Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Say Hello to Franny, Matilda, and Jules!

Halloween is just around the corner and we have a cute project for you. Meet Franny, Matilda, and Jules. Theresa in the Paints and Frames Dept. made these cuties. I think they are fabulous. She took carvable pumpkins, used painty markers on them to create the witch faces and added very festive witch hats. It is a very quick and easy project for any age.

Kids' and Parents' Expo!

Come Visit us at the Kids' & Parents' Expo this Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, at the St. Cloud Civic Center! Our booth will be offering a free make & take for kids. It will be a fun time for the whole family. Check out who will all be there and what other activities being offered here. We would love to see you!

Winter Land Towels!

It is never to early to start thinking about Christmas, especially here at Crafts Direct. We got in a cute new iron-on embroidery pattern from Sublime Stitching. Pictured are a few samples Leah whipped out this past weekend. I think they are adorable. They would make an affordable hand made gift for some one on your list this Christmas.

Monday, September 29, 2008

World Card Making Day!

Calling all card makers! This Saturday, October 4th is World Card Making Day. Paper Crafts Magazine is sending Kim Kesti, a PC pro, to our store to teach a card making class, and we are so ecstatic. The class is being offered at 10am and again at 11:30am. For only $5 you will be making the three cards pictured. How cute are they? Not only will you be making these three cards, you will also get to take all the supplies home with you that you used to make the cards. Such as the stamps, ink pad and papers. What a deal! There will also be some giveaways. If you are interested give us a call or stop in to sign up.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Latest & Greatest!

People sure have been busy here, coming up with all kinds of great new projects for you! Check out these pictures of a few of my favorites.

Click on the links below if you'd like to download a project sheet for any of these projects:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Are you looking for something to do or wanting learn something new? Why not sign up for one of our classes. This Thursday we are offering a Mini Book Club: Summer Captured, on Saturday we are offering an All Day Scrap, and next week we are offering a Knitting 101, Beading 201. There are still openings in all of these classes and we would love for you to join us.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My weekend craft project

I had to share with you all, the craft project I finished this weekend. I have never done a quilt before, and have limited sewing experience, but when I saw the pattern for this "Picture Quilt" I knew it was something I had to try.
My sister's wedding anniversary is coming up soon-so I thought this would be the perfect gift for her. It was actually pretty easy & fun to do.
It's a smaller "wall hanging quilt" - (final size is about 1.5 ft x 2 ft) But there are so many different possibilities/variations you can have with this pattern! Next - I'm planning on using this same pattern to do a "memory quilt" for my grandma for Christmas!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hello Rudolph!

Just because there's no snow on the ground yet - doesn't mean it's too early to do Christmas crafts! And if you're in the Christmas mood, here's a cute craft that would make a great centerpiece decoration. It's a reindeer.....made out of wooden spoons! This is another craft idea from the winter Nicolecrafts Magazine.

Mini Book Club for October

October's Mini Book Club theme is Halloween Memories. You can see how adorable this book is. The book itself is from Maya Road it contains 8 pages and every one is decorated so boo-tifully. To sign up for this class stop in at guest services or give us a call. To find out more information check out our events calendar. We hope you can join us.

Beading 201 Class!

I thought I would show you how cool the necklace & earring sample turned out for the Beading 201 class. I love it!! I may even need to sign up for this one. Our Beading 201 class is coming up on Sept. 30th and there is still room if you would like to sign up. There will be a few different color options if the brown tones are not your color. Check out what other classes we are offering here.

Bouquet Bags

Check out this bag that Jan made. She used the Bouquet Bags pattern from Indigo Junction. She made one of the two bags and I think it turn out fabulous.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Card Chaos Samples

Check out these adorable cards that were made last night in the Card Chaos class! I think Kimberlie & Sarah really out-did themselves this time. But they always come up with such creative and unique cards for the class!

NicoleCraft Magazine

Here are a few of the Christmas/Winter samples that were just finished. All the ideas come from the NicoleCraft Magazine, you can pick up a copy of the magazine in-store for only $1.00!! It's filled with tons of great holiday craft ideas for both kids & adults!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Join us for World Card Making Day!

