I entered the categories for the best flower display in a teapot, making something out out of recycled material, knitting and needlepoint. I didn't win anything, but Monkeychild came first in her age group for her miniature garden and third for her cupcakes. Mark entered the chickens' speckled brown eggs into the 'Best Eggs' category and not only won first place, but also 'Best in Show' for the home produce category, winning a lovely handmade mug. However, all due credit should really go to the chickens and therefore, their rosette is now pinned into their run (above pecking level!)
|Complete with pond, ferns and veg patch with Plasticine fruit & veg!|
For my recycled entry, I decided to make a knitting bag out of a Witney blanket, which I dyed purple and felted; keeping the original label to blanket-stitch onto the the completed bag. To make it a bit more colourful, I made a central panel from a 1970s sheet (remember this find?) and covered a large button in the same fabric. Heck, I even sewed the whole thing together on my Singer charity shop buy- how about that for recycling!
And finally...this must be every utility china fan's dream:
...I didn't know where to start - honestly. I couldn't resist buying some Grindleys Peach Petal and Rosedawn, but really think I could have brought a lot more given half the chance!