Yup I have the lurgy...obviously nowhere near as bad as the dreaded man flu...but enough to send me to my bed. Under great sufferance of course.!!! but I know its for my own good so am behaving myself, lol.
Here's the rest of the photos from Stitches.
We started off Saturday with the first of our Retailer workshops. We even had Mario crafting at one point and here's the piccies to prove it.
Everyone hard at work on their canvas's.
The lovely Jayne from Personal Impressions joining in the fun.
Tim taught Canvas 1 & 3. Here's all 3 of them together.
We even made Alain join in.
He's quite good really, he even made fancy patterns with the tiny attacher...!!!
We taught over 120 retailers and had a fabby time. It was lovely meeting you all.
We then whizzed round to the stand to help them set up.
Well they set up and I did my usual.....Art Journaled....lol...
Sunday was the first day of the show, and we set off on out marathon demoing sessions.
Tim and I had a lot of swapping stations around, and every time he came onto mine I had sprayed everything with Colourwash, and I mean EVERYTHING, LOl
Right at the end here is the wonderfully giddy Karen, from Kazzelcrafts, on a first time visit. Ahhh remember the days..???
And my biggest achievement of the weekend was converting the lovely Kelvin . He was a disbeliever of the highest order, dragged around the trade show by his wife Sarah under much sufferance. He didn't seem to understand all this messy, painty, inky malarky till he landed in front of my lair ( oops sorry , demo stand). Well, I started to demo and explain, and he started to splutter out his objections, when all of a sudden the light went on in his eyes and BINGO !!!! he was hooked. He understood and quizzed me on everything to do with journaling. Yayy, love it when that happens.
They only live 40 Min's away from me so hoping to see him on a class shortly. You hear that Kelvin..????
Monday was sad goodbyes, as the lads headed off up to QVC for the TSV. Did you get yours??
Here's some behind the scenes for you...
As you well know, the boys all blame me for any tomfoolery and mucking around. So whats their excuse here then, seen as I was over 200 miles away.??
Ben and I came home on the train, which was soooo relaxing. I journaled all the way as usual!! and yesterday was straight back into it, teaching kiddies all day and tackling the mountains of paperwork we had managed to accumulate.. No rest for the wicked.
But today I have gracefully admitted defeat. I had to nip into town on the way home for some things for the weekends Ranger 3 workshop and just sort of fell into W H Smiths, by accident, of course.!!! And there just happened to be all the new additions of the high end glossies I use in my work. And they just happened to , sort of, follow me home and are now residing on my bed, next to me, ready for perusal and cutting out. Well if I'm going to behave I have to have something to do , don't I.??