Friday, May 7, 2010

Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne

I went to the Stitches and Craft Show in Caulfield in Melbourne, and i was not disappointed, In fact i had a wonderful time, (not too late to go you know! Sunday is the last day, I had so much fun i wish i could go again!
It was on 3 floors with the lower floor dedicated to the larger shops and some have been there for many years, good to see them there, the reason i went was just to see the blogging group of crafters, Boy was i happy!! Meeting all the lovely people there in the flesh was just so very very uplifting, my legs were like jelly just to say hello and let them know how lovely to see them and their works in the flesh.
Here are the cards i got from the top picture, i would have LOVED to spend more, but hubby has the purse strings! and even asking for one dollar more was finally getting to him, but i have their cards and will be checking out their blogs and web sites. Red parks designs Kate Henderson, such a darling, has two blogs, one for her hand dyed yarn, and one for her softies, a lovely lady who rescues furniture and restores them sustainably, Very cool stuff and beautifully done too.
These are my purchases, Toot Sock Owl Pattern by Craft Schmaft, (i have forgotten your name, sorry.) lovely lovely things, a brooch kit by Juicy Roo Designs, and a braid Plate by TrishAlan Designs
and last but not least, from Jodie Carleton the following much lusted after patterns, earnest and pebble, zipper-mouth monster, animal house and goodies & baddies.
Jodie was brilliant in her talk about blogging, It was so much fun. If you have the day off, on Sunday, Do go to the Show you will have an absolute ball! All the people there are so lovely in real life too!


  1. Fantastic purchases, what a brilliant event to attend. Craft Schmarft is Claire!! I would just LOVE to meet Jodie from Ric Rac one day, ahhhh, you were in good company Sue, love Posie

  2. Hi Sue,

    Looks like you had a fantastic day. I went on Friday with my sister. It was great and as you said wonderful to meet these lovely crafty ladies. I, too had to get the owl pattern (Craft Schmarft)and a couple of things from the lovely Jodie from Ric Rac..isn't she as wonderful in person.

  3. Hello Sue,
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, very much appreciated. This is a great post on the show, glad you had a good day and wonderful to hear about your experience from a visitor's perspective. Enjoy your kits!
    Cathy x

  4. Looks like you had a fantastic day Sue!!! I went yesterday and had an absolute ball! :-)
    It's so great to meet lovely people and fill up on inspiration! :-)
    Hugs!!! Vikki xooxoxoxo

  5. Sue, I can't believe we really got to meet in person. You are just perfectly exactly like I knew you would be ! Isn't this world of blogs just the best !

  6. Lovely to meet you!Lovely shopping - I managed to do quite a bit myself!

  7. Good to hear you had a great time at the show. Sorry we didn't meet. I went on Saturday. I love what you bought! I recognise them all! It's so inspiring to see all the works of other crafters, isn't it?!
    Have a nice day!

  8. Hi what a great goodie stash you acquired! Its always challenging for me to not spend an absolute BOMB on other people's great stuff at the Stitches Show! Thanks so much for dropping by. xo

  9. Sounds like I missed out on a fantastic event. Thank you for sharing all these delicious links. They will keep me busy reading this beautiful Sunday morning.