♦ Itty Bitty Art Committee ♦ Created by Sophie Ashcroft and Beverly Cottrell

Monday, 8 March 2010

'The Marvellous Vintage Affair' was absolutely marvellous!

On Saturday 6th March we exhibited and sold some of our work at the 'The Marvellous Vintage Affair' event by The Marvellous Tea Dance Co. at Faversham, Leeds University! It was crammed with tea, cake (!), crafts stalls, vintage clothes stalls, live bands, swing dancing and rockabilly dresses galore!

Here's the wee table we were offered for the event which is covered in vintage styled fabric. It was a bit dim in the corner so we were given a tea light and holder to create a bit of mood lighting, and we were conveniently next to the cash machine so we were never short of any cash.

[Sophie in action setting out many teeny tiny handmade letters. Some playful illustrations by me (Bev) in the form of badges, pins, magnets and rings!]

[Tiny handmade letters! Each row has different messages inside them, for example: You there! (outside) There's a party in my pants and you're invited! (inside)]

There are plenty more ideas for the tiny letters, so please keep a look out for them in future art and craft fairs we will be attending. Also there was some demand for the badges, pins and magnets, which were mainly illustrative teeth and moustaches!

At the main room with the stage was where the live band was located, as well as swing dancing lessons, burlesque peepshow, Dr Sketchy's Anti Art Class and a craft workshop where Sophie and me took turns in making our own bunting! It was a yard of ribbon for £1 and you could sew as many (vintage fabric )bunting flags as you can fit on with a hand operated Singer sewing machine. It was very exciting!



**The Marvellous Tea Dance Company may put on another vintage craft fair on around May, so keep a look out! The Itty Bitty Art Committee are most likely to be there!**

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♦ Itty Bitty Art Committee ♦ Created by Sophie Ashcroft and Beverly Cottrell