Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stitches & Craft Fair

Last Saturday Jo and I headed out to the Stitches & Craft fair here in Sydney. I haven't been going to many of these shows in the last few years but couldn't pass up an opportunity to meet up with Chookyblue who was coming to the "big smoke"!!
What a great day we had!! Chooky ( who needs to be renamed the social butterfly LOL) knew a heap of other bloggers there so we got to meet lots of very talented crafters.
Chooky was helping out her friend tuttifruiti who had a stand there with some gorgeous homemade items.
We also got to meet Jodi - ricrac - who was giving a talk on setting up a craft blog. She had her friend Annie with her and we also met up with daisychain.
Thank you ladies for a fantastic fun day out - I don't think I have laughed so much at a craft fair!!!!
Who knows what people were thinking about this loud bunch of women!! Must have been interesting as some ladies were filming us - but that is a whole other story !!!

Someone took a pic of us all together but not sure whose camera it was - so will have to wait until someone else posts it on their blog/

I do have a pic of what I bought, the show itself wasn't that great other than the 4th floor which was where all the bloggers were and all the upcoming new designers. It was a lovely fresh perspective on crafting.
I got a couple of meters of linen, as you know from my last post, I haven't been able to source it here. But I got some from this lady.
Got the bag rings from too - yayyy - from nicolemdesign.com.au
A gorgeous elephant softie pattern and linen bag kit from Audrey & Maude
Lovely FQ's from Hobbysew, they had a special if you bought 6 you only paid for 5.
More craft hangers, and some preprinted stitcheries from Giggle Buttons.
There were a couple of other things but they are for secret gifties!!

When Jodie (ricrac) did her blog talk she gave out little gift bags to everyone with some handy hits for blogging and a free kit of hers - thank you Jodie that was very generous of you.

So all in all a lovely day!!
Will post the group pic when I get it.


Chookyblue...... said...

thanks it was so nice of you and jo jo to come into the show and meet up.........it was soooo much fun.......love the shopping..........have you got that bag done yet?????

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and wasn't Jodies talk a hoot..........

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you girls had a fabulous time!! Can't imagine that Chookyblue would have been the only one socialising and making a racket though! ;)

Karen Mallory said...

Sounds like you had a fun time Anita. Always great when you can do shows with friends. Got some great items and I love the fabrics.
hugs Karen

Annie said...

Great to meet you too Anita. Glad you had a good day - were people really filming us??? What was that about. I wanted rings from Nikki, but she was all sold out by the time I got there!1

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your new look Anita....and wow it does sound like you had a fantastic time, nice purchases as well.

Khris said...

ohh some love goodies there Anita...I like the elephant...hugs Khris

Jodie said...

It was so great to meet you (and find out about the caravan curtains). Next time I hope we have more time - it was a bit of a whirlwind!