Setting off for the first Melbourne Craft Expo at the wonderful old Exhibition Centre in Carlton Gardens. This is the first of its kind and its ideal for Victorians who need that something extra to finish off Christmas projects or get inspired.
I’m madly stitching the “English Rose “ centrepiece for the
new BOM of the same name, it has 10 Rose Stitcheries, 6 Rose quotes and a large
centrepiece stitchery of a gorgeous elegant Medieval maiden in her rose garden,
stitching of course. Soft pink Japanese Floral fabrics complete this beautiful
quilt. I can take names for this BOM and mailing out in November.
Talking of roses, at the Fruit Markets they were selling Roses at $2.50 a bunch, so I bought 4.
Pretty pink roses are such a treat, 2 for me and 1 for each
daughter, and I’ve had so much pleasure looking and smelling them all week.
October POM is also Rose related. But influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th Century. 4 simple but classic small stitcheries framed in chocolate then with Japanes basket fabric, chocolate ribbon drawstrings with 2 wooden basket toggles. A very unique bag that would make a great gift. These Toggles will be available for the first time at the Melb Craft Expo.
Also made House, Spool, Teapot, Sewing Machineand Work Basket toggles, which are great for finishing off drawstring bags.