Last week saw the Brisbane leg of the Stitches and Craft Show, an event I'd been eagerly anticipating for months! And just to prove my point, I went twice! This was a bit of a fluke actually, on Thursday I attended a training course nearby and had enough time in the afternoon to nick in for 45 minutes - which with how empty it was I was able to whip around and grab a few bargains. Then on Sunday arvo I returned for a slow browse with my Mum, Aunty Doreen and cousin Shannon. The four girls had a great time trying out all the free workshops, chatting to stall holders and the coffee after!
On Thursday afternoon I made a bee line for the Blog zone to meet Kristen Doran! Even though Kristen has a piccie of herself on her blog it was so exciting to meet her in the flesh. And I bought a little sample piece of the 'Drummer Boys' which I'm going to applique onto a shirt for my little Guy.I also met up with Jennifer from Amitie Textiles, and I must say they had the best range of fabrics on their stall! Japanese novelty, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset - you name it! I think I did the most damage there. Mum put quite a dint in her purse there on Saturday as well!
Some Japanese novelties - the dog one matches some ribbon I purchased from Japan recently.
Some Amy Butler.
And some Kaffe Fasset.
And some more.....
Next stop was Peppermint Stitches - a store recently opened in Brisbane. The one thing I really wanted from the show, apart from meeting Kristen, was some of the Wonderland by Momo fabric. And Peppermint Stitches had a charm pack so I snapped that up for something a bit different.
Overall we had a great time, and the coffee afterwards was pretty good too!
Hey Bree, I was sick but managed to get to the show twice too. I went on Wednesday and it was soooooo quiet, so it was easy to get around and grab some bargains. I did most of my damage at Amitie too, I always new I'd love that shop, I can't imagine what I'll spend when I actually go to the real shop in Melbourne! I went back very briefly on Sunday as I'd bought a two day pass, and I'd asked Kristen to bring me an owl panel so I had to go and get that and grab a few FQs from the girls at Ink & Spindle, plus a piece of Liberty fabric that I'd put back at Amitie on the Wednesday when I realised I really had blown all my funds!!! You won't need to read my post now, but you might want to see the pictures. I might save it for my Sunday stash post, I've been a bit quiet with posting lately. I'm glad you had a great time! :-)
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