Thursday, January 29, 2015

Stack It Up Bracelet Workshops Are Back!


Our very popular bead department Stack It Up Bracelets classes are back! You will learn the techniques to create your very own jewelry.
There are two bracelet workshops each Saturday, each one lasting one hour - for a total of 8 types of bracelets!  The fee is $5 per bracelet, which includes supplies.

February 21st Bracelet Workshops:
Purple Elegance at 10:00 am, $5.00;  and Denim Sparkles at 11:30 am, $5.00



February 28th Bracelet Workshops:
Knotted Pearls at 10:00 am, $5.00; Southwest Beauty at 11:30 am, $5.00



March 7th Bracelet Workshops:
Infinity and Leather at 10:00 am, $5.00; Radiance at 11:30 am, $5.00


March 14th Bracelet Workshop:
Glitter and Charms at 10:00 am, $5.00; Intricate Wire Cuff at 11:30 am, $5.00
(You have a choice of copper colored or Seahawks colored for the wire cuff class)


Sign up in the store, online (click here), or by calling 253-862-6822.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Win It Wed Facebook Giveaway is Hawks Party Themed!

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway for January 28th is based on the football fans frenzy that is happening due to the big football game this Sunday. I think everyone in Puget Sound is either having a party to celebrate the Seahawks in Arizona playing against the Patriots, or going to a party someone else is hosting.

Bowl Game Party Set Giveaway

Win It Wed Seahawks Party Set:
One official NFL Seahawks table cover, one metal football statue and stand, one blue metallic Seahawks glass, one green mini baker, one cheesy enchilada hot dip mix, two appetizer recipe cards and 8 bowl game bingo cards. (retail value $72.96)

This prize package should help you create a terrific football party!


To participate in our January 28, 2015 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway,  go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.

The winner will be announced on Thursday January 29, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.





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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seattle Seahawks Bowl Game Party Ideas

Seattle Seahawks Game Day Party Planning

Football bowl parties are so much more than just watching a football game! This is the time to get together with friends and family, socialize, eat great snacks, play some fun games (maybe join in a friendly football pool) and watch your team play a great game of football.

Here are a few suggestions for your game day party:


Games:
We created these fun bingo cards to play while you are watching the big game on Sunday Feb. 1! There are cards for 8 people to play during your Sunday football party!

Game Day Bingo Card Printables

Click here to print this set of 8 bingo cards for game day.


Recipes for great snacks:
Visit our Pinterest board for great half time snack recipes.



12th Man Must Haves:
These metallic glasses are perfect for all types of game day drinks!

Flags, banners, signs...we have plenty of items to show your 12th man pride!


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Monday, January 26, 2015

"Sew" Easy Valentine Table Topper Class

**REVISION: DATE CHANGED TO FEB.7th 2-4pm**

Join Carla on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 1-3pm to make this Valentine heart table topper.
You will create this cute reversible heart in one afternoon, quilting as you go! Beginners and experienced sewers will enjoy this class.



Sign up in the store or by calling 253-862-6822. The cost of this class is $15.00 plus supplies.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

DIY Seahawks Fans Game Day Snack Jar

Pearl made this snack jar for her family Superbowl party! Just add Skittles or any other colored candy for your game day treats.


Supplies:
One Medium Size Jar with Clamp Lid
Blue 12 Vinyl
Small 12 Football
Football Beads
Blue and Green Beads
Long Head Pin

Directions:
Attach the blue 12 vinyl to the front of the jar by burnishing gently.
Attach the football to the top of the jar with E6000 adhesive.
Now string your choice of beads to a long head pin and  twist the end over the jar clamping wire.
Fill your jar with blue and green candy.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Seahawks Fans No-Sew Tulle Tutu

This project was created by Krystin in 2013, but it is perfect for showing our current 12th man spirit. This is also a good project for local school spirit pep rallies.



Crafted by Krystyn.

Supplies

  • 2-4 Rolls of 6" Tulle
  • Seattle Seahawks Ribbon
  • Elastic or Ribbon
  • Scissors

The amount of tulle depends on the length of the skirt (tutu) and how full you would like it to be.

You can choose to use elastic or ribbon to make your skirt (tutu).

1.  Measure the waist and cut the elastic to the measured length, adding 1 inch; or cut ribbon to tie around your waist leaving about an extra 3-4 inches at each end.
To secure the elastic, tie the ends into a double knot. The extra inch will allow you to secure the elastic without effecting the size of the skirt.

