Friday, 12 July 2013

Rye College Summer Craft Fair & Fun Dog Show - Sat 6th July

Its been nearly a week since the Rye College Summer Craft Fair & Fun Dog Show and I think we and Stormchi Chihuahuas have almost recovered!

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!
There were 12 classes in all and every class had placings from 1st - 5th with rosettes and goody bags. In addition the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings of EVERY class also received a bag of dog food kindly donated from Precept Plus.
Winners of Best Pedigree Class

Child's Best Friend Class Winners
There was various classes including pedigree and veterans, as well as fancy dress, waggiest tail and Child's Best Friend. It was a delight to see so many beautiful dogs and to watch them in the show ring. It was also lovely to see the youngsters having a go at showing their dogs! Well Done to everyone who took part!

As well as winning their individual classes all the winners from the 12 Classes were up for the prestigious Best In Show, Best Reserve and of course Best Puppy. The winning dogs won yet another goody bag, a massive 12Kg bag of food from Precept Plus, a beautiful trophy and a gorgeous large rosette!

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!
We would also like to say a massive thank you to our lovely judge Hayley and our Steward Malcolm. Thank you for your help on the day (and for taking such brilliant photos!)!

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!

Some of No1s recent card makes

Hi Everyone

Here are a few examples of No1s latest card creations. She is very busy at the moment with her dissertation, but she has found time to make some new cards. She also is really excited about the new release from Crafters Companion of Barkley the Dog, although unfortunately its only been released as a CD ROM at the moment! Do Crafts (another of her favourite craft manufacturers) have also recently released a lot of new ranges which are on her wish list including Tilly Daydream, Lucy Cromwell At Christmas, and A Country Christmas. Hopefully she might be able to treat herself to something from her craft wish list soon!!!  Until then hope you like these latest creations!


Crafty Claires