I've been reminding my Andy every day for weeks that I was going to the Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne, lest he forget and organise a diving trip. I reminded him endlessly as truth be told he is a little forgetful, and at times is guilty of not actually listening; or so he says. So of course, in true male fashion which he thought was hilariously funny he nicknamed it the stitch and bitch. I let him go for a while, but in the end I had to tell him someone had already come up with that phrase. He told me he knew, he'd seen the book on my bookshelf. Hmmm, seems he's a little more observant than I thought!
Anyhoo, blog surfing leading up to the show had me uber excited as it seemed every second person was going. Me, I was to be accompanied by Megsie and our two little cherubs.
We arrived a little later than we had anticipated, but hey that's ok. And if you're ever looking for somewhere family friendly to hang out near the Showgrounds, the Essendon Community Playground is awesome, a little princess's dream playground!!!
We decided to wear the bubs as past experiences with these types of things has seen a fair bit of grey bustling and packed spaces. Not to be, the venue was spacious and airy ~ fantastic!!
First stop on the way in was the Incubator with all the indie crafters. One word... awesome!!! This was where we spent the majority of our time, a couple of hours in fact. But there was so much to see here! Lots of lovely inspiring clever and friendly peeps; I honestly don't know how they did it after being there for four days already! So lovely to meet so many of those whose blogs I read and also discover some new blogs to enjoy!
The highlight; definitely the fabrics!!! how bloody awesome to see and touch so much Kristen Doran, Ink and Spindle and Aunty Cookie gorgeousness without the barrier of the computer screen. I confess to coming home with quite a bit of their wares.
The rest of the show's highlights were pretty few and far between. Luckily Amitie and Kelani were sprinkled in amongst all the random stuff to brighten the day and empty the purse. There were some lovely yarns to be seen as well, but nothing so stunning as to tempt me to break my *ahem* yarn diet.
The bubs were absolutely perfect :D Toby happily chewed on the side of the wrap and peeped out at all the goings on around him in between naps. And Sage slept.
So wanna know want I spent my pennies on?? huh?? Should I confess??