Friday, 7 November 2014

A fun trip!

At the moment my sister is staying with me and yesterday we had a exciting trip to see the Hobbycraft Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. My eldest daughter also came with us and we had a great day out.



There was plenty for us to see... so many wonderful displays of all sorts of products... ribbons, buttons and fabrics for me to look at and card stock and stamps for my sister (who makes handmade cards) as well as lots of general craft items and Christmas stalls that we were all interested in looking at.


Of course, a day at a show like this wouldn't be complete without a few purchases along the way and, I was absolutely delighted to find some new Gail Pan patterns at one of the exhibits as well as some of her wonderful new fabrics 'Baskets in Bloom' which are distributed by Red Rooster Fabrics.



It was my favourite 'buy' of the day!! See the whole fabric range here.


I just couldn't resist the beautiful ribbons pictured at start of this post or the cute packets of buttons.  I can't wait to use them all in a project or two!!



Looking forward to another fun-filled day today! Have a lovely weekend!


16 comments:

  1. Just came across your blog as I was surfing for the Gail Pan book Patchwork Loves Embroidery.
    Looks as though you had a lovely time at the NEC. I miss going there.
    Your work is lovely. Just joined your blog as a new follower :)
    Margaret

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Margaret! Thank you for visiting me and I hope you will visit again! It was a lovely day at the NEC... my first time but, I would certainly go again. :) x

      Delete
  2. Lovely purchases, Gail Pan is my favourite designer. She has beautiful patterns. Happy stitching.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Leanne! I love her work too! I have just seen a lovely table runner pattern in Homespun magazine which I think you wrote that I am going to make.... one day!! :) xx

      Delete
  3. What a lovely day this sounds, and shared with your sister too. I would just run amok seeing so many crafting goodies! Love the fabrics and those owl buttons are so cute!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Alison! It was a lovely day and it was very hard to be restrained with the purchases!! :) x

      Delete
  4. I enjoyed my visit and the trip to the NEC, I am looking forward to seeing what you make with your purchases xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Janet! I enjoyed it too!! I'll have to think of something nice to make with my new acquisitions!! :) xx

      Delete
  5. The buttons are so lovely! I love Gail Pan's pattern - enjoy your stitching, dear Christine!
    Hugs, Deborah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Deborah! I really loved the buttons too and, I was so happy to find the Gail Pan fabric and patterns! I am sure I will enjoy making something with them all!! :) xx

      Delete
  6. Josephine Barnsley11 November 2014 at 22:27

    I am a massive fan of the owl buttons and would greatly appreciate something with them on :D xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Josie! I'll see what I can do!! :) xxx

      Delete
  7. Liebe Christine,
    was für ein wunderschöner Tag für euch 3 und so viele schöne Links, die du uns hier zukommen läßt. Dankeschön, ich werde mich jetzt darin vertiefen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Steffi! It was a beautiful day out and I am glad that you like the links I have included in my post... always nice to visit new places!! :) x

      Delete
  8. Sounds like a great day out :) Love those owl buttons!! What is it about owls ?!
    Jillxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jill! It was a great day out... I just couldn't resist the owl buttons...!! :) x

      Delete

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. It is lovely to hear from you and very exciting to read what you have to say!! I will always try to reply to your comment by email but if you are a 'No-Reply' Blogger and I can't, do check back here again as this is where I will reply to any comments that have been left.