Saturday, 14 March 2009

Stitches and Craft Show 2009 -

It's been an amazing four days at the Stitches and Craft Show Melbourne. There is only one more day to go. My feet are sore, my throat is sore (from way too much talking) and everything else is getting sore too! But I have had the time of my life.

I have met the most amazing people at this year's show and I thank everyone who has come by our stand, (Audrey & Maude) , to say hello and have a chat. The response to the Show has been amazing. Your stories have been amazing.

I have taught sewing workshops to the most wonderful and inspiring women and the the loveliest of children who are our next generation of sewers. Thank you so much for attending my Workshops - I have loved meeting every single one of you and I hope that you have been able to learn from some of my ramblings!

The Living Creatively Team have done a wonderful job of this years Show. The displays by Mel, at Living Creatively have been so AWESOME! I am going to take photos tomorrow so I can show all of you the wonderful talent that these people have!

I am so tired that I am going to bed now, but I will leave you with some photos of some of the wonderful bloggers in the Incubator area of the Show. This bunch of girls (and guys) have inspired me so much.

If you are in Melbourne and can get in tomorrow - it is certainly worth it. The Craft Bars at the Show have to be seen to be believed. You can sit at a bar, read a menu (of things you can learn to make) and then make it with some help from the people behind the bar. At the sewing bar they are using genuine Liberty of London fabric to make the most divine little brooches! ALL FOR FREE!!! There is a knitting bar, stitchery bar, and a box making bar as well.

This year's show is certainly value for money, so if you can make it in - it will be well worth your while.

Here are a few of the amazing people I have met - more photos next post!

Red Seed Studio
Red Seed Studio

Holly - 2 Cheese Please
Two Cheese Please
Leni & Rose
Leni & Rose

Tinnie Girl
Tinnie Girl

Greenolive Design
Greenolive Design
Betty Jo
Betty Jo
Jodie - showing off as usual
Ric Rac aka 'Thunder Thighs'

Kristen Doran with Sandra
Kristen Doran
Nikki from Nikki Mallilieu
Nicole Mallalieu
Johanna from One Red Robin
Johanna from One Red Robin - one of our fantastic and very lovely neighbours at the Show this year! Her stuff is amazing.


Andi said...

Lovely to catch up today.
Now, go get some rest.
Andi :-)

Lulu said...

Not sure what the problem is, but your links aren't working for me.

peppermintpatcher said...

I hope you guys did really well at the show. It looks like everyone had a ball regardless!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

It is a really super show that's for sure. It was so lovely to meet you on Wednesday and to see Louise again. I'm very pleased to be able to tell you that I have made a start on the Two Square quilt. The instructions are brilliant ... making my first block wasn't half as scary as I first imagined!

Good luck for your last day of the show!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Cathy -- it all looks so fun! I'd love to go to a show that had all those "bars"! Can't wait for more pics (and hopefully one of the Audrey and Maude booth???)

jacquie said...

i think i want to live at red seed studio. wow...what fun you must have had!!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

I think your photo of Jodie is my fave. You've captured her perfectly!! Thankyou for sharing the show from one of us who couldn't get there. Much appreciated!

Louise said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely hard work and for being just generally BRILLIANT!!! I have had an amazing, inspiring, entertaining, profitable and exhausting time!! And it was worth every bit of hard work. A big kiss to you - have an early night and I'll catch up this week!

Jhoanna said...

So lovely to have met you and Louise. Thank you for your kindness, encouragement and advice. You and Louise's neighbourly-ness played a big part in making the show so much fun!

Love the pic of Jodie :-)

thornberry said...

It was so lovely to chat at dinner and at the show, and I'm certain that we will meet up again and talk all things crafty and many other things as well. You did a great job, and your blog post is a terrific round up.

Mandy said...

It was lovely to meet you and I hope to see you again soon :-) Well done at the show.

Jodie said...

Oh Man, and here I was trying to convince people I am normal - you have just shattered that whole "calm poised librarian" thing I have been working on....

Corrie said...

oh it all looks so lovely! I can't believe how fabulous it all looks!

can't wait to see photos of your stand!!!!!!

wish I was in melbourne to see it

Nikki said...

Great round-up and fabulous pics!! (It looks like you have to go though and take the "blogger/" out of your links....).

Wonderful - as always - to see you and Louise and all your gorgeous creations!

Annie said...

Aud, just loved it all. Was glad to be part of it.

Mandy said...

Cathy Cathy I know you're Cathy not Clare aaggghhh sorry!! Anyways, I've corrected my blog (that'll teach me to multitask!!). Hope the rest of the show went well for you :)

Tui said...

Hi Cathy, I'm just stopping by to say that I loved this year's show. Meeting you, and some of the other bloggers, last Friday was a real highlight. Thanks for the chat about crafting on the "north-side". I came home so inspired.

one little acorn said...

I was there too and had a lovely time - classes, shopping and meeting blogging friends. Sorry I didn't get to say hi - every time I went by, you were all busy.
I did love your stall and your work is beautiful. Hope you had lots of success.

Eleanor said...

So lovely to meet you the other night, I'm already looking forward to the next get-together.

Hope your husband managed to pick up the kids, hehehe.

P.S. I am practicing my bellydancing moves so as to be able to show marked improvement next year. I take my responsibilities to my fellow bloggers very very seriously.

Belinda said...

Everyone's stands look so good. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm not if I've got the goods to do Sydney. We must talk soon it's been a while.


Tinniegirl said...

It was simply fabulous to meet you. Can't wait to run into you around the place, blogland or otherwise.

mellyandrosie said...

It was such a fabulous show wasnt it??!! I hope you have recovered by now and that your voice is returning to you! hee-hee! Lovely to see you again =]

Erna said...

wow that looks great!!
I'm sorry you can't read my shop..did you try google translate? I'm working on a new webshop...which will be launched 10th of april...that one can easily be tranlated in english!

Handmade in Israel said...

Ooh! How wonderful! I wish I'd been there. How nice to put a face to all the names we know so well!

Travelbug said...

Well done on your workshops at the Craft Show. My daughter attended one and loved being able to create something wonderful in less than two hours.

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