Yesterday I attended the Craft Hobby + Stitch International Trade Show in Birmingham. I went up by train and although it was a long and tiring day it was absolutely worth it. There was so much to see and so many lovely people to talk to. I had great fun, and lots of laughs talking to the lovely people on the Dempsey Designs Ltd stand They were very knowledgeable and passionate about their products and so needless to say I have an order arriving in the coming weeks - can't wait to show you their lovely craft kits. I have bought a selection of craft starter kits - ideal if you want to try a new craft but don't know where to start. They should be on the website next month.
Now for a little moan. Without mentioning any names, I found that some of the larger craft companies seemed to have employed staff on their stands to make the numbers up, but with little or no knowledge of the products. I always thought that the Trade Shows are where you go to find out about new products, ask questions, and try out what they have to offer. A couple of the stands I visited had very smart (and good looking) young men on them - always an attraction for ladies of a certain age! Yet on further inspection, they seemed to have very little knowledge of the craft business! Is this the equivalent of scantily dressed girls at motor shows and is it acceptable? What do you think?
This weeks Facebook offer is 15% off all the hand knitted items on our page. Great time to buy a shawl for Mothers Day. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.187527274704672.6618.123707884419945&type=3
This weeks thought to leave you with is "If life gives you lemons, do you need to buy more gin?"