We are very EXCITED here at Crafts Direct! Kim, from Paper Crafts Magazine is coming to our store to teach a card making class in honor of World Card Making Day, October 4th. Three cards will be made in class and there will also be giveaways. You won't want to miss out on this class. We hope you can join us, it will be a great time. For more information check out our Events calendar.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wedding Expo Tomorrow!!

The Wedding Expo is tomorrow at the Civic Center, and if you are interested in going and need tickets we have them. You can purchase the tickets at Guest Services for $7 a ticket. If you already have your tickets, be sure to stop by our booth and sign up for a chance to win any of the three door prizes we are giving away. If you are interested in making your own invites and favors, we sell all the materials that you would need to do so. Here is a sneak peek of some ideas. Have a great time at the show!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kids Free Make-n-Take

Spirit 92.9 is going to be doing a live remote at Crafts Direct. Tomorrow, Friday, September 12th from 3pm to 6pm. So bring your kids over and they can have their picture taken with Dawn and Diana, Spirit 92.9 radio personalities. You can shop and take advantage of the great deals we have going on right now in honor of our 18th Anniversary, and your kids can partake in making a frame to put there photo in, free of charge. How great is that? We hope to see you there.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mini Book: Ali Edwards

As you may know we are offering something new, a Mini Book Club Class each month. This month the theme is "Summer Captured". You can see how cute the book is. Anyway, todayAli Edwards blogged about Scrapbooking your summer memories in a mini book. What a funny
coincidence that we are offering a class on this. There are still openings in the class so feel free to stop in and check out the project in person and sign up for the class. It should be a great time.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Special Hours: This Weekend!

We're Open Late!
Because of Little Falls Arts & Craft Fair :
Crafts Direct will be open late this weeked!

Friday: 9am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm

Make sure to stop at Crafts Direct after you visit the Craft Fair this weekend. We know you'll get inspired to create after seeing all the crafts in Little Falls.
At Crafts Direct we are more than happy to
help you bring those creative ideas to life!

As an added bonus our Anniversary Sale is going on this weekend,
so you can enjoy coupons & savings throughout the store!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More Retro Aprons!

Check out these retro aprons! The talented Jan whipped these up for us in no time at all. They were made using patterns from the book "More Retro Aprons" and it is on sale now through September 19th for only $9.98, so stop in and pick your copy up today.

Little Falls Craft Fair

If you've never been to the Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair- you are missing out!

You will be amazed at the number of different crafts available. There are 700 different vendors this year. Stop in and check it out, you won't be sorry!

When: September 6th & 7th

Downtown Little Falls

Saturday, September 6, 8AM - 6PM
Sunday, September 7, 9AM - 4PM

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Grandmas are the best!

Grandma - Nana - Grandmother - Grandmama - Granny.........whichever name she goes by, there's a very good chance that she loves to craft. And if that's the case, look no further than the "Grandma Endcap"

The Fabrics Department put together a whole display of crafts for Grandma! Complete with patterns & samples. Stop by and check it out, next time your in the store.


Check these out! Some more great samples, courtesy of our Scrapbooking Team!

Fall & Halloween Fun

Our store is looking more & more festive every day! Whenever I walk around the store, I make sure to take my camera with me- so I can take pictures of all the beautiful new samples and displays.

I see something new & exciting every day (and I work here!) I can't imagine what it's like for customers who only visit every few weeks!! You really should make it a habit to visit us often- because the store is always changing!!

18th Anniversary Sale!!!

The Schlecht family and employees want to thank you for your continued support over the past 18 years! Please join us for our Anniversary Sale: September 2nd - 19th.

We have great store-wide savings. So, no matter what your crafting preference, you're sure to find something on sale just for you!

Take a look at our 16 PAGE ad - for sale items in every department, project sheets & ideas, and a 40% off coupon!

Print one off here, or pick up an ad at the store. Hope to see you soon!!

High School Musical Fans

You already know that the new movie comes out in October, so why not get stared on all of the fun things that you'll want to have surrounding you during the excitment. Things like fleece pants or blankets. Maybe a pillowcase or boxer shorts. We have High School Musical Fleeec, Flannel and Cotton fabrics just waiting to be created into something fun.