Monday, 1 October 2012

Broadstairs Food Festival

Nice picture taken quite early morning last week, Broadstairs is gently putting itself into winter mode, but we still have one event left Broadstairs Food Festival this weekend 5th - 7th October 2012 at Victoria Gardens, hundreds of food and drink stalls, lots of testing and sampling should make for a good weekend, fingers crossed on the weather though.

And just to make sure you are ready,  on my wesite  I have just listed some Berisford Halloween Ribbon.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Broadstairs Summer

Well the Summer came and went just as quickly, I am sure it will be back (hopefully)

It has been Dickens Week this week lots of characters dressed in Victorian costume wandering round town, being followed by foreign students with very quizzical looks on their faces.

The sudden rash of School fairs is upon us with Upton School Fair taking place on Saturday 23rd June 12pm - 4pm, hope the sun puts in an appearance.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Big Broadstairs Weekend

Took part in the Big Broadstairs Weekend firstly as a Stall Holder  then as a Dancer.  It was very windy and cold, but everybody had a good time - hope we achieved the record. 

I am also running free delivery in Thanet on my website so come and have a look around lots to see.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Alikits Craft Kits

Now available from Alikits Felt Craft Kits, each kit comes complete with everything you need to complete it apart from scissors.

Each character has its own story and they have Facebook and Twitter pages where you can follow their adventures.

Made in the UK, these would make lovely presents for somebody who would like to start crafting but is not sure where to start.

Come and have a look around our Alikits selection at

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Fabric and Craft Company

More fabric fat quarters

Since March we have been working on a new project
 Not only do we stock some lovely fabrics but we have bags of buttons, felt squares, lots of different types of ribbons and trims. 

We also stock Buttonbag, Paper and String and Alikit Craft Kits which make wonderful gifts and are made and developed in the UK by some very talented crafters.

So if you feel like getting into crafting, have a look around my site you never know what you might find.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


I was going to write about the Weather, New Years Resolutions and Current Affairs.

 I have decided that your probably all sick of this so all  I am going to say for the moment is Happy New Year. 

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Christmas Fayre

There is a Christmas Craft Fair tonight at Holy Trinity School , Ramsgate 7.00pm - 9.00pm, everybody welcome and yes I know its a bit early but I have been making christmas tree decorations for the last three weeks.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Ramsgate Slipway

My Grandad and Dad used to operate the slipways at Ramsgate Harbour. We were looking through some old pictures recently and came across this one which we thought was quite topical at present.

This picture of the Steam Tug Kenia marked a turning point in the history of Ramsgate Harbour. The reason being that she was the last Steam Tug to be repaired on the slipway at Ramsgate. The companies that owned the Fleet of London River Tugs (Watkins and Ship Towage) decided to have larger diesel tugs built. This meant that they were to big for the slipway at Ramsgate. Later on all the repair work was moved up to Sheerness with the loss of many jobs at C.Halladays and Claxtons, this was around 1960-61.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Lavender shortbread

When we were in the Cotswolds a few weeks ago we visited Cotswold Lavender and tried some Lavender shortbread which was delicious. So I thought I would have a go at making some today.

The recipe I used was one I happened upon in a magazine and it had cornflour in it which is quite unusual but the resulting shortcake just melts in the mouth and the lavender flavour is a fantastic reminder of summer.

Next maybe lavender scones, lavender ice cream, lavender .........

Monday, 6 September 2010

Headless Football

Having just beat my son in the Headless Lego Tournament 7 - 3. He had now decided the game is boring and had wandered off to watch telly and yes I know I am supposed to let him win but it is nice for me to win occasionally.