We arrived in the afternoon and after finding our condo and going grocery shopping, we ventured to the Santa Monica Pier:
Started off in the Los Angeles Garment District looking for fabric for Brenna's comforter ---- imagine about 40 shops in a 3 block area that all look like this:
Then we ventured to the city of Orange to do some antique shopping and eat at our favorite BBQ restaurant. We had a little bit of mayhem....
But then we topped it off with a cupcake ---- even a happy birthday to me cupcake! (thanks, Ms. Sherry!)
We had a full day of classes --- Marah Johnson, Jenni Bowlin, and many other fabulous teachers. I don't have anyfun pics of class day --- but I have some fun projects to share and I learned some fun new techniques!
The first day of CHA and it is chaos on the floor. So many people and some many things --- and let me tell you.... not enough time. It was go go go from 7am till 9pm and I don't have any pictures to show for it! But I do have my favorite paper line to share with you:
Ahh....Crate Paper. You have my heart. This is my favorite paper line of the show, the Toy Box Collection. Look at these fun chipboard shapes:
This was kind of fun....seeing my stuff up in the booths: