2 July 2011

Sydney ABCD Meetup Winter 2011 Goodie Bags - wow!

What an amazing night at The 3 Weeds in Rozelle on Thursday night - 35 art, craft and design bloggers got together for a chat at the quarterly ABCD Meetup. Were they there for engaging conversation with other creative souls? Or were they there for the Goodie Bags!!!!

The ABCD Meetup goodie bags are a way for people who attended to remember each other; it's completely optional and a lovely opportunity to get creative and share with each other. Have a peak at the goodies that were generously shared:

Self-assemble pincushion pattern with fabric and stuffing by Amy from Bad Skirt.

Jar full of buttons by Roberta and Peta from Rowantree Design.

Elastic tape from Fiona from Fiona Kate.

Gift tags by Anastasia from Anastasia Drawing & Dreaming.

Kawaii post-it notes from Kirsten from Lilypad Designs.

Photo cards by Anni from Milk & Honey Photography.

Sugar decorations and chalkboard clip by Pauline from Sophisticated Yum and The Party Studio.

Stamped paper napkins by Jessica from Oscar & Ruby.

Fimo apple, grape and strawberry-topped sewing needles and pincushion by Bec from Honi Design.

Gift tags by Kate from Another Donkey Design.

Yoyo brooch by Ditty from Ditmeister.

Craft supplies and paper goodies from Sally from Jambo Chameleon.

Greeting card by Suzy from Floating World Design.

Art print postcard by Suzi from Urban Road.

Printed notebook and greetings cards by Lisa from the red thread.

Fabric sample by Siobhan from Beaspoke Quilts.

Acrylic Dobermann silhouette brooch by Kamilla from Little Originals.

1940's satin ribbon from Kamilla, Kareena and Fran from Ministry of Home Economics.

Felt magent by Heather from Heather Keiko.

Party pack with chocolate and goodies from Suzanna from Mon Tresor.

Pom pom by Steph (that's me!) from Wedding Ideas Australia and Bondville.

Mini print by Janette from My Sweet Prints.

Tin of jellybeans from Tessa from Down That Little Lane.

Lavender pillow from Sasha from Faint Impressions.

Greeting card and doily heart pack from Vesna from My Little Jedi.

Fabric samples by Saffron from Saffron Craig.

Teddy bear hat and scarf crochet pattern from Melissa from The Art of Teddy Bears.

Brooch made from upcycled zippers by Steph from Moobear Designs and Over It.

Pretty parcel of Japanese sweets from Helen from Helen Edwards.

Big thanks and love to my partner-in-crime Lisa (the red thread) who co-organised and co-hosted the meetup. And a huge thank-you to the creative community who braved the cold and the traffic to come. It wouldn't have been the same without:

Steph (Moobear Designs and OverIt!), Kate (Another Donkey Design), Saffron (Saffron Craig), Lisa (the red thread), Roberta and Peta (Rowantree Design), Vesna (My Little Jedi), Amy (Badskirt), Kirsten (Lilypad Designs), Helen (Helen Edwards), Jessica (Oscar & Ruby), Sasha (Faint Impressions), Bec (Honi Designs), Ditty (Ditmeister), Kamilla (Little Originals and Ministry of Home Economics), Melissa (The Art of Teddy Bears), Anni (Milk & Honey Photography), Fiona (Fiona Kate), Sally (Jambo Chameleon), Suzy (Floating World Design), Anastasia (Anastasia Drawing & Dreaming), Janette (My Sweet Prints), Suzanna (Mon Tresor), Pauline (Sophisticated Yum and The Party Studio), Tessa (Down That Little Lane), Siobhan (Beaspoke Quilts), Suzi (Urban Road), Fran (Miss Alison Regrets and Ministry of Home Economics), Ginevra (Ginevra), Kasia (Laikonik), Luz (Feltisimo), Emily (The Style Workshop), Sophie (Scoops Design) and ... Geoffrey!

Images: Steph Bond


  1. Thank you so much for your generosity and enthusiasm Steph, you are an inspiration!! x Anni from Milk & Honey Photography

  2. Now THATS what a call a bag of goodies! Wish I was able to attend..but will most definitely be there for the next one. x

  3. What an awesome bag of goodies. I am so disappointed I could not make it ladies. Hopefully next time. x

  4. Looked like a fabulous goodie bag - so sad I missed this one but will be there next time! Leanne x

  5. I, too am disappointed I missed it and I will definitely finally make the next one.

  6. How utterly fabulous, Steph. Well done on organising this again. Looking forward to working on our little 'project' down south...J x


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