Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 2015

Steph with one of her pictures

This year’s Arts and Crafts Fair featured an exhibition by the Art Group and a wide range of stalls offering an opportunity to admire, try and buy a wide range of crafts. Over £900 was raised, to be shared between two excellent causes.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event and especially to Phil and Beryl and the team of hardworking helpers who organised it. There was a steady stream of visitors throughout and the helpers providing soup, rolls, cake and drinks were kept especially busy at lunchtime.

All proceeds are being divided between St Mary’s Hospice and the Amani Children’s Home street children project in Tanzania.

Stick weave

Phil seems to be struggling with the craft of stick weave…

Stick weave

…but Rachel knows exactly how to do it

Decorating a cup cake

Decorating a cup cake with a robin redbreast design

Decorating a cup cake

A finished cup cake

Cathie with information about Amani Children's Home

Cathie with information about Amani Children’s Home: the red truck was made in Tanzania out of recycled drinks cans

Bric-a-brac stall

Jeanne on her bric-a-brac stall

Reindeer poo

Reindeer poo tastes a lot lot nicer than it sounds

Card game run by the Scouts

Win sweets – or, if you’re lucky, an ice cream – with the Scouts

There’s more about our community and worldwide links on our Community Action and Worldwide Connections pages.

Art exhibition

Work from the Art Group was on display, and some for sale, in the smaller hall

Picture: Calm Waters by Sally

From the art exhibition: “Calm Waters” by Sally

Picture: A Midsummer Glow by Angela

From the art exhibition: “A Midsummer Glow” by Angela

Picture: Dancing Spats by Lynda

From the art exhibition: “Dancing Spats” by Lynda

Space themed baby boots

Space themed baby boots and other items for young children from Sewn Down Purple Lane: normally available only by mail order

Ruth from Sewn Down Purple Lane

Ruth from Sewn Down Purple Lane

Jewellery by Shona

Jewellery by Shona

Jewellery by Shona

Fine jewellery maker Shona

Greetings cards

Greetings cards featuring a wide range of artistic images