Sunday, June 5, 2011

Market Wrap Up!

First things first, if you're looking for the Fresh Fabric Treats and petits fours giveaway you can find it here. It's open until Tuesday so there is still time to enter! I will actually have another giveaway for you this upcoming week to welcome my new, and first, sponsor Fat Quarter Shop and that little giveaway might just be something exciting from a new line from a very lovely lady!

So I convocated on Thursday and am now officially a Master of Information! I was all in a tizzy because I didn't have anything to wear and couldn't afford to buy anything new; I tried to make myself a skirt and it just was not working (may have something to do with the fact that I didn't use a pattern and just kinda flew by the seat of my pants), but Alex offered to buy me a dress as my graduation present so it all worked out in the end! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of me in the dress because the only pictures from convocation are the ones that my Mum took and the majority of them are blurry, but I'm wearing the dress again this upcoming week to Alex's convocation so hopefully I can get some pictures then!

I realized this week that I didn't actually show you guys any of the pictures of the things I picked up at Market, or the lovely gifties that I received from Jennifer and Doe, so let's call this post the Market wrap-up post! I did make some presents for Jennifer and Doe too but completely forgot to take pictures before giving them away...ah, such is my life!

Here is the lovely Cath Kidston mug that Jennifer bought me when she was England prior to Market! I just love it! And yes, this picture was taken while sipping at my morning coffee today - I received a pound of coffee from Kicking Horse this past week and was very very happy this morning when we finally opened up the beans!

Here are the rest of the gifties from Jennifer and Doe! Doe gifted me with almost the entire new line of Denyse Schmidt fabrics from Joann's (only missing two prints I think) and it is just lovely - the blues and greens are most definitely my favourites! She also gave me two charm packs from Bonnie and Camille's Bliss collection, but I forgot to throw them in the picture! Jennifer also brought me back Cath Kidston's book Stitch and some CK tissues from England, as well as gifting me with a few prints from Heather Ross' West Hill collection (in half yards - woot!). I had a bunch of these WH prints already but not in half yards so I'm pretty happy - I only need the purple matroyska and the blue horses and my West Hill collection will be complete!

Here is my fabric loot from Spree and Market! I didn't get very much this year because, having just finished my Masters and being in the process of looking for a regular full-time job, I don't have a lot of extra money. The fat quarter bundle in the back is from Kate Spain's upcoming line Terrain and is actually not all mine; Jennifer and I are splitting the bundle into fat eighths, but I haven't mailed it yet because I'm waiting for the Canada Post strike to be over! The ten square is Treasures and Tidbits, the debut line from Piece O'Cake - it had a very vintage feedsack feel to it. The three petit fours I picked up while walking around Market, two are the same as the ones in the giveaway (Panier de Fleurs and Circa 1934) but I also managed to score one from Aneela's Little Apples line - woot!

Now isn't that all just a bunch of prettiness?! I probably would have gotten a few more lines at Sample Spree if they had been there - Free Spirit never has a table, Andover was out of Lizzy's 1001 Peeps by the time I got to their table, and I somehow managed to miss Pat Bravo's Art Gallery table all together!

Okay, I've got to get to work finishing up a little pattern-tutorial that I have coming out for you guys - think voile, think linen, think cotton Cluny lace! Oh yes, it's going to be very pretty!


  1. Congratulations on your Masters! Woot! That is such a huge accomplishment. My mother-in-law (now semi-retired) has been a librarian with the Vancouver Public Library her whole career, and has found it very rewarding (the fact that she still picks up shifts when people are sick or on vacation speaks to this).

    That Terrain is drool-worthy! I have to keep my eye out for some of that. Ohh..that and some Kona Snow would be heavenly together! Hmmm...note to self....