I don't know about you, but I'm really starting to see Sittingbourne in a whole new light. Building this website has forced us to get more involved and find out what actually takes place here.
So with that in mind and following on from the very high standard of an earlier Food Fair, I didn't need a great deal of persuasion to pop along to the sixth annual craft fair which was held at St Mary’s Church in Park Road and I can tell you that when we arrived at approximately 10:30am the places was absolutely heaving.
There were more stalls than the previous Food Fair, which was also excellent, and certainly a lot more people.
These delightful handmade ceramics are made by Helen Sabine of Nell's Pottery and yes we did purchase a couple for the Christmas Tree.
Some preserves from Emily Everett's stall
Philip Boyce of Borden Lane had a great range of wood turned products including the fruit shown above.
Derek Hibbins had made these interesting animals, but what took us by surprise was that they were all made of Papier Mache.
These water colours are from Lesley Feakes who lives in Lenham
Amos Bank Country Kitchen
A range of Jams, Pickles and Preserves by Amos Bank Country Kitchen of Aylesford 07940 069266.
Rosemarie Lukehurst had some very interesting felt items which looked very nice on top of a bottle of wine.
The following day I went along to the Food and Craft Fair at Newington Village Hall, where there were a couple of familiar faces from the day before, but also plenty of new ones.
Bath n Bubble
Lovely basket of handmade soaps and products to use in the bath by Bath n Bubble www.bathnbubble.co.uk
Honey from Conyer and Lynsted producer Kay Wreford 01795 521241
Cakes by Natty
Halloween inspired biscuits from Cakes by Natty 07930 554357..yum yum
Cards and Stationery from Steph Tollervey
The Furnishing Boutique
A range of home ware from The Furnishing Boutique
I think you'll agree that there was a decent range of goods on offer at both fairs and to think that I have been missing out all these years.