Thursday, August 28, 2008


Jenna (from the Fabrics Department) just dropped off this super-cute "Ribbon Memo Board"

It's a fun and very easy craft project that will help organize clutter, while serving as a decoration at the same time! The board would make a great "message center" for notes & lists, or a picture holder/decoration for your room.

Click here to download the project sheet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yarn Organizer!

One of my favorite blogs is Craft:, also called Craftzine. They post many different ideas and one recent post was a yarn organizer using magazine holders. I thought this was a great way to organize yarn (if you have the space), because you are able to see what you have. Check it out here

Events & Classes

We are in the process of up dating the events section on our website. We have been busy lining up instructors and have scheduled some classes. Here are a few we will be offering and be sure to check our events schedule on our website

We are going to be offering a Beading 101 & Beading 201 classes. I am very excited about these classes, as the instructor is very talented and is passionate about beading. I will post pictures of what will be made in class once the samples are done.

Have you been wanting to learn what the Cricut machine is and all that it can do? You need to sign up for our Cricut 101 class. Our knowledgable instructor will cover the basics and the differences of the Cricut Personal Cutter and Cricut Expression. We also scheduled a Cricut 201 class. For those who have worked with the Cricut machine and are interested in learning more about the Cricut Design Studio Software, using the markers and the jukebox.

A new class that we are offering is Mini Book Club. Each month will we be offering a different mini book, that will include all sorts of mediums. They are quick & easy, adorable and make great gifts. September's Mini Book Club theme is "Summer Captured". Check out the how cute it is.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Art Chair Auction & Social

Crafts Direct is sponsoring this chair that will be auctioned off Saturday, September 20th. It is all part of the grand opening celebration for the new St. Cloud Library. The chair we have, is done by an area artist, Mary Wolke. The book Mary selected that inspired the painting of the chair is "The Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle. I think she did an outstanding job. Here's a link that gives you a little more information about the auction and social . So if you come in shopping, between now and September 15th, be sure to stop and check out the chair and grab a bookmark that list all the grand opening festivities.

Classes This Fall!

After being on maternity leave for 3 months I am back & very excited to get to work. I am hoping we can offer more classes here at Crafts Direct this fall. I need a little feed back from you, our customer on what you would like to see offered. What you want to learn, or make. I would LOVE to hear from you, so please leave a comment.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weekly Ads

There are now three ways get your copy of the weekly ads for Crafts Direct:

1) In-Store - We always have copies of the current ad available when you walk into our store.

2) Online - Check the "Current Ad" section of our website to view this week's ad. Or you can sign up for our e-mail list & have that ad e-mailed out to you each week.

3) St. Cloud Times - We are now inserting our ad in the Times on Sundays! Keep your eyes peeled on August 17th for the Fall Preview Ad.

Get inspired!

We have just added some new project sheets to the website (including this bracelet)

Some of the new sheets are:
Triple Strand Bracelet & Earring Set
Fleur De Lis Braceclet
Black Diamond Bangle Earrings & Bracelet
Mona Lisa Necklace & Bracelet
Sea Life Bracelet
Painter Hats
Ribbon Organizers
Candy Corn Pumpkin
Bistro Apron

Plus there are many more to choose from - click here to see the complete list!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Dish Towel Samples

Check out these new dish towel samples! Get ready for the upcoming seasons with Fall, Halloween, and Christmas dish towels.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Merry Christmas

Yes, Christmas will be here before you know it. So, we've just got in a ton of great new Christmas stitchery kits. There's a whole endcap and even more in the aisle. Choose from cross-stitch kits, felt kits, needlepunch kits & more. You can make everything from a stocking to a tree skirt. Pick one up today!

Monday, August 4, 2008

More Vinyl, Please!

I hope you're not getting sick of all the pictures I've posted about the vinyl- but it seems that every time I turn around there's either new vinyl product coming in the door, or great new samples and ideas for using the vinyl. So, I have to share them with you-cause I'm so excited about's some pictures of the latest!