ALL-SEW DAYNovember 26, 2009 in Christmas, Crafts, Creativity, Holidays, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Quilting, Scrapbooking Take it easy on your feet and make it Fabric Friday instead of Black Friday. With an assortment of panel prints you can whip out a fun selection of gifts and décor.
We have some darling soft books that your favorite little ones will enjoy. Coordinating Christmas tree skirts in your favorite family themes of Penguins and snowmen are available for your quick-sew pleasure.
New this year, we developed a couple panel prints to make gift bags and tags for the ultimate custom gift. (plus, you’ll love knowing that for years to come people will really enjoy re-gifting these special fabric bags.)
Set your goals and make it a SEW DAY, all day long. Happy Fabric Friday!
Grace your TableNovember 24, 2009 in Crafts, Creativity, Decorating, Family, Holidays, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Quotes, Scrapbooking Grace your table with this quote of Thanksgiving to remind us all to express our gratitude on this day of thanks and everyday. We all seem to need little reminders (I know I do). Download this quote and post on a scrapbook paper tent card on the table as a reminder this season.
Get Scrap Happy!November 21, 2009 in Crafts, Creativity, Decorating, Holidays, Home, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Scrapbooking
We’re having so much fun at the studio working with our great new Harvest and Holiday scrapbook papers and embellishments available at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Stores. This month we made place cards and menus for the Thanksgiving table and wait till you see our cute projects for December! (No peeking until December 1!)
One pack is over 180 sheets with three
12” x 12” papers in each of 60 designs. Just about every kind of harvest and holiday theme is represented in this huge paper pack. I love to use the matching glitter paper pack to add a little sparkle to my projects. I especially love the candy stripes and penguin family coordinates. Plus, you can use the snowflake patterns all winter long.
Use scraps from other projects to make your own gift tags. You'll love how easy it is to make a cute gift tag with just a pretty paper and a sticker or jewels from the matching embellishment kit. These sets are also fantastic gifts for your scrapbooking friends. This is one scrapbook pack that keeps on giving!
November 19, 2009 in Crafts, Creativity, Decorating, Home, Quilting
Easy Fall DécorNovember 15, 2009 in Crafts, Creativity, Decorating, Holidays, Home, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores I love all those assortment potpourri bags that you see everywhere from Target to Pottery Barn to JoAnn’s. Combine your selected assortment in a wooden bowl with a color coordinated candle for a very quick décor item for your table. It’s an idea you can easily change up for every season. Store your off-season potpourri’s in zip lock baggies for quick change up’s.
Veteran’s DayNovember 11, 2009 in Books, Crafts, Creativity, Holidays, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Quilting
Today we honor our Veteran’s and we have the perfect quilt to make for a special Veteran in your life. It is actually called “Veteran’s Lap Quilt” and can be found in our newest book called “I Care with Quilts.” This book was created because the most giving and caring people on the planet are quilt makers. Quilters are always looking for opportunities through their craft to support people who are in need or lend a hand to support a cause that is near and dear to their heart.
Peanut Butter LOVERNovember 7, 2009 in Food and Drink, Recipes
I have a passion for Peanut butter and believe it or not, November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. I have no pretense about my love of peanut butter. As any true PB lover will tell you, the purest way to eat it is always directly out of the jar. I have become an advocate for Adam’s PB because it’s only ingredient is peanuts and besides that I can buy it extra large at Costco. When I travel, I carry a Tupperware container filled with it and two plastic spoons (in case one breaks). I had it confiscated at airport security one time for having too large of a container in my carry-on. It was heart breaking. Come on! Peanut butter’s not a liquid. :( Besides on my spoon, I love it with a cup of coffee, on apples and bananas, a dob on my chocolate ice cream or chocolate pudding – well, with anything chocolate of course. I keep an emergency jar at the office just in case I need an afternoon fix. One of my favorite cookie recipes of all time is Chocolate No-Bake Cookies because of the classic pairing of chocolate and peanut butter. Whip up a batch this month!