Wednesday, 27 August 2008

We were "Living Creatively" in Sydney!


After a few days in bed I am finally able to post about our wonderful trip to Sydney last week to the Stitches & Craft Show. I caught a yucky bug that was obviously circulating. Thankfully, it only hit me when I returned home and I didn't have to miss any of the excitement of the Show.

It was so much fun to be a part of the Living Creatively Stand that Angela and her delightful team put together, not only are they a very clever team, they are also extremely lovely and very easy to deal with. I can't wait to see what they are dreaming up now for next years shows!!! Thanks so much to Angela, Anna, Claire, Peta, Emilie, Heidi, and Taryn (I am sure there were more of these lovely girls running about but these are the ones that I got to know quite well). Wish I had photos too, but the camera that I took up with me photographed things so terribly that I had to borrow all these images just so I could have something to post about!!!!

I met so many people that were famous (in blogland, that is) - and it was such an honour to display in the same area with Belinda, who sold the most beautifully made items (there are photos on her blog) and everything was just so cute, Bettina- gorgeous bags and her own printed fabric, Marina who I thought was so amazing as she did all this beautiful sewing and she has just had a baby!!, Kristen - I bought some of her beautiful babushka doll fabric - her fabric is so nice, Nikki - the pocket rocket - swamped by her fans wherever she goes, Justine - Mixtapezine and part time Audrey & Maude sales rep - thanks love, Fi and all her wonderful colours and equally colourful personality, and all the lovely ladies from Dandi, who were so beautifully dressed and so, so petite!!!! We were also lucky enough to have Jade of My Art is My Outlet, as a 'stand in' "Audrey & Maude Sales Assistant" Thanks so much Jade!! It was so lovely to finally meet Jade and Belinda as they were two of the blogs that first got me hooked into blogging!


And I just love this last photo above courtesy of Lulucarter, a picture of Poppy leashed to the clothesline with a bone, her puppies and a bowl full of black cat lollies!!! It just showcases perfectly, Angela's (from Living Creatively) wicked sense of humour!!!!!!

18 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Great photos...it looks like it was sooooo much fun!

Jade said...

Oh, Cathy, it was my pleasure to look after your stall for the day. It was heaps of fun! Hope you're over your bug. You must've been running on adrenalin.

Rachelmp said...

Sounds fantastic! I wish I could have been there too

clare Carter said...

Oh wow,everyone is so sick!! You poor thing.I hope it doesn't hang around and you feel great in no time.x

Nikki said...

Oh you poor thing.. didn't realise you were sick. Hope those menfolk of yours were looking after you?

Always lovely to catch up with you. I'm looking forward to getting to work on my A&M patterns.


PS. I'll email you the pics I took of your stand. It looked gorgeous.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, sorry you've been sick. It must've been the excitement of seeing all of those fantastic bloggers! LOVE the dog scene on the clothesline -- too cute!!!

Bellgirl said...

Wow, the stall looks great (and Poppy looks very happy!- we were going to call our dog Poppy because we got her on Anzac weekend, but I thought we might need to save the name for a human baby :)

Thanks for the great list of crafty blog links in this post- I'm off visiting them now byeee!

Jelly Wares said...

What a bummer about the bug but at least you didn't get it until you got home... Great pics and great to see that you had a fantasdtic time..

Jodie :)

Marina said...

Hi Cathy - sorry about the yucky bug! What an excellent round-up you've done of the show......

handmaiden said...

fab photos, looks like you were in good company

Linda said...

sounds so wonderful! I LOVE that last photo, adorable

Michelle said...

its so great to see this in sydney not just melbourne.i'm sure that there are lots more creative people out there who now will say wow i can go to this and take a look at all the fantastic work on offer..
now all i need is it to move to the country..

peppermintpatcher said...

Well done! It looks lovely. I wish I could have gone too.

Kali said...

Hope you're well and truly on the mend now.
Cathy ~ it all looks and sounds great! Thanks for sharing...I wish I could've been there.
xo Kali

periwinkle said...

looks like you had a great time, hope you are feeling better
lisa x

Cass said...

Cathy pop over to my blog because you won a book

Ravenhill said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your experience at this event with us! It sure looks like it was a fun time!

I have received the patterns that I won in your give away! THANK YOU! They are so professional and beautiful!!! I will blog about them soon.

Thank you for your kind words and for joining in on my give away!

Jenny said...

Hi Cathy, I have just found your blog. I'm new to blogging and I love to find other Australian blogs. I wish I had made it to the craft fair...mum did and bought me back some goodies but its just not the same as going yourself! Thanks for the pictures. I'll be back to check your blog again. Its lovely! Jen