Monday, 16 September 2013

Event City September 2013

The show this year was better than expected.  There were many different disciplines of craft represented alongside the ANNOYING Womens Weekly section. Don’t understand why we needed a whole corner taken up with a bedroom design the size of most of our lounges when most of us would have much preferred the Craft Room version!  Why has no-one cottoned onto our obsession for our bedrooms to be reinvented as Craft Rooms, seems silly to me, but i digress…

Without further ado here is the stash i saved up for:

P1050028  Square Kumihino Board


These Four Stencils are from Glitzcraft from Marlborough.  These are the people who said i would receive my fifth stencil Saturday morning.  I rang them this morning and they apologised for the delay, they mislaid my address and i should receive tomorrow, Tuesday 17th Sept 2013. Will let you know if it arrives, i am hopeful.


Been after HippyChick and the TCW small ledger stencils for ages.


Four of the new metallic Pan Pastels, which i haven’t had the chance to use yet.


Six Dylusions Spray Inks.


Got this particular book because it shows you how to do tangles in circles. Much more comfortable with circles than with symmetrical shapes, hope this helps me to relax so far just keep getting wound up, not the point of this discipline lol.


Was advised to visit the MDF man by some people on Twitter, glad i did!  Got a large Book, 2 tall hearts, a small tray and an 8 piece flip book, oh yes and two initials all for under £20, quite a bargain i think.


Had to get the Rook and Persian folders as they are my favourites. Not planning to get anymore for the time being.


Now for the items not on the list:


Antex Multi Master Craft Soldering Iron which i got from Wendy Cotterill from Gallery Textiles  Wendy tells me that i can also use the Clover Adaptor Head for seam ironing with this iron.



Always looking for yarns to use with my Rigid Heddle Loom, found these at the Black Sheep Wool stall and love the colours. The top image shows some merino and silk fibres and the bottom image some sari ribbon which i might use on a cushion to add interest, or knit, or weave…


Been trying to find a glaze to use on my kitchen tiles.  Have made a few of my own kitchen tiles from 2 x 2 Stampboard and UTTEE as a sample to test in my OH’s kitchen.  Used Krylon spray to seal them and it worked really well but, it is now so expensive to purchase that i am looking for an affordable replacement.  Spoke to the people at Decoupatch and they tell me this will do the job.  Have had an explanation of how to apply and a promise that if it doesn’t work i can take it back to the Event city Show next February and get a refund.

I only have another 122 stampboard tiles to make but wouldn’t do them until i had a replacement sealant, fingers crossed i can now get them done.

It would have been rude not to purchase some Decoupatch sheets while i was there so got 12 sheets for the price of 10.


Well, there it all is but i didn’t manage to get around the whole show in the day i had. 

Thanks for dropping by Smile


  1. Wow you certainly managed to pick up a few goodies on your travels. Good job you didn't get all the way round it, you might of spent even more - lol.

    Seriously great buys and I can't wait for you to tell us what you think of those metallic pan pastels!!

    Sam xxx

  2. Thanks Sam, will try them very soon :-) x

  3. Thanks Sam, will try them very soon :-) x