As you all know, this little Pepperberry journey that I'm on all began because of a wonderful, inspiring and life-changing craft gathering: the Stitches & Craft Show. What you might not know is that I have now come full circle, and I will be at the Stitches & Craft Show again this year- but not as a visitor!

This year, I am so, so proud and excited and happy to let you know that I will be there as a stallholder, speaker and teacher. I will not only be selling my handmade goodies, but also teaching other people on how to kick butt on the sewing machine and make Notebook Covers, Baby Blankets, Textile Cards and Cushion Covers. And if that's not enough, I'll be running Small Business talks to share all of the crazy things that I have learnt on this Pepperberry & Co. journey. Squeal!

Here are the details of the Show, which is happening next week (excuse me while I go and hyperventilate...):

WHEN: Wednesday 5th May til Sunday 9th May, 10am til 5pm daily
WHERE: Caulfield Racecourse
HOW MUCH: $10 for 1 day; $15 for two days; Children free!!

Now, if you've never been to a Stitches & Craft Show, you are seriously missing out. It is P*A*C*K*E*D full of crafty goodness- workshops, classes, freebies, competitions, hints, tips, networking opportunities, and so, so much more. I spent 4 days straight there last year and still didn't get to all of the crafty events I wanted to see and do! Don't dilly-dally now- grab your Show Guide here, book the classes you want to be a part of, and enjoy being immersed in craft heaven.

Last year's show, featuring the gorgeous Audrey & Maude. Photo from Living Creatively.

Now that I have convinced you of the wonder and joy of this Show, I would like to proudly present the classes I will be teaching at the 2010 Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show! To book into any of them (and pre-booking is advised!), just give me a call on 0401 766 348 or email me at littlemisspepperberry AT gmail DOT com.


Using handmade plant fibre paper and hand screenprinted fabrics, you will sew 4 unique, beautiful and personalised cards. Learn which threads and stitches work best with paper and receive a take-home kit so
you can keep on creating!

Photo by the gorgeous, scrumptious, uber-talented Cathie from the wonderful Melbourne Epicure

When:  Wed 5th May @ 11.45am ~ Thu 6th May @ 11.00am ~ Sun 9th May @ 12.15pm (incorrectly listed as Saturday in the Show guide!)
Level: Beginner +
Cost: $12

Sew a unique cushion cover using stunning, hand screen-printed fabric and natural unbleached linen. Learn how to work with interfacing, insert an invisible zip, create boxed corners and make your own cushion
inserts. A take-home sewing pattern is included!

Photo by the gorgeous, scrumptious, uber-talented Cathie from the wonderful Melbourne Epicure

When:  Fri 7th May @ 12.30pm
Level: Intermediate +
Cost: $30

Using beautiful, hand screen-printed fabric and natural unbleached linen, you will sew your very own notebook cover. Learn effective cutting/pinning techniques and how to use ironing templates, creative stitches and a walking foot. A take-home sewing pattern is included!

Photo by the gorgeous, scrumptious, uber-talented Cathie from the wonderful Melbourne Epicure

When: Wed 5th May @ 3.15pm ~ Sat 8th May @ 4.00pm (incorrectly listed as 3.45pm in the Show guide!)
Level: Beginner +
Cost: $24

Sew a soft, cozy and comforting baby blanket using gorgeous natural cotton and snuggly fleece. Learn how to create basic appliqué, stitch around curves, work with stretch fabric and create mitred corners. A take-home sewing pattern is included!

Photo by the gorgeous, scrumptious, uber-talented Cathie from the wonderful Melbourne Epicure

When:Thu 6th May @ 12.15pm ~ Sat 8th May @ 2.00pm
Level: Beginner +
Cost: $20

And, if you're wanting to stop working a job and start living your passion, come along to my small business talk:

Ever dreamt of running away from the rat race and crafting for a living? I did just that and so can you! Come along to this talk to learn all about the ins and outs of running your craft business, including blogging, online marketplaces, bookkeeping, taxes, local craft markets, advertising, marketing, media and more!

When: Fri 7th May @ 11.00am ~ Sat 8th May @ 11.00am
Level: Everyone!
Cost: Free!

Finally, of course, you can come say hi to Sharon and I by visiting our stall, where we will not only have hundreds of my handmade goodies, but also Sewing Patterns, Sewing Kits, Fabric and Paper so you can do it all yourself.

If you can't make it to Melbourne or the Show this year, fear not! All of the wonderful things will also be available at my Etsy shop, which I must say is looking rather sexy these days with all of its new Notebooks and Cushions!

See you at the Show!

xx Sandra

P.S. Sorry to have been away for a while- Sharon's Nana sadly passed away and we've been hiding away from the world just looking after ourselves and each other.


Comments (13)

On April 29, 2010 at 2:26 PM , Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

Fantastic!!! My wee little man is 3 weeks old, but I am hoping he and I might be able to get along. Will def pop past and say hello if we do! Well done!

On April 29, 2010 at 2:29 PM , BOB & MABEL said...

Congrats to you. Wow, you are going to be super busy. I'm hoping to get there so will pop in and say hi if I do.

On April 29, 2010 at 3:04 PM , beccasauras said...

COngrats you superstar! And I have been missing your blog- sorry to hear about Sharon's Nana, hope you 2 are ok. will say a big hi at S & C!

On April 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM , yardage girl said...

It's going to be such a fun week - see you there! Nic

On April 29, 2010 at 3:37 PM , m.e (Cathie) said...

hugsssssss ♥

On April 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM , Tiges and Weince said...

Hi Sandra,
Sounds like you are buzzing with excitment & I am sure very frantic. I wish you all the success for both of you on the day. As I will be as our launch market is the day before. I wont be able to say hi as it's mother's day & we always have plans. I look forward to hearing more about it though, via your blog.

On April 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM , Jennie said...

Thanks for the correct Craft Lab times - I've updated them on the Northside Makers blog!

On April 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM , ange_moore said...

Oh wow Sandra - just think about all you've achieved in 12 short monhts. From attendee to star of the show! Now I really want to go, I'm going to have to try for the 2011 show!

And sorry to hear about your Nana-in-law - hugs to you and Sharon - great to hear you're looking after each other.

How are the new house plans coming along?

On April 30, 2010 at 6:56 AM , Merry said...

What exciting news...I wish you all the best for you stall and all your wonderful classes. So would love to visit. Sorry to hear about Sharon's Nana....take care.

On April 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM , ambette said...

Well done, Sandra! How exciting that in just 12 months you're sitting on the other side of the table!

Hope the Stitches & Craft show goes really well - I may see you there!

Sorry to hear about Sharon's nanna xx

On April 30, 2010 at 3:13 PM , Jodie said...

and i hope in one of yur classes you get to meet a totally wonderful - try anything crafter...who then goes on the next year to teach and then they have a wonderful student...and so on and so on... CAN NOT WAIT to catch up !!!

On May 2, 2010 at 7:34 AM , Annie said...

looking forward to meeting you at the show

On February 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM , Beeshebags said...

Hi Sandra (waves at Sharon too!) I've only just today stumbled across your great blog, so much for me just popping online to check emails (4 hours later and I'm still sitting here! Cough cough) I'm wondering if you happen to have any notes that you could email from the Living Your Crafty Dream workshop from 2010 Craft 7 Stitches show please? Hugs Naomi from Berri, Sth Australia