Saturday, January 17, 2015

New DIY Ideas from the CHA Show

We just got back from the 2015 Craft & Hobby Association "MegaShow." Fresh ideas ... renewed inspiration ... projects and products dancing in our heads! Over the next weeks we will be receiving numerous new products perfect for crafters and artists ... altered art and mixed media projects ... creative souls of all ages.

One area we always enjoy is the designer showcase, where designers show off their designs and talents ... kind of like an interactive resume. Their displays, along with the merchandising displays of the vendors, offer a lot of ideas for projects. Here are some of our favorites.

We placed quite a few orders ... both for refreshing our inventories and bringing in new products. Here is a snapshot of what you can expect to see in the shop.

Along with replenishing our inventory of artist kits, we have ordered several new sizes and assortments.

These little bottles are perfect for creating keepsake charms and pendants.
This is new for us ... we will be stocking a few types of DIY and crafting paints.
Spun cotton mushroom stems in two sizes.

The show also has a lot of educational opportunities ... seminars, tutorials, classes and demonstrations. One popular venue are the "make and take" sessions offered by vendors. Here's a book cover I designed and created at one of them.

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