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Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair

Happy Monday lovely readers!

Yesterday I had a great day at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair. I was there all day, from 9:30 to 3:30! The show had lots of beautiful quilts on display, some were truly amazing! My favourite ones were the ones with all the Australian animals, they were so beautiful 😍

I also had the immense honour to meet the crochet designer Kerry Lord. She just released her newest crochet book last Friday, Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium and I was able to buy it and get it signed!! I was fan-girling like crazy and I hope she didn’t think I was too weird 🙈 I did also manage to get a selfie with her 😎

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I just can’t wait to be reunited with my stash to make a mini me and a mini Dylan (my husband).

I also started to buy some Christmas presents, one for my nana and one for my aunty and I also got a little something for myself! I bought myself a kit to learn Sashiko, a Japanese embroidery technique. I also got to take a class on the day and it was super awesome!

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How cute is this dragonfly?

I hope you guys had a great weekend too, and I wish you an amazing week!

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And the winner is…

Happy Friday crafters!

You probably remember my post from last week about the Brookfield show. It was the second year I went to the show and it was pretty awesome this year again! And, as I mentioned, it was my first year participating in the craft competition.

I really liked making my first Tea Cosy, but some of the ones out there were just plain amazing! So, I didn’t place in the competition BUT the organisers were great and so everyone got some green tea as a gift 🙂 How nice right?

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The big surprise for me was that I actually got 3rd place for my lace doily! I was so happy with getting my ribbon, and the comments I got were so lovely!

So I got home very happy about how I did, and I didn’t realise I was missing something. Later that night, someone was at the door to see me. One of the ladies volunteering for the Brookfield show, holding a plastic wrap in her hands. I had actually forgotten to get my prize for placing 3rd in the Novice lacemaking!

I received two beautiful skeins of DMC Natura Just Cotton and I can’t wait to use them to make something beautiful, maybe for the next Brookfield show?

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P.S. I would really love to thank the amazing volunteers at the Brookfield show for their great work and organisation and also this lovely lady who came all the way up our driveway (it’s super steep) to give me my prize, that was some real dedication!

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The Brookfield show

Hello lovely people!

One of my goals this year was to enter my first craft fair, and this is now done! Last Saturday was the entry day for the Brookfield show and I made a teapot cosy just for this fair. The theme of the competition was ‘Country’.

I’ve added a lot more flowers since I lasted showed this to you guys. I really like how it ended looking, although I don’t really like the look of the actual teapot.

My second entry for the show was my lace doily, the one I made from my nana’s old crochet magazine 🙂 Here are some pictures to refresh your memory

For entering the craft competition, we all got given a lovely booklet with lots of embroidery projects for all seasons. I’m definitely excited to try a few of those out!

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Wish me luck for the competition! I’m finding out tomorrow 🙂

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Stitches and crafts fair

Hello readers! 

I hope you all had a terrific weekend 🙂 I sure did! This weekend was the stitches and crafts fair in Brisbane and it was pretty good!

When we entered, there was this amazing wall of knitted and crocheted items. So bright and colourful!   

All the shops were pretty good, I got a new self healing cutting mat for my sewing and some new fabric to go with my March SAL (update soon to come about this one). 

Then, I got so amazed by the work from the Brisbane Quilters guild! 

  
  Some people are just so gifted! And my personal favourite was, of course, marine themed!  

I just felt so inspired, I really want to start quilting! Maybe one day soon, when my WIPs list is smaller 🙂 

Have you been to a craft fair recently? I would love to hear about your experience!

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Emma 

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