Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Things I learnt today

At the Craft Fair.

-Decopage is making a big comeback (according to the Decopage Guild of NSW). Yes, really.

- Mohair, bat-wing jumpers never really went out of style (according to the Knitting Guild). See below for proof.
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- Many people want to buy Bedazzlers, and glue shiny things onto jeans.
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- Not many men are into crafting.

- Quilting is a big deal. And Japanese fabrics are HOT at the moment.

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Here is David, and Kate, both representing the Blue Mountains Knitting Guild. Behold the yellow mohair batwing jumper (behind David) in all its magnificence. Gasp in wonder at the knitted surf-life-saver doll's outfit, (behind Kate), complete with knitted thongs.
I know it was beyond words for me...
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It did tickle my funny bone a little bit. The Weavers and Spinners Booth is pretty damn awesome though. I was really intreagued by some of the more modernish quilts - it made me want to take up quilting right there and then! But i need another hobby like a hole in the head.
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I did leave with 3 bottles of dye for wool, 1 ball of Tofutsies sock yarn, and 6 balls of a wool/cotton sock yarn from Bendigo. Prestige Fibres is worth a visit if you want to buy up big on some of their cheap Eki Riva (and Kris - I did hear him plug Tapestry Craft heheh).
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Food is sooo expensive - bring your own. Really. $7.50 for a tiny bread roll with 2 bits of tomato and some cheese.
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I fell in love with Cavalcade, its a collection of historic Australian fashions, drool drool....
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All in all, a pretty nice day if a bit overwhelming...

2 comments:

Erin said...

That Surf Lifesvaing doll is going to haunt my dreams tonight. I don't want to go to sleep!

And what is that yellow thing just under the lil baby jumper?

Bex said...

Scrotom warmer??