Oh I had such a blast in Melbourne these last couple of days – but I’m glad to be home with my wee little Punk now.
My trip consisted of discovering a new favourite store, meeting some lurvly bloggers, seeing an awesome live show, stocking up on Dr Pepper & so much more.
Miss Jess is ever so much braver than she claims to be, moseying up to never-met bloggers & introducing herself, while I lurked uncomfortably in the background, Nic is satisfyingly tall (like me) and ridiculously nice (you really should have that seen to hon), Liesl was an unexpected surprise & a wealth of knowledge, Jodie is….. well. I don’t know what to say about her… ‘employee of the week’ comes to mind, or provider of chocolaty goodness… and Kate is famous. Truly (I think she might even be, officially, some sort of accessory to murder… but I’ll let her tell you about that… if she’s game…).
The actual Stitches & Craft show, for me, was a bit disappointing – so many underwhelming Nanna crafts when you first walk in puts a bit of a dampener on things, but upstairs is like another world, devoid of weird crystal embedded quilted animal pictures, and much more interesting. I was thinking last night on the way home that I might not go next year – then I realised that I would have an 7 month old and would doubtless be staying home anyway… which made me want to go again.
The definite pluses of the show where meeting all those lovely ladies & a quick stop at a nearby oppy where I picked up a three little pigs cup & a raw silk beanie, the definite minuses were the changed venue and the fact that, despite hanging around like bad smells & being three of the only five customers left in the place, Kate, Jess & I missed out on winning any ‘Craft Happy Hour’ prizes – as crappy as they may have been.
I am so very happy with all the goodies I hauled home though, a monster from Jodie, a gorgeous red tea towel from Nic, a sweet bearded bloke gifted from Jess, cups for all from Typo & a wicked red flip clock, a gazillion gifties for the wee Punk & the afore mentioned store of Dr Pepper.
As always, the story of my trip can be told with all the extra stuff I have now (which is just as well, because I kinda sorta forgot I had my camera – bad blogger – and only have it to take photos of now…)… ah stuff. How I love thee….