So the big industry trade show known as CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) is this weekend and there is so much going on! If you are in the trade and will be attending the big show down at the Los Angeles Convention Center please come by the Craftside (also known as Quayside Publishing Group and Walter Foster Publishing) booth #323 for all these amazing author make and takes.
Click on the image to enlarge and print out so you can plan all your fun. Or just come by the booth #323 and grab a schedule. And if you drop your name into the hat, you will be entered to win free books!
Also, do you make handbags and want to get them some exposure? Check out this ABC News video that includes information and tips on entering the 5th Annual Independent Handbag Awards (totally free!) with Emily Blumenthal, author of the upcoming book Handbag Designer 101.
Pop on over to The Handbag Designer 101 website for all the entry info.
Deadline for Entry: April 30th, 2011
And to wrap up this fun Monday post, I bring you crafty links:
Mixed Media Artist
Give your photos a delightful old-fashioned look, while still keeping the color!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
See how to make a flattened coil and recycled sweater bound journal inspired by the book Creative Bloom.
About Family Crafts
The current make-it-over craft challenge is all about making Valentine card and treat holders. Do you have a favorite to share?
Aileen has a new product announcement and giveaway!
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses some free digital files to create new cards.
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy's done some crafty Valentine's shopping, wee!
Cross Stitch at About.com
The road to success is not an easy path, but the journey is certainly worth it. Stitch the free Road to Success Sampler as a colorful reminder.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Have you ever crafted by camplight? Come on a crafting adventure with Eileen.
Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Learn how to make custom handcrafted ear wires in this week's video on demand for JTV's Jewel School!
And last but not least, another FABULOUS book and fabric giveaway over at Sew Retro along with a Q & A with Anna Maria Horner.