Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Soutache Supplies & Yazzii

At the weekend I went to the local craft show in Brisbane. The lovely lady from Yazzii was there so I stocked up on a few pieces. This is what I got for my Soutache Supplies.


As you can see there's loops to tie the braid onto, then a plastic cover, this is double sided there's 2 of them plus some additional zipped areas

Then I got this one

It's got cabochons and beads I've bought specifically for Soutache. this travel one folds and fits into the larger one

And then because soutache looks great hung on ribbon I got a stash of silk ribbon and cotton cord so to store them I got this piece http://www.yazzii.com/p/325385/-ca14---mini-craft-organiser-large.html

I also got a few others for project organisers and for my ipad.
I've been keen to get a few of these for awhile, they are well made, there's heaps of styles to choose from, would suit a variety of crafts and most importantly keeps my braids and ribbons clean.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Longreach and Winton Holiday 2012

I've just had a little holiday away with my partner. We went on The spirit of the Outback train to Longreach with a tour package that included Age of the Dinosaurs in Winton, Stockmans Hall of Fame, Quantas Founders Museum and The Strathmore Station just outside Longreach.

 Sunset cruise on the Thompson river with dinner and bush ballads.

The Age of Dinosaurs and looking from there across to Winton

 Strathmore Station where we had a tour around the paddocks and a lovely morning tea
 Longreach railway station
 Lots of displays at Stockmans Hall of Fame

 telephone exchange display
 bullocks in the show

 flying doctor display
 statue made from mechanical pieces springs, shockies etc
 747 display at Quantas Founders Museum

 business class

On the platform 6.30 am ready for return trip