Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Pssst...visit our blog to see today's SECRET ITEM, if you purchase the SECRET ITEM, you'll get FREE SHIPPING, even INTERNATIONAL!!
Or something to that effect. So, that's what I'm going to start doing. But instead of clogging up this oh so important space here in the middle, I'm going to add a little widget over there----------> in the side bar called SECRET ITEM and underneath I'm going to put a picture of the item and include a link, so it's SUPER easy to get to it! Now, the best part is that if you read this blog, or visit my shop, you'll know about the SECRET ITEM but those who don't, might not get the FREE SHIPPING deal. But, feel free to tell your friends, because in the days leading up to Quilt Market (NEXT WEEEKK YEAH!!!)the items might just get better and better! And we do have multiples of some things, so there is a chance that even if you don't get it right away, we might have some more. So, sign up to follow me if you don't already, or you can even subscribe to this blog in a reader and get updates EVERY DAY! Remember there will be a new SECRET ITEM every day!! (Or that's the goal at least)
Are you as excited about this as I am?? PLUS, did you know that we always offer FREE shipping for purchases of $100 or more? Yep, we do!
Oh, and one last thing, IF you happen to fall in love with the SECRET ITEM of the day and IF you happen to fall in love with something else, IF we can fit all the items into a flat rate, priority envelope ($5) we will ship the ENTIRE order for FREE! What a DEAL!! Now, since I just thought of this idea, and I'm just starting it NOW, I'm going to go and post that new SECRET ITEM and you'll have an EXTRA few hours to find it, because I'm going to keep it up until 12:00AM Friday October 2 (at which point it wil turn into a pumpkin, haha) Hopefully that will give our wonderful customers in other countries time to find the SECRET ITEM.
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to share the excitement in the comments!
P.S. Following me on Twitter, MIGHT just be a great way to find out right when the new SECRET ITEM is posted. Hint, hint.
P.P.S. Actually, I'm feeling sort of CRAZY, so I think I'll try and do something fun. How about this, if the SECRET ITEM is a one of a kind and it SELLS right away, I'll post something NEW! So it could be any time of the day! A great reason to follow me on Twitter or just check back often!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The address for this wonderful store is http://shop.craftygirlsworkshop.com/ How easy is that!! Please, check us out, click on the contact link and drop us a note to say hi and let us know what you think. That address is a lot easier to remember than the Etsy store, although we still have a lot of great stuff over there too. So, can you help me out a little by telling your friends about our "new" store? Very soon we will be listing at least 20 more bolts of fabric and new precuts are going to arrive very soon. Oh, and not to mention that we're going to Quilt Market in October! If you like our new location in cyberspace, please feel free to grab our badge and add it to your blog. Here is the badge.
Just right click and choose Save Image As and then insert it into your sidebar (and please link it to our shop or this blog.) If you do this and tell me you did, I would be so excited that I'd be happy to send you something special as a thank you. I'm not trying to get free advertising here, but I believe in helping each other out. What do you think? Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy shopping in our new home on the web.
Happy Stitches to You,
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mill House Inn ...........check
Aster Manor ..............check
THEY ARE HERE! YIPPEE!!
What types of precuts do we have?
- Charm packs (5" squares)
- Jelly rolls (2 1/2" strips)
- Honey buns (1 1/2" strips)
- Fat quarters (18" x 22" cuts)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thanks so much for the amazing response to the last post! I'm so thrilled to be making 12 more pin cushions to send all over the world! So, I started thinking about what I should make for my family this year for the holidays and I wanted to be sure to make all the gifts. Yes, I know it's a little bit late, but that's OK. I pulled out a couple of the honey buns I had bought awhile back and decided to make something with them. Remember that honey buns are beautiful rolls of strips, usually about 40, cut to 1 1/2" all from the same line of fabrics. So, first I tried my hand at making a little zipper pouch. This wasn't for a gift but I wanted to see if I could do it. I think it turned out AWESOME!
The tutorial for this is on Moda Bakeshop (of course), click here. Oh and I used an invisible zipper and it made it even better I think. I had never even put in a zipper ONCE before! The funny part is that I am keeping almost the exact same things in it as are in the tutorial. I am using mine to keep track of the hexagons I've been obessed with making lately (great to make while watching NCIS.) Sorry, I digress. The items I made today were part honey bun, part linen blend. I found a bunch of different tutorials online for projects I wanted to make for family members. I linked to them all on my Sew Good Sew Far blog so that I could find them easily. Today I made PDF files out of them and printed them out for easy access (since my computer is not near my sewing machine). One of the tutorials was for making rice heat therapy bags and the tutorial author also made some smaller bags for buckwheat (which can be frozen for ice packs.) So I used some of my leftover strips from another honey bun and this is what I came up with.
Of course I have yet to fill them up, but that's for another day. Well, the last part of this was that the same person who wrote that tutorial made a bag she called a wellness bag. This was a tote bag that she filled with the hot and cold therapy bags, and some other wellness items. I thought it was a neat idea and thought I'm make one for a couple of the people on my gift list this year. The suggestion was to start with a log cabin block and then add linen around it to make the tote bag. Here's the block I made. My FIRST attempt at a log cabin block, with no real instructions, just following my instincts.
I'm not quite done but I love how it's going so far. So that's what I've managed to complete today. I feel very proud of myself for getting that much done! I guess you could say I spent a lot of quality time with my honey bun today! So what have you all been working on? Oh, and by the way, there are some NEW honey buns in our shop! We have honey buns from the Mill House Inn and Simple Abundance lines. Better get them while you can!
Happy Stitches to you,
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Happy Stitches to You,
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
P.S. There is still time to enter the giveaway, just comment on the Giveaway post (back a few days) I'll draw the winner at midnight (or before I go to sleep). Also, please add your response to the poll over there on the right ---------->
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
All of these patterns are now on SALE and most of them are LESS than $5 before shipping! That's a great bargain to grab up some patterns for awesome summer dresses, skirts, or even some business casual separates! These patterns are from our personal collections and have never been used or even opened. They are practically in off-the-shelf condition! Take advantage of this sale because once these listings expire, these patterns are gone for good. Happy stitching!
Anna and Regina