This past weekend the FaveCrafts team packed up our bags and headed out to Anaheim, California for the winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show. While there, we chatted with hundreds of craft companies, bloggers, and designers and were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at brand new products that will be coming your way in 2013.
We also noticed some popular trends that meticulously weaved their way through the CHA floor. While Valentine’s Day, baby themed crafts, and neon colors remain ever so popular, we noticed a new trend at CHA that will have crafty sports fans jumping for joy.
From paper to yarn, companies were all about team spirit at CHA. School colors, sports embellishments, and team inspired fabric iron-ons had us humming our own school songs as we walked from booth to booth.
Our first stop found us at Red Heart Yarns, where we found this awesome Team Spirit yarn. It comes in a variety of popular school colors, so you can make fun scarves, hats, gloves, and more with just 1 ball of yarn!
I love this potato chip scarf that they had on display at the Red Heart booth. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s something just like it on FaveCrafts! Check out the Double the Fun Potato Chip Scarf pattern to make your very own scarf for homecoming or to show off your school pride.
Several companies at CHA also had materials to make your own cheerleading outfits and team shirts. Simplicity Creative Group had some fun decals, bows, and iron-ons for every popular sport.
I also loved the iron-ons from SEI. These are great for pickup football or basketball games, family sports leagues, and even great for little league teams or boy/girl scouts. They work on tee shirts, bags, and other types of fabric, so there are lots of ways you can show off your team spirit! They even have iron on letters so you can personalize the backs of the shirts to look like jerseys.
Paper crafters will love this sports themed paper line that’s due out from Jinger Adams in 2013. With great papers to scrapbook baseball games, football games, basketball games, and everything in between, these papers are awesome for upcoming Super Bowl parties, NBA games, and the start of spring training.
We had so much fun at CHA and we know you’re going to love what’s in store for the crafting community in 2013! In the meantime, don’t forget to register to win our SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY! We gathered up some of the best SWAG from CHA and assembled a one-of-a-kind giveaway that you can win by visiting our Swag Bag Giveaway Blog Post. Simply answer the question at the end of the post to be registered to win!