I got a letter in the post about an upcoming craft show - Craftfest. It's on next weekend, March 6-8th at Homebush. I'm going to try and check it out on Sunday. If you sign up, you get a dollar off admission. I'm glad I got the letter, otherwise I never would have known about it till too late.

It looks like it is meant to be a younger, more trendy version of the Craft and Quilt fairs, I went to one last year at darling Harbour, it was fun, with heaps of booths and amazing quilts.

It also had an exhibition on Japanese fabric art and craft, which was inspirational!

Camera Cozy

Today I finished the camera cozy I started a couple of weeks ago. I used this tutorial from Sew Mad. Although it wasn't too difficult, there were a few bits that I didnt understand, and took a while to work out. But finally, it is finished!

Camera Cozy open

I used some quilting cotton that I bought from Spotlight for the outside, and the good ol' apron fabric for the lining.

Overall, I'm fairly pleased, I think this was a step up in my sewing skills. A few things I would change for next time:

1. Use thinner batting if possible
2. Make the closing flap longer (mine isn't long enough, and you can see the velcro)

Camera Cozy

I've also been working on Bobble Blue, the sweater I'm knitting. I was happily knitting away, thinking about how I should get back to knitting more, especially as I'm now at the stage where I can usually follow the pattern without having to stop and check how to do things all the time. And then, of course, I had to do buttonholes, which I've never done before. I tried to follow the instructions in the Interweave glossary, but it looks wrong the way I'm doing it, so I might look in my other books tomorrow.

Fabric Inspiration

I went to Miranda Lincraft today, they were having a sale with 50% off all fabric and dress patterns. It was the first time I'd been there since I bought my sewing machine.

All I ended up buying was a dress pattern. The fabric was so... uninspiring.

This evening I spent some time looking online, and found some amazing Australian sites selling beautiful fabrics.


Kelani Fabric

Calico and Ivy

These all had such gorgeous designs - this is what I've been looking for!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Dancers

Last night we went to the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade in Sydney. It was really fun watching the floats.

Chinese New Year dragon

After the parade, we grabbed a green tea frappachino, and watched the fireworks down at Darling Harbour. I love fireworks, there is something about them that makes me happy!

Chinese New Year fireworks