Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creativ Festival Take 2!

The past few days have been very crafty around here and it's been lovely! On Thursday night I designed and cut all the pieces for a new quilt using Valori Well's line of Bliss flannel (which you can see in this post), on Friday night I assembled both front and back of the quilt, on Saturday night I sandwiched it, quilted it, cut the binding, got the binding sewn down on the front and started hand sewing the binding down on the back, on Sunday morning I finished sewing the binding down, and on Sunday afternoon (while at my TMQG meeting) I sewed on my little "Handmade by Kaye Prince" label. Phew! I will show you the quilt in a few days...it might just be my entry for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

On Friday afternoon after I got out of class I headed to Creativ Festival which is held here in Toronto every October (the show is also held in April, but in Mississauga so I never get to go). Creativ Festival is basically a supplies show where you can buy all sorts of fabric, yarn, beads, scrapbook supplies, and notions for everything! I remember finding more that I wanted last year, but I still found some goodies this time around. First up, the fabric:

I was good and only bought fat quarters, but as you can see I bought a few of them! All the ones on the left side of the picture are from the Blossom collection by Urban Chiks; I bought a few more than I needed for myself because I thought I might be able to swap some for some other goodies! There's also some Katie Jump Rope, Chocolate Lollipop, Lotus, Picnic Parade, Bubblegum Basics, Fandingo, and Chez Moi (by Sentimental Studios for Moda. It's from 2007 and I couldn't even find a reference to it in the United Notions archive). I forgot to put it in the picture while I was taking it, but I also bought a fat eighth bundle of Kona solids that I already have an idea for!

Some yummy Spud & Chloe yarn. I have no idea what I'm going to use this for yet, but it was just so squishy and soft, and the colour made my heart sing so I couldn't leave it there! It's superwash 55% wool and 45% organic cotton; the colour is firefly (eeek!).

Some Berroco Vintage. Again, I have no idea what I'm going to use this for, but the colourway, Douglas Fir, is just so wintery that I know I'll think of something! I was actually looking for some Berocco Vintage Chunky for a hat I want to make, but couldn't find any.

This yarn is actually not from Creativ Festival. I picked it up at The Knit Cafe after TMQG meeting to make myself some Purl Bee Ribbed Hand Warmers. The Knit Cafe doesn't generally carry quarter size DPNs so I'm going to use a set of US size 4 instead of 3 for these; it should be fine though since I'm a tight knitter. The yarn is Elitespun fingering weight and is 100% merino.

I also picked you guys up a couple of really cute kits at Creativ Festival, so be sure to come back in a little bit for a giveaway!


  1. Sometimes if you google for a specific line/moda site (from google), the PDF with all the swatches will come up in the search results... Some great finds!

  2. My friend was over last night and just started knitting some hats with Spud & Chloe yarn. Yummy stuff...

  3. Fabulous fabric! I am impressed by your diligence - I wish I could get projects done like that ;)

  4. Kaye we must have a parallel knitting life - I just added those hand warmers to my que!

  5. what great patterns. i adore the fabric


  6. Such beautiful eye candy! Can't wait to see your flannel quilt!