Monday, November 19, 2007

craft show ... a few weeks late

There have been a few mentions of the craft shows here in Australia. I was going to write about it earlier but my 'loot' was rather unexciting (even though I was very happy with what I bought). Another problem is that they don't allow any photographs. Now I know that people do take photos ( I saw them, especially with camera phones) but I wouldn't then risk putting them on the net. So the easiest way for me is to just not take my camera. But that makes it hard to do a show and tell.
Anyway, what I am showing is my effort from the Bernina workshop. I always try to do the Bernina workshops, because I usually pick up something interesting or get reminded of something I had forgotten. Also there is always something neat to take home. Last year it was a Bernina bag which we had worked with the BSR and done freehand embroidery on. This year we did a Scissors Fob. The flower at the top is felted and came in the kit - there just isn't enough time to try out all the techniques. The front is stitched using the BSR and the bow is sewn on using the button stitch. Now I have never sewn on a button using a sewing machine (and am probably not about to start either) so I had never though to use the stitch to sew other things on securely. So that is a new thing I learnt from this activity. And it is always nice to get ideas of how to use the machine. I have had my 440 now for over a year and I have hardly tried anything more than just straight sewing.

And it is always great to view the quilt show which is held in conjunction as well. There is just so much beautiful work out there. You can see the winner's quilts here.


joyce said...

The scissors fob is very cute. Great gift idea for a sewer or crafter. I haven't sewn a button on by hand for years ever since I got my first machine that would do it. Love that feature!

meggie said...

I have not seen a scissors fob before, it is lovely!
Thanks for visiting my blog, & leaving me a comment, it is always nice to meet new people. I have enjoyed your blog.

CONNIE W said...

I love craft shows and always forget my camera when I go. And of course some don't want photos taken anyway.

Marcie said...

Bettsy, I just bought a 440! I get it next week, I think. I am so excited! Do you love yours? I'll be taking classes in January. Love your little scissors holder.