... so many crafty goodies ...
... and only so much time. Had a great few hours wandering round the stands ... my DH actually found a few demos to interest him too :) For example he was fascinated by what you can do with a glue gun ... apart from the usual, that is. At the Dremel stand we watched a young woman show us how to make spider webs with a gun and a stick of glitter glue - so a pack of mixed colours had to come home with us.
There was many of our favourite stands there but a noticeable few were missing. Barbara Gray, ClarityStamp, was there as usual and I did enjoy getting in close and watching her make one of her lovely scenes using the Scottish castle on an adhesive sheet and coloured with Perfect Pearls. Pinflair, Crafter's Companion, My Craft Studio, Samuel Taylors, Lili of the Valley, to name but a few, were all there ... Lavinia Stamps and Inkylicious were there too but I somehow missed the stands ... spent so much time watching those demos and just ran out of time.
Came home absolutely exhausted but I did manage to tick of a good few items on my list of needs/wants, e.g. the glue gel, red adhesive tape, iridescent glitter (several gorgeous new colours), charms, gems, TH ink pads. And, of course, I was tempted by a few things not on the list, in particular the DCWV Vintage Stack 12"x12" paper which is absolutely stunning, many of the sheets are flittered and embossed and totally irresistable. And, I wouldn't be true to form if I didn't buy some ribbon, this time some gorgeous BoBunny Christmas ribbon. Not in the shot is the My Craft Studio CD-ROM, Tinkering with Steampunk - looking forward to making good use of that.
Sorry for the lack of photographs of the show, I did take my camera with the intention of clicking away, but in the excitement completely forgot to use it. However, I did take a few snaps in George Square, which we passed through on our way down to the SECC where the show was held, and I thought you might like to see a few, especially the first one. It's a bike taxi ... never thought I'd see one of these in Scotland!!
Glasgow has a mix of old and new architecture and some of the old buildings are beautiful.
And here's a shot of the Christmas lights - they are impressive enough in daylight but they must look fabulous all lit up at night.
And just look at that blue, blue sky ... after all the rain and storms we've had over the last month or two this is a very welcome sight :)
Needless to say, I overdid it somewhat by going to the show, paid for it in more ways than one, which necessitated some rest and recuperation ... but I'm over it and raring to go again.
In the meantime, I hope you've all had a great weekend and been happily crafting away.