Friday, 29 July 2011

Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne 2

Well, if you didn't make it to the show, you probably won't want to read what a fabulous time I had there yesterday...first stop as always was the fabulous Craft Queen stand (F01), where I caught up with lovely Nicole and her equaly lovely mum, Anne, and for once I remembered to take a photo to share...(my camera had a bit of a bumpy wake-up call in the morning, and the screen now has a lovely (!) crack on it, luckily it hasn't affected the actual workings of it)

I was very surprised that it seemed a little quiet first thing in the morning, especially for a first day!   But the flow of crafters seemed steady throughout the day...   I also got the chance to meet and chat with Rachel Greig, who was kept busy demoing her beautiful Darkroom Door products and doing some make'n'takes...It was fun to meet her IRL after watching so many of her great videos

I spent most of the morning taking in some great, and very informative, quilting related talks, and was almost convinced to take up a new hobby (!) until I realised I would have to buy a new lot of extra tools and find accomodation for them in my shrinking craft area, so I think I will just stick to admiring the beautiful quilts I come across in quilting shops : )   I'm sure DD and I can come to some kind of compromise... I also got a chance to meet -very briefly- with my ATC swapping pal Helen (hi, Helen)
If you are in the area, make sure you attend the show, there's lots of information, demos, and a huge amount of inspiration in all kinds of crafts, as well as loads of crafty retail therapy (the best kind LOL)...and who knows, you may even find a new hobby : )


shirley said...

Glad you had a good time at the show Vicky...wish I could have gone too!
Did you buy any stamps or paper crafts?

Vicky said...

Yes, I did buy a few bits 'n' pieces, I will do a 'show & tell' as soon as I get a chance.

Jenny said...

We went down today Vicky... came home with a nice stash and lots of inspiration... the crowds were big... and we had such a wonderful time... Rachel was so sweet... the quilts amazing and to think Paperific is only weeks away... fun

Jenny x