Friday, October 31, 2008

Ornament Personalization During HOH!

Tomorrow is our Holiday Open House(HOH), and we are looking very forward to the fun filled day. I forgot to mention the other day that we will also be offering free personalization of ornaments(from 11 to 2) when purchased from Crafts Direct, along with free coffee, donuts, apple cider, and make & takes.

Also, be sure to stop in and get some ideas for your own holiday decorating. The employees have been very busy transforming the store to feel like Christmas, so there will be plenty of inspiration. Remember we are opening at 8am and will remain open until 9pm and that make & takes go from 10am to 4pm. We hope your able to stop in.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sit and Knit Canceled this Evening!

Since we are getting ready for the big event this weekend, Holiday Open House. We transformed our customer lounge and will not be having Sit & Knit this evening but will be back next week. We are sorry for the short notice but hope you will join us next week for sit & knit or even stop in this weekend for free make & takes and get ornaments personalized for free when you purchase one from us, get more info here and click on more details. We hope you can make it in.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What is Accu-Cut you ask......

We've been mentioning the Accu-Cut Machine a lot in our blogs lately. Which got me thinking: Does everyone know what it is? (I know if I didn't work at Crafts Direct - I wouldn't have any idea!)

Take a look at this video - it will tell you a little more about it:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quick & Easy Home-Made Gifts

Check out these adorable new Christmas towel samples! These would make a great hand made gift for anyone.

They are really easy to make:
1) Pick your favorite color/pattern dish towel.
2) Cut a strip of coordinating fabric & sew across the bottom of towel.
3) Grab a piece of felt & use our Accu-Cut Machine to cut out your favorite holiday shape (choose from Jingle Bells, Snowflakes, Trees & more.)
4) Sew felt shape onto towel.
5) Optional: Add fun embellishments like buttons & ribbon.
6) Spread the Christmas cheer - give one as a gift to a family member, friend or neighbor!

Accu-Cut and Quilting

A while ago we told all of you about our Accu-Cut machine and the ability to cut out quilt blocks with speed and ease. We have added a few new dies. If you spend anytime at all looking at Quilt books, patterns or magazines you know that more and more quilts are being made from 21/2" strips like the Moda jelly rolls,or 5" blocks(Moda Charms) or the 10" square(Moda cake packs), But what if you want to make a quilt using your stash? Well we now have die's for the Accu-Cut that cut all those sizes, several layers at a time. I personally think the 21/2" strip cutter will be GREAT for cutting binding strips.

Perhaps the most popular quilt being made at the moment is the Take "5" by The Teachers Pet.Accu-Cut has put out a die for cutting out the pieces for this quilt and yes we have it.To is ready and waiting to be used. We have it set up in the Fabric Department and we are more than glad to help you get started.

If you would rather have a little space to spread out it is portable enough to move to our classroom if it's available to use. Maybe there's those of you who don't know that we have a classroom available to be used by the public.It's a great room. You can use it by yourself or it's a great room to gather with some friends to work on projects away from the distractions at home.To schedule use of the classroom you just need to contact Kristine, our Creative Director here at the store and she'll get you all set up.

Oh, now that I have you all excited about the new die's for the Accu-Cut, I should tell you that we are taking it with us to a Quilt Retreat at Camp Lebanon this weekend. Oct31-Nov.2.So wait until next week to come in and check it out. O.K.? Have a great Halloween, be safe and don't eat too much candy!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hoilday Open House November 1st!

I must say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have been pretty busy here getting ready for our holiday open house this Saturday. We hope you can join in on the fun.

We will be opening an hour earlier at 8am. We will have donut holes, coffee and cider from 8 to 10am and at 10am the fun really starts with free make & takes and the opportunity to decorate a wreath for your home for only $5.

Check out the times for all the activities we have planned. No registration required and all activities will be taking place in our customer lounge. We hope you can stop in and make a craft or two.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stamping Demo and More!

If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, you should stop by Crafts Direct any time between 11am to 4pm. Bonnie Warner from Stamping To See You is coming to demonstrate and do some make & takes on an array of products including Radiant Rain, Twinkling H20's, Art institute Glitters, Cuttlebug, and some of the Clear Scrap's line. If you are able to make it in stop by the Paper Crafts Demo Counter to see all the fabulous techniques and ideas she has to offer!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Awesome Cards!

Just in case you aren't one of the lucky ones who are going to the Card Chaos Class tonight.....I'm going to share with you some pictures of the awesome cards that they are making!
There are still openings in some of the upcoming Card Chaos Classes - so sign up now, because they do fill up fast! And each class has a new set of fun & creative cards to make!

Card Chaos Class Added!

We have added a Card Chaos Class for November. The class will be held on Monday, November 10th and start at 6pm. If you are interested in making some holiday cards this class would be perfect for you. We hope you can join us.

Open Crochet Night Tonight!

Our instructor is sick and not able to be here tonight to answer questions or help you if needed, during tonight's Open Crochet Night. You are still more than welcome to come sit, relax and crochet until your hearts content.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Free Kids Make-n-Take!

Wondering what to do since the kids don't have school today and tomorrow? Stop into Crafts Direct from 1pm to 3pm for a free kids make & take. Today's make & take is a foamie door hanger that the kids can decorate with foamie stickers to hang on their bedroom door. Tomorrow's make & take is this cute Halloween frame. We hope to you and your child are able to make it in to make one of these fun projects.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sit and Knit Nights!

Calling all knitters. Join us to night, and every Thursday night, from 6:30pm to 9pm in the customer lounge and work on your current knitting project. Our knitting instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have and help you if your in need. We hope you're able to stop in.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Open Crochet Night on Tuesdays!

We are now offering free open crochet nights on Tuesdays, starting October 7th. They will be held in our Customer Lounge. Anyone from expert to beginner is welcome to stop in, sit and crochet. Our crochet instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have or help you out. We hope that you'll take advantage of this and join us for a relaxing time.