January and February are typically the busiest months of the year for the life of a craft designer in the UK. Stitches, the nicknames for the Craft, Hobby and Stitch Trade show at the NEC takes place in the middle of February and prep for it takes a big chunk of my time. I have been demonstrating there since 2006 so its been a while.
This year though we had also Paperworld or Creativeworld as the section where all the craft companies were at. And because it was at the end of January it meant that most of deadlines were brought up by a few weeks.
It was great seen my two of my new Sizzix collections - Fresh (Spring, available right now) and Winter Moments (Christmas, available from July I think!) - for this year was huge milestone for me. I made apost with more photos over at the Sizzix blog.
I still have loads to do in the two short weeks till Stitches, so off I go and finish them off.