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.