Saturday, October 25, 2014

DIY Cable Knit Afghan

Knit a beautiful and soft afghan like this to keep you warm and cozy during chilly nights.


Crafted by Patty.
  
Supplies

  • 2 Balls of Marble Chunky
  • 8 Balls of Blush
  • A Pair of Size 17 Needles

You can choose to make any color afghan you would like, but for this project, Patty chose MC12 for the Marble Chunky and SAL-408 for Blush.

Cast on 112 stitches.
Knit 10 rows.

Start the Cable Pattern

Row 1  Knit 10 * Purl 2, K8 slip the next 4 st knit onto cable needle and put to the back of the work. Knit the next 4 stitches from the cable needle.*

Row 2  Knit 10, *K2, Purl 8, K2 - 9x until last 10 stitches - knit last 10 stitches.

Row 3  Knit 10, * P2, K8, P2 - 9x until you hit last 10 stitches - knit last 10 stitches.

Row 4  Knit 10, *K2, Purl 8, K2 - 9x until last 10 stitches - knit last 10 stitches.

Row 5  Knit 10, * P2, K8, P2 - 9x until you hit last 10 stitches - knit last 10 stitches.

Row 6  Knit 10, *K2, Purl 8, K2 - 9x until last 10 stitches - knit last 10 stitches.

Repeat rows 1 through 6 for pattern, 20x.

Finish  Knit 10 rows and cast off.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

FREE Make & Take Craft + Demo in Bonney Lake

FREE Make & Take Craft + Demo {Tues. Nov. 4}
Clair Snider and Terry Claire from Little B

Come meet Carol Snider and Terry Clair from Little B from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
- Carol Snyder (read her bio here) will be offering a FREE Make & Take project, the "Double Doily Belly Band Card" (shown below).  She looks forward to sharing tips, tricks and techniques with Little B Punches, Sticker Embellishments, Decorative Paper Tape and more.
- Terri Clair will be demonstrating the wide array of Little B products which include: Decorative Paper Tape, Specialty Foil Tape, Decorative Sticker Embellishments, Designer Dies with the Magnetic Storage Binders, Punches, Accessories - including the award winning Perfect Positioner and Stationery Notes, Tabs and Labels.



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Family Crafting Event of the Year at Ben Franklin

Join us at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop of Bonney Lake for the family crafting event of the year on Saturday November 8, 2014. This annual event is our official kick off to the holiday season and we are very excited to share our new crafting ideas with you.


Please join us for make and take projects, refreshments, door prizes and a free gift with your $40.00 purchase on this day.


You will have your choice of snowman with your qualifying purchase while supplies last!




These are the fun crafting projects for the event this year. Choose to create one, two or even all of them if you wish.

Home for the Holidays - make these crafts!

Ornamentally Yours will also running from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The project on this day is "Snowy Friends" wooden snowman in your choice of holiday or Seahawks colors.



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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Win It Wednesday Designer Fall Decor Candlescape

Our Win It Wednesday for October 22, 2014 is a great candlescape for your home. It is so easy to create - you just add a couple of pieces and you will have an instant fall decor designer piece for your home! This great grouping of fall decorating items retails for $57.43 and one lucky person will win this by joining in the Facebook promotional contest.


To be entered in this 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.
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

The winner will be announced on Thursday October 23, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-682.





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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DIY Halloween decor: Witch Parking Sign

Halloween is hauntingly close, but there is still time to create last minute decor items.

Witch Parking Sign


Supplies:
  • Unfinished Wood Sign
  • Glamour Dust
  • Two Frogs
  • 4 Small Wooden Buckets
  • Tim Holtz Metal Corners
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Witch Parking Vinyl
  • Acrylic Paint, Black and Orange

Directions:
  1. Paint unfinished wood sign with black acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
  2. Now paint the small wooden buckets with orange acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Cut scrapbook paper to fit box side, be sure to cut small enough to leave black box showing as a border. Glue in place.
  4. Repeat this step for three more sides.
  5. Now cut a patterned scrapbook paper to fit front of the box and glue on.
  6. Add another patterned scrapbook paper on top of the last one and glue. Allow to dry.
  7. Adhere the vinyl words on the front of the box.
  8. Attach metal corners to the four front corners of the box.
  9. Glue to two frogs to the top of the box.
  10. Glue the four orange wooden buckets to the bottom corners of box and allow to dry.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Teresa Collins Framed Quotes Artwork

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at Saturday's Teresa Collins Scrapbooking workshops! We also want to thank Teresa Collins and her design team for traveling to Bonney Lake for these workshops. This great framed art piece was created using Teresa Collins products and framed with a open back frame from our frame shop.


Easy to Create Artwork


Supplies:
Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Stencil
Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company Scrapbook Paper
Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
Gold Glitter

Directions:
Place Live Simply stencil over the scrapbook paper.
Use modeling paste to cover the letters.
Remove stencil and set aside.
Now pour gold glitter over the modeling paste.
Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.
Place the paper in a frame.

This beautiful framed art is ready to display!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ornamentally Yours 2014 at Ben Franklin

It is offically fall and that means that the holiday season is just around the corner!  We have prepared for this year with much excitement and anticipation.  Who does not love all of the festive decor and events? We certainly do!  Our annual Ornamentally Yours has begun and the projects this year are terrific. (We also have some specifically for the Seahawks fans out there, everywhere).



October 4, 2014 - Scrabble Tile


October 11, 2014 - Ceremic Spirit


October 18, 2014 - Winter Bling
  

  October 25, 2014 - Halloween Star

November 1, 2014 - Winter Cardinals

November 8, 2014 - Snowy Friends

November 15, 2014 - Banner Garland

November 22, 2014 - Sledding Fun

November 29, 2014 - Olaf Hugs

December 6, 2014 - Shimmering Snow

December 13, 2014 - Snowy Memories

December 20, 2014 - Christmas Tree House

Come down and join the fun - every Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm!

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Quick and Comfy Scarf Pattern

This Scarf is perfect for the fall cool weather and looks stylish, too.  A big thanks to Kara of  Petals and Picots for designing this scarf and sharing her pattern. She participated in Lion Brand’s #scarfie project. What’s a #scarfie?  Basically it is taking a picture of yourself while wearing a scarf. The best part - this works up really quick! The scarf was made with  Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.

Petals and Picots Scarf

Quick and Comfy Scarf Pattern

Here’s what you need:
Click here to see the complete directions from Petals to Picots.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Harvest Medley Table Runner Pattern

Today we are happy to share with you a wonderful fall pattern for "Harvest Medley Tablerunner" by Quilting Treasures, designed by Pat Harrison.  This would be a great focal point to your Thanksgiving table decor, or would make a great gift (Christmas is coming sooner than you can imagine!)
Click here for the pattern pdf file.

We have great quilting inspirations hanging on display in our fabric department as well as the latest quilt cotton designs. Come visit our fabrics department to see what is new!
Heather Spense, an award winning quilter, is our quilting instructor and teaches quilting classes every month at Ben Franklin.  Click here to see our complete class calendar.

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253-862-6822
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Baking Giveaway - Win It Wednesday on Facebook

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway for Wednesday October 15th is a baking set of a deep dish fall pie plate, Apple Crisp mix and a brown tea towel. Make baking easy - just add butter and water to the mix and bake in oven. The retail on this prize is $37.97.


To be entered in this 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.
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

The winner will be announced on Thursday October 16, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-682.

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822