Monday, May 4, 2009

Fun at the Show!

The Stitches and Craft Show has come and gone, and my! what a fun time I had!

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!

5 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

I think I'm the only BrisStyler who didn't attend. I feel like I'm a bad BrisStyler! It sounds like it was a lot of fun. Glad you had a super time at the show. And hey that Handmade Books book looks awesome!

Hot Fudge said...

It was good to catch up with you on Friday and may I say you have impeccable taste in fabric! I don't think I can bear to cut into mine.

Helen said...

Aw great post Jelly xox BiG BiG thanks to you for all your moral support and especially making sure I was fed, watered and some how sane - well as anyone can be around so much raw crafting material and talented people!

Loving your wordrobe refashion ans your gorgeous new book for making other gorgeous new books.

xh

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XUE said...

Hey I want to attend even though I'm not a BrisStyler!

Mee a Bee said...

Hi Ali
Thanks for popping into my blog this evening. I am very jealous looking at all the wonderful things you bought or got at the market but more than that the wonderful people you got to meet. I really miss being able to go along to events and chat with people.
A friend of mine has a wonderful blog, based in Brisbane: http://craftjuice.typepad.com/craftjuice/ a real inspiration, check her out.