Wednesday, February 27, 2008
We have the very hard to come by Hannah Montana fabric! Come in and get fleece for a blanket and while you're at it buy some flannel and cotton Hannah fabrics to make yourself and your friends a pair of Pajama pants and a pillowcase.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
March is National Craft Month and to celebrate we are having a make-n-take this weekend in the Paper Crafts Department. This cute 4x6 mini album featuring We R Memory Keepers Product is so adorable and easy to make. When using the Zutter Bind-it-All machine making mini albums is a cinch. So stop by March 1st or March 2nd any time from 1pm to 3pm to make your own mini album.
We will continue to celebrate by offering more make-n-takes through out the month of March, and will keep you posted as to what they will be. We hope to see you this weekend!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This St. Patrick's Day, let your child in on a well-guarded secret and start a new family tradition in the process. The fun begins with the legend of the leprechauns and leads to a treasure box filled with goodies and gifts. Here's what to do. On the day before the holiday, read aloud the following tale:
Legend of the Leprechauns
Full of magic and trickery, the leprechauns remain in their hidden world until the night before St. Patrick's Day. On that one night of the year they appear throughout the world to dance and sing and frolic. Disguising themselves as leaves and grass, and sounding like the wind and the crickets, they come and go unnoticed. However, it is said that if a decorated treasure box is left empty under the moon, the leprechauns must fill the box with gold or jewels or gifts. But then they will hide the filled box in the most unlikely of places. If the box is found on St. Patrick's Day, the treasure remains in our world. If not, the leprechauns may retrieve what is rightfully theirs. And though the leprechauns are very clever, it is not impossible to find the treasure because, unknowingly, leprechauns often leave a trail of greenery behind them.
Making the Treasure Box
Now, have your child decorate a wooden box with paints, glitter glue or stickers. If she or he tries to bargain for a bigger box, explain that leprechauns are tiny and if they can't reach the top of the box, it will remain empty. Just before bed, she/he should place the finished box on a windowsill where the moon will shine on it.
Once she's/he's sound asleep, the resident leprechauns can fill the box with small treasures, such as foil-covered chocolate coins, costume jewelry or a bag of marbles, and then hide it in a special place. All that's left to do is lay a trail of green leaves or paper shamrocks from the windowsill to the box. An older child may even enjoy the challenge of several trails to follow, some with dead ends (you know, trickery of the leprechauns!).
Kudos to Vanessa in designing our treasure box! --Submitted by Brenda
Monday, February 18, 2008
We have a lot of Hannah Montana and High School Musical items coming. From stickers, to iron-ons, to craft kits. I think they will all be a big hit. We also have all the New Cricut Cartridges on order. Can you say clear stamps? So many companies are coming out with clear stamps that are so stinkin' cute that I found it hard to resist. For you Disney lovers there will be some new Disney products coming to the store to freshen that section up.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! I hope everyone is having a great day. I just wanted to share some care for your heart. "Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke." The American Heart Association has a great web site http://www.goredforwomen.org/
"Go Red For Women is a movement passionately dedicated to helping women fight back against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America. By putting our passion together with positive action, we can continue to educate other women about their risks and help them find their own personal path to better health for life."
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I really like to add special touches to my gifts to make it more personal. Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought I would share this quick gift idea. Personalize a Paint Can with your special Valentine's picture and add Clear Overlays by Hambly over the top. It makes such a cute container!!
A friend forwarded me this project, and I have to share it with you. It's this great project sheet on how to make your own Guitar-Shaped Bag! Now if I only had a sewing machine I would make one right now. Click here to see the instructions.
Not that into guitars...there's also a picture of a Piano Bag. (doesn't look like they have the instructions for that one yet.)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Mall of American is holding a convention for the Craft Yarn Council of American on Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, February 17. The list of activities can be found at
Check it out. The activities look like they would be a lot of fun. They have something for everyone!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Blue, Sea Breeze, Tropical Sunset, Island Mango, Linen, Purple Tornado, Gardenia, and Secret Garden Potpourri. We have glass and everyday containers to display it in.