Thursday, 13 March 2008

NEC Sewing for Pleasure Exhibition

Well iv just come back from the exhibition and had a good time, but i think iv spent to much though! I was also childless this time so i could get into the stalls without the buggie - whether this was a good thing or not is another matter!
So here's my diary of my time there -

Well I dropped daughter off at the grandparents and hear we go!

This is my empty handy pink trolley for all my goodies - It does tend to get a bit full! Yes, i am one of those people that catch your ankles. One lady said behind my back that they should be band....though i wasnt the one struggling with my bags!

Great no one around and i could have a really good look around before the droves of people come.

I had only been in there 15 min and made my first purchase at Knitting 4 Fun.
This is a fab knitting and yarn stall and i loved the hand dyed wool. A really friendly couple running it too. So i thought i would featurer them. There website is

Fantastic colours and the wool is quite fibrous too. Cant wait to have a play! Yes wool makes me happy!!!!

There was a fantastic display of a knitted house - and everything was knitted! My gran would of loved this stand, she would of looked at it for hours. Love the bizzy bee's round the tree.

Did you like come dancing on the telly? They had some of the dresses from the show there. I was amazed at the detail and work that had gone into them.

The new fashion for all mums, a dress made out of nappy bags! He-he!!

This was a stall dedicated to felting and had some lovely work on it. Flews - feltmakers lacemakers embroiders weavers spinners group!

I also bought a sewing machine while i was there as my last one died about a month ago. It'll be hear next week... cant wait to try it out!
This will be one of my projects that im going to atempt with it
It's the orange one with the red flowers. Iv bought this for my little girl, she will look so cute in it. The pattern is already printed on the material and all you need on for the project is in the kit. Though iv never made a dress before.... it could be an interesting experience! The lady assured me i could do it and it was easy. I have back up - my mother in law, who's a wiz on the machine.

I couldn't go by the Oliver Twist stall and buy some of there silk waste, its great with the felting.

My last purchase was at Lily of the Valley. I love there die cuts, fairies, unicorns, dragons, cats, dogs, etc.

Well that's your lot and this was my trolley at the end. I must admit it wasn't as full as it has been in the past, but i do have a new sewing machine coming!! exciting.....

Well im off to show my mother in law my goodies and then its time for tea.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Where has the time gone!

It doesn't seem nearly two weeks since i last posted, so I'm sorry for neglecting you all.

My Mothers Day card!

It's lovely, thanks chick! - in mummy's words!

Well i had a lovely Mothers Day. I got taken for a meal on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. It was a lovely day and the scenerie was wonderful. Fully recommend it!

Hubby and daughter tucking into there starter.

Race for Life update

The group has decided to walk im afraid as we're a bit on the unfit side. Me and Holly (the dog) have been taking long walks. Iv been and bought a pedometer and im amazed at the distances weve been walking. Up to know i have raised £157.00, so thank you to all that have donated.

Things have been really bizzy in the CBB household. Iv been preparing for my next fair (first of the year), making sure i have enough bathing products, labeling is done, creams are potted etc.

It's the first time iv really taken all my felting to a fair, so iv had to re-organise my table to accommodate it. Iv had a trial run and after the fair, ill put a picture of it on the blog. Iv gone for height!

So what have i been making!

New Bags:

I love this bag! It's so bright! All wet felted with stitching to finish it off.

My daughter's choice of colours for this one...

Wet Felted with a needle felted button and flower.

New Rings:

Wet felted roll.

Needle felted flower, in dark red and gold.

Needle felted flower, in light pink and gold.

Wet felted roll.

Wet felted roll.

New Brooches:

Wet felted roll, with brooch fastener.

Wet felted roll, with brooch fastener.

Wet felted base with needle felting detail. It reminds me of the sea.

All will be avaliable on the website.

Well im off to prepare some more things for the fair - you can never have to much!


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