Train trips can be exciting when you don’t do them all the time.
Especially early morning ones when the view is like this.
Travelling on an express train I had finished a crochet beanie by the time I reached the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
On my way to Darling Harbour I had time to reminisce about the times I had lunch in this hidden city garden with my now husband.
And the many trips up and down this escalator.
All to get to this, the Craft & Quilt Fair Sydney 2013. Besides having a well earned day off from all the kids being a crafty mum blogger a craft fair is pure heaven for me! So many craft stores all under one roof. I met up with my gorgeous blogging friend Corrie (Retro Mummy) and we had such fun talking all things craft and kids whilst seeing all the stalls.
I missed the show last year as we were moving house and I do love to go. It’s really interesting to see the changes in stalls over the years. Definitely more yarn, Japanese fabrics this year and even a baking stall for the first time.
I picked up some beautiful yarn and a few other crafty goods which I’ll share with you on the blog later.
My husband needed me to visit the Apple store on the way back to pick up something for him before the end of financial year. I’d never been inside before and was amazed at how many staff they have working there!
I do love a quick visit to the brow bar at Myer for a little pampering and got to visit Mac to buy my favourite lippy as I’d run out.
You may have noticed some Morris & Sons yarn in my photo above, they didn’t have a stall at the show but seeing as they have a sale on at the moment I just had to visit them whilst in the city. Love this shop! I wanted to see the new Debbie Bliss silk yarn but wasn’t that impressed with it when I saw it so glad I didn’t buy some online without seeing it in real life. It was a bit too fluffy for me even though the colours were beautiful. Purchased some Morris & Sons brand yarn instead, such a beautiful range.
The Strand Arcade has a yarn bombed tree there so I had to walk through and check it out. Love this arcade as it has special memories for me as hubby and I had our wedding rings made by a jeweller there.
All up a lovely, lovely day and I’m so glad I went this year. It is so much easier to go without kids too and not getting into the pram jams.
Did you visit the fair this year? If so what did you purchase.