22 August 2009

Stitches and Craft Show - Sydney 2009


As a bit of a slacker blogger I'm dedicating this post to my childhood friend who popped out a bouncing, 35cm headed, ouch, baby girl on Wednesday. As she did a champion effort and she did mention I haven't updated my blog in a while, here is a post for you, Chris and sweet little Georgia. I will try to pop out a few more blog posts in the coming months while you're on maternity leave.

The Stitches & Craft Show was a mad crafty affair and I bought quite a bit. Here is my bootie from the day. Finally got myself some Heather Ross material which I've been drooling over for many a month. The fabric selection was too fabulous and finally got some pippijoe and ink & spindle fabric. It is all such beautiful quality, how am I ever going to cut into it? Got myself a copy of the madeit recipezine which I contributed to and met the powerhouse behind madeit, Bec, who is super nice. This craft show is a must for craft supplies I saw so many things I've never seen in the shops around here. I got heaps of business cards and am slowing making my way through them, so hence, I don't think I've quite stopped shopping yet. I'll definitely be back next year. If you're thinking about going, you must, it's on till Sunday.

In other updates, here is the hot air ballooning illustration turned into a textile collage. I love it and currently have it hanging in my room, but I will be selling it next month at the markets. It is the biggest I have completed so far. It measures about 50 x 70 cm.

This is my first ever item that I have had in a magazine (yellow flowery handmade doll). One of my stockist's, rudy and the dodo got my doll in this mag.
And for some new products. Here are some cute toddler hats for summer. This is my sweet little mate Rosie modelling a selection of the hats I've whipped up in the last couple of days. Rosie and I hang out most Wednesdays. We dig each other and think each other is pretty tops - pretty good combo I reckon. Oh, and Rosie is a big fan of Hi-5 and cheese and I've got that in spades round here so it's pretty much a cheesy, hi-5 utopia when she visits.

5 comments:

Shelbyville said...

Hi there,
Awesome that you enjoyed your visit to the Stitches & Craft Show, and what beautiful fabric you picked up for yourself!
I've just stumbled across your blog, had a good look/read, and it's delightful!
Thanks for stopping by Shelbyville. Hope you have a great weekend :)

Michelle said...

Love the collage...It worked out so well...
the kids hats are divine...
Love the fabric on them...
They will be huge sellers at the markets...

Skye Rocket Sews said...

Hi Di,
I'm very jealous of your show haul,beautiful stuff.
Cute model and love the hats.
I'm having a stall at Olive Grove too,I'll come and say "Hi!"
Be great to meet you,
Mel.x

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a perfect model! She's such a cutie. jan

Amy C said...

total cuteness all around.
What a sweet little model and those hats are so cute, you must be well super doopa pleased with the balloon collage it turned out fabulously, I love the bright patchwork and how you did the stripes.
Congrats on the mag too. Yipeeeeee