Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jane Seymour Moulding Collection Sale

Our September Moulding of the Month is The Jane Seymour Moulding Collection by Fotiou. This line is 30% off from regular prices for the month of September.

Jane's love of art, color and design was the driving force behind the moulding designs exclusively available through Fotiou Frames. The Jane Seymour Moulding Collection will offer a clear style direction to assist with the daunting task of selecting a custom frame design amongst the many hundreds of styles available when at a frame shop or gallery.





Click here to see more information on the collection.



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Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day from Ben Franklin!


Have a terrific Labor Day! We hope you are able to enjoy the day with your friends and family. Our store hours today are 11:00am - 4:00pm to allow our employees to enjoy Labor Day, too!


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Crochet Ninja Turtle Hat pattern

Here is a great idea for a Halloween costume from Repeat Crafter Me.   
This done all in yarn or you can add felt for the mask.





Supplies:

Materials:
- Green Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fern Green. I am told Red Heart Soft in Guacamole is a great match as well!
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle (a smaller/sharper one works best)
- Felt in character colors (orange, blue, red, or purple), plus white, black and pink/red for eyes and mouth.
- Downloadable free PDF templates
- Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue Gun


Directions:


Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Change color to black
Round 11: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (44 SC)

Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 12: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (48 SC)

Size: 6-9 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 13: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (52 SC)

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 14: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (56 SC)

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (60 SC)

Size: Child 

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (64 SC)

Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (68 SC)

Now you will need to download the Mask/Mouth printable and use them as a template to cut your felt. I recommend cutting the paper pieces and tracing them onto the felt first with a black marker. Then cut your felt. 



The templates print out on standard 8.5 x 11 paper. You have two sizes for the Mask and a couple different sizes for the mouth. Go with what fits on the front of your hat best. With the larger hats (Sizes Child-Adult) you may want to make the mask longer. But since you can't print it out any larger here is what you want to do... 

Cut your mask template as you see above. When you trace, just continue the line over the empty spaces. Once you have traced your mask, then cut out the eyes and eyeballs and trace/cut them. If you want to add the little white dot to the eyeball, I used a hole punch to get a small felt dot. 

With your black sharpie, draw a black border around the edges of the mask and white eyes. Be sure to include the detail of the eyebrows and the mask ties. BEFORE you hot glue the eyes on, you will want to sew the mask onto your hat. Using embroidery thread or 2-ply yarn (I separated my 4-ply worsted weight yarn) and your tapestry needle, stitch the mask onto the hat. You do not need to sew the mask "ties" on. The mask only sews to the front of the hat and does not reach around the entire circumference. The one in the photo did wrap around the right edge slightly. After your the mask is sewn on, then hot glue the eyes and eyeballs. See how the eyes are actually glued over your mask stitches on the bottom. Same goes for the mouth. First stitch on your mouth and then glue the tongue over it. 

Thanks Sara, for allowing us to share this cute pattern!

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Materials:
- Green Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fern Green. I am told Red Heart Soft in Guacamole is a great match as well!
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle (a smaller/sharper one works best)
- Felt in character colors (orange, blue, red, or purple), plus white, black and pink/red for eyes and mouth.
- Downloadable free PDF templates
- Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue Gun - See more at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/08/crochet-ninja-turtle-hat-pattern.html#sthash.fkcCG731.dpuf
Materials:
- Green Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fern Green. I am told Red Heart Soft in Guacamole is a great match as well!
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle (a smaller/sharper one works best)
- Felt in character colors (orange, blue, red, or purple), plus white, black and pink/red for eyes and mouth.
- Downloadable free PDF templates
- Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue Gun - See more at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/08/crochet-ninja-turtle-hat-pattern.html#sthash.fkcCG731.dpuf
Materials:
- Green Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fern Green. I am told Red Heart Soft in Guacamole is a great match as well!
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle (a smaller/sharper one works best)
- Felt in character colors (orange, blue, red, or purple), plus white, black and pink/red for eyes and mouth.
- Downloadable free PDF templates
- Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue Gun - See more at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/08/crochet-ninja-turtle-hat-pattern.html#sthash.fkcCG731.dpuf