Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Day Of Crafty Inspiration for 2013 trends

Our 2013 Trends from the Craft, Hobby & Stitch Show NEC...

As a busy homemaking Mummy, textile designer and freelancing marketeer, life is pretty busy at the moment.
But busy it is good sometimes to take a trip to one of the big trade shows to meet some of your contacts face to face and gain some inspiration for trends for 2013 and I got out my contacts, business cards and went to see what the craft market was offering in 2013.

 Cool for school crafting for 2013...

It is really good to see a lot of homemaking magazines launching, the one I really like the look of is Crafty magazine which doesn't have a website yet. It is really fresh and modern with realistic inspirational projects. It has a retro feel about the magazine and I am really excited to see this hit the newsstand.

 I've put a picture up of the first edition so look out in your local newsagent soon.

Vintage is here to stay...

There was still a lot of thrifty, make do and vintage-esque crafty products on display, does this mean that the frugal days are here to stay? But I guess that crafty people can always make something out of nothing and that is what we love to do.


New Bunting Haberdashery..

I saw a lot of bunting and bunting ribbons on the stands, so tea and cake it for 2013/14. What I really liked and I have samples of is bunting bias binding with a lace trim attached from May Arts, how cool that you just stitch on your bunting triangles to the ribbon and hey you have bunting.

So check out the website for crafty bunting inspiration for your tea parties. I cannot wait to put this on a project.


Blogging Expert - Perri Lewis

I went to the a blog seminar from Perri Lewis who was inspirational to craft businesses about blogging. Check out her crafty blog . It is really interesting to see how craft businesses see blogging and take from it, there is still a lot us bloggers and brands can do together. So if any crafty brands are interested in a blogger (me!) to use there products in my posts, just drop me a mail and let's chat. I really love seeing new products and seeing what I can do with it and you can always post this back to your site.

So after a long day and sore feet, my bags need to be unpacked and my samples need to be put away but I am inspired for another crafty season!


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