Welcome to our very first blog entry! We have decided to bring this blog to you, our very loyal fans, customers and exhibitors, so you can get a glimpse of what really goes on behind the scenes at ICHF Events.
We’ve had a super busy week in the ICHF offices, as final preparations for the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show at Westpoint, Exeter are well underway! We have a variety of exciting features in store for you this year, notably the capsule collection of Downton Abbey costumes from the first series. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you may have noticed how Downton Abbey fever has truly swept the nation! Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and co have captured our hearts with the passions, scandals and conflicts of a vanishing class system in Edwardian Britain, cementing the TV show as one of the country’s best loved costumes dramas. And, with the second series starting this Sunday, (Downton Abbey AND X-Factor – we love you ITV1!) there’s no better opportunity to see these exquisite costumes in all their glory!
The Chilterns Craft Show & the Weald of Kent Craft Show Report
For those of you who came to one (or both!) of our outdoor craft shows, we hope you had a fabulous time! There was an abundance of arts and crafts on offer from hundreds of exhibitors, plus plenty of exciting features, workshops and demonstrations to keep the family entertained, including Birds of Prey displays and the irresistible Good Food Live Area. As always, Linden Lady proved very popular with visitors with her sumptuous selection of handmade chocolates!
Despite the varying forecasts, we managed to escape the majority of bad weather, apart from a couple of on-off days of rain at Stonor Park. Not that this dampened spirits! Visitors arrived in their droves throughout both long weekends, and when the sun did decide to grace us with its presence, it was like a gorgeous summer’s day.
Amongst all the preparation for the upcoming shows, these last few weeks have also seen an influx of cakes and treats appear in ICHF’s kitchen! Birthdays, show successes, the opening of a letter – you name it, we’ve celebrated it! Well, it’s not like you need an excuse to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake is it?
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We hope you have a fun and creative weekend!
The ICHF Team x