Thursday, June 26, 2008

Toddler Bib

Check out this new sample toddler bib. Choose from a variety of different patterns and cross stitch your child's name on the front!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lemonade Concert & Art Fair

On Thursday, June 26th, St. Cloud State will be hosting the annual Lemonade Concert & Art Fair. Click here for more details.
Here is a schedule of Thursday's Events:
Art and Craft Fair: 11am-9pm.
Little Lemons Art and Entertainment Area: 11am-6pm
on the south side of Stewart Hall.
Concert featuring Tonic Sol Fa and special guest Robert Robinson: 12pm.
Granite City Days Opening Ceremony: 7pm
on the Atwood Mall featuring the Mayor's Rock-on Awards and musician Robert Robinson.
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Concert: 8pm
on the Atwood Mall featuring the World Premiere of Ginny's Serenade.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Caught up in Stitches

Here's a few great new samples from Eileen (in the Fabrics Department.) She used some of our new dishtowels and the Caught Up In Stitches Pattern: "Bird Tales." They turned out adorable and it only took her about an hour to make each towel!
Brenda did these two adorable samples. It's a very creative idea too.

Supplies: a glass block, vinyl rub-on (of your choice), glass marbles/gems, Envirotex, string of lights.

Directions: Apply rub-on to front of the block (follow directions in rub-on package.) Lay glass block on its side (face down). Place glass marbles or gems along the bottom (on what will be the front of the block.) Pour Envirotex over the top of the marbles/gems (follow the directions on Envirotex package.) This mixture must lay flat for 48-72 hours. Once it's dry- place string of lights inside of block & enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Dishtowel Purse Pattern

Check out this adorable new sample that was made the other day! It's a really cute idea that you could customize for yourself. Here's a project sheet on how to make one of your own.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Fabric Samples

We just got in some new fabric samples!
Take a look:

Scrapbooking Bracelets

Check out these new scrapbooking bracelet samples (and the supplies to make them):

Webkinz July Pet of the Month

Hey we just got in the new Webkinz Pet of the Month "Cheeky Monkey."
Check out this picture.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

All Seasonal Items 75% off!!

Great news everybody: all of the Spring Seasonal Items in the store are now 75% off or more! Starting today, you can buy that garden statue, gazebo, bird feeder or whatever item you've had your eye on-and save 75%. Stop in now for the best selection- because (as John likes to say) "When it's gone, It's gone!"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Heartfelt Gifts

Leah just crochet another adorable sample! She used Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn and got the pattern from the book "Vanna's Choice Heartfelt Gifts." Check it out.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mark it on your Calendars!

Card Chaos class is on June 17th. Check out these rockin' awesome cards that you can make all in one night! You may sign up for classes at the customer service desk, or call 320-654-0907. Cost for the class is $12.

Crazy Clay Pot Crafts


Kids will love decorating their own clay pots. Not only do they come in various sizes but they can be easily painted and are versatile enough to be used all year. Kids can let their imaginations run wild making frog ponds, thank-you flower pots and Christmas crafts. Check out the project sheets for a list of supplies and easy to follow directions.


Check out this project sheet for making paper Pom-Poms. They are great for hanging above tables, used as decorations at weddings or for a girl's room. The light tissue paper catches the light and brightens up any room.

Monday, June 9, 2008

New Samples!

Jan is the sample-making-queen! She just dropped of a few new projects she just finished. The first is a cross stitched sippie cup. The pattern is provided when you purchase the cup, or you can make up your own design. The other samples are tea-towels. She used the pattern "Tea-Time Appliques." All that is required to make this adorable project is: a tea towel, fabric of your choice, Wonder Under, and thread!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Listen for us on the Radio!

Today from 4:00-6:00 p.m. we will be on the radio! Spirit 92.9 will be broadcasting live from Crafts Direct. Tune in today.

Save an extra 20% with the Bag Sale!

June 6th, 7th and 8th we are having a Bag Sale at Craft Direct. This means that if you bring in your own bag you can receive and extra 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE! (and don't worry- you don't have to actually fit everything you buy inside the bag: feel free to fill up a whole cart, or even a trailer.) Check out all the details here.

Everyone needs a Teddy Bear!

Here's another adorable sample that was just made: The pattern is called "Bear Hugs" and comes from the Homespun Hugs & Calico Kisses pattern line. I love how it turned out, and you could customize it with your own colors to make it match your decor.

Beautiful New Sample

Hello! Hello! I had to share this new sample with you all. Leah in the Fabrics Department just finished this beautiful shawl/wrap. She used the new "Naturally Caron Country Yarn." I love the color she chose: Ocean Spray. And the great thing is that the pattern is free. Stop by the Caron Yarn endcap at the back of aisle 28 to pick up your own pattern & yarn today!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Father's Day is June 15th

Still need a Father's Day gift.....We've got an idea for you: why not make him a stepping stone. We have lots of different style kits to choose from and you can personalize them any way you want. It's a fun and easy project for the whole family. Check out these samples that a few employees at the store made.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Reserve the Classroom today!

Need a place to work on your craft projects with your friends and family? The Crafts Direct classroom can be reserved for free just by calling us and scheduling a day. The classroom is a creative space where you can finish up all those old craft projects. There are four large table set up with 18 chairs- got a bigger group: we can add more chairs. The great thing is if you're working on a project and run out of one item- it's not a problem-cause you're at Crafts Direct & you can just go buy it! I used the classroom last week with some friends & we had so much fun that we ended up reserving it for the next day too!