Friday, 1 August 2014

My Poor Credit Card

... needs a well earned rest after the workout it had at the WA Craft Show today. I admit to being both an impulse buyer and a Christmas-holic, and my good "friend" Phil egged me on at Logan's Patchwork stand with the beautiful Christmas panels and fabrics they had for sale today. I'm not complaining though, I picked up some lovely pieces. Thanks Phil :)

Beautiful Xmas panel from Logans - luckily the red/green & black/gold
ones had sold out or they would have come home too!

Xmas panel #2 - also stunning!
Xmas stocking from the Teddy Tree for Miss M, stocking advent calendar &
Xmas fabrics from Logans, & the beautiful blue fabric from Logans because
I couldn't resist!
I also bought some essentials...

Thread organiser, bobbins, sewing machine needles, an
applique mat & a hand-crafted wooden needle case

... and some gorgeous threads & bits & pieces.

Thread packs & Angelina fibres from the Thread Studio, owl applique packs
from The Quilt Fairy, Winnie the Pooh fabric book from the Teddy Tree

Finally, I also picked up a few Xmas presents for family and friends. The WA Craft Show included the WA Teddy Show and was paired with the WA Wood Show. One of the Wood groups/Guilds (I can't remember which one) always has some lovely small items available for sale - that's where the needle case pictured above came from.

Wooden toys for my nephews, an Irish rolling pin for a friend, cute owl ornament
for Miss M's friend, jelly roll & red/black fabric pack for some wonderful ladies

We were also treated to 2 wonderful exhibitions - the Bunbury Quilters 2014 International Challenge (nautical theme) & the Southern Cross Quilters exhibition. There were some absolutely awesome pieces on display.

I also got the chance to meet Australian Quilt Artist, Caroline Sharkey, and have a chat to her about how she does her quilts. Her work is so inspiring! She is coming to Perth to run a workshop next year but unfortunately I won't be able to attend. I'm hoping to try out one of her online courses soon. If you'd like to see who she is & what she does, her website is here.

The shows run all weekend so if you get a chance I highly recommend going along.

I'm hoping to join in with Friday Night with Friends tonight. If you'd like to participate too, jump on over to Cheryl's place and sign up here.

Have a great weekend everyone!



Maria said...

Oh my goodness you did have a spend up and bring home some great goodie. Have fun playing with them...

Christine said...

Wow! You did bring home some lovely things. I love the Irish rolling pin!

Jo said...

What a shopping trip. Fantastic. I have made 2 of the Xmas tree wall hangings. They are for gifts.

Lisa V said...

Oh WOW such great goodies.
Wish I could have gone this weekend, too much going on at home though, so I shall be looking forward to our next Quilt Fair instead.

Phil Thomas said...

Don't blame me... you were already a lost cause! Phil