Olympia is the place to be …

Now that the NEC Hobby and Crafts show is over its time to head to Olympia in London.

The Stitch and Craft show starts on Thursday 19th March ’09 and you can visit until Sunday the 22nd March. I love these 4 day shows, especially if you are lucky enough to be able to stay over. And, well, lets face who wouldn’t want to stay over in Kensington!! 😆

Apart from the beautiful wares that you will find at the show there is also a chanch to do some make and takes. You can join me and use some fantastic new tools from Fiskars AND make a card to take away in the process 🙂  The make and takes are free and will probably only take about half an hour so if you want to rest your feet for a while but not miss out on anything this is the perfect solution.

Even though I will be busy, I will try my hardest to take some pics of the show for the blog.

As before, please come and say hello if you do get a chance to go along, I would love to see you 🙂

Til next time …

Preps done and we’re on the move …

Right so, all the prep has been done and the NEC Hobby and Crafts show is starting in 2 days time!!! I hope you have all got your tickets 🙂

As I am with Fiskars doing workshops this time, I have been beavering away making up the samples of cards we will be making. It’s going to be so much fun. I have been using their newest tools and they’re so easy to use with fantastic results. There is so much scope with these. I feel really lucky to have been able to use them. And, you can too if you join in the workshops 😀 I’m not sure if you have to pre-book, so make sure you come to the Fiskars stall to find out.

I am hoping to have a walk about around the show in between workshops. I can’t wait to see what’s new. I expect there will be so many exciting things, I better hide the plastic. It’s hard when you’re weak 😆

Well, I better get on and start packing. Got loads to do before I leave tomorrow. I hope to see you all there. Have a fab time 🙂

All systems go … for the shows =)

Since all the trade shows are done and dusted, its all go again preping for the retail shows. I love them all, they are great from both angles, demonstrator or customer 🙂

I am looking forward to working with at the NEC Hobby & Crafts Show and the Stitch & Craft Show at Olympia. I will be using some of Fiskars newer tools, which I am really excited about, in workshops, so you can join in too 😉

If you are a gadget person like me, you will love some of the new Fiskars tools. Tools are definitely my weakness, I can’t even begin to start counting how many gadgets and tools I have stacked away on the shelves in my craft room. Actually, thinking about it, it’s quite shameful 😳

If you do fancy doing a workshop, please come along. I will be doing 4 workshops a day. These will be approx. an hour long and we will be making about 3 – 4 cards (hopefully 😉  )

So, if you quite like the thought of test running some Fiskars products before you buy, you can’t really pass up this opportunity. It’s also a great way of having a , much needed, sit down at the shows (and we all know how diffuicult that can be) and doing what we all love doing… Crafting !!

A couple of the new cool tools are, the 2 in 1 Corner & Border Punches, in various designs and the Finger Tip Swivel Knife. Now, if you’ve used the fingertip craft knife before, and loved it, as I did, then you will get incredibly excited about this new swivel version. So much potential for all your projects and so easy to use…

If you do get the time to go along to any of the shows, please come and say hello, it will be lovely to meet you 🙂

So, until then …

Happy Crafting