Melbourne was a fantastic destination. The convention centre is a superb location as we had tons of room and a variety of "spaces" to be in. We had some really fun classes - they are designed to be educational for business/demonstrators, but I can tell you that I laughed so hard you'd would've thought I was attending a comedy festival!!! On the flip side, there was a lot of sharing and some really personal moments that meant even the toughest ladies had to wipe a tear from their eyes. Those of you who know me well would also know I'm a soft touch so I sniffled a bit more than most!
Trace and I were fortunate to have booked a great hotel 5 mins walk from the centre - fab to get a bit of exercise and see the city. We ate some wonderful food, sampled some lovely wine and received amazing service from the locals.
Anyway, enough chitchat. Check out some pics........
|Catching up with Shelli - always a delight. May she live forever!|
|So thrilled to be here. Trace and I are wearing the swaps I made - giant flower brooches.|
|OMG look at the line for Memento Mall|
|Samples on display in Memento Mall - cute frame idea|
|Centre stage in the theatre. I'm sharing what I love with you all!|
|Giant paper flowers - Memento Mall again.|
|General Session theatre - great set up SU, so comfy!|
|Wearing our SU scarves....well, if you've got it, you've got to flaunt it right?!|
|Waiting for our first general session to start. Sorry, whoever took the pic must've had wine with lunch!!|
|Anna is one of my friends from QLD - first met last year at Conv in Sydney and this sweet lady makes Cards for the troops.|
|Ok, so Trace is having a love affair with a stamp - this is the giant stage version.....will it be in the upcoming IB&C she wonders....drooling!|
|Swaps Galore......these are from Regionals 2010 & Convention 2011. These crafters are talented. I take my hat off to every one of you........giggle, my swaps are up there too!!|
Next year we are off to Canberra..........why don't you come along? Ask me how, and no, you don't have to be a demonstrator. It's for friends too you know?!
Got to go prep for a class now, so I'll pop back tomorrow with some close ups of swaps.
Thanks for looking!