Where I go for inspiration!

    Posted by  ·  March 1, 2012

    I love attending the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show. This year the trade show was in Anaheim, California. Over 400 companies were there sharing their newest products.

    There are some fun things on the horizon!

    Duck Tape is BIG and you won’t believe all the new styles that will hit the markets this spring. I was asked to keep some a secret but they did tell me I could share one of the newest designs with you! —- I think it is so cute!

    It is amazing all that can be done with Duck Tape! Do I hear prom dress anyone?

    Another one of my favorite things is yarn. Lion Brand didn’t disappoint with their beautiful fashion show. Young design students shared some stunning original designs.

    So many wonderful things can be made with yarn. Check out their website for free patterns.

    I love tools! I can’t wait to try out this itop tool that covers buttons with paper or fabric! They have tons of findings to embellish bracelets, hair-clips, snaps, pins and more with covered buttons!


    I was amazed with these non-stick scissors. They stay sharp and you can cut paper without them dulling. No longer do you have to have a special pair of sewing scissors!  Cutting sticky items (like Duck Tape) is a breeze since they have a non-stick surface.

    Everything about CHA was a feast for the eyes, especially the DCWV booth!

    One of my favorite companies has a new product that is amazing. DecoArt has created a paint, Ink Effects, that allows you to paint on paper then iron the design onto fabric. The paint stays soft and supple.  WOW!

    I can’t wait to get crafting! How about you?

    This post is sponsored by Michael’s Arts & Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn,  all opinions are completely my own.

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    1. Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
      Okay, when and where can I get that Ink Effects paint?
    2. Hillary B
      Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      So many cute ideas, and fun products. I can't believe how far duct tape has come. Those scissors are something I have been wanting for a long time too. My other scissors have glue on them as we speak. Thanks for giving us a sneak peak.
    3. Rachelle Brancato
      Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      Way to go Lion Brand! I love how they showcased amazing creations like a fashion show. Anyone up for making me something?
    4. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      This post is like a feast for the eyes for those of us that were not able to attend CHA. The duct tape embellishment really astounded me!
    5. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      What great crafting ideas. It is all very creative. I will definitely be trying some of these great products!!
    6. Holly
      Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      Wow...so many fun things and cute ideas to look forward too! Can't wait...thanks for sharing!
    7. Laura Reese
      Friday, March 2nd, 2012
      All this stuff looks so fun! I would love to try those scissors and the itop button cover tool looks amazing! I am really surprised with the Lion Brand fashion show I had no idea that people could make that kind of stuff from yarn, wow. It is so fun to be inspired.