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It was with the usual excitement that I awaited this years first Hobby X. The first one for the year is always held in Johannesburg, and I always look forward to going and having a good day out, meeting new suppliers, and seeing old friends and suppliers that comes up to Johannesburg to exhibit.
One of my favourite suppliers is Skapie, an online store. I only see them once a year when they visit Johannesburg, and we catch up. They have the most gorgeous Katia yarns, and this year was no exception.
I was introduced to oneofakindyarns. Also available online. Gorgeous beauties. I got these for me. (there is more from oneofakind, and you will see them soon) The colours and combinations were fascinating.
There were not many other yarn suppliers, but I did shop around, as I needed other things as well. Fabric and ribbons were on my list, and these old school ones were perfect for me. I got some really cute fabrics, for both myself and my daughter, and these pretty picture pieces are going to be very pretty items. I am thinking the pretty doll fabric should be the inside of a project bag, never a dull day each time you open your WIP.
Since I cut my previous bear (Becky) I have not started with the sewing together of the pieces, as I did not really feel the fur was what I wanted her to look like. So I indulged in a few new bears, and I adore these. Wilbur is ready for cutting and sewing, with maybe a little modification here and there.
And then I got a few other pieces for the home. Birdies to hang in the window and the cutest bowl with birdies to store my small scissors and goodies on my workdesk.