After the warmth and humidity of Friday, I think that the last thing we were expecting was the heavy cloud and rain that Saturday brought with it! Lucky for Clare, my friend Megan and me we were all inside the halls at the Showground by 9.30am. We started off with a general browse past the Incubator stands then Megan went off to watch Handmade Nation while Clare and I went to do a class with Jodie.
Clare had decided to learn to make button rings and brooches. She had a ball (and so did I) – Jodie was lots of fun and the class was very friendly and productive. Clare and I were even recognised from this blog by another class member, Karen! Actually, I kept running into people I knew all day – from Brown Owls, from mother’s group, school mums, bloggers – it was almost surreal!
Clare chose all the button combinations herself and did most of the sewing too. She did a great job! She still says that this class was the most fun thing of the whole day. Thanks again Jodie!
After lunch I found myself drawn to the Pear Tree Yarn stand. I crocheted a scarf from their yarn last year, and it was so lovely and soft and cuddly to work with. Clare laid her eyes on some pink yarn, and I just couldn’t refuse her request to crochet something for her. I bought three skeins of 4 ply merino in the most perfect shade of pink.
She also talked me into buying the felt flowers for her, and the kimono fabric/resin buttons at BBB beads were too pretty to resist.
I’ve been looking for 8 ply in a variety of colours to crochet a rug for each of the girls. The Yarn Barn had a massive range of colours at really good prices, so Clare had a ball choosing which ones she wanted for her rug, keeping in mind the colours of fabric I’ve already bought to make quilts. She’s got a bit of a knack for it!
I get the feeling that I’m spending more time planning and preparing for projects than participating and being productive…
We didn’t end up leaving the show until 3.30pm! Clare made her grandma a get-well card at the Crayola stand, we looked at all the people having a crafty time at the craft bars, and wished that we had more time to do more classes and take part in everything that it had to offer. Megan and I had a great time chatting and catching up with one another’s news, and we all left tired but happy and inspired. I am kicking myself a little that I didn’t buy some fat quarters from Ink and Spindle and Kelani Fabric – but hey, there’s a sale coming up at Amitie this Friday! Kevin does want us to stimulate the economy, after all…