I have been checking out local markets and trade shows in recent weeks.
"Why?" you ask ...... Well, I have taken the plunge, taken a leave of absence from my job, and decided to turn Patch Andi into some kind of business.
Wheeeeeee!!!!!! (just a little bit excited)
I still need to decide on what kind of business to do and I would love your suggestions and words of wisdom and experience and advice in general.
(There may be other crafters involved in this business but nothing set in concrete yet).
One of the shows I went to was the Australian Quilt Market.
I had a ball meeting loads of fellow bloggers.
Here I am with Rosie and Melly (well half of her anyway).
And with the lovely and oh-so-talented Kellie.
Here are Annie, Jodie, Kerri and Julie.
And me with Karen and (half of) Rita.
And Corrie and Julie having a gasbag.
I've said it before but I'll say it again: I so love this new community of crafters that I have met online and occasionally have the chance to meet in person.
It was so lovely meeting and catching up with you all.
It makes me feel so supported in my new adventure.
I don't think I could have taken this step if not for blogging and the wonderful community I have entered as a result.