Royalty at CHA
The Craft and Hobby Association had its annual convivium week before last in Anaheim. While the show floor was a bit quiet, there was plenty of creativity snapping in the air. Many of our beloved authors were there, and it was a joy to see them in person. Cathy Risling and I had lunch with Sandra Evertson, whose ingenuity is endless. She was spending time demonstrating a new line of rubber stamps she designed for Stampington. She uses ink blots as her inspiration. Sandra’s book Fanciful Paper Projects continues to be very popular. She lent her creative genius to Crowns & Tiaras. Here is a peek at one of her tiaras:
We met with Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos, authors of Crowns & Tiaras too. They are going to be at Remnants of the Past in April selling their original creations. Transforming vintage anaglypta (wallpaper) into fabulous crowns is one of Danyel’s trademarks.
We saw Sandi Genovese who has a new book coming up teaching readers how to make her fabulous pop-up and moving cards. Sandi’s cards have been a huge hit on QVC, and were in Staples this past holiday season. She has designs for all occasions, and they are simply fabulous. This is a quick point-and-shoot shot of the inside of one of the holiday cards.
Jamie Fingal, author of Embellished Mini-Quilts joined us at the show too. Jamie’s book received a very nice review in the Library Journal this week. It recommended that her book be an addition to every library’s collection!