One of the things I love most about DIY is the opportunity for each maker to customize new projects in a way that incorporates her/his own personal style. And, since I’m a fabric and fiber crafter who’s pretty particular about shapes, color, and design, I always keep a special eye out for fun fabric and fiber customization tools and products while I’m walking the show floor. So, in my final CHA Summer 2013 post, I’ll give you a quick look […]
Dyan Reavely was sharing so many ideas for her Ink Spray Pad that we had to make TWO videos! We stopped back to capture her brilliant ideas and techniques for our crafty friends- YOU! What do you think? Would you use those techniques? PS- Don’t miss the FIRST part of her spray ink demo here!
This week I attended the semi-annual Craft and Hobby Association trade show. I’m not a newbie to CHA, but this was the first time I’d been able to attend the summer show and it was the first time I’ve been able to attend in my own backyard – they had the summer show in Las Vegas this year! There was lots to see, and more that I will share, but the thing that thrilled me to the bottom of my […]
Hello Crafters! It was hustling and bustling around Dyan Reaveley‘s table at the Ranger Ink booth at this Summer’s CHA; Everyone wanted to see what Dyan was going to be doing with her brand new Ink Spray pad. Below is the first of two videos of Dyan showing off some incredible and fun techniques using this new and versatile product! Dyan was kind enough to autograph one of the tags she made in the above video for us to giveaway […]
When picking out favorite booths on the show floor, I’m often drawn to over-the-top displays, vintage throwbacks, or eye-catching colors, but not this year. At CHA Summer 2013, I only had eyes for Bottle Cutting Inc. Nestled among the new exhibitors, Bottle Cutting Inc. wasn’t the flashiest or biggest booth at the show, but the intriguing products that I saw there kept me coming back again and again. An easy-to-use bottle cutter that makes perfect scores look effortless? Bottle top […]
At CHA Summer 2013, one thing is clear in the world of fabric and fiber: time-honored and traditional methods of making are making a big comeback. It seems like everywhere I look, it’s back to the basics…but with a twist! First off, I am absolutely in love with the colorful Janome SewMini sewing machines that I spotted in the Artistic booth. (Pictured above.) I can’t find them on the website yet, but fingers crossed that they’ll be there soon! I’m […]
It may not be fair to play favorites, but there was one booth that literally stopped me in my tracks as I walked by- the Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)/ Blue Moons Beads! Actually there were walls all around the booth- but the framed art on the outside was breathtaking. Each was fairly large- at least 36inches by 48. Want to see? And these were just OUTSIDE the booth. But it was more than enough to spark […]