mom and i have been to craft shows.
mom and i have never been to stitch n kitsch!
on saturday, mom met me at the store at 4 p.m., at the end of my shift:
then, all we had to do was meander up king street, and we were at…
ever since i attended the spring show, i have been D–Y–I–N–G to take mom to stitch n kitsch. and, we planned eons ago to utilize this shopping excursion for our december outing of the month!
i was so happy when i saw the show was on ’til 6 pm:
we wouldn’t have to rush around – hopefully, two hours would suffice!
(yarns from studioloo)
we’d been inside about 47 seconds and walked two feet (seriously) when i spied a must-have purchase from black orchid designs:
gah! these are so me. thanks, mom, for the treat!
remember how i couldn’t wait to get back to the king eddy for bread pudding? (which was a bust). well, ever since the spring, i have not been able to get the thought of the tie-dyed undies out of my head. we made a beeline to that booth…
dance of joy!! thanks, mom! [yes, i am spoiled].
mom and i stuck to our tried ‘n’ true shopping method: a tour around the perimeter; a spin around the interior; a second circuit to catch what we missed the first time.
if i showed you everything over which we exclaimed, we’d miss christmas, this post would be so long. here are highlights:
(from bearface design)
and my zen moment of the day:
on our second loop, mom made two purchases:
i can only say that we picked up adorable, wearable surprises for little e and cutie c.
mom bought a pack of notecards, and sidney graciously posed for the blog!
on our way out, i allowed myself to drool and linger over the yarns. then i spotted:
how hilarious!!! i love it! then, mr manspunyarns proposed a fantastic photo idea!
see, this is exactly why i love stitch n kitsch – for the omni-present humourous quirk factor. the whole vibe of the show just jives with my being.
i asked mom to provide a few words about her first stitch n kitsch; here’s what she had to say:
What a wonderful experience! Cathy has been talking up the Stitch N Kitsch since she attended in the spring: “Mom, you so have to put it on your calendar.” There were unique, and quirky, and delightfully artsy items, all demonstrating a fine-arts level of expertise. We went through once, and found items we just had to get (e.g. tie-died undies.) We went through twice and found items that somehow we had missed the first time. Would I return? In a heartbeat. Already, I have the spring dates tucked into the must-transfer-to-the-2012-calendar file. I know that my favourite shopping partner will accompany me.
you betcha we’ll be back in the spring! and i’ll be wearing my undies and my hairclips!
holiday craft shows/bazzaars: what have you experienced? while one of a kind is totally impressive (over 800 vendors!), both mom and i find it rather overwhelming in scope -> we hit the wall of creative absorption before we get through even 1/3 of the offerings. stitch n kitsch is perfect: one hour’s worth of delightful goods to behold, right in our ‘hood. perfect.