Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What a lovely day

Well Saturday saw me pack up my crafty bits and pieces and get the train into the city for Sew It Together. To be truthful I felt like a bit of fraud calling myself a blogger, seeing as I’m not overly committed to my blog and it often gets seriously neglected. Fortunately I met a kindred spirit in the form of Cathy who occasionally blogs at apathetic housewife and who I discovered shares similar tastes to me in the form of the Huf Haus, Bambolettas, Make It Perfect Shearwater Kaftans, dodgy knitting (except Cathy's was much better than mine) and Liesel and Co A Day in the Park Backpack Tote, Ink and Spindle cushion fabric, amongst many other things I’m sure.

Anyway, what a lovely day I had. I was greeted at the door with a fantastic Sew It Together goody bag chock full of freebies donated by the lovely event sponsors. There was a goodie and baddies sewing pattern from the super talented Jodie of Ric Rac fame, a notebook from Lark, a cute little moleskin from Snailblazer, a little pack of fabric and paper hexagons for some paper piecing from Retromummy, another pack of fabric from Oz Material Girls, a coathanger cover kit from Thea and Sami, a self-cover button kit from Jackobindi and a set of bamboo knitting needles from Donna.

And that was just the beginning…what followed was a day of chatting, laughing, baby cooing, admiring, tea drinking, eating and well, a little bit of crafting (I managed to make half a toadstool pinchusion and stuff up my feather and fan scarf…the latter of which has now been rescued). To top it all off there was a prize for everyone in the Grand Prize Draw and I was lucky enough to take home the knitting needle set donated by Donna which I had spotted here and had my heart set on winning and then the lovely Donna also gave me a set of circular needles and a crochet hook.

The following day was spent perusing the Arts Centre Sunday Market with Lisa from the Princess and the Monkey where I managed to buy some lovely yarn...time to get those new needles clicking.

Anyway, I especially wanted to say a huge thank you to Sheridan for taking on the organisation for such a spectacularly successful event. I’m hoping to make it to the Sydney event next year!

I know there are no pictures in this blog, I can't find my camera cable but as soon as I can I'll update this post.


Sheridan said...

Thanks, Toni! Fantastic post! I'm so happy that you provided links through to the sponsors. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

I'm glad you had a great time. It seems that there was not a whole lot of crafting done by many, but hey, we can do that alone in front of the TV anytime!

Hopefully, we'll see you in Sydney next year!

apathetichousewife said...

So lovely to read your update :-) It was such a great day. Do you think you'll go to Sydney next year - perhaps we could be roomies!