Yesterday Fab (Little Cooties) and I ventured out to the Stitches & Craft show at the Caulfield Racecourse. I had visited last years show, so it was going to be interesting to compare. My first impression was, I have seen most of these stall holders at the Paper / Scrapbook show, luckily there were a few new stalls.
The usual stores were there, lace, weaving, knitting, basket making and so on. I must admit I admire the work but I don't have a deep urge to venture into these crafts. It wasn't until we went upstairs to the Incubator that I felt more at home. Up there was the wonderful Michelle (Kids with Crayons) who never fails to make me laugh. Also I finally got the chance to meet Nic (Yardage Design), I must admit I was gushing over her designs, so wonderful to see her products and not on a computer screen! Also wonderful to catch up with Carol from Itchy Bird and yes I purchased another wonderful bird. Also great to catch up with Pepperberry & Co.
Overall I enjoyed visiting the Stitches & Craft show, but I was disappointed. I didn't get the same buzz that I got last year. Was it the venue, was it because I am now familiar with the whole craft scene or was it because it was smaller this year. Answer venue and smaller.
Purchased a few goodies, but the big surprise, I purchased a sewing book! Yes folks I am finally going to move away from the computer and slide in front of my sewing and make items just for me, family and friends. Yes I do have a sewing machine, I know shock horror, amazing. So we will see if the sewing machine agrees with me.