Monday, February 6, 2012

Spectacular Sights from Winter CHA

My report from Winter CHA is going to be a little bit different this year. Instead of giving you a blow by blow description of the all the new products that were released, I'm going to share photos a couple of spectacular things I saw.

At the DCWV booth, the theme was "Grow Your Creativity" and to support the theme they had "planted" a garden of very exotic trees: real trees that were cut down and decorated in Utah before being transported to CHA in California. They are truly amazing and the photos barely do them justice.

Firstly, the Scrap Tree with everything handmade from paper.
It features butterflies, flowers, leaves and beautiful bird cages.

Look at the spectacular peacock which proudly sits at the foot of the tree. And yes, it too is handcrafted from paper!

The Home Decor Tree features mirrors, wired flowers and other embellishments from the home decor range.

And the third tree is the bead tree.
Glass balls filled with jewellery decorate the tree and strands of beads hang from the branches. Here's a close up of the trunk detail.
There were many more incredible scenes at this booth which I didn't photograph but it deservedly won the Best Booth award.

The second thing which caught my eye was this fantastical wool felt dress at the Lion Yarn booth. Isn't it amazing?

When I first saw this dress from the distance, I thought it was bleached coral but on closer inspection you can see that it is made of hand felted leaves.
A truly spectacular dress, if ever I saw one!

One of the fun things at the show is that you get to be hands doing Make and Takes so I'll be back later in the week to share some of those.

'Til next time.....

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Elaine. The trees looked even more spectacular in real life!

  2. Wow, how inspiring it all must have been! I love those trees.

    And how much time would have gone into making that dress?....I made a felted hat once and couldn't believe how long it took, nor how tired my arms were at the end, LOL!

    Thanks for the pics Mylene. =)

  3. I took some close ups of the embellishment on the trees but they turned out a little on the blurry side. I wish I could show you how awesomely decorated they were.
    I understand that felting thing.... it's really hard work. I much prefer needle felting to wet felting!


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