Sunday, May 25, 2008

Todays Outing to the Craft Fair/Quilt show!

Today was the day! A girls outing to Perth Craft and Quilt Fair. Slight change in the fantastic arrangement we had last year, I just had to take the girls with me. Daz is away for a week in Melbourne with some Gracie Lou action, so it was either take them or not go, so I took them! To make it easier, Mum came as well and Ad brought Cate. I packed biscuits and pears and their colouring in books and texta's and talked up about going to a craft fair means you have to do craft there! There was even a Kids Corner set up where they could do some gluing of coloured paper to make up some quilt blocks, they liked that as you can see from the shots below! The lady running the table was chatting to Grace and Cate asking them if their Nanny quilts. And Grace replied, "Yes, she does, and so does my Mummy and my Aunty Ad" which suprised the lady. This notion that only Nanna's can and do quilt!



So it wasn't tooooo bad, with 3 children and a stroller in tow, didn't cramp our shopping style that much! One stall owner commented I was brave with 3 in tow, don't know where Ad or Mum had gotten to, "Brave?" I replied, "How about crazy??!" So, what did we get?

Well Mum let the team down badly by only purchasing a packet of needles for $5.50!

And here are my goodies! I finally brought this pattern called Chelsea Bloom from Hot Possum. I have been eyeing it off for ages and Ad brought another of their patterns, so I thought why not? I also got 3 swirly FQ's from them and that little box of 30cm squares. Brought another pattern too called Bricks and Mortar from Amittie. Its not one of their patterns but was from their stall. Its designed by a company called Red Mumma, but unfortunately the www address on the back of the pattern is coming up with a site not found message. Anyway, the pattern looks great, just simple big rectangles, perfect for showing off large scale prints. I brought it with these FQ's here in mind, since they have been sitting in the stash without a project since November. Also purchased a few other FQ and Fat 8th bundles and some fancy new pins. And a roll of Quilt and Tear Paper! Haven't used this stuff before, was thinking I may just try some foundation piecing soon. So many projects, so little time! I dropped my machine off to be serviced on Friday so I have a whole week in from of me stretched out with no machine sewing! Wish me luck!

7 comments:

AJ said...

Oh Helen!! YUM!! I love the box of purples and aquas in the corner...I think we may need a foundation piece challenge....Adds has her cranes and you have the paper...wonder if I can find something to join in with!!

Cass said...

Looks like a great day out. The kids looked like they had fun too

Emma said...

What delightful fabric choices! What are the swirly ones at the front?

Karen said...

What a great idea to keep the kids occupied! Sounds like you had fun Helen, how are the withdrawals for the machine going?

The Humming Cat said...

And just how good does Cate's pini look !!

susan said...

looks like you had fun, and shame on mum for letting the team down!! buying needles, what was she thinking??? the girls look like they had fun, never to late to start them on the path! lots of goodies for you!!

L. Jane E. said...

Oh goodies indeed! Love your fabric choices.