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One of the largest crafting festivals is taking place October 22, 23, & 24th, 2010 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto Ontario Canada.
This is not a flea market… this is a festival of celebrating creativity. Expect to play with new ideas at the displays. Many hands on activities to participate in that are part of the entrance fee.
You will be able to meet Michael Sellick and Daniel Zondervan, known as Diva Dan and Mikey. They run a large how to crochet and loom knit channel on You Tube. Michael participates with AllFreeCrochet and FaveCrafts on a regular basis.
At Diva Dan and Mikey’s Display will be:
- You be the star, film with the boys at 1pm and 4pm each day. They are running tapings of interviews of regular people who are at the festival. Looking for 3 minutes of fame, stop on by their booth. Mikey is bringing the studio to Creativ… so come on down and talk with us!
- Mikey’s display is doing 1/2 workshops all day each day! Learn how to Loom Knit and Crochet using Mikey’s hooks and equipment. Donations of Yarn have been provided by Bernat and Coats & Clark for this festival.
- Want to learn how to loom knit and do it for charity? Join us at the LOOM A THON at our display. We will have 6 workstations set up so they you can learn how to knit. With each successful length of knitting, we will cast off and throw the scarves into a pile for Charity.
- Mikey and Diva Dan are donating VIEWER DONATIONS to children’s charity. The fabulous viewers of “The Crochet Crowd” have been mailing mikey samples to display. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY… the donations are a wonder for your eyes to view!
- Mikey is doing several workshops on behalf of Creaiv Festival. If you want to learn under his direction and be guaranteed a spot… sign up through Creativ Festival to participate.
- Finally, Mikey and Diva Dan take the main stage at 12 Noon each day… Expect to be inspired and laugh… We will be on the Fashion Arts stage near the entrance of the Festival.
You can purchase tickets online and use Mikey’s discount code to get a discount! http://thecrochetcrowd.com Using Promo Code 156MM you can get up to $4.00 off the price of admission. Also… Mikey has a weekend long pass for those who want to stay all weekend.
Hope to see you there…
Have you been caught by the creative bug of scrap booking? Teresa Church, of Clinton Ontario is passionate about the world of preserving her memories through “Scrapp’n”. As crafting sections such as fabrics and yarns have depleted from the shelves at the stores, the scrap booking mania has expanded. After speaking to Church, her level of enthusiasm draws you in and you suddenly feel like you need to run out and buy up a storm of scrapping materials to be part of her energy wave.
It’s about telling the life story of a subject, person, or event that has happened. Photo albums are great; however, why not add some embellishments such as ribbons, stickers, or extra writing to explain the moment captured. It allows the scrapper to document who people are in the pictures and reduces figuring out who people are in the future to come. Scrapping solves some mysteries that may be left behind and is a wonderful reference resource to trigger memories that may have been forgotten.
Scrapp’n is art. The way you cut your materials, display the pictures or treasures you want to keep, and how you colour code your book is extremely personal. Church explains that it reveals the level of creativity along your scrapp’n journey. Looking at the first books and comparing to how much more creative you have become is satisfying to see your personal growth creativity wise while walking down memory lane.
Church even attends “Scrapp’n Retreats” for getting away and diving head first into her artistic getaway. Together with 20 – 25 people they scrap all weekend long. They share memories, trade tools, try interesting ideas, and leave with finished scrap books. It allows them to sit down and really think about their art. Think of it this way, she is preserving her memories and creating new memories at the retreat while she is making her books.
The appeal to scrapp’n is the inexpensive start up costs. You can start off with a few items and slowly build your collection of supplies over time. She’s a crafter at heart and like many of us will “Bee Line” directly to the crafting section before walking around the store. Church emphasizes that Canada seems to lack of the availability of finding supplies. She’s talking about large retailers that don’t change their products for lengthy periods of time. She finds herself ordering most of her stuff online from the United States to keep her books unique.
If you like to see your family and friends in pictures all around the house, than this craft is definitely for you. Enter the world of scrapp’n and see if this art is for you!
For more fabulous ideas on exploring your creativity, visit www.mikeyssmail.com.