Just back from Sydney today after staying and meeting Al. Had a really lovely time and it was great meeting Alison in person. Al and I did quite a bit of retail therapy and her little son Max was extremely patient with us. I fell in love with Alison's gorgeous kitties (real live ones, not just the softies) and her husband's not bad either ;)
It was a great trip and just what I needed. To be out of my own spaces. A little perspective, a lot of inspiration and definitely a new buddy for life.
More to be posted later about the week, well about the week's purchases. Not a lot of photography was taken. Lots of chatting about crafts and also the next back-tack. Yummy food and some local celebrity spotting. Al kindly shared her crafty supply haunts with me and she has some doozies. The ribbon shop, the button shop, the fabric stores, oh my, crafters heaven.
Di at Clementines Shoes absolutely knocked our socks off with a blog birthday gift for us both. I think a separate post is required to do it justice. I was stunned and totally blown away.