Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Manchester Event City Feb 2016 - Jo Austin

What a busy February we have had... 

Firstly, we had our first show at Sandown Park, doing workshops for Tonic and very busy they were too. We only had small classes all day, but it was lovely to catch up with some familiar faces and see some new ones too. 

And this past week, we have been up in Manchester with the show at Event City. We had workshops to run from the Thursday though to Saturday, and boy, it was busy all weekend. Every class was fully subscribed, and alot of fun and giggles were had!


The team working on the stand were myself, Jo, and two new teamies, Denise Carey and Pam McGlade. It was Denise's second show with me, and Pam's first. 

We were all very nervous going back - I don't know why, but they say it's good to be nervous!!!! 

Denise has worked on the shows before so is very familiar with how things go, and she is well acquainted with doing workshops and classes, after running her own shop for a while until recently. She loves all things crafty, from cardmaking to decorating MDF items and sewing. 

Pam has also worked on the shows doing demonstrations and workshops for a few years. She loves all things crafty from papercrafting to bookfolding, so a few lessons were had on an evening too! Pam loves fiddling with bits of paper to create stunning flowers too! 

Here are two of our class attendees to came along to make our projects. We were using the Flip Flop dies, two from the range, this one which says Forever my Friend, which we created in blue and yellow, and also the heart one 'Love is....' that we did with red, black and white. A little more romantic for Valentines day. 


Over the weekend we had above 300 attendees that came along and made a card. Quite a few had never made cards before, so die cutting was very new to them. But they found it quite easy and enjoyed it thoroughly. 

So.... if you see a craft show near you, check it to see if we are nearby. The next one we will be attending is Glasgow at the beginning of March and then the NEC and ExCel. 

We hope to see you soon!

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