This morning, I drove over to the LA Convention Center to take a peek at the Craft & Hobby Association winter show (CHA 2011 for short). The true story is that I tried to go to the show yesterday, but I drove to the WRONG convention center. Yeah. No one in Anaheim knew what I was talking about.
I’ve never been so happy to see a long line of cars trying to park at the LA Convention Center as I was this morning. At least I was in the right place this time! My husband has started referring to this incident as my “grievous error.” Thanks, dear. I’m fairly certain that I won’t be able to live this one down for a long time.
I only had a few hours to walk the floor so I didn’t get to take many photos, but I did whip out the camera at the DCWV booth. Check out these incredible dresses made from paper!
I love the mix of white and patterned butterflies (below).
It was interesting to see a lot of companies focusing on the cross over between paper, sewing, and fashion. Cosmo Cricket announced a new “fashion crafting” product line with EK Success, as well as a new adhesive product that can be used to create easy fabric flowers from strips of fabric. I’m always blown away by all of the embellishments that the scrapbooking companies provide. I’m excited to see them bringing some of their ideas to fabric. What do you think of this trend?
Hope your week is off to a good start. Knowing where to show up is always a plus.