Thursday, March 19, 2015

A good and busy season for craft fairs

Hi all,

Still around and lots of things to share so I'll have to write a couple of blog posts (better than the last two months where I didn't have a lot of time nor inspiration).

The first craft fair I visited was the "Hobbysalon" in Antwerp. It was quite new to me and had some nice surprises. Designers I didn't hear of before or some "old acquaintances" :-).

View of one of the corridors

The ladies from "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwürfe" and their always very lovely booth

Lisette from Calico House and Ellie were present with lots of lovely fabrics and quilts
Atelier JMG (felt)
Isn't this mouthwatering?
All Tilda figures, new tissues, etc ... De Handwerksite

Crochet and mandalas ... a lovely combination!
An idea for the "Randje per week" (2014) - found at the "Naaiboetiek" stand.
A new to me German designer "Farbenfroh Sticken & mehr" where I bought this lovely heart pattern (they also sell a lovely German yarn called "Tentakulum").
I really enjoyed this crafts fair and hope to return next year!

I limited myself to buying a couple of fabrics to start a new smaller project. It will be a table runner made according to the English paperpiecing technique. I've found the idea on the website from Mieke Duyck better known as Creatieve blogger :-). She makes the quilt in Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I wanted to do something different so went for almost all batik fabrics. I'll show you an update later this week!

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through this creative fair!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Still around :-)

This will be a blogpost whitout pictures!

Well ... it has been a while since I last posted on my blog. January came and flew by, followed by February and now we're already a couple of days into March!

The reason for not posting much is that:

A- Our old computer that needed to be replaced. We bought a new one in January but ... it took some time to install all of the programs and get used to the new Windows 8 system - which frankly drives me up the wall because it is completely different from the old one we were used to! I heard from a collegue that lots of people are experiencing the same thing!

B- I'm experiencing lots of problems downloading my pictures to Blogger (and I didn't find the courage yet to try on our new computer ;-).

C- I don't have lots of progress to report about. I've been hooked at playing Hayday and Farmville 2 in the evenings so not much time was spent with needle nor thread (be it embroidery, quilting or knitting). Nevertheless I've managed to stitch a little bit on my "Weihnachten steht vor der Tür" by UB Design but it will be a finish - I hope - for Christmas next year.
Husband also asked me to work some more on his lighthouse (a kit from Dimensions Gold called Rocky Point).

In the meanwhile I went to the "Hobbysalon" in Antwerp two weekends ago. Pictures will follow ... hopefully!

Have a nice week!