Oooooh I can't believe it, I had a surprised phone call from Reena at Topaz last week asking me if I would like to go to the Stitches show at the NEC, well after one second of thought yes was the answer! my bags were packed even before I put the phone down LOL:)))
I travelled down with Amy (Shaw) and I had my first Starbucks with her, she couldn't believe it that I had never had one! On the Saturday we had a Ranger workshop booked, we made 3 canvas's - couldn't believe how well organised it was. I sat with Amy, Lindsay & Dot who was a lovely lady and funny too. The first canvas was Tim's, I still keep on admiring it- looks fab! the second one was by a Lady called Dyan Reevely and wow I do like her style very different indeed, I've started to follow her blog mmm think a trip to Harrogate is needed! and last but not least a Claudine Hellmine style by Tim, Claudine was unable to come but Tim did his best to keep it to her style not one bit ov grunge insight he did very well!
I managed to get a picture took with him and asked him to sign my canvas, it's very hard to get near him as everybody else was! then when I was able to speak to him I froze don't know why, but he probably thought who is this strange woman! lindsay did tell him I had made one of the configuration boxes for QVC it had a few bits of his range in but I tried to show that you can but anything in it- I don't think that he was convinced as it was a Tim Holtz show!
In the evening we met up with the owners of stix 2 Bryan & Ruth and their sales team. They are such lovely people and the stories they were telling they had me & Amy in stitches! Dawn had said to me that Bryan was the Vinnie Jones of the crafting world and he drinks pink champagne! they made me feel very welcome condsidering they didn't know me from Adam, thanks for looking after us.
On Sunday we spent the day walking around all the stands at the NEC, I've got to see loads of new techniques and products that are out there. We met up with Lindsey and saw her fabulous stand, the ATC's looked fab! I've managed to take a few photos to show you :0)
|Me & Sir Tim!|
|Mario & Dot|
|Amy at PI stand|
|Lindsey hard at work as usual lol!|
|Dyan Reaveley & she does have inky fingers!|
|One of Dyan's journaling pages|
|Tim's configuration box - loved this|
|Tim's canvas that we made at the workshop|
|Claudine stlyle canvas by Tim - needs a bit of something else to it and the wired smoke is missing!|
|Dyan's canvas - Quirky!|
|My baby girl Stella in her upside down world :)))|