The rain and killer traffic dampened the mood a bit on the way to the show. Once there, though, the magnificent reception from the Living Creatively girls and the awesome visual display more than made up for it. Seriously, I could have moved in and lived there!
I was only there for one day and sadly I didn't get any shots of my Wink Designs display as Miss Wink came along for the ride with all her baby paraphenalia and I couldn't carry lots of extra stuff. So, alas, my heavy SLR didn't make it! I can show you some shots, though, of things I bought from other crafters and what I've made from some patterns also bought at the show (it's so good to do some "just for fun" sewing).
This is my "Little Italy" apron made from an Audrey & Maude pattern - the "Classic Apron Mix". It was wonderful to meet the gorgeous Cathy & Louise who are the faces behind Audrey & Maude. Their patterns are all fabulous and it was very hard to choose. The fabric is some Japanese cotton with the cutest little Italian motifs which I jumped on when I saw it in Leslie's shop. This one will be a gift for my niece who we'll be visiting soon.
Next are some cute critters made from Kristen's Bunny Pattern with some lovely creamy wool felt from Winterwood (also purchased at the show) and some pink & blue bunny fabric from my stash. These will be gifts for some sweet little babies.
Plus - a great way to involve little ones who are too young to sew in the softie making process: make an extra copy of the pattern for them to colour in and cut out. This is my 4 year old's lovely work.
Last but not least are a few delicious goodies from Belinda's stall. Her display was just beautiful and her workmanship nothing short of superb.
Can't wait for next year's show - it should be amazing.