Thursday, 28 May 2009

Christmas in May

Now, we know all monthly magazines have sorted out all their Christmas issues and lots of shops are doing their Christmas buying and makers have started doing their Christmas making, but we are firmly taking our time in what we are doing here for Christmas. Not that we haven't been asked by posh stores what we are making for them for Christmas.

So,just in case we completely mess up our Christmas buying and making, can we just say what is wrong with our lovely 2008 collection of knitted gingerbread men,Christmas pudding teacosies and the odd knitted robin.

Christmas is at the wrong time isn't it?No sooner are the summer holidays over then it is straight into October and the gloom that those dark days bring.Then with half-term sneaks up and hey presto its full on Christmas.Not that we are moaning but our owner,Buzz, is so THE busiest person at Christmas that she sort of,er, goes on about it a bit.Her old man is a vicar, her children choristers and she runs a shop.On Christmas day she has to be in 4 different places at the same time (3 churches and inventing Christmas magic at home).If you think you are busier than Buzz at Christmas-let us know.She is getting a bit smug.

Actually on the subject of Christmas and knitting,what is it about the colour RED that you can't find a good one in a ball of yarn?You can keep your neon red,your blood red, your cherry red-please can someone tell us a yarn that is red and proper Christmas red.When we know we will start knitting for Christmas......

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Good Behaviour

Well we survived Grazia night without any mishaps and any drink spills,though it was quieter than previous years.

Thanks to those fabulous knitters who helped maintain the calm of our shop,hope you are all enjoying your purchases,especially with the 20% off.

Now that's over, some real work starts. We have lots of work to do and things to sort. It is amazing how such a small shop gets so messy. Normally Buzz is the culprit but she is not even here.

Thanks to all those designer makers who have been in touch about us selling their wares. We always love stocking new things,especially those that are handmade. If you make anything that you think we might like,please get in touch.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Grazia Fever

We are getting ready for Kingly Court's big night tomorrow when Grazia and squilllions of its readers head to the courtyard and Carnaby in general for the summer version of Grazia night(also held in November). Most stores,including us, give 20% off for the evening. There are lots of freebie drinks and bits and bobs, plus some entertainment. It is all v good fun,except we do get a bit shirty towards the end of the evening when there are a few drunken boyfriends -who have got drunk because girlfriend has done some proper shopping-who think knitted cakes,cacti and cosies are hilarious and we are not to be mocked for our quirkiness,no thanks.

Actually there are a few courtyard shops who don't even stay open let alone give 20% discount so we are not that shirty.

So not to put a downer on the evening and to show that we are not feisty about it (yet),sign up at for your voucher.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Can't Knit-Won't Knit?

Join us,this, our first post on the blog where we hope to keep you update on all things going on at All the Fun of the Fair.

Unfortunately we are not very full of the joys of spring. Our owner,Buzz, is off sick and has been so for nearly 2 months. She suffered a mini-stroke,and although recovering well now is not well enough to return to work quite yet. She is frustrated and bored BIG TIME and can't even knit. So we are touting for ideas of what she should do to USEFULLY spend her time at home in between ferocious physio sessions and Frank Spenceresque trips out in the wheelchair being pushed by im indoors.Any creative ideas and cheery messages will not go unnoticed.

One cheery message that we can impart is that next week on Thursday 14th Grazia magazine have a shopping evening here at Kingly Court and most shops,including us will be offering a whopping 20% off. You need to sign up for the festivities at www.carnaby.couk

Another blog post soon