Monday, 24 August 2009

Returning to normal


Our Stand (forgot to take off the sheet though)



Me with the lovelies from Ink & Spindle

Wow! that was an amazing experience. I have just returned from the Stitches & Craft Show in Sydney, very, very tired, but also very inspired.

Had a fantastic time. Not only did we sell lots of patterns, we also met the best crafters and bloggers. Thanks to everybody that stopped by and said hi and also to those who did my workshops. I think I had more fun in the workshops than the participants did. You can read and see more photos here.

As some of you may know I have a very unbalanced household - too much testosterone here (not that I would change that!) But I really did enjoy getting away and being immersed with all the wonderful girls that were at the Show. I don't think I have laughed so hard in a long time.

The Ink & Spindle girls were great to be around. Thanks to Teegs I have now experienced 'vegan' eating - I had always been a bit nervous about trying out 'tofu' - (I actually thought it was a bit of rubber posing as something edible!) and I am happy to report, it isn't and it masquerades as many different things. So thanks girls for teaching me lots of things! I now feel 10 years younger!

Belinda from Tuttifruiti arranged for dinner out for any bloggers that wanted to go in Parramatta on Saturday night. Abouty 20 of us turned up for that and as you could imagine it was very, very noisy (I think that most of the noise was mostly from Annie and Jodie though!)

It was a great Show, and I send a big thankyou to Ross, Angela, Anna, Claire, Paul and the rest of the team at Living Creatively for always being so helpful and friendly (thanks Ross for the staples - you really did save me) . They really do a fantastic Show and their support of all us Indie Crafters is awesome.

I spent a little bit of money too so here is what I bought.

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From Ink & Spindle some lovely fabric and handmade soap wrapped in fabric.

19 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Some fabulous purchases. SO pleased that you had a successful show.

Bravos Grandkid said...

I recognise that christmas tree quilt from Amitie store window, I love it!! I am somewhat envious of your fabulous purchases... lucky duck!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Welcome home Miss Marzie. It's good to hear that despite missing your family, you took advantage of the time away to have some fun. Good to hear all went well for you and A&M.

Cass said...

It was great to catch up again and Charlotte loved your workshop

Jodie said...

It was certainly noisy !!! But the best fun I have had in AGES....

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely shopping.....and yes the noise definitely came from Annie and Jodie........so much fun.....

Louise said...

It was the BEST fun I've had in ages! Thanks for being such a fantastic partner in crime - I had a blast!!

Nikki said...

I'm very sad that I missed out on the blogmeet. Little Miss Porridge-brain had to have an early night.

Lovely to spend time with you at the show.
xxn

Annie said...

LOVE the bag - and all the other things. It was certainly a great time and I look forward to seeing you in the Rat.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- looks like you had a wonderful time. It's always fun to hear about girlie weekends when you have a house full of boys!

Marina said...

Great to catch up with you too Cathy and so glad the show was a success for you - you deserve it!

Leezar said...

Was great to catch up at the fair! It was so hard not to spend money there!
You got some really cute purchases. Love the Dandi bag shot!
Leezar xo

rachelmp said...

Glad you had a good time and what beautiful purchases! That Jodie and Annie .. disgraces :)

Corrie said...

heh big spender! wow you did well! I better go and check out all those links and things I missed!!!!

glad you had a great time and it was lovely to say hi!

Corrie;)

sewjourn said...

Ooh I like all your haul but the gift tags and key fabric are great!

lisa :: the red thread said...

Wow, good shopping! I'm bummed that I couldn't make it to the blog meet... there's always next time.

periwinkle said...

looks like you had an amazing time and got yourself some lovely goodies -- are you quite tall or are the other ladies on the petite side ?

Christine said...

Sounds like a great show. Love all your gorgeous purchases.

SARAH SALIBA said...

Great goodies... I have to get me a dandi bag hot stuff...