CraftStylish Reports from CHA

CraftStylish Reports from CHA

So CraftStylish at CHA

comments (11) January 29th, 2009     

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erika_kern Erika Kern, contributor
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A close-up shot of one of the 350 magazines adorning the walls of the CraftStylish booth.
The CraftStylish booth in full bloom and full swing!
The quilted wall in detail.
CHA was so CraftStylish!
A close-up shot of one of the 350 magazines adorning the walls of the CraftStylish booth.

A close-up shot of one of the 350 magazines adorning the walls of the CraftStylish booth.

Photo: Erika Kern

Call me biased, but seriously, "Paris who?" When I got to CHA, the number one thing on my list was to see the booth that Michaela had been raving about for days! And it didn't disappoint! Not only was it full of many of my fellow bloggers, people I've long respected but never met in the real world, but it was also the prettiest, greenest booth I've ever seen. 

It's impressive enough when you hear that it's made of 350 magazines, but when you see it. . . woah. It stopped many a jaded convention attendee in his/her tracks. All the folks who built the booth should be awful proud. It was a great example of the kind of community thinking that makes this place so great!

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Love_it writes: All things old become new again. When I was a kid we would make lavish christmas trees out of old Reader's Digests and decorate them for home and school. They were beautiful. Never would of guessed the christmas trees were old mags.

Fantastic! Booth Idea.
Posted: 2:15 pm on February 1st
geraniumkiss writes: That wall is spectacular!
I'm so glad you will be posting more about it.
I could really see three in a row on a wall, or two and two square.

I don't think I would ever be so ambitious as you were.
Just gorgeous.

I think, if I'm remembering clearly, that I have seen an artist somewhere in my websurfing who does altered books/paper sculptures and had something like this done as well- unless it was another person who had them all in white.

Well, anyway, simply stupendous!
thanks for posting it.
Posted: 6:18 pm on January 30th
MichaelaMurphy writes: Hi I Am Susan, What a great idea--duh! After working with over three hundred and fifty of them I can now call myself an expert:)
Let me gather my pics and whip up something--I will try and post it next week.
Thanks for the idea.
Michaela
Posted: 3:16 pm on January 30th
I_am_Susan writes: So is there a tutorial somewhere for making those diamonds? I really like them.
Posted: 1:07 pm on January 30th
FaveCrafts writes: Wow. I'm so impressed with that booth.
Posted: 12:54 pm on January 30th
crafty_gal writes: It was so great to meet you Erika!!! Thank you so much for all your help at the show :)
Posted: 9:48 am on January 30th
2manyideas writes: This pictures of the booth just underscore the fact that Craftstylish is an awesome website full of awesomely creative people! I'm glad to be a part of this family! Now I can sit my Jeff "Waste" can made of magazines in a room with a wall decorated with the stack of magazines I've folded to look like your booth! How fun is that! Kudos!! :-)
Posted: 8:43 pm on January 29th
pjinomaha writes: Wow! What a wall!
Posted: 6:52 pm on January 29th
Jen_W writes: Ditto on everything Erika said. And I'm so glad she got some beauty shots of the amazing wall. It totes blew my mind.
Posted: 5:50 pm on January 29th
Not_So_Plain_Jane writes: Hi Erika, I met you for a second at CHA and you were making a portrait that was just awesome!!! Craft on sister--you are the real deal.
Posted: 5:34 pm on January 29th
MichaelaMurphy writes: Thanks Erika, it was a little sad taking the wall down after the show yesterday but seeing your pics make me re-proud!
Posted: 5:00 pm on January 29th
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