CraftStylish Reports from CHA

CraftStylish Reports from CHA

Making It Pretty at CHA

comments (2) January 30th, 2009     

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Claudine Hellmuth shows all the cool things you can use to make collages at the Ranger booth.
Claudine Hellmuth makes lovely collages at the Ranger booth.
Sarah Hodson wowed us with her booth  made entirely of cardboard.
Sarah Hodson wowed us with her booth made entirely of cardboard.
I totally loved these cute handmade vignettes at Sassfras Lass.
I totally loved these cute handmade vignettes at Sassfras Lass.
I totally loved these cute handmade vignettes at Sassfras Lass.
Claudine Hellmuth shows all the cool things you can use to make collages at the Ranger booth.

Claudine Hellmuth shows all the cool things you can use to make collages at the Ranger booth.

Photo: Kayte Terry

Back when I was a visual manager at Anthropologie, we used to say that our jobs were all about "making the pretty." Our eyes were carefully trained to see little bits of handmade loveliness and simple beauty everywhere we went, and I'm still always on the lookout for beautiful vignettes and displays.

Having spent four days at CHA, one of the biggest craft shows in the world, I couldn't help but notice how uncrafty a lot of the booths were. It's hard to get pumped up about new craft products and techniques when you're walking through a convention center looking at one boring corporate booth after another. You've already seen our (oh-so-crafty) booth, but here are a few of my other favorite moments from CHA—these people really knew how to "make the pretty."

 

 

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sassycrafter writes: I loved Sarah's booth too. Here's another shot of it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sassycrafter/3227550626/
Posted: 1:00 pm on February 13th
elbowyoyo writes: Wow . . . that cardboard dress is beyond cool!
Posted: 9:58 pm on January 30th
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