Monday, 27 May 2013

Craft Show Goodies...

I went to the Show with a list, so here are those purchases...

Two different sizes of square embroidery frame, an A3 cutting mat, new leather thimble, Running Postman Cottage Garden Thread... and a kit of gorgeous batik fabrics for a special project...
  I also wanted some fabric to use with 4 sweet little buttons that Shez sent me in a swap parcel last year. (you can see the buttons on the red check towards the top left of the piece) I am not sure what to make yet, but I really do love the fabric... do you like it Shez?! Any suggestions?
Now to the other items that made it into my bag... some fq's for a few hexy flowers, some cross stitch designs & some other patterns
Purse frames, lace motifs, darling buttons (couldn't leave the Papillon ones there, the Site Manager would never forgive me!) and two scarf rings...
But wait, there's more... indeed there is... but it can't be blogged, sorry!!
We  may have been a small group on Saturday, but I am sure that given time, we will be able to establish a great group of Perth/WA bloggers to get together with. Thanks again ladies for such a great day!
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Now to those things that just jumped into my bag... cheeky little hitch-hikers...
I could hear them calling to me "Give me away, Give me away!"
So I have a very pretty floral fq, some darling scissors featuring a rabbit and a Cottage Garden Thread
If you want a chance to own this little trio, all you have to do is leave me a Comment on this post, sharing what is a favourite Craft Show purchase of yours... I will announce a winner on Friday. Easy!

38 comments:

simplestitches said...

gee you did have a few hitch hikers! and what lovely ones they were too...

LOVE, love, love the batiks for the secret project...

and fav Craft Show purchase....FQs! of course

cheers

marina said...

quite a haul and such beautiful goodies.
I love that bee scarf ring, it's lovely and the buttons are so cute. look forward to seeing those hexie flowers bloom.
your give away items are very lovely too, love those scissors.

Noela said...

Wow, what a wonderful lot of purchases Anthea, you did very well. At my last quilt show outing,I bought a book on quilt as you go by Monica Poole and am going to try this technique out soon. Hugs Noela.

shez said...

whoo hoo what a lovely lot of goodies you have there Anthea,i can tell you went shopping with Tracee,lol.
My favourite show buy was my light box i use it so much,thankyou for a chance to win these lovely prizes.xx

Heather said...

What a haul of goodies and I love the fabric and thread in the give away!

Jeanette said...

Lots of lovely goodies came home with you Andrea. Love those Papillon buttons - so cute. Love to win the goodies, thanks for the chance. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

You have well and truly stocked up....it's good to get some things from the list.....and good to get a few extras. I like to stock up on purse frames too. Lovely giveaway goodies, especially the scissors.

anne said...

Wow thats some stash you got there:) Glad you ticked off items from your shopping list, sounds like you have a fun day. I like to buy fabric, fabric fabric. Enjoy your week.

barb's creations said...

Lovely lot of loot you brought back from the show, those sneaky hitch hikers are everywhere LOL. I've just recently bought Gail Pan's new Christmas book and have just traced out a couple of projects to work on in my holidays coming up soon.....anything to do with Christmas and I'm hooked :) Barb.

Sharyn T said...

I hope you took a large bag Anthea, lol. Some lovelies there. Haven't been home for a craft fair as yet but I have bought a couple of chrissie kits from a patchwork shop in Geraldton that I look forward to making. Sharyn:)

katherine said...

Gorgeous purchases! I think my favourite show purchases would be patterns or fabrics that we don't get in town. Mind you its been a very long time since I went to a quilt show that had a trading section lol

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

wow you have some super purchases there, well done. My most fav craft show purchase was a couple of years ago and was some Bliss fabrics. I zoomed right in on them :o) thanks for the chance. hugs

Sandi said...

Ooow, I love your haul of goodies, very envious...mmm maybe I need some retail therapy after seeing your lovely score of goodies...well done...

Leanne said...

Lots of lovely goodies there Anthea, have fun with everything, My favourite things to buy at Craft fairs are new patterns.

Maria said...

Lots of great purchases Anthea....
You will be able to make some lovely projects with these..

My favourite buy was some lovely threads..

Thanks for a chance to win your fab giveaway...

We need to find a home to meet up???

Susan said...

you really did have a big spend!!
i love your stuff!! esp the balis and i always love cottage garden threads.
My favourite purchases:
I usually buy rotary cutter blades from the scissor man - he usually has a deal of 6 for $20 - and you cant buy them in the shops. I also love my light box that i got from the scissorman. Usually I try to focus on the quirky little things that aren't in our shops.

