For anyone that doesn’t know yet, the Craft and Hobby Association puts together a lovely trade show twice a year where all the craft companies come to sell and show off their newest products to retailers, bloggers, and the press. Lucky for us, Team FaveCrafts get to go every time and take in all the newest trends and products. Unfortunately, we work with tons of companies and bloggers and getting around to seeing everyone can be tough at a huge trade show like CHA. So this year for the 2013 winter show FaveCrafts put together a little get together with the help of some wonderful companies and invited all our favorite bloggers to stop by eat, drink, and chat!
We wanted to give an opportunity for some hard working bloggers to meet some great craft companies and it was a hit! The room was full of delicious food, good chatter, and meeting new faces. Everyone was really excited to be at the event and to have a casual opportunity to meet up and chat.
Prime Publishing, the company that makes FaveCrafts, AllFreeKnitting, AllFreeCrochet, AllFreesewing, and all of our other sites possible was the official host of the event so our president Stuart Hochwert and our Craft Editorial Director/ Director of Social Media / Soon to be Mom Simone Collins gave little speeches thanking everyone for coming because we were so excited to meet with all of them and get a chance to put a face to an email address. You may recognize (or will soon recognize) a lot of the faces and company names from FaveCrafts.com. It’s amazing how quickly the time flew by!
Design Originals had an adorable tree decoration at their table!
The Westcott team loves being the center of attention.
Design Master was super busy all night!
The Clover table was having lots of fun!
Xyron in deep conversation.
Who didn’t want to talk yarn with Coats & Clark?
The crew from Spellbinders is chatting it up with some very talented designers!
The team from Fiskars had a line of people waiting to chat with them!
Bloggers at Oliso testing out the products.
An in depth conversation at CraftArtEdu.
Lots of busy bees chatting with Lion Brand Yarns!
We got a chance to catch up with some designers too! If you haven’t checked out FaveCrafts Radio, you should because Vickie Howell, Kathy Cano-Murillo A.K.A. The Crafty Chica, and Steve from Cathie and Steve have all been guests on it! Maybe, we can convince Liz Hicks to be a guest too!
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event a total success!
All of our blogger and designer attendees recieved a special goodie bag filled with products from the companies that sponsored! Want a chance to get your own? Jenny from Craft Test Dummy is giving one away! Enter over on her blog for your chance to win this exclusive prize pack.
Now we’re busy planning our next projects with these companies and bloggers. So tell us: