The lovely Helen from Ruby 2 GoGo provided me with a 'helpers' pass so I was able to visit her on Thursday afternoon and Sunday to help her out at her incubator spot. I had a lovely time 'working' (chatting, really!) with Helen, meeting visitors to the show as well as catching up with fellow BrisStylettes and fellow crafty types.
(thanks Robyn for the pic!)
Some other BrisStylettes who had incubator stalls were Trishalan Designs, Scampsville, Made by Miffy, Little Diva and Creative ArtyFacts.
I also met up with Justine from MixTape. It was lovely meeting her face to face after our many emails back and forth! Justine is so lovely and I can't wait til the next issue of her fabulous MixTape to come out!
Kelley from the eco-fabulous Peppermint Magazine was there at the show too. Her mag, only in it's second issue, is the best ec- conscious fashion and craft magazine out! Love it :)
On Friday I volunteered at the 'Reconstruction Zone' where they had set up 4 machines, overlockers, piles of fabric and old clothes ready to be remade into gorgeous creations. There were also ribbons, buttons, braids etc to finish off with! The visitors to the show loved it; it was free and fun!
The 'Zone' was quite busy Friday morning with a group of school kids coming and going, making sexy dresses, fun skirts and aprons and cozies for their DSs. The few school boys who were there were the most earnest and involved - I loved it!!
I also managed to have some lull times to make myself this little clutch from old trousers and a business shirt cuff. Fun!
Nichola gave me this Burda fold-up shopping bag at the end of the day for my help - love the fabric!!
Of cousre, my visits to the show would not have been complete without purchases!! I bought this beautiful book on handmade books (gorgeous inspiration!)
... as well as some delicious fat quarters from the Ink&Spindle girls - lovely!
Happy Sunday everyone!