I went to Crafting Live at the Bolton Arena this morning, the first time it's been run by them, rather than Hunkdory. It was pretty busy and there were a good number of stands. I bumped into a couple of crafting friends there and managed to spend up, even without their encouragement! I'd been after a new guillotine for a while as mine has developed a dodgy cutting bit partway down the blade. Hubby will no doubt fail to understand why I also bought a smaller version - you lovely crafters will know that having a small one that you can keep close to hand is well, handy! They don't show up very well, on the photos, but I also bought two sets of Rare Earth flower stamps and a set of their dusting/blending brushes. Finally, sneaking into the photo are 4 Lil of the Valley stamps.
Of course the spending didn't stop there. They were doing free make and takes throughout the day with various companies, but also Screen Sensations were doing a one hour workshop for just under £40, however this included the screen printing kit, a tub of paint and a 12x12 stencil, worth £115 in total! It was so helpful to have the tuition and guidance, along with top tips, and hands on practicing on paper and a couple of different types of fabrics. Obviously, I spent extra on some more paints and screens (including one with bunnies on), well when they were all on 3 for 2, it would have been rude not too!
I have great plans (when we eventually move house) to screen print the plain curtains and cushions and possibly anything else that is flat and doesn't move! I came home laden with all my goodies, which unfortunately means that my neck and shoulders are suffering now. An early night tonight, methinks!