Thursday, October 14, 2010

Craft show and other ‘goings on!’

I had a great trip out to the Craft Expo in (Carlton) Melbourne last weekend! My dear friend and I set out nice and early, the sun was shining, and we enjoyed a day of inspiration!

I took these street scene photos of the office suites in Carlton. I was quite taken with the architecture of the doors, windows and railings and thought you may be interested, too!

Victorian building vignette

Carlton buildings

Doorway in Carlton

I love the colour of this door and the detail!

Doorway in Carlton detail

Here is the street view. The buildings are on the pathway situated on the right hand side.

Carlton towards City

Inside the Craft Expo, I only took a couple of photos. I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented Libby Richardson and viewing her beautiful designs up-close!

Here is Libby – hasn’t she got the most beautiful hair?!

Libby Richardson

Can you see what Libby has been working on? A painted Christmas scene ready to be stitched on the lower left-hand side… And can you just about make out that gorgeous teddy wall-hanging in the left-hand corner? So CUTE!!!

And this next photo is of Libby and I stood in front of her gorgeous BOM quilt named Remember when”

Libby and Remember When quilt

Libby’s work is so pretty! Have you seen her other BOM named Girls Day Out? My friend Mai, has just completed it and has shown some gorgeous photos on her blog – just visit here if you’d like to check it out!

I made a few purchases at the show including these gorgeous hand-dyed stranded cottons by Cottage Garden Threads. I shall be using one of them for this gorgeous stitchery designed by Allie! It’s traced and ready to go! :-)

Allies birdie and threads

Ooh! I have something else very exciting to share with you too! The lovely Shelley of Wickedly Divine Creations wasted no time at all in whipping-up a nappy stacker project for her sweet daughter, using my “Rosie’s Nappy Stacker” design in this month’s issue of Australian Homespun. Want to see?!

Nappy stacker by Shelley

Shelley added a cute trim to the lower fill and a sweet button on the collar.

Thank you SO much for sharing your photo with me Shelley – you made my day – and I think your project is beautiful! Love those colours! :-) Shelley is a wonderful doll-maker (as many of you may know – also a passion of mine!). You should see her latest creation – absolutely sublime!

Until next time – have fun whatever you are doing!

Hugs! Vikki x :-)


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sounds like it was the perfect day Vikki. I used to know Libby back in the days when she was a decorative painter, but haven't seen her for many years... we lost her to the sewing world (LOL).
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely post! Love the doors you show. Beautiful dress, Shelley made from your pattern! Yes, she definitely is a very talented doll maker.

Allie said...

Oh my that building is just gorgeous - places like that really inspire me! Yes, I do love Libby's hair, wish it was mine!
Ooh you are all traced up - I can't wait to see it done, sweetie! Those threads are so lovely, they look like a dream to work with.
Shelly did a fabulous job on your nappy stacker - must remember to look for that issue!!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed the show as well. Hm, never enough time to see all the stalls-somehow I missed Libby!

Shelley has done a wonderful job on your nappy stacker, oh so pretty!
Happy creating,

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a lovely time !
That ironwork is amazing !

Crowing Moon said...

Your photos are great. Looks like you had a fun time.
I love your new very pretty.
I just got an email from Elizabeth Newton at Homespun she saw my version of your nappy stacker on your blog and asked if I'd like to send a pic and text in for consideration in the Reader's Showcase......hmmmmm do I? YES!!! Exciting stuff ;)

Jude said...

Sounds like youhad fun at the quilt show and the doors are beautiful no wonder you liked them.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,

Looks like you had a fabulous day. I didn't organise myself so well...missed the craft show here and the one starting today in dumb is that LOL
Those doors were gorgeous...just love the colour and its also great to see another version of your beautiful nappy stacker design.
Hugs, Sharon

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you had a fabulous day! How fun that someone has made up your Nappy Stacker already! I finally picked up a copy of Homespun this week - your project is so pretty and practical.

Terri said...

Oh my!! What a pretty site to see. I love the detail.
And yes I do love Libby's hair!!

Now I must tell have the most infectious, sweetest smile ever! I love when you post pictures with your friends.

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