Last Monday and Tuesday I had a great time in Anaheim at the CHA 2010 Winter Trade Show where I got to check out the latest craft gadgets and supplies while also catching up with my favorite crafty ladies. We had a tea time get together at the hotel with everyone and it was the first time I had a chance to meet one of my knitting idols, Debbie Stoller who was at the event to unveil her new line of Stitch Nation Yarn. Pictured above is me, Debbie Stoller, Sonya Nimri, and Kathy Cano-Murillo aka Crafty Chica. My favorite booth was the Lion Brand Yarn booth for their creative yarn jungle featuring larger than life knitted animals like this lion here. You can also see the large boa constrictor that’s wrapped all around the display. I also fell in love with the argyle giraffe! Check out more photos and products after the jump!
Now you can make professional-looking cakes or cupcakes with the new Cricut Cake from Provo Craft. Here’s Julia Andrus owner and creative lead of EcoGreen Crafts showing her line of eco-friendly products from paints to stamps. Amy Anderson of the Mod Podge Rocks blog was so fun to talk to while she worked the Plaid booth. This newspaper dress featured at the ilovetocreate booth was glued together entirely with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Here’s all the ladies from our crafty afternoon tea party. From left around the table to right: Sonya Nimri, Vickie Howell, Sarah Hodsdon, Debbie Stoller, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Megan Nicolay, Katie Dougherty-Kunde, Alexa Westerfield, and Pattie Donham Wilkinson. You can see more photos in my flickr set for the CHA 2010 Winter Trade Show.