I must declare that I have been on a craft diet this year - in fact, since my trip to NY and London last year. I have not bought one craft related item. I don't even think I have bought additional or necessary items. I did not even renew my Socks that Rock sock club membership - this was a tough one. I have been on a blanket (heh) craft ban.
And the Quilt and Craft Fair was always going to be the only exception for, I think, the year.
So ... BIG Day!
How'd I do? No photos cause I think I still have to start many of the projects I bought last year. Why put that out there for next year? I haven't looked at how near the budget I came. I bought my Mum some presents too and you know, there are no receipts at Craft Fair - what happens at Craft Fair stays at Craft Fair. Also, if you are at Craft Fair, you must buy fat quarters.
So ... I still had a ban on crosstitch kits cause ... don't even ask how many years of sewing I have in my cupboard (and how many framed stitched things can one person have on walls in their house before it's weird?). This ban has not been breached.
I bought ... a loooooot of fabric! I bought two lots of packs of black and white fabrics (one pack was 40 charm squares and the other was I think a pack of 6 Eighth strips). I bought another small charm pack of Moda fabrics in reds I think. I also got two small palettes of Jinny Beyer fabrics. I got a Folded Kimono pattern (wayyyyyyyyy cool - the kimono is created through folding and you applique it onto the square. It remains 3-D). I got another sweet Japanese fabics table runner kit - I'm going to make that into a wall hanging I think. It has a focal piece of material (whites with gold leaf pattern) and then steeple chase or church spire squares round the edges (I forget which pattern it is). I also bought another pack of Japanese fabrics cause they were too nice to leave there. No plans for that stash. And I bought a cushion cover to make from Sanshi (check them out online if you have not already - they are stunning) which specialises in kits made up of vintage kimonos.
I think that's all. Not *too* bad.