THE hugely-popular annual Sandford Craft Fair took place at Sandford Parish Hall on Saturday, November 18, and it was the busiest yet.

Visitors came from far and near to make purchases from the 35 stalls selling local art, crafts and handmade gifts, pottery, leather, baskets, wood, glass and metal work, textiles, mixed media, paintings, prints, photography, handmade cards, lots of jewellery, handmade soaps, chocolates, fudges, and other yummy treats.

As well as the old favourites, new stalls this year included jewellery made from upcycled silver cutlery, clothing and bags and a range of paintings, cards and prints of local scenes by a local artist.

The Craft Fair Café had options for all and the craft raffle included prizes donated by the stallholders.

The Children’s Craft Activities took place on the stage and children were busy creating and making items they could take away.

Event organiser, Bindy Saywood, said afterwards: “What a day, it was so busy!

“Thank you to all the stallholders with their lovely work, to the wonderful volunteers and of course to all our visitors too.

“The fair and raffle raised £1,064 to be shared between the Hospiscare and Rowcroft Hospice ‘Hospice at Homeservices covering Exeter, East, Mid and South Devon. 

“The cafe, run by Friends of Sandford School (FOSS) raised £643 to go towards creative activities and projects, including music and printmaking workshops, creative play equipment and theatre trips.”