|I was quite excited about this "festival". This is from the webpage: "
your ticket to 'free'…
seminars by artists, designers & tv hosts, industry expert how-to demos, mini hands-on workshops, make 'n take projects, interactive in-booth activities, creative industry trends, jewellery making & embellishment tips, fashion & couture sewing techniques, scrapbooking & paper arts how-tos, decorating & design ideas, dazzling & inspiring displays, and a chance to win exciting door prizes"
I went on two different days, Friday and Saturday. I only saw two make 'n take projects. Many of the booths look as though they had seen one trade show too many. I was expecting fresh and new ideas; but all I saw were tired and stale projects and vendors. I love all crafts...I couldn't find anything of interest! I was hoping for new yarn, fabric, patterns, ideas...anything.
I drove from Michigan by myself (my friend was unable to come at the last minute). So, for $120 hotel/night, $63 to fill up my van, and $30 for tickets, I could have gotten some nice yarn and stayed home.