Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show 2013 at CHA
As featured on LIVE at CHA Winter 2013 - Knitted Shell and Ombré Skirt

CHA Winter 2013 - Let's Cr8te!

©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Felt Bird EK Success

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein
At a CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) tradeshow there is so much to see, scores of new products to try out, and dozens of fabulous workshops and seminars.  The 2013 winter show was no exception.
One of my favorite new products is from EK Success.  They've put together adorable needle felting kits.  I love the animal series, but the flat panel series is also clever.  They've preprinted the outlines on the background.  Simple!
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer needle felting EK Success   ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer needle felting EK Success
Mary Lawrie joined me at the show and is obviously grooving on the tie dye display at I Love to Create.  Don't you love the van!  I want one!  If you live in California, keep your eyes open for it this summmer.  The company will be driving it up and down the coast, pulling into parking lots for a little impromptu tie dying.  
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer I love to create    ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer I love to create
For another take on surface design, check out the display by fellow CHA desigher Lorine Mason.  I just love how she mixes an elegant dress cut with exhuberant color and pattern.  
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Lorine Mason   ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Lorine Mason
Marisa Pawelko another fellow CHA designer never fails to bring some bling.  She joined forces with Elena Lai Etcheverry of Charity Wings to create this confection.  The wings are entirely covered in buttons. Note the scissor holsters with some outrageously fun scissors from Westcott.
I'm fascinated by all one can do with rubber stamps and the variety of inks on the market.  Tsukineko has some fantastic products that allow to one easily customize plastic buttons.  I have a few sweaters in need of a creative update.
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Westcott and Charity Wings    ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Stamped Buttons from Tsukineko
I love Graphic 45's display of paper used for home decor. Why didn't I think of changing the paper in my wall clock?!  It's on my to do list this weekend.  
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Graphic 45   ©2013 LIndsay Obermeyer Graphic 45
Permanent markers or fabric pens are a great way to add a bit of color to some lace like this example using Le Plume permanent markers from Marvy.
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Leplume on lace
Of course, I also had my own booth at CHA in the Designer Showcase section.   The backdrop is an accordion book that I made from watercolor pencils, gouache, glitter, paper, embossing powder, stamping and vintage scrapbook papers.  The back is completely done with Duck Tape.
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer CHA 2013 Winter booth ©Lindsay Obermeyer CHA 2013 Winter Booth ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer CHA 2013 Winter booth
©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer CHA  Winter2013  ©2013 Lindsay Obermeyer Duck Tape Fun

To see more of the show floor, check out Julie McGuffee's tour of CHA.


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