Posts tagged ‘CHA’

September 19, 2009

Glass Etching

CHA Etchall1I hope the Craft & Hobby Association will bring their convention and show to Florida again. I got so much out of it! The first day at the show I had a chance to see my One Stroke Painting Certifying Instructor Sue Gait.  It was so nice to see her again. She was demonstrating etched glass make and takes at the Etchall® booth.

Etchall® is a glass imaging process that creates a permanent etched finish using a crème or liquid. Sue asked me to try it. It seemed very easy to do at the show so I bought the basic kit. Here is my 1st solo project. Not bad for a dollar store jar.

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September 12, 2009

Take time to smell the flowers…

I am enjoying the crochet patterns I received at the classes I took at the CHA. This is a cute and great for beginners.  Crochet BarettesThe original pattern is for Flip Flops but I decided to hot glue the flowers to barrettes instead. The pattern can be found at the Lion Brand Yarn’s  site.  You will have to register at their site in order to access their free patterns. Not a bad thing considering the amount of patterns they have.

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September 6, 2009


Crochet BagJust like everyone else in the craft industry, I’m late posting about the CHA show in Orlando. That’s how much fun it was. The place was packed with people. Almost all the vendors had make & takes. It was a very productive weekend. I have lots of projects and ideas churning in my mind. I really enjoyed making this market bag.  Patterns for this bag and other knit & crochet projects can be found at Sugan n Cream.

I had the oportunity to meet craft celebrities like Donna Dewberry & Crafty Chica.

Donna  Crafty Chica Kathy (Crafty Chica) was doing well considering she had recently lost her father. She was kind enough to show me a ring she was wearing that belonged to him.

The highlight of the weekend was meeting Ivette from All About Me & My Scrapbook. It’s great spending money; on an activity and actually enjoy it. It’s better when you spend money and get more than you paid for in patterns, samples, classes and supplies. Meeting a new crafty friend…priceless.

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