Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Glasgow Hobbycrafts Exhibition

Evening all,

Here's where I've been for the better part of the day. On the left is a shot of the 'armadillo' which is next door to the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, on the right. I left home at 8.50am, arrived at the SECC at approximately 10.30 - looks quiet doesn't it? Appearances can be deceiving and in this case it most definitely was because inside it was heaving - the organisers must be chuffed to bits with the turnout for this first day of the fair. I had a great time, meeting people and spending all my pocket money : )

The first booth I hit was Barbara Gray's (Claritystamp) where she was demonstrating with the promised Scotland stamp. Apologies to everyone, particularly herself,  for the quality of this photo but Barbara never stands still, the woman's a human dynamo :)

Several interesting demos later I tore myself away and headed for Sheena Douglass' demo area at the Crafter's Companion stand and managed to get a better photo this time.

It was fascinating watching Sheena showing us the Paint Fusions techniques and like Barbara, she's so ready to show you how to do it. Dragging myself away yet again I eventually found myself at the Create and Craft stand and who was there but Leonie and Nancy doing their stuff demonstrating the Cricut and Cuttlebug. Apologies once again - the photographer was not up to the job today, Leonie really does look a lot prettier than this but I caught her when she was concentrating on the question one of the C&C Club Members put to her  :(

Nancy was busy too but at least she's smiling in this snap.

Others I bumped into were Kay of Hougie Board fame,

and helping her out was Lorraine who keeps me entertained with her blog, The Crafty Coo

I also met up with the Craftywhippet, aka Ruth, and Craftyalice, who together are Get Creative and can be seen on YouTube and have a blog - - for a wee blether.
Did I mentioned that in between watching demos and having wee blethers with crafting friends it was spend, spend, spend for this little crafter - I'm now the 'new poor' and I will be on a spending moratorium until the next show in October. Oh, but how I enjoyed myself - and I didn't have to pay any P&P, though I did have to carry it all home on the bus - the best way to get to and from Glasgow from Ayr in my opinion : ) Leaving the show at around 4pm I arrived home at 5.30pm, just in time for a much needed cup of tea.

When I get sorted out I'll reveal my haul - and what a revelation that will be!!!

That's all for tonight as I'm absolutely exhausted and need an early night but I will be back.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Elizabeth thanks for sharing!! excited me here! I know where this building is as saw the mini opera house (as I called it) there when stayed at motel nearby next to it near the river with all its bridges... lovely to see faces I have heard of great job and sooo wish I could be there!!
love Shaz in Oz.x PS praying re coming to family in May next year and maybe going to Scotland again.. if LORD so wills! oo- arr!

Hazeyj said...

Oooh I am so jealous! You had a fab day and met Ruth and Alice - I love them, they make crafting such fun and were the first vids I saw on You Tube. Please, please tell me about the Scotland stamp - I just know I have to have one, lol. Cannot wait to see your goodies either - how nebby is that? Hazel x