Monday, 26 July 2010

I had an Ab Fab day at the Craft Fair.. and the last block for Flirting With Flowers BOM

The Craft Fair in Melbourne is one fabulous Fair to go to. I came home with sore feet….but a very happy heart.
First of all I got there in the morning and while waiting for my gorgeous friend Vikki to arrive, I of course had to look around. Mmmmm….Yummm! Lots and lots of eye candy…
I am afraid I had to indulge in getting some goodies and I met the very gorgeous and lovely Lynette Anderson….talk about a really lovely lady!!
Lynette Anderson and Vicki
Look at all Lynette’s gorgeous quilts behind us?
When Vikki arrived we headed off to have a coffee and a catch up.
Don’t we make the bestest couple? hehehe.
Then my friend Doris arrived (didn’t get a photo with Doris….but will the next time we catch up) and it was time for us to do a workshop. It was with the new Baby Lock sewing machine that had only just been released in Australia a few days before we got to play on them. We both made a Table runner and I tell you it was fun watching it sew as if it was doing hand sewing.
This is my Table runner that I played around doing.
These are the fabulous things I just had to have *smiles*
Some very stiff stiffening for bags insides….DPP_0005
Some gorgeous lace….
Couldn’t go past Theodora Cleaves stand without buying something….Love Snowmen. I said, Hi to Barb too….she is a lovely lady too.
I couldn’t resist this lovely tassel….especially that it was in tones of greens….MMmmmm I just had to have it.
Then of course I had to have
This glue….I want to try it as all you need is a tiny dot of glue and no pins. Will be great for needle turn and appliqués.
Then I came across a stall with some lovely ric rac….so of course I had to get some of that ….
and these Bag Handles just had to come home with me…..OOhhhhhh….so many things to buy…
They are a lot lighter in colour than what they seem to be in the picture….I think a bag will look great with them don’t you?
So there you go…..lots of goodies and delights and now you know why my heart was singing when I got home :)
Sorry for such a long post but I also wanted to give you all Block 8 from my Flirting With Flowers BOM. It’s called ‘Buttons’.
This is the last block and I was able to finish it off with these gorgeous little crocheted flowers I got at the Craft Fair. If you don’t have these then buttons will do just fine.
You can download the ‘Buttons’ block HERE.
Within the next couple of days I will have the instructions for the layout of the blocks all put together for you to download and then you too can make it up into a gorgeous wall hanger.
Have fun and hugs to all……….Vicki

18 lovely people said....:

Joy said...

Ooooh, what a fun day you had!!! I would have LOVED to share the day with you and Vikki ... one day perhaps - ya never know ;o)!!!
You got some GAWJUS stuff, love the button - and I'm SO jealous that you got to meet Lynette Anderson, I love her work!!!
Love n hugs ....
Joy :o)
Now go and soak your poor tootsies ;o)!!!!

Karen's Korner said...

Looks like you had a great day at the show and of course you had to have those items. Enjoy

Doris said...

I'm glad you had such a good day. And what are you going to do with your time now that your BOM is finished??!!! LOL

simplestitches said...

Looks like you had a great time too! Wish I had thought to get a piccy with Lynette! Der..maybe next time...and Barb is a delight too...isn't she?

Love your little purchases...I almost bought some of those bag handles, but settled for one of their readymade bags to take my loot home in...

Great day out..
cheers Julz

Sue said...

Wow you sure know how to shop! I love all the things you bought and I have a real "Wish I was there too" feeling.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
Looks like a fabulous day had by everyone that went along to the Craft Fair.

Thank you for another generous pretty Flower BOM!
Happy creating with all your new goodies.

clare's craftroom said...

Vicki it sounds like a great day !

Ozjane said...

Lol...thanks for showing me how much money I saved...I bought almost the same things last time.
I bought a pattern and makings for a bag...not yet made....a lovely handle, not yet used, trimmings etc, not yet used, nice Japanese type fat quarters..just re found in the last two days.
There is a great correlation between what you bought this time and what I bought last time...we must have great taste.....and I must be good at self promotion!!
I did score 30cm of fabric a friend purchased for me...but saved my body and my cash this time.
But glad you had a wonderful time.

Graciela said...

woowwwwwwwwwwwwww wonderful gifts for you , congratulations Vicky!!!!
And now enjoy !!!!!

Funoldhag said...

Love your purchases and so glad you had such a good time. Finding fun little items is always such a treat. And, Vicki, when I rearrange the blocks on my posies, I am going to put the one you mentioned in the middle! Hugs, Carol

teresa said...

Love all your goodies Vicki!!! especially love the bag handles. Great photos and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for the next block... so close to finishing it :)

BubzRugz said...

What fun at the fair - you found some great things - the tassel is my favourite I think! Thanks for the buttons pattern! I haven't got far with my blocks but it is all on the list!!! Hugz

Allie said...

Wow - well first off, let me say your hair looks DARLING, Vicki! Looks like a wonderful day, I love everything you got - is that the Sashiko machine you used? It came out here last September, at the Sewing Expo, and my girlfriend pre-ordered one. It took months to get to her home but she loves it! It really is a neat machine.
I love that glue too. Those handles are very unique, that's going to fancy up a bag for sure!

Thanks for the darling block, can't wait to see the final diagram... this is such a beautiful design, hon!


I love the "lovelies" that you got!!
One of these days I am gonna make it to a show too!!!
Hey slow down--I still don't have the last one done--the roses--they are prepped--and I still have 5 days before they are late!!!!! Now we got another to do????
Thanks--have a great day
Hugs, Di

Liz said...

what a great day. Ours is soon. I can understand why you had to buy some of those things. Lovely.And thepeople you met.:)
Thanks for the last of the BOM.

Wendy B said...

oooooo, I'm getting behind-er again Vicki!!!! another block already!!!! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!!!! *teehee*
I bought some of the Roxanne's glue and have been using it on the flirty, makes a difference!!!! Love the stuff!
Love all the other goodies too! Sounds like such a wonderful day..can't wait to see what you make with everything!!!!
XX sugary hugs Wendy :O)

Miss Nancy said...

Looks like you had a fun full of useful purchases and good times shared with friends. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the last block of Flirting with Flowers. I look forward to the finishing touches.

Have a super great day.

Bec said...

What a lovely day for you! Friends, designers, shopping, stitching - couldn't get much better!