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CreativFestival Fall 2012

This afternoon, Dave and I braved the downtown Toronto Sunday traffic so that I could go exploring at CreativFestival being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

With over 350 booths and exhibitors, the fall show was much bigger than the CreativFestival that I attended in April of this year.  In fact, I could have spent all afternoon and longer just wandering from booth to booth.  But I had gone there today on a mission of sorts.

I’ve been searching, in vain, for variegated embroidery floss to embroider/quilt the flowers on these bird panels.  I’ve checked Michaels and Fabricland and several local fabric and craft shops, but none of them had variegated floss in the colours I wanted.   I finally found the exact colours I’ve been looking for today at the X’s & Oh’s booth.

The second thing I was hoping to find today was just the right fabric to make the featured coin purse for the upcoming UR Priceless Coin Purse blog hop.  I’ve auditioned several different fabrics but the sew-in-frame that I have for making that particular little purse is silver and none of the warmer toned, bright fabrics that I’m usually drawn to seemed to work with it.

Finally after looking through several different fabric booths at the Festival, I found what I wanted at Log Cabin Yardage.  The two fat quarters pictured above are from the new Mama Said Sew line of fabric by Sweetwater for Moda.

As well, one of the Singer booths had packages of Singer sewing machine needles at a special price for the Festival so I picked up a package of those too.

All in all, I spent more for parking and admission than I spent at the booths, but it was a fun way to spend a grey, gloomy fall afternoon.  And now this coming week, I’ll be able to work on completing two more projects that have been on my to-do list.

 

4 Comments

  • Nancy D
    October 15, 2012 12:20 am

    Glad to hear you found what you needed. I lingered at Log Cabin Yardage too. Mama Said Sew came home with me as well. I also found a kit to make a PINK sock monkey. Parking was expensive. I think I enjoyed the Spring show more.

  • wendy
    October 15, 2012 7:09 am

    that fabric for the frame purse is lovely! I’ve been working on mine this weekend. My problem is that the frames havent’ arrived yet, so I have to just hope the fabrics I’ve chosen go with the frames!!

  • Sandra :)
    October 15, 2012 12:51 pm

    Lovely fabric and thread — too bad you weren’t able to go to the festival when Nancy was there! I would have loved to have gone but we had company yesterday and there was a lot of prep work involved, as per usual, lol! I’m glad it’s over and done with, so life can get back to normal – the sooner all that junk food is gone the better it will be for me, as I’ve been indulging non-stop — eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

  • Cheryl (Grandma Coco)
    October 17, 2012 12:45 pm

    That show is one of the good things about being near Toronto, I guess. I would have loved to have gone to the show, but traveling there puts me off. Now I’m just jealous.

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