Yesterday was the most wonderful day, a day of stitching, catching up with friends old & new & being inspired by the wonderful team that is Rosalie Quinlan, Melly from Melly & Me & Jodie from Ric Rac at the 2014 Urban Stitches Day. After attending last year's Urban Stitches, Sam & I couldn't wait to go again & this time we went with a group of friends for just the best day.
Who cared it was wet, we were cosy & warm inside eagerly awaiting to see what was in this year's goodie bags. One of the great things about the day is that all you need for each project is included in the kit, there was even some needles & scissors & a couple of extra goodies such as a charm square pack. Just look at what treasures we discovered.
As well, if you wanted more fabric, to stock up on supplies, buy new patterns or other goodies, Erica was manning the Under The Mulberry Tree table throughout the day.
The team had gone to so much trouble to set up an inspiring display of their finished work to look at throughout the day.
Melly's Melly & Me designs:
Jodie's Ric Rac designs:
After morning introductions, the girls showed us finished samples of this year's projects & then we were under way. We could work on any of the projects we wanted to & during the day, Rosalie, Melly & Jodie wandered the room spending time at each table sharing tips & techniques, sharing up coming books, fabric lines or answering any questions we might have.
First by our table was Jodie, giving useful advice about attaching legs & arms to felt toys;
Melly came by to give tips on putting the pendants together.
Rosalie popped on over, showed us an upcoming fabric line, new stitchery designs & tips for lattice stitching on her project using the wool thread.
During the day, there were heaps (& I mean heaps) of lucky door prizes as well as a show & tell session - here I am showing the bag I designed incorporating one of Rosalie's stitchery designs.
There was morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea as well as bowls of chocolates & lollies on each table to keep up our energy levels. The day went by so quickly.
This year I chose to start on the Pendant project from Melly & Me.
Rather than finish a complete one, I worked on different designs using up each thread I had cut from the skeins- not sure why, just how I wanted to sew yesterday....here is where I am up to so far......
Here is Wendy from What's Mummy Up To? working on one of her pendants. She managed to finish two during the day - can't wait to hear how much her beautiful munchkins love their new gifts from Mummy.
Sam from Old Green Pastures finished her pendant as well.
Here is a shot of the room showing some of the set up with the shop in the background, our table is the first one you see with us all busy crafting away.
Stay tuned for what the girl's have in store for next year. We can't wait & if you like stitching or even want to have a go at something new, the day is well worth it.
(Please note this is my personal review of the day, I have not been paid for this promotion.)