I have just got back from a very successful trip to the Stitching and Craft Show at Sandown.
I had a budget in mind (and I almost kept to it until I saw some yarn which I couldn't resist!). As I only have one my month on my full salary before I go onto statutory maternity pay, I thought I would stock up on the crafty bits and bobs I need to see me through the next few months (I will be heading to The Felt Fairy once I have been paid!)
I couldn't resist these fat quarters .... I love the Beatles fabric! Maybe I will make Baby Plum a funky Elvis skirt for the summer?
I bought a couple of bargain 5 half meter rolls of fabric. I am thinking of making a greeny blue patchwork quilt and well, I just couldn't resist the Liberty (style?) fabric
Let's not forget my first love ... Knitting!!
Some lovely Rowan yarn (is 10 rolls excessive?) It was half price, so couldn't not buy it now, could I? I have a lovely pattern for a knitted pinafore dress. Baby Plum will look cute as a button in it. And talking of buttons, I picked up some gorgeous ladybird buttons to accessorise the dress with!
And my final purchase ... this lovely little book ... I will be making Baby Plum some knitted veg!!
This wasn't a huge show and I was a little disappointed that there were no jelly rolls of fabric for sale as I had planned to get one (being a little bit of a cheat for my first quilt!) and I would have liked to get a Clothkit for myself and Baby Plum. I went along with two of my crafty pals Brocante Belle and HannahRosie.
Brocante Belle has recently started blogging - she was also a bored civil servant (like me and Mr Plum) but she escaped!! She needs a bit of encouragement to keep blogging about her creations - so go and take a look at her patchwork quilt - it was the first one she made and is fabulous!
HannahRosie is a crochet whizz ... I am very jealous of her lovely crocheted animals. I have added a link to her Ravelry page (if you are on ravelry, take a look!) Baby Plum is very lucky to be the proud owner of one of her crocheted donkey's!