Last Saturday I headed off on a road trip to meet up with friends Angela and Selina prior to visiting CHSI trade show at the NEC. We combined meet ing up with a social get together as we had a lot to catch up on. Selina and I enjoyed a lovely meal at the hotel on Saturday evening and Angela joined us on Sunday. The picture was taken just before we left the AFCI stand on Monday with Craig, we somehow have adopted the name Craig’s Angels! Lol

There was a real shift in the show this year with a real emphasis on soft crafts which are hugely popular and ever growing. It was great to catch up with everyone and come away with fresh ideas and inspiration.

Once back home it was ta quick turnaround and time to prep demo’s for Samantha K Crafts for the Make-It show this Friday and Saturday. I decided to include some “soft craft” knitting wool in one of my samples, why not…t’s all the rage and I do love mixing up my mixed media.

There’s a bit of a theme going on with the next two…and plenty more to share at the show.

I look forward to seeing you if you’re visiting this year. The show was really missed last year while the new venue was being built and I’m excited to see what it’s like now, it’s always such a great show too. Lots to do so I must crack on…