Monday, June 21, 2010

Whirlwind weekend

So the weekend started with a firm declaration by me that I was going to the Sydney Quilt and Craft Fair BY MYSELF. A lot of very ernest pre-empting then took place to convince Mr two-and-a-half year-old-stuck-to-my-leg that he would indeed love a trip with Dad and sister to the Powerhouse Museum. Especially since Mummy was only going to be looking at boring old quilts (I fear I may have put him off any burgeoning love of the art of quilting).

And so it was that I did indeed find myself ALONE at the fair. Well, if you don't include the billions of excited women (and perhaps a sprinkling of blokes), all elbowing each other out of the way. I will admit to a tinge of unexpected sadness thinking of my whirlwind trip to the fair this time last year but I was determined to at least go and visit Kathy and not burst into tears all over her as I did one year earlier*.

It was a good excuse to saunter by a few other stores to say hello to friends ...

Prints Charming

And to make some new ones (more on that to come) ...

Kelani

Ok a few of the goodies I found in amongst the socialising



handles

Before I had time to unpack the rest and drool all over it we were off to a party

party

A cupcake decorating party to be exact

Cupcake decorating

Lord. I get a sugar hit just looking at this little beauty.

How was your weekend?

*I did NOT cry but came really close!

11 comments:

  1. Lucky you, it must have been great to wander about taking in all the gorgeousness!! Loving that cupcake & how you can barely even see the cupcake for all the lollies on top..and I love all the creations in your previous post, you have been one busy little lady! Mel x

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  2. That looks like a fun day :). I am almost entirely persuaded to go to the Quilt show in the UK in August now, so thanks!

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  3. I am wondering if the Powerhouse was overrun with kids and their Dad's on the weekend..... I sent my husband and 2 kids there too while I wandered the show. It was lovely to be able to concentrate on something other than whether or not the kids were pulling things off the displays....

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  4. Sounds like you ended up having a great time out findng lots of goodies!

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  5. Fabulous buys!! So desperately wanted to get there but it just didn't happen....maybe next time... there's always stitches and craft! Which one do you prefer out of interest?

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  6. How wonderful to get to browse and have a relaxing look this year Love your purchases.

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  7. Looks like a good time was had by... you! Did the little guy survive the separation? Ahhh, who cares - you came home with LOOT!

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  8. Well done on every level, possum. But you either showed remarkable restraint, or haven't properly 'fessed up on the loot!

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  9. sounds like a lovely weekend- glad you had a breath of fresh air to yourself to enjoy the lovely market! xo m.

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  10. Oh that looks like a fun day out!

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