Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stitches and Craft Show in Sydney

In pictures and links... still having problems with forming sentences here. All talked out. My stand - luckily on a corner so I could s p r e a d out and fit hat stands and people!! I was also lucky to have Gay helping out on the weekend. Thanks Gay!

The Charlie's Angels of the textile world - Ink & Spindle. (Yep - I now have some more of their gorgeous fabric).
Cute critters from Two Little Banshees (ummmm...yes - I now own one of these, too)

The Red Thread's adorable Sweeties.

Fabulous textile accessories from Berlinski.

Craft Schmaft's too-cute sock toys.

Lino Creative's fabulous prints and softies.

Gorgeous gorgeousness from Rourke and Henry.

Beauty and wit from Rummage... and from the fabulous Nan, herself.

Harper and Edie Japanese fabrics.... mmmmm.... couldn't resist.

Super cute Sprout Design.

Old Show buddies Audrey and Maude still manage to charm me with cute new softie patterns.

I LOVED this teacosy from Artish.

Fabulous fabrics by my flatmate for the week -the lovely Pippijoe. (Yep... bought myself a bundle!)

Juicy Roo's wonkie bunnies blew me away. (Couldn't leave without one!)

Kristen Doran's new prints are divine.... and her Dad is really good at putting together Ikea furniture (many thanks to Kristen's dad ... for without him I may not have actually HAD a stand!!).

Dear, Dear Fii's stand was a dose of happiness. Colour, cuteness and cleverness.... (and yup... I now have my own Dear Fii wrist pincushion!)

I also have a new tote bag and a swathe of badges from my gorgeous neighbour and all-round rockin' chick Justine from MixTape. (I also came home to find the latest MixTape zine had arrived in my mailbox - yippee!).

The sad thing was that I have to WAIT for all the goodies to arrive. They wouldn't fit in my luggage so I had to freight them back with my stand things. (Oh - did I mention I also bought a couple of books... who'd have thought...?).

So... a good time was had and I have the loot to prove it. It was a great show, and I'd like to thank the organisers for their constant support and all the hard work they've put into injecting new life into the Stitches and Craft Show. The Incubator Section recieved an amazingly positive response from everyone - including die-hard older S&C-goers. With more support from our corner of the craft community, the show will continue the transformation of a tired old lady into a vibrant showcase of our inspiring contemporary crafts scene.

A special thanks, too - to Leah, Ann Marie and Cam for all their help in the lead-up to the show, and for keeping the home-fires burning while I was away.

27 comments:

Tania said...

Excellent, excellent stuff! Wonderful to hear all went well (and, um, the Ikea furniture came together). Thank goodness I don't live in Sydney. Not sure my credit card could have stood up to the temptation...

Columbia Lily said...

I want one of EVERYTHING. That looks amazing! And it sounds like it went better than your last show...no sticky fingers this time?

Melissa Antolovic said...

Oooooh what great goodies.
I'll have to visit the next Melbourne one

RosaMaría said...

wow!!!! what a great and amazing stuff!!! your stand was very pretty, i love those hats!!!

ambette said...

Oh wow! I simply cannot miss the Stitches & Craft show in Melbourne next year. I'm kicking myself that I missed it this year.

I particularly love some of those fabrics. It would be extremely difficult for a fabric fiend like me not to go nuts.

Jennie said...

Ha, I love those Rummage cushions. Love craft with a sense of humour.

Handmade said...

Great photos - it's all coming back to me - glad you arrived home safe n sound - it was fun hangin out!

Aphie said...

Ooh, I remember going past - several times! - on Sunday, but by then it was all a (lovely) technicolour blur. Your stall looked amazing, my friend and I were very taken with your hats.

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Well done you! Another successful show and a great shopping spree :-) Thanks for sharing all the pics- it gets me one step closer to actually feeling like I was there! xx

Gina said...

Phew! You survived. I'm thrilled. Hope no more display items went walkabout...

CurlyPops said...

Your stall looked fabulous, and what a stroke of luck to get the corner!
Glad you received some help with the furniture.

Pinktulip said...

Fantastic handmade stuff and fabric! You certainly stocked up for yourself. Nothing like new stash!

mixtapezine said...

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Kate said...

Lovely to meet you. I have wanted to try one of your little purses for a while - I can't wait to give it a go!

Nanette said...

Hey there Nikki. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to you before you left. It was wonderful meeting you and hearing your words of wisdom and support both of which were much appreciated.
Hope it was a lovely reunion with your small person!
x

amummy said...

Hi Nikki,
It was great to meet you on Sunday. I haven't started the patterns yet, but I have started reading them.

Looks like you picked up some great goodies for yourself.

http://amummy.myhabari.net

Annie said...

Love the loot Nikki, and the round up - your stand was fantastic even if you did sell out of things. That's a good thing right?

Jenny said...

You must be exhausted as I didn't see you come up for air much on Saturday! Great showcase of all the wonderful stalls-you will have fun unpacking your parcels when they arrive! So great to meet you in real life!!!Ahhhh! And what fabulous show it was:)

Juicy Roo said...

It was great to meet you Nikki and I love the pics of your collection of goodies! Thanks for your kind words, and I cant wait to get stitchy and make my little purse. J xox

lisa :: the red thread said...

It was lovely to meet you Nikki and to see your beautiful things in person. The show was great and I think a good time was had by all.

Marina said...

Wow, Nikki, you took some amazing photos. Makes me want to go shopping all over again. Sorry I missed saying hi - don't think I saw you at your stall on the Saturday when I was there. Either that or you were hidden behind the hordes of eager customers!

Yana said...

The Incubator section was definitely the best! and it was lovely to meet you Nikki :)

ink and spindle said...

From the three of us, ahem:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Charlie's Angel's indeed.

xx T

Cathy said...

Great wrap up Nikki - well said. I forgot my camera and had to borrow photos from Louise, so I love all the photos you took - it was an awesome crowd up there on Level 4 and I feel very privileged to have been in the company of all those talented people. Your stand, as always, a big hit!

By the way if Ink & Spindle are Charlies Angels who is Charlie?

Love all the stuff you bought too

Kirsty said...

Really wonderful roundup of the show Nikki.

Betty Jo said...

Thanks for the pics. I almost felt I was there (but without the sore feet!)
I LOVE the Age article ...Go you xxLiz

Tinniegirl said...

Sounds like it was fabulous. I'm already looking forward to Melbourne next year. I'm going to be a visitor next time round though.