The Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions Club have a MAYDAY GIFT FAIR in the URC Hall in the High Street.
As always with these Lions events, there is no entry fee. It’s Free! That’s great. Open from 10a.m. to 3p.m.
There is the usual mixed melange of talented folk on show in the delightfully cosy hall. One very popular regular at these events is Davina Barnes from Olney with her own designs of silver jewellery. Also popular is local lady, Nikki Das with handmade cards and floral art.
Someone with some classic craftware is Maralyn Hearn, an artist and photographer. She started painting when she retired in 2010. Using the decoupage technique, she uses recycled tea bags (Rooibos Tea) to create her artwork. She produces photo frames, mirrors, jewellery boxes, paper weights and mounted and framed tea bag artwork.
Another favourite here in Newport Pagnell is Sue Roat with her wild and wacky mosaic designs in glass. Quite stunning. As indeed is the varied range of gifts from Mine d’Cruz, another popular regular. A little different is crafter Sandie Maitland. Sandie uses her own dyed paper, card and acetate to make a range of giftware and cards for her craft business, Crafts 2 Dye 4.
We welcome the talented Alyson Laslett to Newport Pagnell.. She creates delightful gifts made from fabric, felt and wool, brooches, soft toys, pin cushions and decorations for your home. Another newcomer is Debbie Wilding who lives in Milton Keynes. She says that she loves to sew and have been quilting for the last 20 years. Debbie offers a stunning range of appliqué cushions, which she says, is her passion!
The Lions Club will have a book stall of new books for young children. There is no charge, just “pick your own”. If you wish to make a donation, then that would be appreciated.