Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Home again, home again...

Had a fab time at Stitches and Craft in Sydney, in the wonderful Living Creatively garden...
I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing their gorgeous style overhaul the Stitches and Craft Show next year. They've just taken ownership of the show, and I think that is a FANTASTIC thing for contemporary crafters, who (until Living Creatively came along) were somewhat overlooked by Stitches and Craft in favour of traditional crafts.
This is my little "picnic table" (which was a little crowded, because I ...ummm... brought too much stuff).
It was lovely to be right near Justine with the small but mighty MixTape.
Also fab to see the adorable Audrey and Maude softies and catch up again with the adorable Cathy and Louise. I bought the patterns for Poppy and her Puppies and Robot Boy and Robot Girl to make up with my wee girl.
And Fi's table was BURSTING with gorgeous colour and loveliness. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to photograph it in it's full glory. These pics were snapped before we'd set up properly.
Great to also meet Claire and her fantastically detailed and individual softies. The colours on her table were so sweet I wanted to eat them (...had I not scoffed record-breaking amounts of chocolate over the three days I was there).
Kristen kept me alive with chocolate, good humour and the delightful cuteness of these little bunnies. I'm lovin' that birdy-twiggy print panel of hers. I meant to buy one but was distracted once people started coming in the door... must amend that oversight in the near future.
Also great to meet Belinda (somehow I didn't get a pic, but you can see her beautiful table here). I was thrilled to meet lots of loyal customers, fellow bloggers and LOADS of new people, and I talked NON-STOP!!!

The winner of the $50 voucher I had as a prize draw at the show is Margi Sisson. She tells me she "never wins anything" and had had an upsetting start to the day, so I'm glad it sparkled up the day a bit for her today. Thanks to all who participated.

I'm all talked out, utterly exhausted and surviving only on high doses of dark chocolate. I haven't managed a day off to recouperate and have yet to get around to lurking, commenting or responding on other blogs... I think I'm going to have an early one tonight and steal a few hours out of tomorrow to take the small one swimming. A bit of a slow day is in order, methinks.

8 comments:

handmaiden said...

The pics are great, so glad all went well and am looking forward to a revamped show in melb next yr

Cathy said...

Fab photos - sorry I didn't get to say good bye - your little picnic table was swamped! Glad it went really well. Here's to the new revamped Stitches & Craft Show! Just what it needs!

Enjoy your time with your wee little one swimming. We'll catch up soon!

Pennie said...

It is so great to hear that the show is being taken over. My hubby was with me and couldn't quite understand why I was struggling to buy anything!!

Your stands were all great and I wish I had gone back up stairs before we left but we were in a rush.. Don't know how I missed your table - would definately have made more purchases..

Cass said...

It was great to meet you and I loved your table. Can't wait for the revamped show next year.

mixtapezine said...

you are a star xx

cindy said...

It sounds like everyone that went had a fab time. I noticed a lot of people seemed to be showing off a few purchases from your clever self. Looking forward to next year.

Kirrily said...

Glad to hear that you survived! Hope you had a good day recharging today!

thornberry said...

Yay, you're back! I've missed your blog posts. Glad that all went well in Sydney. Catch up soon hopefully (I need some more supplies, which is always a great excuse to pop in and have a chat)!