I have been incredibly busy these past couple of weeks getting ready for The Travelling Flea this Saturday. Twenty or so years ago Mum and I used to do a fortnightly flea-type market at The Hope Centre in Hotwells, Bristol and at the time I was working full-time, Mum was working part-time and yet every two weeks we'd set off at silly o'clock on a Saturday morning, sell from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm and then often take in a jumble sale (or two) on the way home. I have on idea how we did it but it never seemed to be an arduous task!!
Fast forward twenty plus years and I have put in hours and hours of knitting, sewing, packing, sorting and pricing all manner of hand made and vintage items ready for Saturday - it's turned out to be an awful lot of work (or maybe it's just that I'm a lot older and can't keep up the pace so easily, ahem!!)
Anyhoo, if anyone is in the Bristol / Bath area and fancies a mooch around a flea market this weekend (indoors, thank goodness, as the weather forecast for Saturday looks dicey - to say the least) then head on over to The Fear Institute, High Street, Keynsham, nr Bristol between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. Entrance is free and there will be 30-plus stallholders selling all manner of hand made and vintage goodies.
I'll be there with my Mum, sister and nephew (we're seeing it as a family day out). We've got some lovely items for sale including vintage china and pictures, kitchenalia, vintage sewing patterns, hand knitted dishcloths and facecloths, upcycled pillowcase totes, hand made cards and fabric coasters. If anyone is a size 12 - 14 my sister will be selling some gorgeous pre-loved clothes - mostly Monsoon, Jigsaw and Hobbs - at really good prices. We're all keeping everything crossed that it turns out to be a busy day with plenty of customers - otherwise I'll have wasted an awful lot of time for nowt!!