Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney 2010

hi everyone!

Its been awhile since i posted anything and with the cold weather, not just my fingers are numb but my brain too!...(and stiff neck)

Its really been a holiday....aka not touching my wires for the past few days :))

Today i visited the craft and quilt expo in sydney. I have never been to any craft show before and this is definitely a very good experience for me. The displays of each vendors are sooo beautiful and they obviously put in every effort to make it a good fun visit for everyone :)

Although my main interest is on wire craft but as expected, not much of this is available at the show. They do sell beads and findings....but the prices are way cheaper back home...here the chinese glass crystals sells for  aud10 for a strand!...

i did however bought some beads that i have not seen in KL...but didnt get much just some. What i did splurge on was on some "novelty" patterned tools that i have been eyeing for quite some time. They are VERY expensive...but i consider them as  my own treat :) One interesting tool however that i have not seen yet back home is the concave plier. Will need to do more research on this as to whether its new or why its not available back home.

The bulk of my purchases are on kits. I am also an avid needlecrafter and its definitely HEAVEN! wish i can get more...but space and baggage weight is a great big concern right now. 

I miss home and i miss my work routine and i miss the craft workshops. Can't wait to get back home and organise new craft workshops :)

This trip has truly been an inspiring one and i am loaded with ideas....but probably with too much DORY fish n chips here...i might just forget what they were! hahaha

Till then...have a great weekend ahead 

:)

M


 



These are just some of what i got at the craft expo,

                               silk yarn                                         ribbon yarn
 


pliers and 16 gauge Artistic wire

mini needlecraft kits
 

beading mat
  

knitting kits
  

calico shopping bags (i am a collector)
  

concave pliers, very easy to make perfect loops of various sizes
well at least that is what's said, i havent tried it yet :)

mat salleh version of kumihimo...but this one is much simpler and for larger size media such as fabric, ribbons, leather

Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney 2010

hi everyone!

Its been awhile since i posted anything and with the cold weather, not just my fingers are numb but my brain too!...(and stiff neck)

Its really been a holiday....aka not touching my wires for the past few days :))

Today i visited the craft and quilt expo in sydney. I have never been to any craft show before and this is definitely a very good experience for me. The displays of each vendors are sooo beautiful and they obviously put in every effort to make it a good fun visit for everyone :)

Although my main interest is on wire craft but as expected, not much of this is available at the show. They do sell beads and findings....but the prices are way cheaper back home...here the chinese glass crystals sells for  aud10 for a strand!...

i did however bought some beads that i have not seen in KL...but didnt get much just some. What i did splurge on was on some "novelty" patterned tools that i have been eyeing for quite some time. They are VERY expensive...but i consider them as  my own treat :) One interesting tool however that i have not seen yet back home is the concave plier. Will need to do more research on this as to whether its new or why its not available back home.

The bulk of my purchases are on kits. I am also an avid needlecrafter and its definitely HEAVEN! wish i can get more...but space and baggage weight is a great big concern right now. 

I miss home and i miss my work routine and i miss the craft workshops. Can't wait to get back home and organise new craft workshops :)

This trip has truly been an inspiring one and i am loaded with ideas....but probably with too much DORY fish n chips here...i might just forget what they were! hahaha

Till then...have a great weekend ahead 

:)

M


 



These are just some of what i got at the craft expo,

                               silk yarn                                         ribbon yarn
 


pliers and 16 gauge Artistic wire

mini needlecraft kits
 

beading mat
  

knitting kits
  

calico shopping bags (i am a collector)
  

concave pliers, very easy to make perfect loops of various sizes
well at least that is what's said, i havent tried it yet :)

mat salleh version of kumihimo...but this one is much simpler and for larger size media such as fabric, ribbons, leather