Saturday, November 5, 2011

Abilmente - Winter Edition 2011 : what I took home

This post is unforgivably late...

March and October are two of my favourite months, 'cause in Vicenza (Italy) - which happens to be 30km far from home - we have a wonderful fair: Abilmente

While in march it focuses on Easter, in october is all about Christmas. It's really fun and it's a paradise for creative souls... I always go and take home whatever catches my imagination... well, on a budget, obviously. I've found on my expenses that it's crucial to fix a maximum amount to spend, otherwise you end up compulsively buying just about everything. 

This year I was on a crisis-dependant budget, so I really didn't took home all I wanted, but still... 

that's for my cross stitch projects, that usually involve no less than 20 different colors... this should help me keeping things in order

again, for my cross-stitch, plastic bobbins to hold everything in place when stored away; stitch holders for my knitting projects; knitting needles for my socks projects (which I have, but never acted on)

ric-rac and ribbons, intended for Smurfettes' costumes projects

something elaborate both for sewing and other crafts

some quality string, which I bought with package in mind.

I also bought some fabric, but I can't show anything 'cause it's secret projects related. That's all, for this year. Well, if you don't consider the brain overload I came home with...

shoe covers

Sis (who else?) needed a pair of shoe covers for her and Smurf#1 when they go to pick up Smurf#2 at kindergarden. The school has those horrible (and dirty) bags, which you use wondering who ever used it before praying they didn't have smelly feet... 
I made a little pair and a bigger one, and a little pouch to put them safely in Sis' purse. 

They really are easy and come together fast.

back again (hope to stay...)

Hello everyone!

I've been AWOL for the past month, mostly because my life got really messy in every possible way...

I've just realized that I missed the Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Fall 2011... shame on me! This has never happened before, and certainly I'll make sure it won't happen again any time soon...

So, sorry for the lack of blogging. Even if I haven't been active on blogland, I've been moderately productive in the sewing and quilting department. I'll show you everything in the next posts.

Thank you for bearing with me!