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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Events, events and, well...more events!

What a busy Autumn we are having.

Two weekends ago we were back at the BS&SS at Ally Pally for a very busy show.

The weather was wonderful on the Friday and Saturday but on Sunday the heavens opened so it was very fortunate we could drive indoors to load at the end of the show!
Last weekend we were at Port Sunlight for the Autumn HSNW, another very busy event and some stunning weather there too.
For the first time we had a completely uneventful journey there and back with the M6 behaving itself beautifully, always a relief!
So, now to this weekend. After being so disappointed at the cancellation of Artstamps South Wales we have decided a little trip to see our Welsh friends is in order so, on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October we will be at the Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show. It is held at a venue very dear to the Headmaster, sons' and daughters' hearts  - Cardiff City Stadium - just hope he remembers what he is there for this time and doesn't get distracted lol.
All the details can be found at http://www.cardiffcityevents.co.uk/craft-hobby-show/  and with over 40 exhibitors there should be something for everyone. Your ticket to this event includes a free cuppa, free parking and a warm welcome from Sara and the team so I hope you will join us and pop along to stand 20 to say hello.
Conference Venure Midlands Kettering
Now, the following weekend we will be at the newest show in the calendar when the BSSBS is coming to the East Midlands and will be held at Kettering Conference Centre on the 13 & 14 October. We look forward to seeing you there and you can find all the details at http://www.bssbs.co.uk/index.php.
Then, to round off our very busy year we will be back at the Creative Crafts Show at Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October - we love this event, the organisers, the crafters, the hoteliers, the local stores are all just so warm and friendly. A great little show with a great atmosphere (the food is all homemade & pretty awesome too), details are at http://initialj.co.uk/ - can you tell we love going here lol! 
The down side of all this going hither & thither is the store will be closed on both the Friday prior, and on the Saturday of each of these events. All the details can be found at http://snazzystampingandscrapbooking.co.uk/ . It also has an impact on the number of workshops we can offer each month and we do understand your frustration with this. I will be back later this week with all the details of our workshop schedule for October, November & December, with some sneaky peeks of the samples 
- there are nearly 25 different workshops so still plenty to choose from.
Before I go, several of our Scottish customers have been asking us when we will be back exhibiting north of the border and the short answer is definitely in 2013. I don't know what the plans are for the Artstamps Exhibitions Scottish event but suggest you pop by their website http://www.artstampsexhibitions.org.uk/Edinburgh regularly to check for any updates.
Unfortunately we will not be at Hobbycrafts/Crafts for Christmas at the SECC this Autumn as we can't make the event fit in with the children's half terms from school/college/uni but we will look again at coming back to this event in 2013.
Right, I think that is more than enough from me for now. Back soon. xx 

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