Saturday, November 24, 2018

Todays the day, and what a cracker of a day it is...

The day started off with a delightfully efficient and smiling lady from Lions club, directing the traffic, parking? drop off?, she set the tone for the entire visit.
It's a big job organising a Fair of the magnitude of the Buderim Christmas Fair, and along with our rather excellent management committee, all of our groups call on their members for support and jolly hard work, which is why it is so important for everyone to rub along together.
The Cottage was just a sea of smiling faces on arrival, (early? really? hoping for a sneak peek?, nope - didn't happen, place was awash with with excited members, all doing a final fluff up of the myriad of goodies on offer, like this little group, frantically checking all is well.

Apparently there was a bit of the fun and crazy going on at set-up, Sandy just wasn't up to trotting through the entire cottage to get to the office area which is just over the screen, she took the short cut instead. Not just once either...

Wandered through the cottage snapping pics of some, just some of the wonderfully created goods for sale, of course I started off with Patchwork Group.

One of the first customers of the morning was Lilly, a local lass looking for a pressy to post to a special Lilley in France, she chose one of the angel christmas decorations. Perfect, thank you for your custom Lilly.
Lilley was quickly followed by a lady who needed sets of place mats in Australiana print fabric, to send off to Holland for another Chrissy Pressy.

Next in line was the sumptuous works from the Fabric Art and Surface Design group, who had a number of really cute little fabric people, along with all their other beautifully dyed fabric creations including accent jewelry.

Silversmiths range was overwhelmingly diverse and as beautiful as ever. Carolan was kind enough to share some of her creations with us.

Machine Embroidery girls had a wide range of articles, including some sassy embroidered coathangers as well as embroidered portraits.

Just up the asile, two smiling ladies were spotted selling a cookbook 'Morning Teas and other Recipes' compiled by the Needlework Group with proceeds going to the very worthwhile charity Mates 4 Mates
Those Needlework ladies really know how to cook a cake so at only $12.00 a copy its a win/win
Another community support idea the Needlework ladies are involved in is creating fiddle Lap Blankets, or Diversional Therapy for Dementia, Alzeismentia and Autism patients.
Group Leader Pam also makes adult bibs from handtowels (just the thing for Pasta night in front of the telly B.T.W) and had a small collection of leftover circles, with a bit of ingenuity the square fiddle rug came into being.

Needlework Ladies also run the 'Novelties' stall, members create little gifts for kiddies to spend their pennies cents buying gifts. Loved the little houses made from the sponges and scourers for a well stocked kitchen sink

The Needlework tables were jam packed with a large range of beautifully embroidered items.

Yarns and Fibers gals had the best range of teapot cozies, lots of fun as well as practical,
of course they also had a huge range of knitted wearables, some cute draft stoppers.
and some of the most imaginative knitted toys.

Pottery Group was as well stocked as ever, lots of art for that special corner, as well as a very pretty range of smaller items and special christmas decorations.

Painters Group had a wall of canvases on offer, as well as framed art behind glass,
including this quirky canvas of Vandy's Garage, a long term Buderim garage that on closing became a much loved coffee rest for the locals.

Mixed and Multi Media group, or 3M, had a great display of artworks for sale, including these novel placemats
and a range of Porcelain Painted articles.
including boxed sets of napkin rings, just beautiful.

Outdoors on the patio, two fun gals were spotted selling folks tickets for goodies to munch on with a well earned cuppa and a sit down.
all to be collected from the Kitchen Team.

All in all it was a wonderful day, if you were not able to make it to todays function, pop it into your calendar for next year, just keep an eye on the Buderim Craft site, under Coming Events, there will be lots of notice and time to organise a great day out with family & friends.

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