|Let's just say I hit my step goal every day at the show!|
|Yup, a legit bus route!|
The show floor is massive (enough to have its own bus route!!), and many of the booths were quite elaborate. It reminded me a lot of H+H Cologne in that regard, along with the cool gathering places and lounges throughout the show floor.
|Love this balloon display in the 3M booth.|
|The prize-winning Sizzix booth|
|Don't you want to hang out here?|
|Or here?? (You can paint rocks!!)|
What struck me most was the amount of cross-pollination I saw - a knitted cake, cute alpaca and llama displays, and pom poms everywhere.
|Pom Poms in the Crate Paper Booth|
|Also in the Crate Paper booth - they get me!|
|Knitted Cake in the Satin Ice booth|
|These were pretty cool, I wish I had written down the name of this booth (oops!)|
|Lion Brand Booth|
|Zen Yarn Garden|
|Amigurumi in the Hoooked booth|
My company, Stitchcraft Marketing, had a booth where I was dispensing advice all weekend long:
|Sure, take the photo on the day you're too lazy to wash your hair....|
Plus, the craft supplies available now are SO much cooler than I remember them being! There are a ton of inks, paints, and varnishes that do the most amazing things (and I believe that I saw mess-free glitter in the Plaid Craft booth, if that's something you're into).
|Glitter Unicorns in the Plaid Crafts booth|
Llama party in the Fuji Film booth, which a coworker had spotted on Instagram prior to the show and alerted me to. Now my cute little llama is sitting on my desk and I just love him!
|Apparently this is called "assemblage," for anyone keeping track.|
No matter what show I go to, apparently stuff is going to come home with me. I was trying really hard NOT to bring anything home, but there were several very nice people who insisted on gifting me samples and I just couldn't say no. I'm excited to try out the t-shirt yarn (most likely in some weaving projects!), and the washi tapes are already in use. I'll be saving the printed duct tape for shipping Christmas presents this year (so much more festive than regular packing tape!!) and as previously noted, the Holster is already in use. I may even dust off my apron and try my hand at some fancy cupcakes with the fondant sample from Satin Ice.
I would love to return to this show, it was super fun and very inspiring. Although Creativation is closed to the public, they did announce a new show for this fall that anyone can attend called In The MKNG. If you live in the northeast, it might be worth checking out!