Monday, 29 August 2011

Make a Boob at Craftretreat

Yesterday’s all day Make a Boob workshop was fun with lots of lovely ladies of all ages. Doll house, embroidery and teddy bear people from all over the country gather here once a year and take classes, watch exhibitions and shop. Sounds familiar?

We set up our tables in the morning; Tone from Bitteliten broderi og dåpskjoler (mastermind behind this event) put me next to my guild buddies from Kaktus Quilts which was nice. The owner, Liz, kindly offered to sponsor the project with long arm quilting of all the backgrounds which was even better! I’ll write a separate post when we have discussed the details, but thank you so much Liz, a weight is lifted from my quilting shoulders in more than one way!!

Almost ready to go
with my impromptu sign perfectly imperfect taped to the wall
and a rainbow of colours on the table.

My stand had lots of visitors all day, and people took the time to sit down, talk and sew.
Half an hour goes by quickly when you’re doing handwork (I believe you already knew that, didn’t you) so I was very pleased with the turnout on a day like this. I had a lot of young girls joining in and was impressed by their skills and joy of sewing (and pink and bling). In more than one case moms wanted to leave but the girls wanted to stay longer to sew, and some obviously not-too-big-fan-of-sewing moms joined in while waiting.
I had a look around at the exhibit and shops before the opening, and although it didn’t look all that much at the first glance, there were so much gorgeous teeny tiny miniature (doll house size) stuff; they just don’t take up much space. Look at these little knitted garments
and tea pots
and sewing stuff
and bra (how could I not notice this when I was going to make boobs all day long).All items from Solfrids’s småting (no web page)

Daughter and grandson popped by and he and I had a look at the exhibited doll houses. I was so afraid he would touch something (think 4 year old curious boy) so I kept saying he should keep his hands in his pockets while we were looking. I was happy to see a miniature quilting shop made by former (dormant?) quilter Pat (no blog)
with a sign in the window “Help wanted”.
Maybe I should apply...


  1. What a great day! Looks like everyone was having a good time.

  2. Fine boob dere laget. Da jeg så overskriften bamser og dukker skjønte jeg nesten at det var i Stavanger, ei venninne har vært der mange år på rad. Sendte linken til henne, hun ringte akkurat. Hun er med på det ene bilde i orange. Verden er ikke stor hun bor i Horten. Her er en link til hjemmesiden hennes med bitte små dukker.
    Er stadig innom å ser på alt det fine du lager.

  3. Wow...sure whish I could have been there.
    I loved seeing all the different ages at your work table.
    Happy days to you.

  4. Kjempekjekt at du var der Nina Lise og så mange flotte boobs :D
    Det har vært en allertiders helg for oss miniaturister vettdu ;))