favourite events of the year.
I met up with some (non-blogging) friends for lunch in the sunshine outside, where we all agreed it wasn't as good as usual, even though we were enjoying it; and then it was back for a quick second run-round before catching the train home - the journey home being much more uneventful and straightforward, fortunately.
Now I have recovered and eaten, I hope to play a little - maybe not tonight, but tomorrow for sure! I think I will start with the wooden pot (second picture) - it is calling out for Fresco paints! See you all soon...