Monday, 11 October 2010

Creative Crafts for Christmas


Well, for those of you in or near the North East this coming week we have the 19th Anniversary of the Creative Crafts for Christmas at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle 14th - 16th October 2010.


My friend and I went to the Pins and Needles event back in March and had such a wonderful day; it flew by. We were there from 10am till 4pm and they has to almost chuck us out.
It's a great event there were loads of stalls selling items for crafting at really good prices (mainly) everything from quilting, beading, knitting, egg blowing (this looked amazing!).

In addition to this there were workshops held all day and we booked ourselves on the beadwork charm bracelet workshop, this was a good giggle sat with lots of other likeminded ladies, this is what got us both hooked on jewellery making! In addition to that we did a workshop on how to make Kusudama Balls (japanese Medicine Balls), just because they looked amazing!
Here was my effort, this now lives in my teenage son's room hanging from the curtain rail:


This year my friend and I both fancy the box making workshop, which might come in handy to box up our handmade gifts this christmas.

I will take the opportunity to stock up on what I need, I have a growing shopping list ready. I prefer buying things like charms and beads in person rather than online as you get to feel them and see them for yourself.
Our tickets arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have booked the day of work and am really looking forward to this coming Friday, I get to have a full day with my lovely friend too. The next big craft show is on when my friend's baby is due so we will have to make the most of this one!

I'll show you what I buy / make when I get back!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

18 comments:

Pink Poppy said...

Oooo I`d love to go to this but can`t bear to be away from my Thomas and I don`t think its a good place for a buggy lol!
Have a fab time!
Dx

Jackie said...

Sounds like a lovely show Kandi - wish I lived nearer. Hope you have a lovely day xx

Ali said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. I am in Teesside and quite fancy having a jolly up there - hmm wonder if my passport is still valid - lol xx

Jacey said...

What a shame I live too far away. Your japanese ball looks amazing was it hard to do? x

Amanda said...

Have a spectacular time my dear! lots of love, Amanda xxx

qwiksave said...

Have a great day, I love shows and spend hours at them too. That japanese medicine ball looks great. Look forward to seeing what you make this time. x

Fraggle Emma said...

I had no idea this was on!
I now plan to go on Friday taking my nana for company.. im sure she will find loads of christmas pressies to buy and i spend more than i can afford lol
xx

Vintage Vixen said...

I love that medicine ball, any chance of a tutorial? xxx

clare said...

Hope you have a lovely time..and can't wait to see wht goodies you buy!!
Hugs Clare xx

giddynici said...

I love these kind of shows, they are so fun! Hope you have a great time and pick up lots of goodies and new techniques. x

St├ęphanie said...

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Josie-Mary said...

Have a great time :)

Disco Goth said...

I love going to shows - have a good time and buy loads! =) x

Jackie said...

Thankyou for the giveaway mention Kandi - I really appreciate it xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wish I lived nearer :-( I would have a ball!

Alex said...

That looks like such fun! I'm going to the craft fair thing at Harrogate at the end of November and muchly looking forward to it.

A medicine ball tutorial would be great if you feel like sharing... :)

emma bear forever said...

Have a lovely time - any chance of a tutorial on the medicine ball please? :0)

Helga! said...

Ah,crikey...you said the C word!!!
I bet you make the most beautiful C goodies!
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