Sunday, 30 September 2012

The right decision

Pickle-Lily and I went to Exeter this morning, to the Creative Craft show. To be honest I'd ummed and ahhed over whether I could 'afford' the time, but I am so glad I went!
Crafty Ribbons
Crafty Ribbons and buttons
I'd been wandering around - well actually P had devised a route - looking at all the ribbons, and had decided I'd much rather wait until I got home and then would order them from my favourite suppliers. When P pointed out that I didn't need to, as they had a stall there! It was heaven - we bought lots, chatted to the very friendly Ali and Tony - who are even nicer in real-life, if possible, than they come over in their blog, and also ordered ribbon that they had sold out off on the stand, with free p&p! It was lovely to see the quality and colours for real, and to pick and choose. So next year I'll be there on opening day so I can see all the stock! By the way Crafty Ribbons have not had anything to do with my glowing recommendations!
 Sorry about the pictures but I had to use my phone camera, and I don't know how to use the flash!

Ribbon Heaven
The other thing that really made my day was when P spotted a whole stand where people were sitting knitting my knitted paper chains!
A while ago you may remember me blogging about how the WI were using the pattern for the world record for the largest number of people knitting together at the Royal Albert Hall. The pattern is now being used in the Crafts Council Craft Club campaign.
I was even credited on the publicity board - fame at last! That has really made my day!
Lots of knitted paper chains

If you look very carefully you should see my name!



7 comments:

Deborah said...

Oooh I love these type of shows :) hope you are having a happy sunday sweetie

Bee happy x

Jam Dalory said...

I still have not visited a craft fair, i can't wait to find one near me that fits in with my shifts, sounds like you had a great time. I love the knitted chain, I might have to try that for Christmas! x

FeltByRae said...

Sounds like you both had a fabulous time and yay I now (virtually!)know a famous person! :)

Bella-Boutique said...

I love crafty ribbons too and how nice to see them sewing your knotty chains x

Bella-Boutique said...

I love crafty ribbons too and how nice to see them sewing your knotty chains x

Tammy Chrzan said...

I love any crafty places, I also enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to future visits!!
Tammy xx

Cazzy said...

I can't believe it but I was there on Sunday and looked for Crafty Ribbons but just didn't find them! I saw the knitters and the tapestry thing too.

Cazzy x