Not much blogging for a while - too busy crafting! and buying!
Yesterday was the fantastic Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Fair at the Brighton Centre. We spent a wonderful 5 hours wandering around, squealing at cute things, chatting to quilters and button makers and poring over gorgeous fabrics and yarn. And, of course, shopping. Here's my yield.
I have been trying to get hold of those homespun checks for SO long, i am surprised i didn't buy more. But i did promise to stick to a budget and succeeded. I also promised i wasnt going to buy anything to start a new type of craft i wasn't already involved in, but those embroidery threads at 12 for £1 were TOO good to miss! I also bought a huge bag of buttons which i really didn't need - but the mantra of the day was "it's not about what you NEED... its CUTE".
The favourites of the day were a mother / daughter co-op. One runs a button makers, the other a fabric import / craft outlet. both good prices and some exciting plans in store for bringing some currently unavailable fabrics to the UK. see here:
Well, i decided after that to come home and make a giant pincushion as i had had enough of having pins in loads of different places (especially under my bum when i forget to take them out of the sofa cushions!!). And then a matching special home for the new buttons...
As if that wasn't enough, i have been buying lotts of yarn too, in anticipation of my new crochet sampler blanket which will be started before long. these came mostly from http://www.cucumberpatch.co.uk/
The little stripey bit you can see in the pic are the fingerless mittens which will be finished this week.
right, time for me to go and enjoy some sunshine.