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) ...


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


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


  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

  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!

  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....

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

  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?

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

  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!

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

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

  10. Oh that looks like a fun day out!


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