Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A Crafters Paradise.......or maybe not.


Crowded,crowded,crowded..........Hobbycrafts at the NEC......... 100s and 100s of crafters.....shopping,shopping,shopping.......and the pic is early before most people got there........so why are craft shops up and down the country closing...........is it because we prefer to go to big exhibitions where there is sooooo much choice...... are we shopping more and more online........I no longer have a craft shop in my town........have a half hour journey to Bexhill for basics...... or well over an hour to the fabby Craft Barn for a really good selection...... no wonder I love Ally Pally and loved the NEC.......but we need to use our local craft shops if they are going to survive.......and I do try and do that for basics.......but there's so much I can't get near home........and the bargains at the big shows are soooooooooooo tempting........I didn't go too mad.....credit card still intact........and I do now have enough copic colours......so no excuse not to use them........apart from my ineptness,of course!!!

And thank you so much Shimelle for telling us there is an updated Blogger Editor.......why didn't Blogger tell me...........what a pain in the arse he is.......cause now I can move my pics to where I want them ..........instead of where Blogger shoves them!!!!!!! Well......I think I can......need to play a bit.
No time to play with my new and gorgeous goodies today........hope to be back tomorrow with some actual craftiness.

8 comments:

Spyder said...

There's some thing on my blog for you! scroll down to
http://spyder- here
sorry if I've already told you,I get confused!!
Glad you had a crafty day out! Never been, they are allll too far away for me
(Lyn)

pinky said...

Liking the layout of your post, you are getting very creative girl!
Pinky

SallyB said...

OOHH I wish I could go to more shows but I guess my time will come when the girls are a bit older and then I will be FREEE!!
I joke..love them to bits! you must tell me more about this Blog Editor and moving your pics!

Tab said...

Glad that you enjoyed the show! It was the busiest I have ever known it, it doesn't make sense what with the credit crunch and all LOL.
Hugs Tab xx

humel said...

Ooh, goodies :-) Thanks for sharing this pic - can't wait to see what you do with them now! :-)

Angela2932 said...

Love the cartoons on the side of your blog. . . esp the "Housework is Evil!" LOL!

Ila said...

Sounds like you had a Great time!!...and those goodies look Wonderful!!...I'm hoping the Xmas kit is on its way too..but noticed on the stamp club site it days shipping soon....oh well...Hugs, Ila

Lou said...

Lovely stash Jacky! How do I get this new blogger editor thing? The placing of photos on my blog has been driving me mad lately, anything to help improve and make my life easier and im gonna use it! LOL

Lou x