There was about every type of craft you could imagine at the Exposition. We saw several booths of beads/jewelry, flower arrangements, purses, cooking/baking equipment, fabric, scrapbooking materials, paper mache, ceramic mosaic tiles, lace, large bowls of loose tea and spices, glitter, baby clothes and even silk worms! I'm sure there are others I'm missing as it was quite a large event.
I was hoping this event would inspire me to become more creative, but unfortunately I haven't been that ambitious lately! I do have a sewing machine, thanks to Shannon's mom, in our storage room which I've thought about dragging out several times, but no luck! Lately, I've only done some hand sewing to mend a few items of Shannon's along with attach some missing buttons to our garments. I'm hoping when I finally decide to start using the sewing machine that it all comes back to me. A long time ago, I used to sew in 4-H and even modeled some of my clothes at the Fair.
Anyway, at the Exposition, I bought some glue dots for scrapbooking, a fabric cutting board and a few fat yards of fabric that I plan on making a pillow or two with. The others also bought some fabric as well. They actually sew quite a bit and even make quilts which is hard for me to fathom. I'm jealous of their talents and hopefully they will inspire me to become more adventurous when it comes to sewing! Feel free to check out Dallas and Sarah's blogs on this event. http://forthejourney.net/2009/03/creativa-craft-show/ http://craftywaffles.blogspot.com/search/label/craft%20expo
Overall, we all thought it was fun and hope to begin a craft night at some point. In my attempt to be crafty over the last year, I have made a trivet out of wine corks, Belgium beer bottle cap magnets, earrings, cute gift boxes and cards and a bit of scrapbooking. I've also been saving Belgium Beer labels and coasters so I can make a serving tray someday.
Lots of glitter!
Just one example of some of the beautiful fabrics we saw
I thought this was a unique quilt
Demonstrating how some of the famous Belgium lace is made