Saturday, 31 July 2010

Fat quarters from the Craft Fair

I never used to buy fat quarters - I only discovered them early last year, as a cheaper way of buying small pieces of groovy fabrics.  I used the first one to make-over a plain grey satchel bag from an op-shop, and a couple more to make covered fabric buttons for the craft stall at the school fair. And I used a couple bought from GJ's sometime, to make my first patched scarf.  I have bought a few more as I have taken orders for the scarves, and had on my list for the Craft Fair to find some more reds, and a couple of black/grey prints. Then I found owl fabrics, and these cute little Japanese prints, and ended up with all this lot!
I do have a project in mind for most of them - I finally got around to trying out Nikki's zip coin purse pattern which I bought ohhh... about 18 months ago! But I was so excited with the results, after doing a little dance around the house ( I'm not generally good following patterns you see, I tend to just make stuff up as I go, and also am zipper-challenged) I had a BRILLIANT idea! Zip coin purses for everyone for Christmas! Last year I made the journal/note-book covers for friends, family and the kid's teachers; this year it will be zip purses!  Sorry if  that has spoilt the surprise for some people reading this...just forget it by December, or act surprised ok?

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Off to the Fair!

My usual Thursday client has cancelled tomorrow so I am off to the Craft Fair!!!   A fellow craft-grouper and I will be dropping the kids at school then jumping on the train to head in to the show!
I will be looking at some beads and jewellery findings to fix a couple of things; maybe a couple of fat quarters for craft projects ( I have sold 2 scarves and have orders for more!); and just looking forward to a few hours of browsing through some amazing craftwork, fabrics and ideas!
*** Craft Group is on NEXT  MONDAY night, 7:30-9:30 as the Post Office pub - see you there!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Up-coming craft markets

There are a couple of craft markets coming up soon. The  Made'n'Thornbury market is on this Friday 4pm-7pm. Leinster Grove Thornbury - see the link on the blog roll on the right.
The Sisiter's Market is on at the Brunswick Town Hall on Saturday 14 August.
The North Melbourne Market, presented by The Thread Den, is an indoor event held at the Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St. North Melbourne; 10am-2pm, $2 entry fee. Dates for the  rest of the year are 22 August, 24 October, 5 December.  For more details  -

PLUS the quilt and craft fair is on at Jeff's shed July 22-25, look at .

Monday, 5 July 2010

Craft Group next Monday night!

Half way through the school holidays, it always goes so quickly.
Lots of this going on in our house during the holidays, plus the boys have been getting up about 7:30/8am and have worked their way through 5 Star Wars movies in a row for the last 5 mornings.  I wonder what they will watch tomorrow? (we won't let them watch number 3, it is a bit too dark/scary at the end). Clone Wars animated series perhaps, or maybe it is time for some Pokemon, hmm...

 I should remind them that we have Toy Story on video - went to see Toy Story 3 at the Westgarth yesterday, quite good movie, lots of funny scenes,  but a little dark in places (the big baby doll stomping along in silhoutte could be a bit freaky for some kids) I was a bit  worried at the end, how would our heroes survive this one!!! And when we got home, Tigerboy got his box of Buzz toys out and played with them for the first time in ages (which is really what the movie is all about!)

Craft Group is on next Monday night, 12th July, the day school goes back!
7:30-9:30 at the Post Office Hotel, see you there!