Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Santa...a Craft Fair outcome!

Dear Santa,

Yesterday I went to the Adelaide Craft Fair and fell in love, and was wondering if you could help me out?  It'll only cost about $25,000 all up, but think of how much fun I could have lol

Yes people, I saw and fell in love with this little baby.....it's a LA Quilting machine (Long Arm) and even though I'd need another room on the house, that's just a small detail right??? lol


It's approx $14,000 for the machine and the quilting frame, and another $12,500 for the computerised bit (sorry, can't remember the technical term for it!) but with the add on computer, it becomes automated and you can load it up and it'll quilt whilst you start sewing the next quilt top...how cool is that?  I think it's just what a girl could want....so if anyone has a lazy $50,000 lying around the place and want it put to good use, please email me lol

Now, for what purchases found their way into my bag yesterday.  I shopped around and bought a few things here, and a few things there....handing out Aussie Hero Quilts business cards as I went.


A nice selection of fat quarters, some destined to become parts of Aussie Hero Quilts, some are for quilts I hope to sell and some are going to become Owl Softies.  I got some great Nurse themed fabric by Loralie Designs from this seller.  All their FQ's are $3.50 each and they had a fantastic array to choose from....and I thought to ask if they were show special prices or if they're the same price in store...and guess what peoples, that's the regular price....all their bolted fabrics are $14 a metre, and I think she said they had over 2,000 bolts to choose from...Quilters Nirvana huh?  They are situated on Canterbury Road, Bayswater VIC so if you're passing by, I recommend you drop in and have a look....feel free to buy me pressies lol

You didn't think I'd just bought fabric did you?  Ha ha, tricked you, I got other 'stuff' as well, some retractable tape measures, some tape measure ribbon, a 28mm rotary cutter with 3 blades, and some nifty little embroidery (very sharp and pointed) scissors...in purple of course (1 pair is mine!), which you can see below


But wait, there's more, I also got 3 patterns.  Gotta love the Owl Parliament one hey?


I had to take a 2nd pic of this one, not just because it's owly, but because you couldn't see it because of flash glare in the top pic.....how cool, and it's by an Aussie Designer from over on Kangaroo Island....cool huh?  I've got to get me a roll or a few packages of Applique stuff (vliesofix or similar) and I want to make one of these.....maybe not in those colours, but you'll have to wait and see what colours I decide on.

My feet and back are still sore today, but I thoroughly enjoyed my day out, but might wait a couple of years before attending again (gotta use up some of what I've got, to make room for more right?).  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

5 comments:

Maria said...

Oh Naomi, now you've really gone and done it!!!!!!!!! I wonder if Santa would deliver all this way to me. I've been such a good girl that I deserve a 100% discount. LOLLL Now I'm in love too. Santa if your reading Naomi's blog I have the room ready to accommodate it. LOLL

Heather said...

Wow! Plenty of shopping! And.....no don't have spare $50K. LOL Can't wait to see the owls made up.

Cheryll said...

Looks like you had heaps of FUN! :)

Karen said...

Wow!! didn't you have fun :) Thank you for commenting on my giveaway and good luck :)
Karen @ Sugarbird

creativedawn said...

Wow! If I did, it would be all yours!!! I was hoping to win the really big lottery that played here last week, alas some others are so much more financially well off...bugger! lol...
That is a great hall...love the fabrics and the Parliament pattern looks really cute!

hugz
Pam