Sunday, 26 June 2011

Look what 'followed' me home...

Friday was SHOW DAY
If you remember the previous post when I was silly enough to mix husband and fabric shopping, you may well roll your eyes when I tell you that I asked the MaTH if I could go into the city with him on Friday to go to the Craft Show. He was doing a consultancy job in near Pyrmont (not too far from Darling Harbour), the only catch being that I'd have to walk to the show and I'd be nearly an hour early for it opening...well it turned out to be a brilliant plan....and I had a lift home too (which, we all know, means that we can take home just that little bit more!)

First stop was booking into the screen printing workshop - like I really need to start another obsession craft.
I admit it - I can't draw and had a thought that maybe we'd get to choose a stencil...but no, it was draw your own!
Since we were screen printing on a tea towel, and I just finished this mug rug with a cute embroidered tea bag, I went for the obvious!
I'm very happy with how it turned out and I'm told that my artistic blobs in the corner should maybe, perhaps one day wash out if I don't heat set them when I iron the design! Handy hint: don't hold a screen full of paint and lean over to ask the teacher what should you do next!

My Horn sewing cabinet is over 15yrs old, and in some places is showing its age:
Not any more: despite going to shows for many years, it never occurred to me until today to actually go the the HORN stand and ask about whether it's possible to get new seals/surrounds!!!

I've also ordered the insert to fit my Brother sewing machine. I can't wait to get it and have the machine flush with the table top - goodbye neck aches.

There were a few other things jumped into my bag on the way around the show. 

 I've admired the grey and red pinwheel quilt I've seen it, met the creator and got my own little pinwheel magic tool to make my own version!

...and in the end I needed to get one of these to hold all the goodies...
How else was I going to manage the long trip all the way back to near Star City where the MaTH had parked the car?

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...


  1. glad you made it to the craft show........we were there on the same day........I saw another friend getting one of these edge things for her cabinet too........Nicky's book is great.......i'm going to do some workshops next year..........

  2. the screen print looks great, the blobs are artistic ;)
    you managed to get a good bit of craftiness in one day, well done.

    you got to meet Nikki aswell, she is just amazing.

    enjoy your yummy stuff ♥


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