2.  Measure how long you want the tulle to be and double the length. 

So, if you want the tulle to measure 10" below the waist, you will cut the tulle into 20" strips. The next steps will explain why.

3.  Fold the strip to make the 6" wide strip 3" wide.
4.  Fold the tulle in half and place the loop behind the elastic, upside down.
5.  Pull the bottom of the tulle through the loop to secure it to the elastic. The knot should appear on the outside of the elastic.
If you are using more than one color, be sure to alternate the colors or textures to create the desired look.
6.  Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the skirt is complete.


Watch this video as Milly demonstrates how to tie tulle onto the elastic to make a tulle skirt.




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Friday, January 23, 2015

Cascade Yarns Trunk Show in Bonney Lake Tomorrow!

Taste of Cascade Yarn Trunk Show is Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 10:00am - 1:00pm.


This is a great time to see the wonderful new selection of Cascade Yarns. Our representative will be bringing a variety of yarns for you to try out while you sip tea, have cookies and get advice from Milly, our knitting and yarn expert!

Coupon:
Click here to print the coupon for 25% off all Cascade Yarn for Sat. January 24, 2015 only.


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Make a Seattle Seahawks Dog Bandana For Game Day!

Seahawks fans come in all shapes, sizes and some even have fur!  Be sure to create a Seahawks bandana for your furry friend before  Superbowl!


Seahawks fabric dog bandana
Supplies:
  • One Square of Green Fabric
  • One Square of Seahawks Fabric

Small Dog- cut One 12” square of green and one 12" square of Seahawk fabrics
Medium Dog- cut One 20” square of green and one 20" square of Seahawk fabrics
Large Dog- cut One 24” square of green and One 24" square of Seahawk fabrics
This pattern will make 2 scarves. 

Directions:
  1. Place the Seahawk square face down on top of the green square. Fold in half to make a triangle. Cut on the diagonal fold- You will have 2 triangular sets of fabric. 
  2. Stitch around the 3 sides of the triangle (we used 1/4” seams) leaving an opening to turn the fabric inside out. 
  3. Turn so the Seahawk fabric is facing out. Iron. 
  4. Topstitch all the way around the triangle, making sure the raw edged opening where you turned the scarf inside out is tucked in to make the seam. 
  5. Fold down the diagonal side of the scarf to fit your dog collar. The Seahawk fabric should be the main side, with the green showing when folded over. I stitched it an extra 1/2“ wide to make sure there was enough room to slide the collar on and off. 
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Win It Wednesday Giveaway: Seahawks Fans Gift Set

Win It Wed Facebook Giveaway for January 21, 2015
This week our Win It Wednesday promotion is a Seahawks Gift Set. This wonderful giveaway retails for $49.85!

Seahawks Gift Set
 It includes one Seahawks fan sign, Official NFL Seahawks magnets, two rolls of Seahawks ribbon, one Seahawks fleece scarf, A green votive holder, a blue votive holder, one green Pineapple cilantro Yankee Candle votive, one blue Berrylicious Yankee Candle votive, and a green and blue nail polish.




To participate in our January 21, 2015 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway,  go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.

The winner will be announced on Thursday January 22, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DIY Valentine's day Crafts: Photo in a Jar

These "Photo in a Jar" projects were so popular last year that we decided to feature them again this year for Valentine's Day which is right around the corner.



Just choose your mason jar, decorate with glass marbles, jute, or washi tape, and slide in your favorite photo!

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1. For Valentine's Day, we chose red flat glass marbles to lay in the bottom of the jar. We also glued some on the lid. We adhered a rhinestone strip with double-sided tape to cover the outer edge of the lid. To finish it off, simply slide in your favorite photo!

Decorate with glass marbles and self-adhesive rhinestone tape.

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2. Have you heard of Washi Tape? The best way to describe it is that it feels like masking tape - very, very pretty masking tape! It comes in a huge variety of patterns and designs. We used it here to cover the edge of the lid, and again at the bottom edge where we actually used 2 patterns of washi tape. That's it! Just slide in your photo!

Washi Tape Mason Jar


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3. This rustic look is great for any occasion! To start, you'll need to glue an unfinished wood knob to the top of the lid. When it's dry, cover the entire lid (including the knob) with jute rope or twine using your favorite glue to hold in place. We repeated the same process at the bottom edge of the jar. When everything is dry, insert your favorite photo!

The jute gives this project a nice rustic look. This would make a nice wedding centerpiece.

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