Reported by Donna Lannerd
One of the things about loving crafts so much and going to CHA is total visual overload but I’ve found a few things that really stood out to me. I hope that you will be just as excited.
First I would like to show you what I loved at Sizzix. They have Hello Kitty! I love this version of the Big Kick and they have several dies of the adorable feline and some of her friends.
Duncan Enterprises has a new line from the Crafty Chica. The line is full of several items but I have my eye on these fabric markers and after crafting with the Chica herself at CHA I’m in love with her glitter.
I’m always looking for items to embellish clothes and other craft projects. I found this cute trim from Expo International. It’s one of their newest items and I got to embellish my name tag with it (the first one) and everyone was always commenting on it.
I found a couple of brand new companies offering unique products. The first one is Fancy That who brings us decorative packing tape. What a cool idea! The tape with the exception of the Christmas line is designed to allow the color of your package or project to show through so you can get several different looks.
Another new company is World Piece. You may know about Fair Trade Coffee where the coffee is purchased with a fair price. Now we have Fair Trade Batiks. The designs are by Amanda L. Sage and hand batiked in Cape Coast, Ghana. Batiks are one of my fabric fabrics and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. These are the first such batiks that are offered by the bolt to retail stores. Her first orders from her first show have just been sent so you won’t find them out there yet and once she shows at Houston in the fall I expect this to be a big hit.