Thursday, October 9, 2014

Craft & Quilt Fair 2014

On Wednesday I went to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair. met up with quite a few lovely ladies,  wandered around..all day...spent some money.....got a few new ideas......ooh and aahed over some quilts and generally had a very satisfying day. I'm a bit worn out today and a bit more cashless.  Here is part of why:

a few little pieces of Christmas fabric for something ...secret.sewing.... I bought a cute little pack of 1/10ths!!  I unpacked them last night before the photo...shame ...they looked really cute in their little holder...
a few 30cm pieces for some Aussie Hero BOMs I make sometimes,
a bit of ric rac from a grumpy old man who won't sell half metres and rounds the price up to an even dollar ($1.85 became $2, and I couldn't be bothered arguing...but I won't be looking at his stuff again),
a sashiko Christmas tree...(I'd love to start it now but...) and
some red and white to make a quick Engagement present.


There were a few other expenses too - some parlan, something from the "new ideas" department that I really cannot show and I re-joined Queensland Quilters...and purchased the fat quarter for the 2015 Challenge - another Christmas break project...(I need at least 4 weeks off to even skim the surface of my proposed To Do list).
I'm not so sure where all the $$$$ went but I didn't buy anything just for the sake of it.

It was good to see a few new retailers too.

I've been busy and a bit distracted lately, hopefully I can get back to some more blog posts, visits and comments over the next few weeks...though I do have a few things on my sewing (and working) plate/s.


8 comments:

  1. Lovely buys Susan,and that grumpy man doesn't sound very nice.xx

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  2. It was so lovely to see you Susan. There were some gorgeous quilts this year! Love your loot..... my purse feels a bit lighter too x

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  3. It was so good to see you..... you did well with the fabrics and your ric rac from the grumpy!!! hope you have at Qld quilters... I find being in a group does help get things done and new ideas
    Hugz

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  4. A craft show and retail therapy should help your mojo. Sounds like you had a good day out.

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  5. Always look forward to a show - lots to buy and ideas to take home. Looks like you have lots of sewing ahead of you. Look forward to seeing it all

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  6. Sounds like it was a great day out Susan... what's the 2015 Challenge?

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  7. Love this koala fabric! Glad you had fun.

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  8. Retail therapy is always good! Never heard of fat 1/10ths before!

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