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Good Finds – CHA Tour Part II

And now I visit Potter Craft, and see Log Cabin Quilting book, which is very interesting. There are some nice “modern quilting” books out there and still coming from different publishing houses, that cater to a free spirit style of quilters using non-traditional methods and fabrics. I love this genre of books and Log Cabin is one of them. I can’t wait to sit down with the book one day and go through it thoroughly.

Now I see Print Workshop, a book I’ve been considering for review for awhile now. They had stamps and pads and cards at the booth so visitors could make their own designs, trying the ideas in the book. This book is going to have its own review in a Book Review post with two other books that showcase hand-printing for y’all hand printing enthusiasts.

Although I did not visit many paper product booths, these two lanterns caught my eyes, so I ran to their booth and asked permission to photograph. The idea of using textured paper to make my own lantern sounds so appealing, and I thought you may enjoy these options from Black Ink.

I took photos of all the ones I liked for using as lantern paper, mostly white and neutral options.

These tree cuttings are actually packaged and sold, but I prefer to make my own.

A tree cutting is one of the most beautiful surfaces you can give your child for their art. My daughter likes to do portraits on hers. Here’s a a self-portrait she did with pencils last year.

I took photos of samples at their booth, but have to admit, I love the portrait idea the best!

I really like these doily and paper banners. The photos don’t do justice, but the doily especially looks very pretty.

Fresh flowers are such a great relief at a trade show. I actually had to go near to make sure they were indeed fresh.

That’s all for the 2011 tour. If you want to read up on Part I of this tour click here. Next year I may even have videos for you!


Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 7, 2011 03:26 PM | 4 Comments

4 Responses to “Good Finds – CHA Tour Part II”

  1. kate says:

    where does one get those packaged tree cuttings?

  2. kate says:

    wow, i had no idea. thanks!

  3. Alison says:

    Thanks for the post. What wood do you use/recommend or not recommend for the tree cuttings. I guess it would need to be well dried before using in case it splits.

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