rachagainstthesewingmachine

a blog about my adventures in dressmaking, crochet, knitting and anything else i try to make.

stitches 2016

hiya!

a couple of weeks ago charlotte from english girl at home asked me if i wanted to go to the stitches show with her at the NEC.  it’s a trade show where people show off their stuff and then people that own shops buy their things!

or if you’re me, wandering around wishing you could buy things and blagging a free thimble.  oh yeah.

the day started with a little demonstration from DMC where we got a really nice goody bag!  it had some crochet things in and embroidery too.  two of my favourite things!

                                          a little rabbit i crocheted from a pattern in the goody bag!

i tried my hand at embroidering a little cat on our free bag.  the paper the template is printed on soakes away in warm water, just leaving your design!  really good idea.

 

 

charlotte and amy working hard!

                                                                                                       charlotte and amy working hard!

 

more concentration from victoria!

                                                                                                     more concentration from victoria!

after a lovely breakfast we started mooching around the show, here’s some pictures from the day…

 

 

a cross stitch of my dreams!

                                                                                                        a cross stitch of my dreams!

 

so many craft books!  some really lovely ones here.

                                                                                     so many craft books! some really lovely ones here.

 

 

some lovely sewing related accessories!

                                                                                                    cute sewing related accessories!

 

                                                         my favourite crochet of the day was at the love sewing stand. unicorn!!!

 

GIANT HEDGEHOG

                                                                                    GIANT HEDGEHOG

is three unicorn pictures too many for one blog post?  BUT LOOK.  i've never wanted to paper mache anything so much.

               is three unicorn pictures too many for one blog post? BUT LOOK. i’ve never wanted to paper mache anything so much.

wanted all of these prym goodies!

                                                                                                 wanted all of these prym goodies!

my favourite stall of the day was from hoooked, but they wouldn’t let us take pictures of the stand! here’s a link to their website anyway.  they’ve got some really lovely kits and they’re made out of recycled tshirt scraps.  really lovely stuff!  i had a sample of it and made myself a pen pot.  it’s great!

overall i had a lovely day, saw lots of pretty things and it’s made me even more excited for the hobbycrafts show in a couple of weekends!

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