I love seeing my favorite “craft celebs” in action- and lucky for you, I got to take some quick videos at CHA Winter 2011 to share! First up is a quick video from Kathy Can0-Murillo (the Crafty Chica) at the ILoveToCreate booth. She’s got a line of glitter transfer paper- check it! Did you know that Kathy has published two novels ? AND she’s working on a third! That gal is a powerhouse, I tell ya! Then I swung by […]
Our favorite way Project Runway contestant EVER, Suede, has recently launched a new line of fashion patterns with Simplicity. Each of the three designs offer three different versions, so that the home sewist can customize the look. But don’t take my word for it, watch this video we shot at CHA Winter 2011: Make sure you follow Suede on Facebook and keep up with all his newest updates on SuedeSays.com!
As CHA was approaching, everyone was asking- what is Provocraft going to roll out for Winter 2011? This company has such a reputation for rolling out new-and-improved every six months, so I had to believe that there would be something up their sleeves. I had already seen the Yudu CardShop Machine, so I had a feeling there was another shoe yet to drop. And drop it did, on Friday night at the Cricut Gala! Ta-Da! In honor of the 5th […]
Last year at CHA Summer (2010), it seemed like every booth had a banner or pennants. This year, I noted a new trend- dresses!Paper dresses, button dresses, polymer clay covered dresses, dresses embellished with scrapbooking supplies, even aprons made with paper- you name it! The majority of booths had some kind ofÂ gussied-up mannequin. Here are a few of the ones I saw: This bridal gown was covered- not with pearls, as it seems, but with Perfect Pearl Pens- even […]
Well, as I write this, I’m still at CHA Winter 2011 and having a blast! Here’s a few photos to keep you entertained until I get home and can write up all the marvelous products and booths I’ve seen. Don’t worry…I’ve got “real” posts coming soon…but I’m still having so much fun, I couldn’t tear myself away!
As you read this, I’m CHA bound- heading to the Craft and Hobby Association Conference and Trade Show in Los Angeles. If you are unfamiliar with the CHA tradeshows, make sure you read this great article from CraftCritique– it’ll fill you in. In short, it’s like the Oscars for crafters! All the industry pros show up and show off their newest, coolest product. Retailers show up to take it all in and start ordering the newest, coolest products to put […]