Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Shopping Haul.

Hi there... I know I know it has been a while since my last post. Life got in the way until today as I am really excited about my shopping haul from the Sydeny Stitch and Craft show last weekend. I had a great time although my sole purpose of attending was not fulfilled but not to worry as I bought fabric, tools and attended a workshop to make up for it.  aha. 

Let's me start with my fabrics! I bought lots of quilting cotton fabrics, majority of my fabric purchases are fat quarters. 

I love the fabrics I bought, I have already planned what to do with some of these fabrics. Although I have forgotten the exhibitor I bough these fabrics from.

With some fat quarters I already own I plan on starting the Carolina Lily quilt top. Here are the fabrics I chose for the lily flowers. All I need now is some green fabrics and some background fabric and then I can officially start.

Other items I've bought at the Stitch and Craft show are these kits. the one on the left was part of a workshop which I couldn't attend... but the one on the right is an adorable bear making kit, I am excited to try the bear making gig out. Oh and I bought some lovely Aurfil thread for the first time, so I am excited to sew with those threads although they were expensive.

One work shop I actually attended at the craft show is the english paper piecing workshop. All I can say is I really enjoyed this workshop so much I actually kept going. I bought several paper piecing supplies from Blue Willow Cottage, the exhibitor which held the english paper piecing class. Rhonda, who took the class was absolutely amazing and her tips and techniques from the thread to use, the needles which work best and the use of clips were just amazing. I plan to make a Grandmother's flower garden quilt with fabric scraps that are either too small for other projects or fabrics that just don't work well for my current quilt projects. 

My time at the Stitch and Craft show was amazing. It was my first time attending this particular craft show. I can wait for the next Sydney craft show which is the Quilt and Craft show later this year.

Thank you for taking the time a reading my post, I will be posting updates of my current projects which I have been working on in the next 2 weeks. so keep an eye out for it. Until my next post happy sewing!