Tuesday, September 18, 2012

craft camp :: a patchwork of friends + fabric + fun

What a weekend I've just had! My first ever crafty weekend away, and it was wonderful. I was lucky enough to win a weekend at The Retreat at Woodend, and then be joined by some really clever and funny ladies ~ thanks to each of you. We crafted, chatted and ate amazing food. Here is a "patchwork" of memories via instagram (pics from @curlypops @foxslane @melbourneepicure @ geekamour and @yardagedesign):


We all had different projects to work on, but I also brought some block printing supplies for people to experiment with, which resulted in some really lovely designs. This is Vic working on her awesome mix tape block:


You can see some of my fabrics in the foreground. I spent the weekend working on a patchwork to hang in behind the glass panel in the entrance door to my new studio (incase anyone was wondering!). It was a "random" (which took forever to place!) patchwork of some of my favourite fabrics ...


Fabric packs and fabric used in this quilt are available in the Yardage Design online store here.


I had such a great weekend! The Retreat is lovely ~ more like a small hotel than a house, and fitted out with everything you could need. I can't recommend it highly enough for those of you looking for a great place to have a crafty weekend away. Thanks Abbe ~ we'll be back!

Want more? Pop over to the Curly Pops blog for another craft camp roundup!

I will be back later in the week with (hopefully) a finished quilt.




12 comments:

lamina@do a bit said...

Wow it looks all fantastic! Looks like you guys had the best time :)

Vic said...

I think you meant "This is Vic in the MOST unflattering picture ever, without the Walden filter...." & also OH THAT'S WHAT IT IS!

Katia Donohoe said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love the projects you've been working on and the quilt looks awesome, as usual! Reminded me that I need to get some of those new prints once I am back from my holiday:)

m.e (Cathie) said...

who's that spunky chick with the cool glasses!!
was such a fun time Nic, thanks so much.
ohh, now i can see what you were making :P

Tania said...

I didn't even know such a place existed, but it sounds amazing. One for the one-day list I think. Love the hanger quilt!

teddybearswednesday said...

sounds like a wonderful fun time!

Nikki said...

I'm so glad you had such a fabulous retreat at The Retreat....and I promise, next time I'm invited I'll be able to come. xx

CurlyPops said...

Your finished watchamacallit looks fantastic!
Thanks for such a fab day out.

Naturally Carol said...

What an amazing panel! Those blue pops of colour are awesome too.

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a great time...I'd have loved to be there alas...

74 Lime Lane said...

Sigh, looks amazing. Would have loved to have met you all.

Kate said...

So much fun!
Thanks heaps for the invite.
Still have to have a stamp of my stamps.
Have a wonderful weekend. xx