September 14, 2007

Knitting & Stitching

The school holidays are over and yet I am feeling like a car in need of new spark plugs when it comes to crafting, maybe I need a trip out!. Thankfully, with nursery day swapped to thursday for my youngest, I made it to the NEC in Birmingham for the Knitting & Stitching Show. Very successful day, bought lots of fabric and buttons...



more fabric, stocked up on autumnal colours and prints....



yet more fabric, something for the boys this time......



and yes, more fabric again!. Liberty prints at half price due to a slight printing fault.



Also, met and spoke to Julie Arkell on her stand. The work she had displayed was wonderful, I was in awe of it all. My budget only allowed some postcards, I already have the book, but I did ask her to sign the back of one of the postcards for me. I felt like such a groupie, but who knows when that kind of opportunity would come up again!.



Now newly inspired, am off to get on with some sewing, but why oh why have I only just discovered Bloglines?!, if you haven't already, sign up for it, it is fab. I would say it will save you time when searching around all your favourite craft blogs for new posts, but my list is already up to about 80. I also signed myself up to another site called UK Crafty Blogs, but have already taken myself off the list and deleted the icon from my blog. It seemed like a good idea at the time but the ranking side of it made me feel oddly competitive, and I'm not normally a competitive person. Nice idea but not for me. Right, next project.....bags, will post soon!.

9 comments:

Mel Goodsell said...

You have some absolutely gorgeous things on your blog! Such lovely stitching,
Mel

Katy said...

ooooooh, look at all those lovely things! I'm going to Harrogate and can't wait :)

ps I'd have been too shy to ask for her autograph, so I am very proud of you!!! (I'm a scaredy wuss!)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous stuff - can't wait to go through your back catalogue of blog entries

very impressed!!! (and thanks for sharing the blog addy)

JeanGenie (MN)

Kim said...

Lovely stuff, and a most impressive score with the Liberty fabrics!

janet clare said...

I love Julie Arkell!I have her book and I must have looked through it thousands of times - lucky you to meet her!

KittyKat said...

Love your blog, those liberty prints are absolutely gorgeous. Your softies are really well made, I especially love your cat.
A fellow mner.

Adele said...

Hi Lucykate I adore your work and your blog, you have had me oo'ing and arr'ing over your cute creations!
love Dingle.xx

Roberta said...

Now I am moving to England I've got to start taking note of all these craft shows you guys have over there! :-D These fabrics look beyond marvelous!!!!

pink-petal-designs said...

woooo i love that liberty fabric you got !!
Sarah x