Monday, 20 February 2017

Craft Day Out

Currently, I am lying flat out on the sofa after a mammoth day of crafty chit chat. I attended the CHSI Trade Show which is held at the NEC in Birmingham. It is a trade fair for craft suppliers to buy and sell to craft retailers and although I do not buy or sell, I was invited as a blogger to investigate new girls would have loved these new sewing kits for children.

I had some train trouble so I missed a DMC workshop but caught up with them at their trade stand where I picked up some new products to try over the next few months. I did miss to see some of my blog friends which was frustrating but that is the rail service for you!

I met Frankie from Knitwits owls and we shared a cuppa. I chatted to Joanne from Tilly and the Buttons about my latest Bettine dress whilst wearing a Coco! Arne and Carlos showed me a purl stitch Norweigean or continental style for sock knitting. I called in on Flojo to take a peek at their new pattern release, exciting, show you soon. Finally I sat and made a fabric flower brooch while talking to Jenniffer Taylor about her up and coming new book release. So much to see and so many people to chat to.

Of course it would be a shame to show you all my wares in one go so I shall enjoy sampling up some new projects to show you over the next few months. 


Have a good week.
Jo x


  1. What a pity that you missed the beginning still it sounds as if you have had a wonderful day.

  2. Sounds like an amazing day. I have to admit to been a tad jealous, I would love to have gone.

  3. Glad you got there Jo, but very sorry to have missed you! I was sat next to Julie of 'sumoftheirstories'. We were concerned something had happen as we were both expecting you!

  4. I was sorry not to get more of a chance to say hi, when I saw you you were deep in conversation and I didn't want to interrupt. I assumed I'd see you again at some point round the show. I seemed to bump into others multiple times as our paths crossed.
    I'm glad you enjoyed the day, but you were missed at the breakfast !

  5. What a fabulous day! I am so in love with that crochet dress I want to make one this second.

  6. My daughters boyfriend told me about this show, he works on the business park at the NEC, if it is any consolation regarding the train journey he said the traffic was the worst he had seen since Crufts!

    Looking forward to seeing Jennifer Taylor's book she was one of my favorite contestants on the GBSB.