During September and May of every year for more years than I can remember I would spend my weekends officiating Basketball games. This has led to me being selected to officiate at the Paralympics in my home town of London, I am so honoured, excited and nervous. So when I get asked what I am doing at the weekend my answer is usually “Basketball”.
Not this weekend, I was lucky enough to win two tickets to the Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, Hobbycrafts, and Sewing for Pleasure shows at the NEC courtesy of Making Magazine on Facebook.
I posted on my Facebook page if anyone wanted to come with me & the lovely PaisleyImmy came back first. After tweeting our excitement off we went to the NEC.
These shows are like a crafters sweetshop and the two of us were extremely excited big kids. After attending a Business Development Workshop at the Birmingham Small Business Centre, I got organised and wrote a list of the stands I wanted to visit and specific items I needed. Some of my friends and creative peers will be proud to know I stuck to my lists.
I got some lovely fabric and beads and have already made a pair of earrings and a necklace.