CHA Winter 2013 was about two things: Checking out ALL OF THE NEW CRAFT PRODUCTS and getting silly with my favorite crafty pals. So if you’d ever wondered if I look awesome lounging in the back of a tie-dyed VW bus (I assure you that I do), if The Crochet Dude is really that tall (actually, I think I’m just really that short), or if Polly Conway and I might be twins separated at birth (almost certainly), then you’ve come to the right place!
Remember that fateful day in November when my beloved granny glasses broke in half just as I was heading out to climb a volcano? Well, superglue might have saved me then, but I knew it was only a temporary fix. So, when the fever from my epic virus finally broke on Monday and then my specs immediately followed suit, I didn’t reach for my files and adhesives—I ran straight to Fabulous Fanny’s. After an hour of playing dress-up with the guys in the store—and a lot of hilarious mirror squinting—I settled on this shiny new pair of red cat eyes. Pretty fancy, eh?
Now, with my glasses-related emergency out of the way, I’m focusing all of my energy on getting ready for the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show! I’m flying to California on Friday, and then you can find me rocking my new red specs on the CHA Winter 2013 show floor until 1/14. Are you headed to CHA too? I can’t wait to see you in sunny CA!
My post-CHA Summer 2012 weekend in Chicago went something like this:
“OMG, shoes! I must have the shoes!”
“Break-your-own-geodes? I’ve wanted to do this since I was five!”
“Pancakes with fried plantains on top? Brilliant!”
“Two uninterrupted hours of crocheting on the plane? Perfect!”
Giant e-hugs to my darling friend Aubs, who facilitated a wonderful weekend filled with silliness and fun. (And who, mysteriously, conjured up a skirt-matching tank top out of thin air just when I needed one.) I’ve officially been reminded that playing for the sake of playing is never ever a waste of time!
Now that I’m back home in Brooklyn, I can’t wait to get back in the studio and start making! How about you? Did you get up to any good playing this weekend? Any big plans for the week?