Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stitches and Craft Show Wrap Up

The Stiches and Craft Show was a blast, I have to hand it to the stall holders for remaining so cheery after 5 days! First up, my hoard from two fun but exhausting days.

The cutest apron ever from Louise of Made by Miffy, I was overwhelmed when she handed it to me after looking after her stall for an hour. You may have seen it on the BrisStyle blog last week but I think she secretly made it for me, it fits perfectly and the fabrics are right up my alley.

I had a love at first sight moment when I spotted the pin cushion corsage while looking after Dear Fii's stall. Thank you so much Fiona, looking after your stall was like being in a candy shop full of bright buttons, fabulous fabric and cute little critters. More about Fiona later in the week...

Here's Bec, my BrisStyle blog partner in crime, working it in Fi's stall. I also got to meet mini-Bec, oh my, words can't describe that cuteness! Bec and Jade's Beckybean bags were in the Wardrobe Refashion Parade.

Here's Justine from MixTape zine, I spent a couple of hours each day helping out (aka hanging out) here. Justine, it was an honour not only to meet you but to chat about crafty communities and magazine publishing. I know how tough the publishing treadmill can be and you deserve a medal for your MixTape triumph.

Justine also had this fabulous signature quilt with her, what a brilliant idea!

I didn't finish mine, probably too busy gasbagging, but it will be in the post soon!

I caught up with loads of other bloggers, crafters, BrisStylettes and Brown Owls as well as squeezing in some shopping including felt from Winterwood, the Handmade Nation book and fabric from Amitie and Peppermint Stitches.

Of course this post would not be complete without mention of the beautiful BrisStyle ladies in the incubator section. I'm sorry I don't have photos of all the stands but there will be some soon on the Brisstyle blog. There was Made by Miffy, Trishalan Designs, Little Diva, Scampsville and of course Helen from Ruby 2 GoGo who did a tremendous job of promoting BrisStyle in her interview on the main stage. There she is satisfying every shopper's urge in her fabulous stall.

I'm sorry if I left anyone out, it's all a bit of a blur now.

My top 3 picks of the Show:
1. All the amazing creative peeps in the Incubator section
2. Handmade Nation (if you missed it, it's coming out on DVD in November, maybe we should have a Brisbane Handmade Nation night?)
3. Amitie


Katy said...

I was heaps of fun wasn't it! I did miss out on seeing Handmade Nation - can't believe i have to wait till November! If you do organise a showing let me know...

I am hoping to do the BrisStyle market in July.. can't wait :-)

Selina said...

Wow! You brought home some great stuff! It was lovely to meet you!

CurlyPops said...

Looks like you found some great stuff! I have one of Fii's wrist pincushions..very handy!

Hot Fudge said...

I am most envious of your stash! I too helped out at Justine, Fi and Louise's incutabors and had enormous fun.

Christina Lowry said...

I missed the Handmade Nation screening too. Please let me know too if it is going to be shown in Brisbane! :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You lucky duck being given that apron, I was drooling over in on the BrisStyle blog. I went to the show briefly on the Thursday and it was great meeting a few people that I had been stalking in blogworld :)

I'd love a Brisbane Handmade Nation night! I didn't get to see it at the show.

Helen said...

Ooh yes a Handmade Nation DVD night sounds like a great idea Melanie!
Rebecca keep us all posted on the release date!

Thanks so much for the great wrap about the show xox it's so lovely to read everyone's perspective and experiences - not to mention see all their lovely finds. Looks like that apron found you really though - perfect!

Thank you so much for keeping an eye on my Inc too - I really enjoyed catching up and having a giggle along the way.

Great story about Justine and Mix Tape - I can feel that our fav. little zine is destined for great things in the future - can't wait for my next copy!

Look forward to catching up again soon too xox


Elizabeth said...

this looks like it was so much fun! i've been seeing peeps of it all over blogland - wish i could have joined the fun!

handmaiden said...

what a great time had by all, glad it was such a sucess

Selina said...

sounds great! lucky you!

Ali said...

Heaps of fun Rebecca!
A Brisbane Handmade Nation night sounds great too! :)

mixtapezine said...

love love lovely to meet you
and i am so glad you are on board!
YOU are an inspiration ;)