There is always quite a buzz around the Lady Sew And Sew stand and this time was no exception as we had Freespirit fabric designer Nel Whatmore and The Great British Sewing Bee's contestant Stuart Hillard in residence and a visit on the Saturday from Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer.
There are two sides to the Lady Sew And Sew stand - my side where we sell Sizzix Big Shots, notions, fusibles, waddings, interfacings and all sorts of fabrics, kits and bundles.
And the other side which is pretty much a wall of Freespirit fabric run in conjunction with Coats in the UK. Whereas I am limited to wearing a pale blue Sizzix shirt over black, the Coats crew tend to wear dresses made from Freespirit fabrics which really brightens up their side of the stand.
The highlights of the shows are always for me the people I get to chat on the stand and the people I work with during the weekend. But for this show, the extra special highlight of the whole weekend for me was that Ally Pally is around the corner from my sister's house so I was able to walk "home" each night and sit chatting and laughing with her and her four wonderful daughters, one of whom came along to the show on the Sunday morning.
Hope to see you there next year!