I had a fabulous day at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday, very tired yesterday and just getting around to visiting your blogs today. Sorry it might be a day or two before I get to all of you as I have orders to fulfil in between.
So a quick post from me to share as promised - my crafty haul.
I try to get all my card stock from the show when I go there and some dies that I've had my eye on over the months leading up to it. Then of course there are the inevitable impulse purchases, seem to have had a few of those this time, lol. The 'Every Crafts A Pound' stand had some lovely bargains on 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 paper pads so it would have been rude to pass this one by. I found some mixed media items to play with too as I would like to try my hand at this style a little more and stocked up on some new dies and stamps too.
A lot of the regular stands were there but as has already been mentioned by others, some of the popular ones weren't and those that were had smaller stands than last year, all due to increased prices by the organisers. This is such a shame as these events are marvellous for people like me who live no where near any kind of comprehensive craft shop and have to shop online all the time. It's great to actually see and touch the items, feel and sniff the papers ha, ha, - only kidding. But seriously, I'm sure these organisers make enough money from the stall holders and car park and in-house eateries that the need to increase the fees is just being greedy.
Well I'm off to squeeze this lot in to my room somewhere :/ ...and then get to work catching up with some orders for next week.
I hope you are all well and if you went to the NEC or are going tomorrow I hope you have a fab time and look forward to seeing you again soon.