Yippee we're off to Sydney on Friday for some fun. David goes off to a work meeting first thing so I'll be landing at 8.30 am with an excited 3 year old, no where to stash our stuff till check in time and some time to kill. So all you Sydneysiders, what should we do? We're staying in town in Pitt St. We've got a long list of great stuff to do while we're there, but advice is always welcome. And can anyone tell me about Paddy's market? Is it worth going to, or is it just a sea of mass produced junk? When is it on? And are there any particularly juicy shops and destinations for crafters I simply can't miss? Tell me more!
And speaking of places to go is anyone heading off to the Bendigo Wool and Sheep show? I hear great things about it, but I'm struggling to see how I'm going to make it this year...maybe next year. And on Friday I got a thing in the mail for the Melbourne craft and quilt fair at the end of July, an event I've never even heard of. Can anyone enlighten me? There are some workshops, including a crochet and felt a hat one which could be good.
And you can see I relented and posted pics of the stuff for all the pic surfers. It's all off to other places, some to Plush You, others for some swaps. And all the stuff is sitting on our new kitchen table, which although you can't see well here, is very cool.
The Steiner style wood and wire doll has a baby in a papoose on her back, a design idea I totally stole from my sister out law Cath. Thanks Cath!! And see the gorgeous dress on the Mibala? It's some fabric my mother out law bought for me in Central Australia, printed from a design by indigenous artist Audrey Napanangka. I not only love the design, but just can't believe how perfectly the colours match.
And although it's totally out of sequence here's my WIP. I know I should have done it all differently, but heck, I'm human. You can see this was before the arrival of the new table! This is now our outdoor table, we'll see how well it stands up to an outdoor life.