Craft Convention Madness!

Craft Convention Madness!

I like a craft show.  All that paper and ribbon and buttons and crafty goodness all over the place.  My purse shudders in terror because it knows it will be given a work-out.  And today at the 2013 Perth Craft & Quilt Fair, it was no exception!  Mum and I started out early in the morning so we could get there just after it opened for the last day of trading.  We did our usual “sweep” of the place first, deciding what we wanted to go back to later on, buying a few bits and pieces we didn’t want to risk losing or missing out on, and “oohed and ahhed” over the stuff on display.  The Fair is great because it is mostly supplies which is what we are interested in.  It also features a lot of companies and shops from over East that we can usually only shop at via online methods.

So many inspiring stalls and things to see.  Beads and buttons and fabric and quilts and wool and scrapbooking supplies and tools and paper crafting…

I wasn’t able to take photos as they had a no photo policy (unless you had express permission from each stall holder and I couldn’t be bothered with all of that!) so I can only show you my “haul” for the day.  I did come home with money in my purse so that’s a good thing.  It was rather less money than I started out with though!

It was a lovely day out with my Mum but we were both pretty tired by the end of it…now we just want to make stuff with all our goodies! So, here’s a sampling of what I bought:

Pretty, lacey edging…

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…Victorian scrap…

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…dainty little ceramic beads…

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…Copic markers…

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…pastel seam binding…

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…teeny, weeny buttons…

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…tiny acrylic blossoms and leaves…Image

…mini french postcards…Image

…paper flower cutouts…Image

…gorgeous green glass beads…Image

…more buttons…Image

…rustic trim…Image

..delicate pom-pommed trim…Image

…tiny (but sharp!) scissors and blending card…Image

…co-ordinating papers…Image

…jewellery findings…Image

…don’t you love this little “door” locket?  Love, love, love…Image

…paper flowers in lovely, dusty shades…Image

…shabby snowflakes…Image

…and cute cabochons…

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It was so much fun and we got lots of bargains.  Now I just want to get stuck in and make things!  But it is Sunday night, it’s dark and cold, I have to iron tomorrow’s clothes and make my lunch – so no crafting for me.  But I will sleep well tonight with dreams of all things creative and arty, until I get some time next weekend to create a few new items and have a play with all these goodies 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Craft Convention Madness!

  1. Oooh! Looks like a great success! My favorites from your haul of goodies: Victorian scrap, mini French postcards, coordinated paper and paper flowers. I’m sure you are ready to jump in and play but have to go to work instead. I feel your pain.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your creations…maybe all the better from you thinking and planning how to use all the great stuff you picked up.

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