What a treat I had on Sunday - Carol (of Cubby Hole fame) and I spent the day at the trade show in Birmingham. I've been to a variety of shows in my time - bears, crafts, miniatures... but this was my first trade show. It was weird seeing stuff and not being able to buy it!
I mean, how GoRGeouS is this enormous hydrangea stamp from Stampendous! Fran had a fabulous array of embossing powders to 'colour' the outline of the image with...
before using chalks to 'colour in'
I also fell in love with a paper pieced poppy, which I think is also by Stampendous but would need to check that...it was on the Woodware stand.
I love, love, love buttons
so the button company stand was a great one
Whilst browsing some yummy, yummy beads
I spotted a sign ...
Oh,,,,,,,,,,my,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,goodness! It was Steampunk heaven! So many beautiful elements, which will definitely be finding a home in my stash, via The Cubby Hole!
It was also great to see some familiar faces at the show, of which I will share more tomorrow :)