A Few Favorite Finds at CHA – The Craft & Hobby Association Convention

February 2nd, 2011

We just returned from Los Angeles where we had the opportunity to attend CHA! This is THE place where you will find all of the latest and greatest tools, supplies, and inspiration for all things crafting! 

Our local NBC affiliate, Studio5, interviewed us through Skype about a few of our “favorite finds” from the conference. Naming “just a few” is not easy to do when you are surrounded by over 800 vendors who are showcasing! It’s like being a kid in a candystore! :)   So this week we are bringing you that interview!

Watch the blog throughout the next couple of weeks because we have even more to share — plus a TON of giveaways!

 

Here are a few more photos!

Paper and fabric  flowers adorned scrapbook pages, wall art, jewelry, accessories…you name it! It’s a definite trend that continues! Gorgeous!

 

 Come back tomorrow as we’ll tell you in more detail about those 3 very cool products we shared with Studio5!

One of them just makes you smile.

One helps teach a new generation of crafters…our kids!

And one goes hand-in-hand with the mixed media trend that is so prevalent. You’re going to love the possibilities it will create in your crafting!

We have more photos to share and a whole lot of GIVEAWAYS!!

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And just so we don’t leave you this week without a fun project to download, here’s one for Valentine’s Day!
Click here to download a FREE VALENTINE PATTERN we created for you! Enjoy!

(Although we made this with a needle-felting technique, the same pattern would look darling with an applique method! Have fun!)

 

 

  • nellie diaz
    February 2, 2011 at 8:34 am
    #1

    i just enjoy your new shows always something new to make for my hobby ,im still making your pincushions have been giving to my sewing friends ,and making for my quilting group as well ,now i have to make your cute valentine pillow for all my sweet heart,s in my family for valentine,s day and your gave-a-ways are a big plus to win .wish me luck and thanks for your craft idea,s your fan .Nellie

  • Line
    February 2, 2011 at 9:56 am
    #2

    Thanks for the great pattern once more!
    Just a question though about the Love Quilt: would it be possible for you to give us the exact name of the fabrics you used? I’m actually particularly interested in the one with red & varied pink dots…
    Have a lovely day!

  • February 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    #3

    Your show’s always give me great ideas. Though I rarely do the whole projects I use parts for other projects. Keep up the good work.

  • Ricki Duke
    February 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    #4

    Can’t wait to see the new kids craft helper for the friendship bracelets. Keep the projects coming.

  • Melinda
    February 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    #5

    All I need is more time! I love all your work.

  • Rozanne Nicholes
    February 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    #6

    Thanks for sharing the new trends.

  • February 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    #7

    Love it girls….enjoy all your wonderful crafts.
    Made 3 of your cake pincushions!

  • February 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    #8

    Love your shows and it just makes my day when I see you in my in-box.

  • Loreen
    February 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    #9

    Cute pillow! Off I go to sew… :)

  • Gail Beam
    February 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    #10

    Thanks for the darling Love pattern and instructions. I enjoy watching your show with all of your creative ideas and projects!
    Gail

  • Jacki
    February 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    #11

    Loved watching you skype with Studio 5! You did an awesome job. Loved the great finds from CHA! It is so nice to see products for those of us who want to put together projects fast and without much thought and make it look so professional!! Keep up the great work. I am your BIGGEST fan :)

  • Leesa
    February 3, 2011 at 3:50 am
    #12

    Sounds like you had a great time. I am looking forward to seeing more of what you saw and liked. Hopefully the weather let you get home ok.

  • annika
    February 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    #13

    Hey! on your last video you said you’d do more videos in feb, its feb right now, so when will season three come? your fan, annika

  • February 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    #14

    Hiya, thank you so much for the lovely share. I will hopefully try to make the love pillow to give away in a raffle to raise money for cancer research.

    Thank you once again x

  • Melanie Lashua
    February 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    #15

    Thanks so much for all the ideas and creativity you share with us.

  • February 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    #16

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  • Stacy
    February 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    #17

    I’ve been waiting to see how that last craft was done. Are you still going to post something on that?

  • Sandi Cunningham
    February 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    #18

    Very cute pattern, but needle felting just hasn’t caught my fancy. I think this could be made up with just felt cut-outs and be just as darling. Thanks for the ideas and patterns.
    I would love to see download freebies of all your show crafts.

  • February 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    #19

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have just finished making my little pillow which I love and adore. Your pattern was so easy peasy to follow.

    Thank you again for sharing x

  • Carol Munn
    February 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    #20

    I’ve been to several art shows and have found a few people who knit fancy scarves from varied colored wool. Would anyone have a pattern? From what I understand, you cast on five stitches and proceed to knit these the length of the scarf (you can vary the length by ending the scarf at any length).

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