Day two is a wrap here at CHA and I had a great day. I spent most of the day downstairs in the hall the houses all the new vendors. For the first time in a few years there were many new companies displaying their new products, everything from tools to bling for your shoes. There were small tables to extend your sewing machine with guide rulers that would make sewing for folks like me a whole lot easier. Needless to say one will be showing up at my house soon! There were also overflow booths from up stairs representing some of the ‘regulars’ at the show. Creative Imaginations where I happily saw that they have expanded the line of Twinkling H20s and brought back many of the best and most popular colors in the line. I am excited and hopeful that they show up in the stores at home soon. They are still one of the best products to work with.
Two years ago in the new section was a company that produced shoe clips made with crystals. They were beautiful and extremely well made. I was happy to see that she was there again with her Buckle Boutique having changed up a few things and showcase new ways to use her product. I can think of several ways I will be using them in upcoming projects. Be sure to check them out!
For the fabric folks out there you are going to see more and more fabric coming from your favorite companies. Two that stand out for me are Graphic 45 and ADORNit. Can’t wait to show the catalogs to my sister so we can decide what to make with them for our shows this year, stay tuned!
My favorite of the new companies is one called Bottle Cap Inc. a little company from Nampa ID that is doing big things. Bottle caps continue to be popular and by the purchasing traffic in this booth that holds true at this show. They have loads of great bottle caps in fabulous colors and sizes along with some of the best matching art sheets I’ve seen anywhere. Every sheet was incredibly well thought out. They also had chain, and cabochons and epoxy rounds made just for them. I will be using their products in an upcoming Graphic 45 class.
There is more to tell you about other new companies but I will save them for another post. In the meantime I need to put my feet up and relax after another great dinner. I’ll check out the view from my window seat and hope you do the same.