Maybe for your meetings you can see if any of your libraries have meeting rooms for free hire...or a community room in a shopping centre - thats what we are doing in Brisbane now - not a lot of atmosphere - until we walk in!!!LOL.

Simone Harding said...

Excellent purchases. I think my favourite purchase was my fat quarter bundle of Nancy H fabric in 2011

Melody said...

What a brilliant haul of goodies. My favourite purchase at the last show I attended was some bargain new rotary cutter blades. Gee it makes a difference if the blade is sharp.

Tatkis said...

You've got some wonderful goodies from the show!
I think one of my favourite buys was a rainbow jelly roll last year (only dots and stripes, just perfect!)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Teri said...

Love going to shows.....my favorite thing I bought....was at the Road to California show is a pair of Kai scissors......best pair of scissors I have ever owned.....the most fun is to go through all the stuff you bought when you get home.....

FloS said...

Waow !! a lot of lovely purchases !!
My favorite discoveries are always australian patterns !!!
And believe me, it's not very easy here !! ;)
Florence

The Jewel's Quilter said...

Wow!!! You did Great!! My favorite Quilt Show purchase was a large antique wooden textile thread spool. It is about 12 inches high. I was so thrilled when I fond it. Love it for wrapping lace on.

Christine M said...

You must have had a huge bag Anthea! So many gorgeous buys. The best craft show purchase I ever made was my light box. I got such a great deal (and who doesn't like a bargain!). Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Fiona said...

sounds like a fantastic day and I love those batik fabrics you got.. they look so pretty together... so sweet of you to share with us... my favourite craft fair purchase was daylight light to help with sewing at night...
Hugz

Julia said...

Wow, Anthea...you made up for my lack of purchases..
Lots of lovely goodies there.
My best buy was a Dear Jane book and CD...gave me hours of sewing pleasure.
Julia ♥

sunny said...

Did you need help to haul that all home?? Beautiful choices for a giveaway.

Nicky said...

Wow you have lots of goodies, and how good are you that most of it was on your list...lol
I've never been to a big craft show like that.... one day maybe!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very nice purchases.....Craft show purchase, ummm......now that one is hard...will have to say, all that I have purchased!!!!.....LOL....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love all your beautiful purchases and what a lovely giveaway!! I got some french general fabrics last time and loved them, hugs Wendy

tales from a handmade home said...

What a fabulous haul Anthea, your sewing machine is going to be pretty busy in the weeks to come......enjoy your lovely purchases.
Kim xx

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Gosh I do love that you shopped at the show. I can't see what the cross stitch designs are though. I remember going to a craft show about 15 years ago and I was down to my last few dollars and I was determined to spend all that money and I blew it on a bag of buttons.

Happy days.
Bev.

Mistea said...

Your batiks are Gorgeous. So lovely to spend time with friends who enjoy the same hobbies.
My best craft show purchase is my light box - it has been very well used.
Pretty goodies, thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

Hi Anthea. What a great collection you have! My favourite craft show purchase has been a shoulder tote bag which is reversible - bright pink and blue - and by a charity in Nepal raising money for schools. It has a handy pocket for a bottle of water incorporated into the strap and is light weight. It keep it at my Mums in UK especially for trips to the Knitting and Stitching show. When it gets too heavy I know I have bought enough as my luggage allowance home is not great!

Anna B said...

Anthea, how great your array of goodies look!!I especially adore the beautiful pastel batiks! Sounds like you had a fabulous day/time at the show with your friends. Many thanks for a chance at your generous giveaway :0)

KAYLEE said...

Some wonderful finds there Anthea, looks like you had a ball. Love the fabric from Shez, just gorgeous, I haven't seen that anywhere in my travels. What a fabulous give away you have. I went to the Craft fair at the Gold Coast about 5 years ago an purchased amongst other things some CD'S with photos and designs to print on pritable fabric to make quilts, cushions, anything really. I love them and they have so many uses.

Anna B said...

(oops..forgot to include in my post)
My favorite buy at a craft show a couple of years ago would have to be a magnifying glass lamp(with natural daylight globe). It makes embroidery work, sewing/beading such a breeze!

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
Great big stash you have there girl!! lol But you do need all those things!! Absolutely!
Cheers, Anita.

Quilt Kitty said...

Love the fabric you brought to go with Shez's buttons. It would make great kitchen accessories with the buttons on the tops of the hand towels like Shez makes. I love my kitty ones. xx

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