Last Saturday I caught the train up to Birmingham for the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC. I went to this show earlier in the year and had a great time. This time although I enjoyed it, I did feel that there were nowhere near as many demos going on and all the stalls were abit samey. I particularily wanted some nice Christmas stamps but didn't see any that I liked. I picked up a few things that I saw bring demo'd. The first was a Personal Touch Shredder. This was demo'd by the fabulous Roy who did a great job and made a beautiful flower out of floristry ribbon for me!
This is the shredder device (pic from Create With Ribbon website)
You can buy a cd with lots of different flowers to make but I just bought the shredder for now as I didn't have the money to spend on the cd as well!! You can buy the shredder here and there are a few videos showing you how to make the flower above and also daisy's. There is also a fab video showing you how to make beautiful roses from floristry ribbon - you don't need the shredder for that one! It's worth checking to see what shows Roy will be attending as he demonstrates the shredder very well. I'm going to make some flowwers to decorate presents with!!
The other thing I saw being demo'd was using the Wow Embossing glitter powders and Wow Melt It as resin in a silicone mould. I already had a shabby rose mould with 4 different sizes so picked up some powders to try it out. You can make rings, brooches etc in minutes and the results were really nice.
I found the crowds were alittle too much for me at this show and I don't think I would go to this Christmas show again if I am honest! I will go to the one earlier in the year though as there was a much better choice of products and some great things demo'd.