Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cake International and Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Upcoming Shows

Something for the UK peeps today - Cake International, the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show and Simple Christmas are coming to the NEC Birmingham soon.
I've been attending the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show at the NEC Birmingham for the last few years and like to share with you all the lovely things I've seen, but it actually makes sense to talk about it before it happens in case you fancy popping along. Plus I have a fab 2 for 1 ticket offer for you.

The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show and Simple Christmas are on from Thursday 2nd November until Sunday 5th and the Cake International show joins them from Friday 3rd, again until the 5th.
The Cake International show sounds amazing, apparently there is going to be a life size wedding dress cake and a War Horse cake on display as well as a Snow White exhibition, loads of competition cakes to see and masses of places to buy up cake decorating and baking supplies. 
I remember a couple of years ago spending ages looking at all the stunning competition cakes with this Star Wars/Bake Off one being my favourite. 
The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft is a mass of loveliness with stalls to buy things that you really "need" coving all types of crafts, as well as workshops and demonstrations.
Simply Christmas is a giant Craft Fair, with lots of unique handmade items for sale. As I have the grand total of 1 Christmas gift sorted I am going to take the chance to get my Christmas shopping on! 
Entry to one show gets you entry to them all, although they are separate shows they all lead in from one to another so you can wander freely between them. 
You can read my highlights of similar past show here and here to get a feel for what to expect:
Receive 2 for 1 on tickets to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts with Simply Christmas taking place at the NEC from 2 – 5 November.

To take advantage of this special ticket offer visit and use code OV80 when purchasing or call 01425 277 988 to book.  
Terms and conditions for buy one get one free tickets

  • Phone lines open 9am-5pm Monday –Thursday9am-4.30pm Friday.
  • Standard tariffs apply. 
  • This offer is for advance, 1 day tickets only and is valid until Monday 30 October 2017, it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an Adult (otherwise £6).
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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.


  1. This looks like such fun! I wish I could attend.

  2. I used to love going to this event but sadly can no longer cope with crowds of people but your walk through the displays has brightened my day.

    1. It can get pretty crowded, you will have to enjoy it vicariously through me! I will share photos after the event of course, I'll try to include links to stall holders websites too, for online retail therapy!

  3. My daughters at Uni in Birmingham, so next year I'm hoping to come down for this, I've just been down for Sew Brum and couldn't do both!


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