Monday, 21 February 2011

Craft and Hobby International Show, Birmingham

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 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 :)


  1. It is a very different feeling to not walk home with bags and bags, but you can always get your friendly neighborhood store owner to order it ; )
    Can't wait to see THAT tag!
    Sir Tim is looking good!

  2. Lucky you Sarah, sounds like you had great fun! The beads and Steampunk items look interesting, hope you will tell us more:-)

  3. Wow Sarah, that Poppy looks fab! The buttons are gorgeous, and the Steampunk stuff looks incredible. Keep us posted as to when it's available, please! Judith xx

  4. Those buttons look good enough to eat!! and that hydrangea is just scrumptious-loking forward to seeing what turns up in the Cubby Hole!! Chris M xx

  5. Ooo Wendy I'm going to use that example, that's a fab one I'd forgotten about!

    And yes Julie, the great thing was I was with my friendly neighbourhood store owner :)

  6. Thanks for the tour, Sarah. I love the stamp; hydrangeas are one of my favourites. Nice to see what is not available, i.e. --the trade show.
    Best wishes
    Sue xx

  7. Love the hydrangea pic - I think I might try that in silk painting and free machining! - Thanks for sharing!

  8. Woohoo - goodies coming to the Cubby Hole :)

    Glad you enjoyed the show.


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