Sunday 8 November 2009

Hobbycrafts show at the NEC part 1

On Friday 6th November I was fortunate enough to go to this show in Birmingham. I went in March and met up with 5 other crafty chums that I only knew from an online forum. This time 12 of us braved public transport and motorways as we travelled on our mega 'blind date'.

My first encounter was with 'Popkins' who lives about half an hour away from me and had bravely offered to share her car with me for the 2+ hour journey!!
It was a real pleasure to get to know you Popkins and I really hope we get to meet up again and hopefully spend some time crafting together if you are courageous enough to spend any more time with me of course!! Also Popkins and I were in a competition to see who could spend the most money! Although the exact amounts are not confirmed I was scared by how much I managed to spend! Next time I am gonna bring a trendy trolley like hers as my shoulders (and the rest of me!) were strill acheing on Saturday.
There was so much to see in the exhibitions, it was like all my crafting dreams came true at once! Though I did find it a bit manic at times and a bit overwhelming!
The cards are just one stall that was selling Penny Black stamps and I couldn't resist taking a photo as they were stunning!


  1. Oh wow look at all those cards and stamps i can see why you took a pic. Pleased you all had a fab time. Bet spening wasn't a very hard

  2. aww it's Buttercup! glad someone managed to take some pics of cards, I was scared of getting told off by the stall holders! :) xx

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww Buttercup's on a blog!!! Oh bless her!! LOL!! She's famous!!! She looks GORGEOUS!!! Awful photo of me tho LOL!!! It was a pleasure getting to know you too Ruth & I will definitely be in touch to arrange meeting up to craft together woop woop!!! It was also VERY scarey for me when I worked out how much I'd actually spent too - gave me heart palpitations LOL!! so if you spent more than me then.... oh my gosh!!! xxx

  4. Looks like you all had so much fun :D

  5. Fab pics of a great day. I used to have a ka and I so miss it. Had to sell it when I had DS1 as couldn't get his pushchair in the boot ;-)

  6. They're great aren't they Sarah - must admit couldn't fit my trolley in the boot once it was full!! LOL!! had to just 'chuck' it on the back seat!!! haha!! I do love my buttercup but there are times I could do with something bigger and when I think about maybe doing craft fayres and/or baby fayres next year not too sure she'll be that good for transporting nappy cakes & hampers!! xx