See you for Art Journaling on Tuesday

A big thanks to all those who helped, or baked cakes for us to sell at the Carnival on Saturday.  Additional thanks to the committee members who did all the pre-event preparation.  These things don’t just happen there is lots of shopping, collecting of tables and gazebos to be done.   This was the first time the music festival and the carnival have been run together. We have been asked by the organisers for feedback so they can make improvements for next year,  please let the committee know your thoughts.

Well done to the lucky winners. The best Boot Planter, decided by public vote was won by Bridgette Taylor (Tudor Rose WI) and the winner of the cake decorating competition was Kira Marks. Well done to Kira and Bridgette.

Art Journaling

On Tuesday Kit will be introducing us to art journaling.  Please bring.

  1. an old newspaper or a magazine, this will be thrown away afterwards so anything will do.
  2. an old postcard or two.
  3. old tickets, labels, receipts, wrappers, envelopes or any flat ephemera you come across.

Hobby Swish

Along with art journaling, we will also be holding a hobby swish on Tuesday.  This  is  a chance to bring  some craft or hobby items that you no longer use, or perhaps never used.  For each item donated you will be given a voucher, each voucher will entitle you to take an  item away.   Items for donation could be craft items, cooking equipment, knitting yarns, fabric, books or anything connected to a hobby or craft that  is in good condition and  another member may enjoy.

Classic Cars on the Green. Sunday July 2nd

This increasingly successful event is held on The Green in Station Rd in Hampton Village.  We sell used books, CDs  & DVDs if you have anything to donate or would enjoy helping on the stall please let a member of the committee know. This event takes place before our July meeting.  Donations can be bought to the June meeting, or I expect Kit will have her drop box in front of her garage for donation  They can also be bought to the green on the day.

Carnival Update

Our cake stall and our picnic stall are now both located on the Square.

Please bring any cakes for sale and your entries for the cake decoration contest (open to all) and for the planted boot competition (members only) to the Square between 11:00am – 12.00pm  on Saturday morning.

Forecast is looking OK – Fingers crossed


Hampton Carnival 10th June 12pm-4pm

We are less that a week away from this years Hampton Carnival. Here is a reminder of what we are doing and what help is needed.

Cake Stall – On the field at Nursery Square.

We will be selling our usual home bakes, chutneys and jams. Please bring your goodies to the field area on Saturday morning.  If you can stay and help decorate the stall that would be even better as we have a trophy to defend.   If you can help with selling in the afternoon, please let Kit know so that we can put you on to the rota.


Picnic area/tea and cake stall – Nursery Square

This year there will be a designated picnic area in Nursery Square and the Combined Hampton WIs are providing the tea, coffee and cakes.  It’s a huge task for us and the committee have been busy planning and arranging all the equipment and supplies.  We still need your help on the day.  In the morning to set it up and in the afternoon to serve. Its not too late to put your name on the rota, just give Kit a call or send her an email or text.


old bootBoot Planters
This competition is for the Hampton WI  members only.  We will use the planted footwear to decorate our stall; did I mention we have a trophy to defend.  Members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite.  Bring your entries to the stall on the green no later than 11:30am on Saturday.  If you would like  your planter back please come and collect it at 4pm when the event finishes.
bear cakesCake Decorating
We have been asked to run and judge a public cake decorating competition, open to all ages.  The theme is ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ entrants are asked to submit a set of three decorated individual cakes eg fairy cakes/cup cake. Full details on how to enter and all  the rules can be found in the post at the top of this page. Dont forget to spread the word as this is a public competition and it will be great to have lots of entries.