The Creativ Festival takes place in Toronto twice a year. It describes itself as “ a comprehensive interactive marketplace and Canada's largest consumer show dedicated to sewing, knitting, quilting, beading, needlework, scrapbooking, diy decorating, crafting, fibre, textile and paper arts and more.”
I haven’t posted about the festival before, but it is a twice a year tradition for my sewing pal and I (it’s our 5th festival!). The fall festival is taking place this weekend. We always find it inspiring and it energizes us to get sewing. For me, today’s highlights were learning how to paper piece hexagons and finding a fabric Advent calendar that I intend to complete before December 1st.
Fabric Advent Calendar panels were very popular at the festival. Here are a few samples of what was on display.
My pal picked up the train advent (2012) for her boys
Image via Makower
and I picked up the Angel Advent (2011 collection), which I plan to put up in the girls’ bedroom
Image via Hulu Crafts (UK)
The Lens Mills booth is a crazy treasure hunt. It is amazing that we spotted the panels. There are about five aisles or so that look something like this. I break out in a sweat.
For me, the other item of interest was the opportunity to take in a very interesting paper piecing demonstration. I picked up all of the supplies to start my first hexagon project.
There were also some interesting fondant displays, like this sewing machine cake, which included a tomato pincushion and various other notions made out of fondant! I think a tomato pincushion birthday cake would be perfect.
I also loved these sewing machine cookie cutters. One cutter set included scissors and a thimble.
There are a number of crochet and knitting exhibitors. The crochet Ferris wheel and carousel were darling.
We had a marvellous time and left the festival feeling plenty inspired.
Wishing you one crafty weekend,