Thanks for popping in. Busy day at the office here. Dave and I are attending the Creative World Trade Show in Frankfurt at the end of the month, so there are quite a few boxes to tick. Show Registration – tick. 3-day passes – tick. Flights – tick. Hotel – tick. All done! Well chuffed with myself. Hahahaha! If we get to Frankfurt on the right day, have a hotel room 3 minutes walk from the Conference Centre, AND they let us in – it’ll be impressive! Otherwise, I’ll send you a postcard from wherever we do rock up!!
The Creative Show is the BIG ONE. We have exhibited there in the past, but to be honest, since BREXIT, doing business in Europe has been nothing short of a massive headache. BREXIT put the knife in, and COVID twisted it. We managed to relocate Pergamano to England – not without a great deal of expense and stress, and since that debacle, we have focussed primarily on the home front. We’re not empire builders, never were. But we’re not blinkered either. This time we are just going to walk the show, hook up with a few suppliers, look up a few old ones, see what’s out there, what’s trending – and have a weekend in Germany! We think it’s important to see what’s trending, and where the craft market is headed in general. Frankfurt is a perfect platform for that. I wonder who we’ll bump into!
In the meantime, and much much closer to home, we’re in full preparation and production here, for tomorrow’s brilliant ODS. What a great idea our Jazz had here!
Paul will be showcasing a really intelligent collection of Groovi plates, which Jazz has designed to compliment our Groovi Picot dies…
One Day Special – Wednesday 6pm & 9pm, Thursday 10am & 2pm
A collection of 4 A4sq Groovi plates
Perfect for all year round! They each contain an alphabet – and they just happen to work perfectly with our Picot Dies!
Here is some inspiration from the design team
The plates are excellent even if you don’t have the dies. But many of you do. Either way, these will really breathe fresh ideas into your parchment art.
Right. I must be off. I also wanted to let you know that our SHAC get together on Thursday evening this week is on Friday evening at 7pm instead. Sorry about that, but Dave got us tickets ages ago, for a really cool music gig on Thursday evening, and it slipped my mind.
Barb x x x