Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stitches and Craft Show

I got to see The dress!

And I must say it is even better up close!

I really enjoyed the incubator section of this years show - I even got up the nerve to introduce myself to Kate of Two Little Banshees.

Her wombats were so sweet!

And I also met the gorgeous Fi of Dear Fii. Her dolls, while simple, have so much character. I love that!

Thanks ladies for letting me take photos of your beautiful creations!

However, I didn't enjoy the show as much this year as other years. While the incubator section was full of inspiration, the market area was rather small. When I did try to join in at one of the craft bars, the wait was super long and kind of awkward as people tried to push in and grab seats where they could. At another craft bar I was asked if I had ever threaded a needle and whether I needed help to do it... I hope this was just a general question they asked everyone - or do I look like I am unable to thread a needle? Hmmmm!

So, rather than hanging around too long, I decided to go home and sew! Here's my version of Fi's Pepper doll - made with a pattern from Homespun magazine. She will be a present for a friends baby daughter, although I think I may need to make another for myself!

And I just noticed I am getting close to my 100th post - I guess that means it's giveaway time! Stay tuned...!

PS - is anyone else going to Leanne and Rosie's Spring Stitch In? I am going to be there on the Saturday....


Leanne said...

Your time was well spent your little doll is very cute. I have been unimpressed the last couple of years with Adelaide stitches & craft show.

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, the dress is amazing isn't it!
I too, found this years show (Melbourne) to be a real let down as far as the amount of market stalls. The incubator section was probably the best though.

Anonymous said...

It is such a shame that there were not many stall holders at the new look stitches and craft show. It sounds like it was the same for Sydney as Melbourne. I love the new look and concepts though and I truly hope that more booth holders will come to the part next year so that we can get the best of both worlds!!! Always nice to put faces to names too, isnt it???

a good yarn said...

The selvage dress was amazing. I like Kate's caterpillar and that whole ection was fabulous! The market area was disappointing but a big improvement on last year. Nice work on the pepper doll! Ann :)

Julia @ Mélanger said...

I am so impressed by craft. These are amazing. I recently saw some exhibits at the Queensland Royal Show. Amazing! Wish I could produce something like this!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Your Pepper is super! And the pictures of the stands at the show are fantastic. Love both their things too, have quite a collection going here ;) xox