This is only a few of the items I bought while at the craft show in Sydney this week.
From my favourite store "Kids Quilts" from New Zealand I bought this kit. I ALWAYS buy something from them every year.
I also signed up for this cute block of the month with Kids Quilts. It will start in August. They design their own fabric too, so all the fabric & pattern is theirs.
I then saw this die cut of a car... it too is cute and I am crossing my fingers that it will work in my die cutting machine.
Now the piece of resistance! I walked past this stall a few times that was selling embroidery machines. On one of the machines they were sewing a Minnie Mouse, and beside the machine was an already sewn sample of Mickey Mouse.
They had Mickey & Minnie on the wall, already sewn together, advertising what their machines could do.
I was talking to the lady and by our conversation, she knew I wasn't a buyer, but in my mind I was trying to work out how I could ask if I could BUY the Mickey Mouse. She must have read my face, because next thing I knew, she asked if I wanted Mickey and shoved it into my bag while no other customers were looking.
I WAS OVER THE MOON!
I couldn't stop thanking her.
Of course, even though my stash is quite extensive, I didn't have any Mickey Mouse fabric to go with it, so I quickly found fabric at the Show to go with it. (as one does!)
I will use Mickey as a centre feature (he is 12.5inches tall!), frame it with red plain fabric and go from there.
I also received a pattern valued at $12 from another stall for free, as after I spent a
fortune bit of money with the stall, I was about to leave when I saw another pattern I just had to have...I went to pull out the money and they popped it into the bag and said "don't worry about it".
It was a VERY good day!
Until next post...