CHA, the Craft & Hobby Trade Show takes place mid July. A lot of preparation takes place long before the show. This week one project I am working on is a mixed media project for a special event "Be Inspired" at the show involving Canadian Designers. The show's theme is Craft Fusion and there are several special events around the mixed media theme.
I am having fun playing with a lot of great products I have never used before. Along with the Canadian event I am working with a couple talented designer friends on the Crafty Couture Challenge. I love dresses and we are creating a very special mixed media runway dress. Thankfully it will be displayed and not worn as there will be some last minute gluing at the show to affix everything!
There is an excitement before the show and craziness as it gets closer. No matter how many resolutions there are to get everything done early it never happens. Some of the best creative ideas come at the last minute! I am determined to be even better organized this time as I am moderating a round table discussion on being prepared for the show!
Monday is the monthly Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop, there is a giveaway and the theme is patriotic. So lots of craftiness happening! Follow the Joy! Debra, CEO!
Monday July 18, 2011
E506 - A Canadian Designer Look & Learn Special for Retailers
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Who Should Attend: Retailers only
Featured Canadian Designers
Sharon Reinhart, Wendy Russell, Michael Sellick, Lorine Mason, Tracy Moreau, Marie Browning,
Debra Quartermain, Carmi Cimicata
Sponsors include: Canvas Corp, Loisirs Harmonie, Tsukeniko, DecoArt