After exchanging Valentines gifts on Saturday morning Hubs and the guys set out for a session playing on their bikes, whilst I finished off packing my overnight bag for my trip up to the Midlands.
The guys all arrived back at base very dirty, but happy, and waved me off as I started out on my journey "home".
It was good to spend some time with my Mom - she cooked my favourite meal which we ate whilst putting the worlds to rights.
I was up bright and early on Sunday morning as I was heading over to the NEC to spend the day walking the aisles of the show with Anna.
The show was a lot smaller than in previous years - a sure sign of the times I fear :(
There were some great textile booths and I came away brimming with ideas for a variety of uni assignments I have lined up for the coming year.
It was good to meet up with Tami and Adam from Prima who were there with a selection of the new fabric blooms....which I adore and cant wait to play with.
My fav from the show had to be the new Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts - which are so much nicer in real life. I loved the die cut sheets - so quirky and great for whimsical pages. The background sheets kinda remind of the Kraft range from Scenic Route....which is one of my all time loves.
I also loved the Hello Kitty range from Sizzix - really girlie and fun.
As we were leaving the show I had to stop off and have a little play with the new Ranger Fillable Pens as these are wonderful to use on Prima's Transparency Paintables. Sir Tim was his usual jovial self and I managed to snap a piccie of Anna and him together as he thinks the Bad Girls have serious talent :D
As I was making my way home from the show last night, this weeks Pencil Lines Sketch went live.
I used all Scenic Route product to create my page - which was one of my Valentine gifts for Hubs
The guys are on half term from school this week which means I have the pleasure of taking on the role of chief referee!
Have fun and thanks for dropping by.