Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stitches round up!

Over the weekend, I went to the Birmingham Trade show Craft, Hobby and Stitch International, commonly known as Stitches. I went on Saturday with some friends to a retailer workshop hosted by Personal Impressions and taught by Mr Holtz, and Dyan Reaveley. It was so much fun, and we laughed our way through, while making 3  gorgeous canvases using lots of techniques and stamps, and the new Distress Stains, (oh be still my beating heart... the possibilities of these are just wonderful!) and Perfect Pearls, and Claudine's paints, and more... 





Sunday was trade show day, and I  bumped into lots of people I knew, walked miles, saw lots of new product, and spent an hour watching Tim Holtz demo, and chat to us. I even had a try out of the new drill punch, due in soon... easy peasy to use, and drills through Tim's metal idea-ology like butter! He has even improved the tissue tape which is now translucent , and not so yellow, and yes all of it will be like this too!! A good number of the idea-ology, (alongside Tim's stamps) is due into me at the end of this week, beginning of next :)) yea!



I also spotted one of Hel's pieces on the Craft Stamper stand!
You will also love the new products from Crafty Notions, and the moulds are just fab.. there are lots of new ones, and new stamps ( due on the website very soon).
I am off to soak my feet in a bowl of hot water, and get my aching bones into bed!
Happy Creating!

18 comments:

gayle said...

Thanks for sharing Jennie! Been hearing a lot about this in blogland and on Twitter, loving all the glimpses :)
Gayle x

Caroline Hallett said...

Looks like you had fun and thanks for sharing your makes

wearestampers said...

Sounds like tremendous fun!! I wish to go to CHA in Chicago Ill. this summer!! We'll see!! Thanks for sharing your day!
Pam

Paper Paradise said...

The workshop was great fun, can't believe we managed 3 canvas' in 3 hours! It was a great show too. It's strange that so many of us who 'know' each other from our blogs were on the workshop. If we'd realised we could have said 'hello'. Sue x

Helen said...

Loving all the canvases I've seen - amazing how different people's interpretations are - that's why I love crafting!!

Sid said...

Looks like it was a fab show Jennie !!

Minxy said...

I can only dream of seeing Tim demo in the flash, have to be content with his QVC showing today!!!

Glad you had fun, i just adore the dress form, and using the birdcage for the bottom is pure genius, Tim really is the man!

Jan said...

beautiful canvas work and this looks like such a fun class!!

Hels Sheridan said...

looks like you had fun :O)) Am chuffed one of my pieces was on the stand, ta for spotting that!! x

whyducks said...

Looks like so much fun and lovely work. x

Vee said...

Such inspirational ideas, glad to hear it was such good fun,thats what crafting is all about!

Veexx

Paper Paradise said...

Yes I was on the afternoon class. It was non stop though wasn't it? Brilliant though, the time flew. Hopefully meet up with you and other fellow bloggers at the next one! Sue x

Sarah Anderson said...

It was fab to see you Jennie, if only briefly, we were soooooo desperate for a cup of coffee! I missed the Craft STamper stand but enjoyed Sarah's demos at Crafty Notions :) Your workshop looks like it was fab - aren't those ink stains wonderful!!

Rumtruffle said...

Hi Jennie,
Looks like you guys had a good time although I gather you and Nina were a little loud! Thanks for sharing your pics
Helen x

Ann said...

Aww thanks for sharing Jennie...looks like a fab few days, and your canvases are superb :D xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, sounds like a great trip! Loved Hels' frame,

Lucy x

Ali said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, beautiful work and photos too!!

Ali x

Sussie said...

I love the artpiece "The most important things in life aren´t things"!