You know that funny thing when you are walking around at these sorts of events, and you keep seeing the same people? At the second stall in ( row A!) we chatted about crochet needles with a couple of lovely ladies - and then it seemed like every stall that we stopped to look at, we saw them again! Similar crafting interests! So by about the third aisle we thought " this is silly!" so we stopped for a chat and introduced ourselves. Turns out they are from a nearby suburb too! So "Hello" if you are reading! Hope to see you at craft group next Wednesday, 29 July, 7-9pm at Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House.
Here are my goodies from the craft show - quite restrained I think ( note there is no fabric or wool, well 1 small piece of fabric, but it is a special craft kit - see below).
Project number 1 - I have been interested in sashiko stitching for some time, I remember first seeing it on the starashan blog a few years ago, (gorgeous skirts, screen printed tees etc. sold at Northcote craft market and Olive Grove in Sydney Rd). Have seen more on other craft blogs and craft magazines, and when I saw the pre-printed panels (enough for a cushion cover), I thought this looked like the easiest way to start, plus you could choose from navy or white linen, with a range of different prints, and a good variety of coloured threads, which is amazingly thick stuff. Might be a good easy to transport project to take to craft group too.
On my continuing search for mini pegs - the painted timber ones on the left have been working well, not to big and heavy, and fairly smooth and mostly non snagging. But I like the idea of the plastic clips - definitely no issues with snagging on fabric. I saw the clover ones at the craft show but was not prepared to pay $1+ a clip! ($12 for 10) But when I saw these at Vic Sew -$12 for 20) I snapped them up! Will have to get the overlocker out now & try the pegs out when making a new tee shirt.
And of course I could not resist this Dalek ribbon! The other one is printed with "handmade" so it can be cut up and used to make labels for handmade clothes!
Now I just need to find some crafting time.....
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