Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quilt Donations to Japan

Both Lecien and Kokka, two Japanese fabric companies that we work with, are collecting quilts to distribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  If you would like to contribute a quilt to this effort, please drop them off at Rock Paper Scissors and we will take care of shipping them to California.  Lecien and Kokka are then shipping them to Japan where they will be distributed to the earthquake survivors.

Here are the details from the two specific companies:

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

Spring Classes Start This Week!

We are excited to be starting classes again on Tuesday, April 19th!  We have had our brief time off and are ready to go with a collection of new and old favorite workshops!

Kicking off the week, we have the Pillow Whisper class running on Tuesday morning and Thursday evening.  Join us in making these ever versatile envelope style pillows - with the Rock Paper Scissors twist!

Jen will be starting up the Big Kids program again making these oh-so-cool paper beads!  Kids ages 6-9 can twirl paper and come up with uber cool jewelry!

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.

Wednesday morning kicks off the 2-day Twirly Skirt workshop.  Is this skirt too stinkin' cute or what?  We love it - easy to make and the perfect amount of twirl.  Make one for your favorite girl sizes 2-6.  If you need another size, just call the store and we will figure out if we can do it.

What is the Beading answer????  At Rock Paper Scissors, the answer to our beading questions is ... Anne Sailer!!  We are so happy to have Anne back again to teach You Rock the Basics - a perfect intro course to beading, design, stringing, crimping and all sorts of great stuff.  Grab your beads and a clasp, we supply wire and crimps.  Walk out with a necklace or bracelet and the knowledge to make so much more!

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! 

Rounding out the week is our always popular Mini Books series with Aubrey, who has just returned from a fabulous vacation.  This week, learn to make these super cute little photo stream boxes.  Perfect for gifts or that great series of little photos!

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

We Rocked The MarthaStewart Show Today!!!!

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 gals were ready ...

... 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

Organics Rock!

We just love Cloud 9 fabrics - and not just because they are Jersey girls.  The hand of their fabric, coupled with fabulous designs and their mission for an environmentally better world, just makes them tops in our book. 

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!

You have to check out 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!

Chat soon,


Friday, April 1, 2011

Art Gallery Trunk Show

Gracing the center of the store is a beautiful trunk show with all sorts of samples from the Paradise collection from Art Gallery! 

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.

We also carry the Filligree collection and just a little bit left of the Sugar collection.  We have lovely little fat quarter packs from Sugar that are a perfect add to your stash or for those little projects. Arriving last week was the brand new Bazaar Style with their Moroccan influence - and that fab peacock color that is a favorite of ours.  We are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Bohemian collection in April, with rich purples and deep mustards, paisleys, bold florals and a few pretty floral sprig patterns.  Lastly, we also carry a wonderful selection of Pat's patterns.

Stop in soon before the trunk show sadly returns for home!

Till next time,