Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sydney Stitches and Craft Show


Which one's Audrey and which one's Maude?


Our stand before opening (sorry forgot to take the sheet off before the shot)

Wow! That was awesome! What a fantastic show the Living Creatively team put on in Sydney this last week.

The crowds were huge and they certainly weren't disappointed with what was on offer.


We were lucky enough to be up in the Incubator area on Level 4 and were neighbours with unbelievably talented and creative people from all over Australia. It was so much fun to finally meet the people behind all those fabulous blogs and labels that we had heard so much about. Our immediate neighbours were the lovelies from Ink & Spindle - thanks girls - we had a great time.


Lara, Teegs and Bianca from Ink & Spindle


Louise and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all who came and said hello on our stand. - it gives us such a warm and fuzzy feel when we actually meet the readers of our blogs - we love it when you delurk!


The gorgeous Anna from Living Creatively (that's her on the left)


Both the tote bag and the fabric picture canvas workshop were certainly a big hit. Thanks to all those that came and did them. You were a great bunch of students and your projects turned out so beautifully. A big big thankyou to Donna and Jade for helping us out - they wouldn't have run so well without you.

A very happy Olivia with her completed canvas.



Simple Reversible Tote Bag Workshop Models

Mum and daughter (Alyson & Rebecca) who did the tote bag workshop.

The only downside of being involved in a Show as good as this one, was having all the beautiful handmade goodies surrounding us. We just couldn't resist them and all our hard earned money was soon spent. You can check out here what I bought from the Show.


Mr and Mrs Banshee with baby Banshee


A huge thank you to Ross, Angela and all the team at Living Creatively - you guys were fantastic and so supportive. Thanks especially to Ross for making the dash to Bunnings for us - we would've been in a pickle otherwise.

We are now both recovering at home now - back to the housework and kids and loads of washing. More photos here.



14 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Aw, I miss you girls! It looks like you had yet another incredible show and inspired more lovely people with your fantastic teaching. And I'm loving that you went on such a great shopping spree!! xx

Chookyblue...... said...

still on my high.........thanks for your wonderful workshop and then letting me help out at the others.......loved it all........fairy girl can't wait to get started on her canvas I brought home for her.........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and thanks heaps for the patterns......

Jodie said...

Awesome awesome awesome spunky wonderful fun !!!!

giftscreated said...

Hi well what a crazy week it was. I'm now having the low's following the highs I was on over the last 3 weeks preparing for the show. It was a pleasure to meet you again and chat. You stand looked just lovely. Thank you ladies for sharing your inspiration for that is what I treasure.

Kate said...

So nice to meet you Cathy and see you again Louise and to squish the hippos - so cute!

Juicy Roo said...

Hi Cathy! And Lousie! What a treat to meet you two - you are both so inspirational and I love the story of how you met - simply meant to be! Hope to cross paths again soon. xo

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Your stall looks fantastic! Thank you so much for the patterns. I've had Vista problems (new computer)and I didn't e-mail Louise until early last week. I just love them.

lisa :: the red thread said...

It was so lovely to meet you both and to see all your crafty goodness in person! The show was fab.

Leanne said...

I want to thank you for your wonderful lesson on making the tote bag! I had such fun (even though we played muscial sewing machines....) and I love my new bag! I want to make more - could you tell me where you got the linen fabric from?

Thanks,

Leanne (the pregnant one from Friday)

Plus I did buy one of the Brother machines in the end! It's great.

Cathy said...

Hey Leanne, thanks for your lovely words. It was a pleasure having you in the class! I would love to reply to your comment but I haven't got an email address for you. Email me cathyporter(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

clare's craftroom said...

Congratulations on a great show , glad you had fun .

Danielle said...

Hi girls - sad I missed it but wanted to let you know Louise that after your email advice to me regarding the lovely giraffe softie pattern - I mastered it!

Thanks again!

Danielle

sinnlighet said...

This is a lovely blog, in swedish 'en ljuvling'....

Regards from Agneta