Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hair Bands & Mediaeval Market

My 4 year old grandee in Brighton starts "big school" on Monday so I sent her a card, (which I forgot to photograph), and a little parcel of treats including some some wacky hairbands I made, which she loves to wear.
I love the cherry buttons!
3 little sparkly butterflies
A really jazzy rosette.
Whilst I was away there was a mediaeval market in the town and in all the years I have visited Germany this was the first time I've been there at the same time so I relished the chance to browse.
 It was so interesting to see all the artisans wearing costumes and demonstrating many traditional crafts. Even the street signs had sacks over them to give an authentic atmosphere.
My daughter's friend demonstrated her skills and her basketry is beautiful.
I couldn't resist buying this cute rattle from her, which is so well made, and I was given a very kind discount too!
I've never caught a knight in shining armour clanking passing by before and I wonder where he left his white stallion?! 
Mediaeval colour co-ordination

I wonder if this is a mediaeval car?  It amused me that it was secured by a chain lock yet inside there was a crash helmet left on the seat and easy access to a petrol container... all more far desirable and valuable to thieves, I'm sure, than the "car"!!!


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Annie said...

Your little hair bands are really special....I may be asking you how you make them :-)
That market looked wonderous....what wonderful colours in their outfits.
A x

Twiglet said...

Great post Jo - your funky hair bands and clips are gorgeous - you will be getting orders from the rest of the class I am sure!! I love the colour coordinated outfits - fascinating market too. x Jo

Angie said...

Those head bands are gorgeous ...I wish I had a GD.
We had a tiny Medieval Fayre here last weekend the beach .. and there was a chap making chainmail and an axe throwing competition !!!

Shoshi said...

Oh Jo, that all looks so lovely! I love the hair bands too - really pretty colours and buttons. what a wonderfully colourful post this week!

Lee said...

Hi Jo,thanks for visiting me.Brilliant pics and your hair bands etc are soooo pretty.I'v just started on my sewing machine but don't know what to sew now Lol easy stuff i guess.My best friend in St.Agnes is german she is lovely and makes the best cakes ever.I think your daughter stayed in Woodlands chalets,5 mins from our house.Then there is Little Orchards Holiday Village next door.Hugs xxx

cockney blonde said...

The hairbands are fab Jo, so much choice for Orla. Our little Casey started school today. She looked so grownup in her uniform. Daddy kindly sent me a piccie. He said she went skipping into class, ah!, x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Jo what an awesome post - love the little hair items and what a great lot of things to see in the mediaeval fair in Germany - had a laugh too over the car! TFS Shaz in Oz.x

Linda said...

Those hairbands look lovely, I may have to try and make some myself for my granddaughter, though I doubt they would look as good.

lisa said...

I hope first day of school went well. These gorgeous hairbands are sure to have made her feel special.
The Medieval market looks fascinating.
Hugs Lisax