So I went along to the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney over the weekend. It’s the fair’s 20th anniversary and in lieu of the traditional gifts of china or platinum, the fair instead saw many smiling patrons walk through the doors and spending a day in crafters heaven.
The history’s on the wall…
Tea cosies growing wild.
A newcomer to the fair, Sew Craft Cook is a website that offers sewing and craft project tutorials for free…yep, I said free.
I just love everything from Butterfield Tate Gallery. Hazel began her career in London 1975, as a decorative painter/antique textile collector. Let me just tell you her career has been truly inspiring – it’s worth a read…
Jane Davenport is a wonderful artist. Just look at her use of gorgeous colours and depictions of female characters.
How cool is this? Flexi Craft Moulds lets you become a cake decorating expert in just minutes. Prep the icing and place into mould and some pretty colours and hey presto, you are giving Adriano Zumbo a run for his money.
Love this colourful rainbow bag and adorable owlies from Indigo Niche.
Some eager crafters signed up to some of the make and take workshops. It’s great to see so many active participants getting in there and having a go.
It was great to see Venetian Imports again. You might remember me mentioning them a couple of craft fairs ago. They specialise in importing beautiful Venetian masks, jewellery, beads, fans and other gorgeous accessories. Did you know as a young girl, I must have been around 10 years old, I bought two porcelain masks very similar to the ones below. I remember loving them so much. I thought they were the prettiest things I owned. I know right, what a weird thing for a kid to like… Then one day, when I was taking one off my wall, I accidentally dropped it and it cracked in half. I was heart broken. My dad tried to glue it back together, but it never really looked the same again, but I still loved it anyway.
I was excited to see the Calvacade of Fashion. Although it was small, it’s an amazing experience to see a garment that was worn a hundred years ago, how it’s held up over time and see how much fashion has changed over time.
Pitt Trading had me drooling over their vintage appliques and details (as usual). What’s even better was the mega sale they had on a number of their products and fabrics in store. Although I had to restrain myself, I was able to grab a couple of bargains. Whoo me!I want this turquoise necklace…drools*
It was great to see my old friend from Scrapmatts with her very own workshop this year – how exciting.
Isn’t her work fabulous? It’s Dr Who…
Quilts, quilts and more quilts. Personally, quilting is something I’m just not that into at the moment, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that these talented quilters have put into their works.
I think it’s really existing when quilters use more unusual subjects for their quilts, although pretty flowers and patterns will always be envogue.
Love, Festival Girl.