Saturday 8th November - NEC Birmingham
|Me before leaving (hate having my pic taken!)|
It was incredibly busy, and I am not great in big crowds... One, I'm too polite and tend to let people through, therefore I never get anywhere, and Two, I get claustrophobic in a crowd - not small rooms so much, more in the crowd, so I did have a couple of panic attacks, but otherwise I was fine!! I put this problem down to the fact that I'm a mere 4'10" in height and that I can't see anything around me. That's me, just there, looking rather ridiculous as always! Steve is 6' tall - and he took the photograph, it looks like, from the ceiling!!!! But I suppose that is the angle most people would look at me from so, if anyone recognises me, please say hi!! (@cazz_sunshine or Lady Craftalot - yes, if I'd worn the blue wig, I'd have been more recognisable...maybe next time!!)
There was so much to see, and I didn't even get anywhere near enough 'seeing' done. So my first thought was to head straight to the IndigoBlu (www.indigoblu.com) stand, so I could say hi to Kay and Alfie Halliwell-Sutton (they be the best bosses ever!!), and I also got to meet the lovely Mags, who was helping out. After a bit of a chin-wag, I trundled off to see what was about...
I found the Powertex (www.powertex.co.uk) stand and sat and watched Tracey do her demo - now I've been looking out for this since seeing a display from a lady in Norfolk (www.pandorapeople.co.uk) and knew I'd be buying - which I did! At the show, they had starter kits (which were only available at the show). I will do an experiment and document/photograph it and post to show the results..... fingers crossed, but I think this is something that I will enjoy!
Looked out and found my crafty buddies, Karen Lines, Lindsay Mason, Michelle Ann Johnson and I also chatted Kay Rutter (who told me I must attend her Hougie workshop next Saturday at Colemans Warehouse in Rushden!!!)
I met a lovely lady over lunch, who lived in Romford, Essex - and I wish I'd got her name, but we were just having a crafty chat, etc, and shared a table as we were both on our own for the day. So Hello to you if you are ready this! She will most likely remember the IndigoBlu chat we had :-)
I bought a few goodies - IndigoBlu (of course!!), also little Card-io peg stamps (cos they are just too cute), Chloe's glitter, and bizarely a pair of secatuers. (apologies for the fact that I cannot spell!!)
Popped along to the Create and Craft stage and the end of the day and was introduced to Leonie Pujol who was such a sweetie. I'm glad I said hi now. I didn't get a photo, just felt a bit silly to!! Saw Dawn Bibby and Andy Love and the gorgeous Magic Hands! The lovely customer care and marketing girls who were helping out were so very lovely and I wish them all the best.
So I enjoyed my day - and my drive to and from may have been long, in rain and my car stereo may not have been working just for that day, and I had to sing out loud as it was a rather boring drive, and I was knackered, my feet and legs hurt, and I had some pretty bad luck when I first arrived....(girl trouble!!!) - but I had fun nonetheless...!
Sunday 9th November - Witchford Village Hall - Christmas Fayre.
To see all the details of the day and find out about further events, please visit Gav&Emma's fundraising page on facebook.