So Devvie and I went off to that London on Saturday. On the train. And we didn't get lost on the underground... but did get lost in Victoria station. Which was embarrassing - but there was a whole group of us strangers united in our lost-ness. So it was OK.
The shuttle bus from the station to the show was very easy to find, we just followed the snake-like queue of women with bags and trolleys winding their way across the busy London road, heedless of traffic. Very impressed with the shuttle bus actually, dropped us right to the door. All in all - very much less stressful going by train - even factoring in the underground. Indeedy. And it means a yummy pasty on the way home.
Loved saying hello to Helen, Linda and Ali (plus her hubby) but missed everyone else I'm afraid.
Didn't really buy much at all, both Devvie and I were a bit dissapointed with the actual show. I'm not sure if it's due to my doing other things recently or what... Ali said more or less the same though and she is a huge paper scrapper. Maybe we are just penny pinchers, just thought a lot of things were over priced for what they were.
I ended up buying mainly boring essentials like tape, ink, Glossy Accents...
However, I did get some gorgeous ribbon and ooh, ooh, look at my raven/crow stamp. Isn't he handsome? Apparently it's a new kind of silicone stamp that only needs minimal pressure for a perfect image. Ha! They haven't seen my awful stamping - we shall see.
I also received a free calligraphy text stamp on the Artistic Stamper stand because I spent over £40 there - they had my biggest spend! It's actually one I had been eyeing up on their site so am well chuffed with that, it will get used a lot! When I checked their site today - it's worth £5.75!
And... I did have one totally extravagant buy. It was one of those things, I kept drifting past the Scrap Revolution stand throughout the day, eyeing it up, making sure it was still there... trying to justify the price...
It's Huge! It's gorgeous! It's lime green! I love it. Finally, on our way out as I stopped once again to stroke it, Devvie said that some people spend more on a handbag they'll only use once and I would get tons of use out of this. And I will. Smart kid! So I handed over my £18.99 (Eek!) And I still love it! And I came home with around a third of the money I took. So that's gone back in the pot towards the October Knitting & Stitching show - which is supposed to be bigger, more varied - fabrics, clays, dolls etc... anyone been before?
We had a fabulous time. We've decided we definitely have to have more days out just her and I.
Thanks for stopping by :) No you can't have my shiny green tote thing!
Oh - I did get a couple of other bits but they are a surprise for my giveaway winner Virginia :) Maybe she'll let you see when she gets them!