I do love a good period drama so couldn't resist popping down with my trusty camera to take a few shots!
|Not what I would usually expect to see when I go shopping in Corsham!|
It was brilliant - the whole of one end of the High Street had been given an C18th make over! There were pens of sheep...
...with market stalls of all kinds of things...
|Loaves and fruits 'n' veg...|
|Masses of Pasties & Pies (sadly all fake!)|
...and even some of the shop fronts had been replaced with more authentic retailers of the time...
|(is that the Tardis masquerading as a doorway... that might explain things!)|
There were horses & carriages clip-clopping around...
And, in between the rain showers, a truly motley assortment
of market traders, shoppers & a few Gentry!
I believe that the new series of Poldark will air sometime in 2015.. I do hope they come back again to film some more (it was only filmed there for a few days and the street is back to normal now)
|Actors leaving at the end of the day...|
Anyway, I'm told a good dose of sunshine is due this weekend... which makes me think of summer picnics... and with that news and all the costume drama excitement of last week I expect you can guess where all this is leading... yes - a new (slightly whimsical?) Poldark-market-stall-inspired-make in the shape of a keyring made up of miniature pies!
|Cut a small circle of pale brown felt (I used an egg cup to draw around)....|
|Thread your needle with 3xstrands of embroidery thread..|
|Fold the felt circle in half and then roll the edge slightly. Sew around the edges as you work to secure.|
|Just before you sew up the end, stuff it with a little toy stuffing!|
|....then just finish sewing up and trim any ends.|
|Cut a small rectangle of dark brown felt into a cross as shown..|
|Sew up each side...|
|(you should now have a pie 'base' like this...)|
|Cut a second piece of felt that will fit as a 'top' for the pie|
|...and begin to sew onto the top|
|Cut a small circle of brown felt...|
|Run a tacking stitch around the edge but leaving a long end of thread at the beginning and ends...|
|Pull the ends of the thread together to gather up the felt|
|Stuff with a little stuffing|
|Cut another smaller circle of felt to fit in the top of the pie...|
|Pull the ends of the thread and knot so they hold in the felt lid (tip: press down with a pencil)|
|You should now have 3 cute little pies like this!|
... to make the keyring...
|Push a jump ring through one of the pie stitches on each pie (or make a little threading hole in the felt with a bodkin) then close the jump rings.|
|Then simply attach each miniature pie to the split ring with a piece of pretty ribbon.|
Now all that's left to do now is to attach it to your summer Picnic Basket and pop off to enjoy the sunshine!
All photos (c) Addicted to Making.