Thursday, February 14

Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Shows

This is one of my ultimate dreams as a crafter.  I hope one day I can attend the CHA Trade Show and see the latest trends and products in the craft market.  Only yesterday, they ended the 3-day Winter CHA in Anaheim CA, where my parents live.  I so wish I was there!  But of course, this trade show is not like other trade shows where anybody can just walk in and take a look.  You have to have and prove you have a craft and hobby related business to be able to attend the trade show.  And there are certain dollar amounts of income required as a minimum.  I guess, it will take a long time before I'm even qualified. 

So for people like us who are at the end of the "craft chain", who just buys products in retail and indulges in our own little craft corner or craft room, all we can do for now is drool.  I guess there's nothing wrong with that.  We'll see these new products sooner or later.  And we'll have those products in our hands one way or another.

Without further ado, let's indulge ourselves in the photos from the latest Winter CHA.  Special thanks to Miranda of Lifetime Moments for posting photos in their message board.  Click HERE to see photos from different manufacturers.

By the way, the next CHA Trade Show will be in Illinois in July.

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