Yes I did say the words great and craft show in the one sentence – the Brisbane Craft Show was the place to be last weekend for us crafty little devils. Of course I was there for work reasons only (apart from the cute little bits and pieces I bought for myself!) to check out any awesome little businesses that our brides to be would love… and I succeeded!
(from Miss Rose Sister Violet)
Although many of the vendors were orientated towards quilting and basic scrapbooking which aren’t quite so relevant for the majority of brides, I did come across some stand out vendors that I’d love to share with you
Miss Rose Sister Violet
Wow, what a visual treat Miss Rose and Sister Violet was. I must admit that this was no new find for me. I’ve been admiring their stands for many years at craft shows but I was fortunate enough to meet with the business owner this time and we had such a wonderful chat together.
If you love vintage and old world charm for your wedding you simply must check out their website. For the creative brides who are making their own flower girl or bridal outfits they sell the most exquisite trims to add a point of difference to your dresses and for those who aren’t so clever they sell darling little outfits all ready to go.
I honestly don’t even know where to start when it comes to sharing images of the products that they offer that would suit a vintage wedding but I’ve selected some of my favourites and would love to hear what all of your favourites are. They even sell gorgeous little pieces for table styling and bunting, all at very reasonable prices!
The super talented Mabina is actually one of my upstairs neighbours in our new showroom, and I absolutely adore her japanese style folded fabric pieces. It was so lovely to bump into her at the show and see more of her work. In addition to creating her darling flower pieces, among other things she also offers origami workshops in her South Brisbane premises for those who wish to learn a few tips for unique favours or table decorations. (she can create custom pieces so if any of her photographed designs take your fancy but you would like them in custom colours / fabrics she can certainly help you with that!)
Another great find was Sewing Cake, a local seamstress who creates her own patterns for resale. Although many of the patterns are more day wear, if you stitched them up in a silk jersey they would make a stunning alternative to the traditional wedding dress (and offer a wide range of sizes all in the one pattern which is awesome!!! The other great item that they offer are purse patterns, if you know your way around a sewing machine just a little I’m sure you would have no trouble whipping these babies up for your bridesmaids and would make a gorgeous keepsake gift!
Flexi Craft Moulds
I could have stood for hours watching the Flexi-Craft Moulds team show how simple it is to make fondant flowers and decorative elements using their custom flexi-moulds. These products are an absolute must have for those wanting to create their own cupcake tower or even engagement cake. The most basic of base cakes or cupcakes can be turned into a work of art with fondant details placed on top made from these moulds. They also have some wonderful tips on their website to get the most out of your moulds and I certainly learnt a few handy tips just watching them!
Here are some of the cakes and cupcakes that users of these moulds have sent in to share
(and look, we were just talking about cameos recently and they have a mould to make your own for cakes and biscuits!)