The Creative Show and 2019
Are you coping with these early darker nights since the clocks went back. Getting much more crafting done. Here at LM HQ we are certainly trying to get more sorting odd jobs that we don’t normally get done on list.
Possibly our last event of 2018 happen last Saturday which was one of our annual Christmas events. And as usual the event was very well supported and we saw lot of people looking for that usual Christmas bargain and maybe one of our £1 bargain of old craft item which we have decided to sell through these stocks to all us to concentrate more of the haberdashery lines. As you can see I was dressed for the occasion, and I did stand out in the room a little I think it could have been the hat and the ears that did it.
We have some exciting news here at LM HQ as we have been booking several events for 2019 and seem to have an event every month of next year already. We are hoping to return back to Craft4Crafters at Bath & West showground Shepton Mallet again in October. We have decide to join all the fun at Malvern Quilt Show at Three counties Showground in May for 4 days and finally after years of trying we are joining the fun at Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta which is in April. We are looking forward to this as it always seems to be a real buzz when i have gone and visited.
Of course along with all these events we are going to we are also attending the UK biggest trade fair at NEC. It’s a great time to meet up with friends and do some networking and also find out what is out on the market that is new and we feel shall be a real asset to you the crafter. Along with the trade Fair we are now buying from USA certain item which we find are slightly different and can be found in this county. such as the adhesive thimbles.
This week we had a day of business and pleasure. Thursday we attended The Creative Craft Show at the Excel in London. Where there was two very large knitted blankets on displayed mounted very high in the sky. They where first shown in Birmingham before coming to London and put on display. After the show I visited my mother who has recently had a knee operation and gave her a big surprise when I turned up at the hospital.
Have a fun on your current project.
Well what an amazing experience with my first three day nationally know crafting come quilting event.
I wouldn’t been able to cope with the days without the assistant of my friend Chris. Who I think loved every minute. And is keen to join me next year.
We are talking if course about the Craft4crafters at the Bath and West showground near Shepton Mallet in somerset. The adventure started on Tuesday afternoon when we picked up the hire van. They didn’t have anything I ordered a normal everyday medium van. Only a huge sprinter long wheel base one. I could probably put my little car in it twice with room to spare it was so large.
As you can see from the photo the stock really didn’t fill the van lol. Or it was our excellent packing skills.
The rain stopped just in time for us to unload the van upon our arrival. We paced ourselves and took 6 hours to set up the stall. I must admit I was very proud of Chris and myself with our result.
The 3 days soon zoomed passed meeting lots of craft minded people and we both learnt a lot from them and we where able to help people out with there questions and queries.
Sadly Saturday arrived all to quickly and at the end of the day we where already packing up to come home. A huge thank you to Sharon from Seahorse Quilting and her husband Tony for helping us loading the van back up. We arrived home a few hours earlier than I first thought which was a bonus.
Already it’s been a week has gone by and we have completed our lastest event at St George’s church, not only taking some of the shop for the lovely ladies to have a look at but I also took my first workshop using the new MultiPom frame which you can make up to 20 pompom at once. No more card board circles, plastic rings or forks to make them.
A few pictures of the calm before the storm and another of what i had made to given them all an idea of what could be done with a pompom. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves and all walked away with 2 different type of pompom figures with different hats and hopefully lots of idea to continue there collection of figures. Looking forward to seeing what I they make when we return back in February
The frames shall be on our website at a price of £13.99. Shortly
Have a great sewing week