Thursday, October 27, 2011

All things great are wound up with all things little. -Lucy Maud Montgomery

Hey all! How's it going? As I mentioned on Sunday I headed to Creativ Festival here in Toronto after work on Friday night and picked up a few goodies for myself. Creativ Festival occurs here twice a year - once in the Fall downtown and once in the Spring a little further outfield - I've been going to the Fall one for the past three years and went to the Spring one for the first time with my Mum in April. Fall is definitely the better of the two - it's huge, really easy to get to since it's on the subway line, and there is way more selection in terms of fabric and yarn and other crafting supplies.

I picked up this lovely fat quarter bundle of Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit from the Log Cabin Yardage booth - isn't it just so pretty?! I love the colours and I'm already dreaming up some ideas of what to do with it. I picked up one other thing at this booth but I can't show it right now because it's part of a Christmas present for my Mum and if I showed it it would be absurdly obvious what I'm making for her.

These four fat quarters from Patty Young's Sanctuary collection for Michael Miller came from the Sew Sisters booth. I always stop by to say hi to Judy, the owner of Sew Sisters, first because she's a nice lady and always has great fabric at great prices! I would have bought more from their booth but it's always so busy that it's hard to see everything!

I didn't buy any yarn this year because I was trying to be good - ya know, a girl's gotta draw the line somewhere! I saw some Viola in person for the first time and almost succumbed to it's beauty and the Sweet Georgia was calling my name too but I held strong!

I did however buy a skein of Madelinetosh's 80/10/10 MCN worsted in Tart when they had their free shipping sale a few weeks ago (Madelinetosh offers free shipping in their Etsy shop on Fridays every once in awhile). 80/10/10 is a superwash merino/cashmere/nylon blend and is one of their special bases - their special bases are only available through their Etsy. I have no idea what I'm going to knit with it but it is just so pretty that I couldn't pass it up!

I finished knitting Ysolda Teague's Damson shawl this week which is a holiday gift for someone I know but I haven't had the chance to get any pictures yet since it's getting pretty dark here by the time I get home from work every night - hopefully Alex can help me take some pictures this weekend! Hmmmm, that also reminds me that I need to get some pictures of the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief that I knit...oy, I really need to be on the ball a little more!

Oh geez! I forgot one of the most exciting things I picked up at Creativ Festival (but I didn't take a picture). I got a new Janome walking foot to replace the one that exploded - woot woot woot! Now I can finally get back to actually quilting things and I can finish up the one I was quilting when the disaster struck - hurray!


  1. Always fun to shop for crafty things! : ) hugs!

  2. Gotta love a good fabric shopping day, and yay for the new (and hopefully non-exploding) walking foot

  3. OK - I should have left well enough alone. But I just had to check your blog! Now I've downloaded the shawl and I want the yarn. I want something soft so I'm going to look around. You're making me bad!!! Thanks for the pattern.

  4. That yarn is such a luscious color!! I would not have been able to resist it either...