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Sunday, 16 November 2008

So many lovely things

I've had such a great week. Postman has been busy bringing me lovely things and on Wednesday I heard that someone had caught the flu (sad for her) and I got her place in the bus to got to the biggest crafts fair in Europe in Tampere. My friend also got a place so early in the Friday morning we started the jouney to Tampere. It took 4,5 hours in the bus until we arrived there and then we walked more than five hours watching all the stands and shopping yarns, cross stitch suplies and the great things people had made. I had a blast! :)

First I show you what arrived from Japan. My friend Michiko knows I like Kokeshi dolls and she sent me five dolls! She is so great! Thank you Michiko! There was also some Japanese Misuya needles and they are the best needles I've ever had. They glide through the fabric really smoothly and the eye is made so well that it doesn't break the thread. The dolls are really beautiful and I put them where everyone can see them in our living room.

Other thing that arrived in the post was the Warm Winter Welcome chart that I won at Julie's blog. Thank you Julie! It arrived really quickly.

And here are the things I bought at the fair:

I bought two balls of Twilleys of Stamford's Freedom Spirit from the Käsityötalo Priima's stand and three balls of Drops Alpaca from Tinttamarelli's stand. I am going to knit myself mittens from Alpaca and Freedom Spirits are going to a secret project. And I also found two 100g spools of the Manos del Uruguay yarn (6610) that I fell in love with about two months ago and now I got some! The yarn is really soft and I just keep looking at them over and over again. :) These treasures I found from Secret Wool's stand. I don't know yet what I'll knit from these, maybe a scarf or a hat for myself.

I also bought some things for this years Christmas cards. Some papers, stamps and inks.

And of course I bought some cross stitching suplies. Margaret Sherry's Father Christmas is from Käsityökori's stand and Tournicoton's Père Noël Charmant from Violarium's stand. I also found DMC's pink Baby Bunny. I have been looking for one of these, it seems they are discontinued and I have found all the other colours except this one, until now.

These little troll girls are hand made by Kerttu Kankaanpää. I just had to buy these since they look like me in the morning on bad hair days. :D

Being at the fair was fun and I also got to see two of my stitching blogger friends: Mustikka and Lennu. It's so nice to see the people behind the blogs. I hope we'll meet again.


Julie said...

Great stuff you got at the fair, and i love the dolls.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Sari, I love your little Japanese dolls-so sweet! It looks as though you really had a wonderful time at the fair!

Michiko said...

Wow!!You went to the crafts fair?! That's great!! If I had the chance, I would like to go there someday...Europe is so far from Japan..:(

I'm so glad you like them.
According to legend, Kokeshi dolls bring on a lot of happiness. I hope you will be happier: )

Shell said...

love the new stash,enjoy.The kokeshi dolls are so nice,I bought one on 40 birthday and she was pretty expensive,but worth it.