Sunday, November 22, 2015

Create a dramatic tassel necklace

This new project tutorial is free for a limited time...hop on over HERE and download your own copy!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Create Your Own Resin Pendants in a Class At Ornamentea

click on the picture to learn more

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Craftsgiving 2015

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

No, I don't mean do you put marshmallows on your sweet potato casserole, I mean how do you really celebrate. How do you connect with visiting family and friends, how do you play over the long weekend?

For many people, this involves standing in line to get a head-start on their holiday shopping. For others, it's a long weekend filled with games of sportsball.

May I suggest crafting?

By coming together to make something with family and friends, you'll get a chance to create a real memory. You'll learn something new, create something beautiful and even have the opportunity to talk and connect. For the next month, here on the blog, I'll be highlighting some of my favorite ideas for crafting around the dinner table, before and after the big meal. I know sometimes you want to stay home and craft in your jammies, close to the leftover pie. I also know that on other days, you just want to flee the house with your favorite cousin. If you are here in our area, we'll have a wonderful group of classes that entire weekend that are perfect for you and the cousin.

See the classes here.

Watch this space for my Craftsgiving At Home posts, but here's a favorite to get you started.

Happy Craftsgiving!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Tuesday Newsletter, October 27th, 2015

Hello there! It really feels like fall this week, and we are thrilled here at the shop. The approach of Halloween means that my children will finally stop planning and working on Halloween costumes. I think they like the planning and scheming and making MORE than the actual holiday. My youngest has been theorizing and sketching and dreaming about her possible costumes for this Halloween since at least March. Her older sister will come up with a perfectly reasonable costume (meaning it's made of stuff we already own, doesn't involve hours of sewing and actually looks great) only to disappear into a closet and reappear in a totally different costume. I'll be wearing my witch's hat, just like I did last year. Yes, I know that might be boring. I own a lot of black clothing and that hat fits my head. 

Today, I'll be putting out our new Falling Leaves Earring Make-N-Take (check it out at the work table!) AND I'll be opening our back room for a store decor sale you won't believe. We've unearthed some great bits and pieces of Ornamentea that you will love. I've got clocks (like in the pic at the top of this note) and doors, windows, frames, chairs, shelves and lighting that you might just want. Some of these items are ready-to-use, some of them are projects-in-the-making. Come check them out and don't be afraid to do a bit of bargaining...we really want these to go home with you!

Saturday, we are hosting Carol Owen for a Painting Without Planning class. If you have always wished you could paint, but something was stopping you, THIS is the class for you. Carol is going to show you several ways to have fun creating texture, blending colors and mixing it up. She'll get you over that 'I can't paint' hump and you'll leave with beautiful, hand-painted papers you'll want to frame. Click the link later in this note to learn more about Carol's wonderful class. 

Finally, do look at the very bottom of my note each week. I try (super hard) to always give you a nifty coupon or three. It's my gift to you! 

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