08 March 2009

Craftfest or Tattoo Expo - decisions, decisions!

So, what do you do when confronted with the following branches in the road – turn right for Craftfest 2009, or go straight on for the Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo? That was the dilemma when we went to Olympic Park on the weekend.

Considering we made the trip specifically to visit Craftfest, it would have been wrong to not go in. I am a fan of most craft fairs although I prefer a paper crafts focus rather than, say, quilting. The Craftfest one had a bit of everything, including beads (lots), sewing machines, folky arts and crafts, and stuff I wouldn’t know what to do with. Fortunately, it also had some favourite stamping and scrapbooking places where I stocked up.

I particularly like the cupcake stamps and the new Versamark Dazzle ink pad.

There were a couple of people at Craftfest who looked distinctly out of place. Maybe they mistook the pergamano paper piercing stand for ‘body piercing’. We did not have time to check out the Tattoo expo after all, but walking past the hall it was in, you would not find a greater contrast to the crowd at Craftfest. That and the band that was rocking inside (loud!) and the motorbikes parked out the front.
Next on the agenda is the Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour in August. Perhaps they should have the speedboat and sport fishing enthusiast’s expo next door, to keep things interesting.
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