If you have been hanging out on social media for a while there is a chance you already know Bec of beccasaurus blog (her blog is a sleeping at the moment but she is becsibbi on IG.) I have known Bec and her sidekick for years, since the very early blog days. I can happily say Bec is one of my friends. We don't get to see each other that often but we generally manage a catch up at crafty events - or over lunch at Millrose. Bec with her daughter's artistic direction, created this backpack for me. Not only did it look super on the booth it was a very clever hiding spot for my camera and badges and presents and all the other bits and pieces. Hanging jauntily from the chair is the cutest bucket hat ever that bec also made for me - she is a whizz at the little kid stuff being the best aunty on the Internet whipping up things all over the place.
I commissioned this bag from Marilyn Cardinal of Missy Mao Mao. Don't you love the little zipper pouch? You can find Marilyn all over the place on social media and she has a fantastic Etsy shop. I can't stress enough how beautifully made Marilyn's bags are. This photo was before I left but in the next photo you can see me wearing it. I wore it everyday, it was the perfect size and has all the little nooks and crannies needed. Marilyn is local to Ballarat and is lovely. (plus she has two of the cutest dogs ever !)
Here I am wearing my bag and hanging out with Kimberly Jolly of fat quarter shop. I am excited to say they will be stocking my fabrics ! (like really excited ). Behind us, you can see a quilt I made - YEP !!!!
There is almost no need to introduce Rita of Red Pepper quilts - she is a superstar in the land of quilts and I was beyond excited when she was able to squeeze a commission in for me - it was a tight timeline. What can I say? This quilt is simply stunning. It is better than I ever imagined. Everyone admired it at quilt market and soooo many people said "that looks like redpepper quilts ". Her style is so well known. Rita's work is impeccable and her skill with putting fabric together blows me away. I can't believe this quilt actually belongs to me ! I will take some better shots soon.
As a reward for reading all that - if you pop over to Rita's blog, she is giving away a complete fat quarter bundle of my fabric including the two doll panels. There are no hoops to jump through - just pop over and leave a comment and let her know I sent you.