Sunday, April 7, 2013

Urban Stitches Melbourne

Tiff, Wendy, Gill and Me met Vanessa and Leighah in Melbourne to attend the
2013 Urban Stitches

We had a great time!

The road trip is an event in itself...

We stopped in Hamilton and called into Hazel Greens where I picked up some Merchant & Mills supplies...

We stopped in Penshurst to eat lunch at this amazingly cool cafe that was totally decked out with retro everything...

Cafe Baghdad

This was just the 'Orange' display cabinet!

I totally want to do this at home...
Colour coded displays
It would look absolutely crazy, but such fun!

We stopped in Geelong at the Kaisercraft Outlet.
I got the things I need to make this...

This store has loads of projects to look at and is quite inspiring.

And our last stop on the way, was at Ikea...

And I found this sweet little trolley...

 And now it is mine!

It is now mandatory for the driver to stop at any second-hand/antique/junk/op-shop
seen along the way, as well as fabric and craft shops!

That was a 12hour trip from departure to arrival!

Urban Stitches

Baby Bug, Lady Bug

 It is supposed to be a rattle, but I made mine to be a pin cushion.
This is a new project by Melanie McNeice of Melly & Me.

 Picollo, Picollo


This is a sweet little felt project by Simone Gooding of May Blossom.
The pattern calls for a knitted nest, but my knitting is not so good so I crocheted - or hobbled together a fabric raggy nest, whiched worked out well enough that Gill got me to make one for her... and Wendy wants one too!

Jodie Carlton's Peg Bag project - a Ric Rac pattern.

A nice one to hang in the Laundry.

Rosalie Quinlan's Sewing Compendium.
Very Sweet.

Here's Tiff working hard!

Ness multi-tasking,
texting & sewing!

Some of the lovely items on display.
Patterns for these sweet things were available to purchase.

May Blossom Bunny

Simones Foxy Love softies

Jodie's Map Bag

And this is fab! I love it!

Jodie's mini Laundry Mangle
What a great display piece.

Pretty Felt & Fabric 

I found a small window of opportunity in between eating, laughing and sewing
(probably in that order), to do a bit of shopping.

Pizza, Pyjama's & Pina Colada's

Saturday night we dressed down in our jammies and ate pizza and drank pina colada's, well some of us did anyway...

We played games and there were prizes!

We got into teams and made an Alfoil Handbag?

This is the one I helped make.

And here they all are together...
(photos didn't do them justice!)

And lastly some very terrible pictures of us all having a bit of a laugh...


Looking forward to next time!

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