Here is the picture you all want to see... as you see, I bought one or two bits and pieces.
Lots of stencils, lots of ribbons, some stamps, (and yes, some are Christmas!) some things to alter and so on...
Lucy wanted to know if it was worth going - I hope this isn't too late for you only I have only just seen your comment on the last post, Lucy.
I would say, yes. Although several traders who normally go, weren't there (no Craftwork Cards, no Ali-Craft) but lots of good ones (as you can see!) were there!
I don't know how you are travelling but if you're going by train good luck with Reading it's chaos! If you're driving then you should be fine.
The crowds were much smaller than usual, and because there were less stands, there was lots more room to look round. It depends what kind of things you really like - but from my haul you can see the kind of things there were there.. The only people who had any Paperartsy stuff were Snazzy's who had a few of the JoFY stamps, but nothing more.
The journey home was a complete nightmare - I forgot to keep an eye on the time and missed the one train an hour back at 3.15, so had to wait an hour.... luckily there is a shelter to wait in, on the Reading direction platform but it was a long old wait! The train from Reading to Paddington was ok (air conditioning working for one thing!) but the tube across London to Victoria was beset by problems because Victoria underground was shut due to a person falling under a train - so I had to get off the tube at Sloane Square and find my way to Victoria on foot - with a group of other people, we followed the maps at bus stops and so on. Luckily it's only about 10 minutes to walk. (still very hot though!)
Finally got to Victoria about 6.30 and home an hour later..... just think, if I'd made the 3.15 train I could have avoided all that hassle (assuming the tube was ok still then) but there you go....
Just need some energy to play tomorrow, now!! Hope this helps, Lucy, if you see it before you go, and if you do, have fun!!