Tuesday 23 February 2016

Stitches 2016 catch up

I got back from a weekend in Birmingham last night, tired and full of cold but was so fired up with ideas from being at the Stitches show I ended getting up in the middle of the night and getting on with project work. My sample for the next AVJ challenge starting on the 4th March is almost finished and this morning I wanted to have a very quick play with my new distress crayons so there's a 'Checking Out' blog post coming a bit later - but before we get there let me share some photos. I didn't get many (so busy chatting and catching up with people), but I know others have got some so I will try and scrounge some more later.

I felt very privileged to get a space on Tim's workshop on Saturday afternoon ....

.. and we had a great time learning how some of his new products work ...

... particularly the new distress crayons and the crazing collage medium.

 Having time to play with them whilst learning about their properties and how they work with each other was amazing ...

 ... and coming home with a beautiful framed vintage collage and our left over goodies, including the pack of crayons we were using, was the icing on the cake.

 It was lovely to catch up with old friends O:), meet friends from Face Book and make completely new friends especially Marie and Ilona from Sweden.
A quick dash to Starbucks with Anne, Julia, Nikki (in the background) and Cathryn and it was great fun having lunch with Kath, Enfys and Hina on Sunday.

 A little time to catch up with Mario ....

 ... and of course great fun with the prankster Andy Skinner on the DecoArt stand. He's always full of fun as well as being super talented with all his grungy, artistic makes. L to R me, Cathryn, Julia, Nikki, Andy and Anne.

 It was also good to catch up with Jenny Marples, Di Oliver, Elizabeth Robinson and Katie Leitch, but sadly no photos of them.

Thanks everyone for a great weekend - looking forward to the next get together.

hugs Brenda xxx