Thursday, January 29, 2009

Willow Tree-Platinum Dealer

Did you know that Crafts Direct is a Platinum Dealer with Willow Tree! This means that this year alone we will be carrying 9 figurines or ornaments that not all stores may be allowed to carry. One more reason to come and check out the Willow Tree Collection.

And if you happen to need one more reason to stop by and see the Willow Tree Collection, Demdaco will be discontinuing some pieces also, so now is the time to get them before they disappear!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

50 pack towels

A while ago I blogged about some new Flour Sack Towels that we got in that are hemmed on all 4 sides and are much better quality that we had been getting. At that time we were not able to get them in the 50 packs. Well thanks to your overwhelming approval of these new towels, we begged and pleaded with our new company and they gave in. We now have 50 packs of the NEW BETTER towel.

Discontinued Willow Tree

Hey did you know that Demdaco is discontinuing some Willow Tree products. They are, and we have them all marked on sale. Come in and see the selection now, because when they are gone we will not be able to get more!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Calling All Kids...

Since St. Cloud schools are not in session today we are offering a free kids make & take. Kids are welcome to stop in from 1pm to 3pm to decorate their very own Valentine's foamie door hanger. The make & take will be held in our customer lounge. We hope to see you here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sit & Knit Tonight

Julie, our Knitting Instructor will not be at Sit & Knit this evening, due to a horrible cold she has. You are still welcome to come and knit, but Julie will not be available to assist you. She is resting up so she is well for her Mitten Madness Class this coming Sunday. She hopes to see you all next Thursday at Sit & Knit.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scrapbooking on Frames

Sarah in Paper Crafts just finished an some adorable frame samples that I wanted to share with you! She started out with simple unfinished wood frames and added paint, scrapbook paper, ribbons & words to really make them unique. I really like that instead of just adding a photo that would take up the whole opening of the frame, she cut a piece of paper to fit the opening and then added a smaller photo & embellishments to it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gorgeous Necklaces & Bracelets!

The Beads & Basics Department has been hard at work-turning out awesome new jewelry samples from some of the newer books we have. Check out these photos. I flipped through the "Beading with Gemstones" book & was very impressed with the variety of unique jewelry ideas it contained!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mini Book Club: LOVE

Here is sample for Mini Book Club for February's class. It is so adorable, I just LOVE it! I will probably be taking the class myself. The album is created with Clear Scraps chipboard letters, and uses the new line of My Mind's Eye Paper: Irresistible. The two together are a darling combination. For more info on this class and others we offer look here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Canceled for This Evening!

Open Crochet Night is canceled for this evening. Our instructor is stuck out of town with car trouble (gotta love winter weather) making her unable to attend Open Crochet Night, to answer any questions you may have. We are sorry about the inconvenience, but you are more than welcome to come sit in our customer lounge and crochet your heart out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I just wanted to show you the samples of the beading classes we are offering in January and February. Beading 101 and 201 projects are both necklaces with a pair of matching earrings. I just love the colors the instructor chose.

The photo of the Rosemaling pieces are the projects from our Rosemaling class. The frame is January's project and the heart box is February's project. The good news is that there is still room in both of these classes, if you are interested in taking them.

We have also, added another painting class for beginners to experienced painters. It is a Chickadee sled that reflects a winter scene, using acrylics. This is a two session class held the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 28th and the evening of Thurs. Jan. 29th.

Another new class we are offering is Mitten Madness, for experienced knitters. The class is being held on a Sunday, January 25th from 1pm to 4pm.

We hope to see you in one of these classes, and don't forget to check out our calendar to see all the other classes we offer.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Stock up on Christmas Fabric!

Christmas fabric is now marked down 50% off the original price!
So now is the time to stock up for next year's Christmas quilts & gifts. Hurry in for the best selection!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Craft Classes!

In this new year why not try a new craft or expand on one you may already know. Take a class here at Crafts Direct. We are offering many classes this month and have classes scheduled well into Spring. It is a great way to get inspired and your creative juices flowing. Check out the schedule here or instore. We hope to see in one of the many classes we offer. Pictured are a few of the classes we offer, Mini Book Club, Knitting 101,and Card Chaos.

Missed the 25th Day of Christmas!

I am so sorry for missing the 25th day of 25 days of Christmas. With my daughter being sick and traveling to southern Minnesota, then to North Dakota for Christmas celebrations and not having access to the internet, I forgot to post anything for the 25th day. I think just being with the ones you love, friends and family, on Christmas is a gift in itself. Hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!