Saturday, June 13, 2009

craft show

I went to the Sydney craft show yesterday, I wandered around for hours as happy as a pig in mud. I browsed, and admired, and dreamed, and spent a wee bit more money than I meant to. But look at the sweet things I bought.
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Gorgeous japanese prints on linen

You can't have too many buttons
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Look how lovely and organized my thread is now with my new wire holder!

I also have some assorted ribbon, fabric samples, more thread (not shown, oops!) and other bits and pieces.

I love shows, so much information, so many things, so many like-minded people going 'ooh' and 'aaah' in the same space. I like that you can turn to the person next to you and strike up a conversation about a technique or idea. I like seeing amazing work and learning new things and being inspired so much that I've made a hundred projects in my head. (Thinking of it, they're all things that a good shop can do too. I'd like my craft store to feel like that.) I'm looking forward to next year already.

2 comments:

Christina Lowry said...

Oooh, I got some of those fabrics at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft show. Did you do any of the free crafts? I was kicking myself afterwards that I didn't! I think I need to get me a wire thread holder...
:)

Pannikin said...

I went to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft show. And I, also, spent a wee bit too much money. But it was fair because the things I bought were pretty and will be put to good use!(Like adorable cutesie Japanese fat quarters)

Regarding the thread holder - I am so going to make one of these. I mean, how hard can it be? I'm quite content with a bit of wood with nails sticking out of it in order to organise my thread - is that the basic idea? Hahaha.