May 04, 2010
Can you guess what this pile of pom-poms, sparkly pipe cleaners and googly eyes is? Squint very hard and use your imagination. Do you see the dragon fly yet?
I thought not. Frankly, nothing dents your confidence more than a craft project gone wrong. Especially when the kit says "Ages 4 and up" ... and you are clearly a bit older than 4.
Thankfully I can point you in the direction of some genuinely beautiful and inspiring craft and design instead. The craft event of the year - The Stitches & Craft Show 2010 - starts in Melbourne tomorrow.
Make sure you pop in say hello to my very talented friend Caitlin of Pippijoe. Her beautiful hand screen printed fabrics are just irresistible. (If she has side kick there on Wednesday or Saturday - one with brown shoulder length hair and glasses - please don't mention the dragon fly).
Then head straight on to look at the fabulous bag patterns at Nicole Mallalieu Design. I am looking forward to picking up one of Nikki's lovely brand new Party Purse patterns.
After that, grab your show guide and head post haste to see Jodie at Ric Rac, Sandra at Pepperberry & Co, Nic of Yardage Designs, Holly of Two Cheese Please, the girls at Ink & Spindle ..... and ....
Gosh, the list of craft talent is endless. Check out the show guide. Maybe you will need to go twice? I know I will be!
The Stitches and Craft Show, Melbourne 2010
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 5 May - Sunday 9 May 2010