Sunday, November 18, 2007

The weekend was spent...



There were only 2 halls like this...


At an annual craft market/workshop on Saturday afternoon and meeting up a dear friend who is going back home for some R&R after 5 years spent here. Oh! Ive also received some goodies bought online on Sat morning! There aren't so many pictures here since my battery died on me half way through! ARRGGHHHH.....






Isabelle's Workshop mainly on patchwork



The craft thingy is unfortunately an annual thing but might as well is, since its done on a very small scale here compare to the ones held in France etc. It was organised by Creavenue. The stalls were mainly selling items for quilting, patchwork, jewellery, scrap booking, card making, clay modeling and wooden crafts. I seriously think people like Janet, Nik or BJ from NNC would go ga-ga from the amounts of quilting fabric they could find here! And mind you the fabrics are just so pretty that I too bought 2 x 1/3 yard cut for future projects. The lady posing with her patch work, Bea Weiss (I think she is Bea; speaks only German & little French) manning her quilt/patchwork stall. She made this pretty little houses and others for sale at the market. Selling at if I'm not mistaken at CHF300.- plus, depending on design! My, my....




L'├Ądeli's Workshop - Bea Weiss with her houses. Aren't they pretty?


Bernina's stall



On the sewing side, there's a Bernina stand. I so wanted to get one of these machines but they are just too expensive. And plus for my limited knowledge of sewing (can-sew-but-not-good-at-it type), I'd rather wait till I am an expert and am using it often to get a Bernina Aurora 430. Well one can always dream no? hehehehe...



Just a little something I bought



As for stitching, its a pity that they only have 4 stalls there. Most of them are selling kited charts, threads, aidas and linen fabrics. Unfortunately they only have linens under 14 counts.... But still got 2 fat quarters of Aida; a red and a rustic piece. The red piece will be for CNY next year; mental note to me to look for a nice prosperity calligraphy... And the rustic piece will be done up with Joan Elliott's Home is Where Your Honey is chart from her Cross Stitch; Sentiments ans Sayings.


A close up look at the 1/3 yard of fabric


And oh! I finally get to own Dentelles et Rubans by Anne Van Damme and Les Samplers en rouge et blanc by Issabelle Vautier. Even though I'm not really into samplers at the moment, I find that there are some item I could see myself stitching later on. Why I bought the lacey book; am preparing to sew a kitchen door panel curtain before CNY next year. Now I'm browsing for fabrics, linen that is affordable. Linens are so expensive but the material is really worth it in the long term. Perhaps a heirloom later on?




The goodies that arrived....


On the goodies I received; , 2 small jar of Horlicks, 600ml of Ribena, 1 pack of crumpets & soft biscuits, and a pack of dark brown soft sugar. Its been ages since I've drunk Horlicks and Ribena.... Just reminds me of home. Why I boguth brown sugar? I can't find them here in Switzerland! Ii wonder how Swissy people live without brown sugar. They are soo good on pancakes, bread, puddings and great to make fruit cakes with! I think will order some more Marmite, more Horlicks, Ribena etc when they are gone next year from MyExpatShop.com. For the moment I'm just sipping from my really big glass of Ribena.....




Our sunshine so well behaved while mummy browse....


All in all I have to say this, Owen was so well behaved during the entire market trip! Hubs and I were amazed at how quiet and observant he was... I think its partly because he was "entertained" by the ladies at the market while being held by hubs, that I was left with so much time browsing! hehehehe.... And here we were worried that he would find it boring and cry!! Hmm... Should bring him more often to craft markets....

3 comments:

janet c said...

Yup! I will go ga-ga over all the goodies at the craft show. Wish I can visit one. Love the little house quilt behind Bea. A bit like the houses in the DTSGB which some the girls are stitching.
BTW, a kiss for Owen from this auntie.

Za said...

Wish I could attend one of these carft shows too one day! Nik

Alice Teh said...

Baby Owen is absolutely adorable... Can I pinch his cheeks? LOL.