Wowee was I surprised by what I found when I came along to the Mother’s Day Craft Fair and Antique Valuations for Youth Off the Streets last week. So what’s the story again you wonder? The Craft Fair is organised by volunteers of Our Lady Queen of Peace (OLQP) parish in Greystanes will be holding its popular Pre-Mother’s Day Special on Saturday 5 May to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets which aims to assist homeless and disadvantaged youth. The organiser emailed me a few weeks back about this craft fair and so I decided to come along.
Let me tell you I was tickled pink with what I found and I was so happy to see a number of great small businesses and talented crafting ladies put their works on display. I was really interested in seeing excellent level of skill and production quality. So brownie points for that!
I of course couldn’t resist buying a few things including a delicious Boysenberry and Port homemade jam ($7) and 3 for $10 homemade chocolates – as you can see, I have no pictures to show you, because shamefully, I devoured them both way too quickly.
I spotted the cute designs from Original Shuk Koncepts. She creates some funky printed fabric bags, badges and hair accessories.
As I mentioned previously, this event is organised to have a side of antiques appreciation. For $5 per piece, you can get your piece evaluated by a professional.
Little Blue Shed is wonderful jewellery and accessories made from recycled paper. These beautiful coloured pieces are made by women in Uganda. They work in a Little Blue Shed in a place they call their workspace. These women learn new skills and sustain themselves and their families and avoid selling themselves to provide for basic essentials.
Dona Howard Designs creates some beautiful pieces of jewellery using natural stones and crystals. How gorgeous is this aquamarine necklace? Just delicious!
I hope to see you there next time,
Love, Festival Girl