Last week was the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair. I had a great time, manning our stand (Thread & Ginger) with my good friend Sonia, and my lovely mum, who both gave up their time to come in and help out.
As usual, the tempting displays all around me, meant that I came home with lots of new goodies to play with...
I have been sitting at the family table (where I work), surrounded by some of these new treasures, and things I'm working on at the moment.
Right across from my stand at the show, was the very inspiring Jane Davenport, who is a very talented artist. I came home with some new 'paint dabbers' which I've been playing with, for background colouring (great texture effects), and some pencils, which are so nice to use. They're really soft like crayons, and can be turned into watercolour. The picture of the angels is a new stitchery I've started on... not sure what it will turn into yet.
This is also a new pre-printed stitchery, which will be available soon. It is a follow-on to previous Christmas pre-printeds, Making Spirits Bright, Christmas Angels, Jolly Santa and Deck the Halls. I'd better get this one finished soon.
I've been working on a combined wool/fabric applique quilt also. Here's a sneak peak at a few of the blocks.
That's me in a nutshell (it really does feel like that sometimes).