Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Kokka: any size quilt; needs to be dropped off at the store by 4/30.
Lecien: can be new or very gently used; any type of fabrics can be used for the quilts, but they are requesting general sizes of approximately 40” by 45” for children and 50” by 60” for adults. Please pre-wash all quilts.
In addition, the "Teenies" crafting class for tweens and teens that is held here at the store every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30pm will be embellishing squares to be made into a quilt from Rock Paper Scissors. If you know a tween or teen that is interested in participating, the class is free this week and the group is loads of fun. Just call the store to sign up. Have a great afternoon and help someone on the other side of the world.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tuesday evening brings our always popular Sew Basics class where you can learn sewing machine basics, a a bit about tools and fabric, and be ready to tackle all those great sewing workshops we have on the schedule. This is a great foundation class.
Thursday bring the Laminated Apron class. Ever wonder how to work with the great laminated cottons in the store? Try this fabulous apron and take the mystery of the laminates away!
Call the store to sign up today. Class size is limited for all classes. Descriptions, costs and exact times for all classes are on our website (link to the left).
See you at class this week!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Well, really, Martha and the guests rocked the Martha Stewart Show but some crafty gals of Rock Paper Scissors were in the studio today to watch! Trains, planes and automobiles brought us to the city to participate in the audience for her live show. It aired today at 10:00am but will repeat tomorrow, 4/15, at 1:00pm on the Hallmark channel.
We had a blast! It was great just being together on a little adult "field trip" - how often do we all get to do that? There was no craftiness on the show today but we learned how to make engagement chicken, laughed at the front man, and got an inside look at how one of these shows is made.
... the sets were beautiful ......
... and the show was wonderful. It was all great fun and pretty amazing to watch Martha in action.
And the Craft Maven herself ....
... chatting with the audience at the end.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thank Martha, Anne Marie, Joey and the rest of the MS gang for a great morning!
Stop by the store this weekend as we immerse ourselves in the TV world once again as HGTV might be stopping by to film small portions of a design show. Smile for the camera!
'Til we meet again,
Thursday, April 7, 2011
We are so very happy to be carrying their new price-sensitive line, Nature's Walk. With rich, saturated colors and a grown-up feel to the design, these are sure to find their way into our top lists of favorites. Aren't these colors gorgeous!
their blog for loads of projects and inspiration, from beautiful pillows and quilts, to an Ikea lamp cover and the too-stinkin' cute Mr. Fox. And keep scrolling until you find the heart shaped pillow. My "Boy Toy" received one for Valentine's Day and absolutely loves it. Who said the cobbler's husband has no shoes? This would make a great gift card holder all year long. It was perfect to run up in a short time!
Keep an eye out for their new fabric line, Cut Out and Keep, featuring the same great price-sensitive organic cotton and low impact dyes - this time with the gorgeous designs of South African artist and illustrator Heather Moore. It will be shipping mid-April and we hope to have it soon after!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Art Gallery's byline is "Feel the Hand" and you really should. They have one of the most beautiful hands in regular weight cotton. Their fabric is perfect for clothing, crafting, light home dec and quilting. With their rich, sumptuous colors, you will be sure to find a design for anything you want to do.
The trunk show showcases the Paradise collection and includes quilts, bags, pillows and the sassiest apron we have seen! Many of the patterns in the trunk show are available free (including the apron) from Pat Bravo's website. Be sure to check out this collection! I especially love the Firenze bag, perfect for spring wardrobes.
Stop in soon before the trunk show sadly returns for home!
Till next time,