It was an amazingly hot day and in fact probably a bit too hot and lovely, as it seemed to send a lot of local people to the beach or their back gardens with a barbecue instead of to the Craft Fair and Dog Show! However the Dog Show was well attended although that too suffered because of the sun with many dog owners choosing to keep their beloved dog at home and in the shade. But those that did come along had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the experience.
|Best In Show, Best Reserve and Best Puppy Winners!|
|Winners of Best Pedigree Class|
|Child's Best Friend Class Winners|
Best In Show was sponsored by us, the Crafty Claires, while Best Puppy was sponsored by Stormchi Chihuahuas and Best Reserve sponsored by Rye College Governors. We would also like to thank the various places who sponsored the classes including Wagg, 1066 Gym and many others.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took part!
|Winners, organisers and our lovely Judge!|
Of course there was also a craft fair and we want to say a massive thank you to all our craft stall holders who turned up on the day and put so much effort in. Your stalls looked amazing. Thank you for your continuing support and we hope you had an enjoyable day despite the heat and numbers!
|The Steady Hand stall, just one of the many craft stalls|
There was a variety of crafts and stalls including papercraft, fabric craft, flower arrangements, ceramics, jewellery, nappy cakes, cup cakes, knitting, jams & preserves, dog coats, leads and toys, organic dog treats, handmade soaps, wood turning, photography, leather items and mosaics to name but a few! We were also joined by Junkanoo who offered face painting and craft activities for the kids.
As with all our events we do try to offer as diverse a range of stalls as possible although inevitably there are overlaps, so we try to limit our stalls to only 2 of the same craft/produce unless, like with our lovely fabric crafters, there is significant differences between their work so we can have a few more. Thank you to all our stall holders for sharing their beautiful and talented creations with us and the people of Rye.
We would also like to thank the Rye College PTA in particular Cheryl for her hard work and support.
And finally, a massive thank you to all those people who did brave the heat of the first decent summers day we have had this year to come along and support the local crafters and enter the dog show. You were a massive part of the day, so thank you!