A TWO-day arts, crafts and gifts fair offers the chance to stock up on unique and unusual items .

The show will feature all kinds of goodies, including handmade silver and costume jewellery, pewterware, woodwork, felting, pottery, hand dyed silk, cards and calendars, metalwork, basketwork, home-made local produce, knitting, odd ball lamps and clocks, antiques and curios, local gin and beer, stained glass, bird boxes and hedgehog houses.

The fair takes place at Mungrisdale Village Hall on November, 25- 26 from 10-4pm.

One of the crafty people taking part is Peter Huntington who upcycles a variety of objects into striking lamps and clocks.

 “I saw something years ago for an extortionate price and thought I can do something like that for half the price,” explained the retired garage owner from Caldbeck.

“I pick the items up from junk shops, I just have to figure how to wire a bulb or a clock into the object.

“I only produce them for the fair and for the Ireby Christmas fair.”

The steampunk-style items are all pat tested for use before they are sold.

The Mungrisdale show will also feature a café serving bacon rolls, homemade soups and light lunches, drinks and cakes all day.

The free event, which showcases works from many artists and crafts people from Cumbria, will also raise money for the Northern Fells Group.

The Northern Fells Group serves 3,700 residents spread over 200 square miles of rural and often remote areas of the north of Cumbria.

The charity plays a vital role maintaining community life in a sparsely populated region of the county where many live in isolated areas.

For more information on the fair, contact organiser Philippa Groves on 016974 78555