make a bib necklace

Yesterday at the Craft and Hobby Association Winter Trade Show, I got to walk the floor and see a bunch of cool new products, and I even got to do a couple make and take projects like this bib necklace kit. It was fun to get crafty after a few days of walking and talking.

paper dress  runway at cha

The LA Convention center is so huge! I have only seen about half of the exhibits so far and I have been here for 2 days. Today’s my last day to get it all in, but I probably won’t be able to. There are so many cool things to see, and a ton of eye-catching displays. These paper gowns were fabulous.

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Paper dress ruffles

This is a close up of the ruffles on one of the dresses on the runway. The papers are beautifully patterned and foil stamped. Of course, the dresses were for display only – no wearing these paper dresses!

CHA Pantone Paint

One of my favorite booths was the Pantone paint booth. They had super cool Pantone swatch folding chairs, and I was lucky enough to snag a gift bag in Honeysuckle (color of the year!).

I want to tell you more and share more photos, but I have to get ready to go again. I’ll be updating my Twitter (@dollarcraft) in real time today with photos.