Our crazy crafters put their skills on show

Rag dolls at the Crazy Hats craft fair
Rag dolls at the Crazy Hats craft fair

Happiness is homemade so they say. Last weekend we organised our second Christmas Craft Fair in Wellingborough and had some very talented crafters attending, all of who had a wonderful variety of hand-made items to sell.

It was a great event and we raised an amazing amount of money but, as I have said many, many times before, running a charity such as ours, is not all about raising money; people matter most.

In this instance, I was so impressed, appreciative and humbled by all the lovely people who, in the past year, had generously and painstakingly made us the majority of items we sold on our stall, as well as a mountain of scrumptious cakes and savouries on offer. My thanks to you all but, on this occasion, special thanks to 90-year-old Jean, who had made us a selection of beautiful rag dolls, rabbits and bears, the standard of which I have never seen before.

Jean is inspirational. We are so impressed with her skills and talent and were thrilled that she was able to come along to see the fruits of her labours on show.

After such a good day the craft element continued when I went along to see the Angel Festival at St Mary’s Church in Higham Ferrers.

What a stunning display!

There were some superb creations and, forgive me for being biased, but Hat Magic, No. 56, the brainchild of committee member Julia, got my vote.

Julia very cleverly put together a display of a lady undergoing treatment for breast cancer sitting in front of a mirror, her wig on her dressing table, surrounded by hats and with her guardian angel hovering above.Julia’s attention to detail was unbelievable and the message so, so moving, especially as she had dedicated her angel to her friends and others currently going through treatment. Enough said… Crazy Hats IS about people.