Sunday, 11 March 2007

Weekend Update

It was the 23rd February that i last posted a Dollhouse progress picture, so here's the latest. I know i say it everytime but i'll say it again, i love it! I have a free evening tonight and i was planning on starting one of my pieces for my Pay It Forward but i sat down to start and realised i don't have the floss i need so it'll have to wait and i'll do some more on Dollhouse instead :)

I went to the craft fair yesterday and had a great day. It's a bit of a con to be honest because although they call it "International craft and hobby fair" it's really just one hall full of hundreds of stalls devoted to papercraft (mostly card-making) and another hall for stitching. The stitching hall wasn't spectacular, it was just hundreds of stalls with the same DMC/Anchor/Coats kits at everyone. I did find a couple of great stalls that sold fabric at a great price, another stall with loads of gorgeous beads, another stall with great accessories such as needleminders etc and another stall with great quilts and fabrics. The embroiders guild stand was also great with amazing pieces of work on display. My mum is really into papercraft so she was quite happy with that hall. I can see how it would be a papercrafters paradise. I was disappointed that it was only papercraft in the main "craft hall," i was hoping to see loads of different crafts in there. Never mind, we were there for about 5 hours so we had a good time and most importantly i got stash which always makes me feel good!
Not the best picture but i bought...3 kits (only 2 in the picture as another is a gift i'm going to stitch), 2 packets of beads, lots of clear plastic folders for my floss, some new scissors, a needle holder and lots of linen. I justified the expense by claiming it was my "birthday money," which it was!

After seeing the quilting stalls i really would love to get into that as well. As it so happens, at the next ladies night at our church a lady is coming to do a quilting demonstration. So there you go, it's meant to be!

13 comments:

Stitchingnow said...

Glad you was finally able to celebrate your birthday.

Vonna said...

Lovely Stitchy Stash!
And your house is looking fabulous! You've gotten quite a lot done!

Michele said...

You Doll House is coming along great!!! Nice statsh shopping :)

mercy said...

I love the dollhouse!!!

Meari said...

Sounds like the craft fair was a fun time! None of the craft fairs around here have stitchy stuff. :(

Carla said...

Great progress on Dollhouse...it's beautiful!
Nice stash..have fun with it :)

Virpi said...

Lovely stash. I had to copy the pic to my computer and enlarge it so I managed to see the kits more closely. I love especially the scenary kit. Your dollhouse is pretty. I stitched two rooms for one dollhouse in a UFO RR and the chart was really difficult to read.

Sew-in-Love said...

I know what you mean about craft fairs - it's basically card making, scrapbooking and cross stitch. One not to miss is the Knitting and Stitching Show, although it may be a bit far for you s the nearest is in Harrogate. Now that is packed with more types of stitchcraft than you can shake a stick at! It's great!!!

Lana said...

Dollhouse is looking great!
~Lana~

Lizzy said...

Oh my, Cheryl! Dollhouse is coming along beautifully!!! :-) I'm looking forward to seeing more... Great Birthday Stashing... :-) The craft show sounds like fun... I'd love to attend one with loads of stitchy goodies... :-)

Aye... sounds like you are destined for quilting... :-)

Diana said...

Looks like you got a nice haul. I've stitched that very same Derwentwater design.

monique said...

The craft fair sounds fun; you got some good stash :)

monique said...

Oops! Forgot to add: Your dollhouse is looking great!!