Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

We will be closed on
 New Years Day
Our tradition is to spend some quality girl time together and see a chick flick.
Maybe we will see you at the movies...if not
we will see you
Wednesday at the shop!
Thanks for a wonderful 2012
Happy New Year!

Three Wise Men...

Brenda brought in this beauty today!
Three Wise Men by Blackberry Lane
It is stitched on 36 count over one with a full cross using 55 shades of DMC floss.
Finished size is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
This is the first in the series of 6 designs.  There have been three released so far.
Each makes a beautiful ornament.
Way to go Brenda...thanks for sharing the finished work with us.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Loose Feathers number four....

The latest of the Blackbird Designs
"The Gift is Small" loose feathers #4
this is the last in the antique sampler series.
Filled with patterns for a stitched antique sampler dating back to 1837, A tiny basket pinkeep, the peacock's tail pincushion and a wreath sewing box.
So many thing added to our stitching list for 2013!
Book cost is $16.00

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays....

What a fun season!
 Thanks to all of our friends for making it so festive.  The cards, goodies and surprises where wonderful.  We love seeing each of you.
Katie made these adorable chocolate mice.  Their bodies where cherry chocolates, I looove cherry chocolates!  I had to show you how cute they were...before I ate them all....
We celebrate Christmas at our house and early Christmas eve there was a knock at the door and what should appear...  But Santa and his elf!  We had a lot of fun having Santa over - what a surprise!
We will be closed on Wednesday December 26 to enjoy family.  
We will re-open at 10:00 on December 27th.
We want to wish all of you and your families...
 Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What a fun party....

We are finally recuperated from the festivities.
It is such a fun day.  So many friends gather to hang out and catch up.  We love seeing everyone together.
See,  we really do need a big parking lot.
In the 37 years we have been open, we have seen many youngsters grow up, get married and have kids. 
Thanks everyone for a wonderful party.

Can't miss us now...

We have a new sign!
The size is the same as the last sign, but the new graphics are hard to miss.
I think people will notice us, don't you?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Teens are hard to buy for.....

Perfect for the teen in a dorm!
 This sewing box comes with a few necessities
 and room to add more...
 We have some really cute prints to choose from.
Specially priced at only

Monday, December 10, 2012

A little bit French....

The newest in the Patchwork series is
"Patchwork de Noel"
The stitch count is 117 x 117 and stitched in DMC colors
Isn't this a cheerful piece?!
The cost for the pattern is $13.00
This is added to the series:
"Patchwork Ete"
"Patchwork Printemps"
"Patchwork Automne"
"Patchwork Hiver"
Each of these patchwork patterns retail for $13.00
We have also added a few more of their designs to our racks....
"Christmas"  retail is $13.00
"Chat va pas chat!"  retail is $12.00

"Carre d'Abeilles"  retail is $13.00
Funny thing about ordering from France, we have to convert from Euros.  Needless to say, these prices fluctuate from time to time depending on the exchange rate.  But they are worth it!

A Country Cottage and Little House Christmas.....

We love the holiday pieces that these girls design.
This is "Winter Plaid"  by Little House Needleworks
The stitch count is 95 x 124 stitched in DMC, Crescent Colours and Weeks Dye Works.
The pattern retails for $8.00
"Bear Tree Forest" by Little House Needleworks
Stitch count of 193 x 81 stitched in DMC, Gentle Art and Crescent Colours.
The pattern retails for $8.00
"Holiday House" by Little House Needleworks
Stitch count of 69 x 86 stitched in Crescent Colours and Weeks Dye Works
The pattern retail is $6.00
"Silent Night" by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitch count of 119 x 119 stitched in DMC, Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works
The pattern retail is $8.00
"Ornamental Joy" by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitch count is 145 x 75 stitched in DMC and Weeks Dye Works
The pattern retail is $8.00
"Santa's Village" by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitch count is 72 x 88 stitched in DMC and one Crescent Colours floss
The pattern retail is $6.00

Each pattern is as cute as the next.  I think by next year your could stitch them all!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Just in time....

Lizzie Kate has just released a cute stocking pattern.
The pattern is in stock right now.....
They are both in the
Merry Little Stockings

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just a teaser....

Don't miss out on the fun and savings on Saturday!
There will be a lot of models for sale...

 Bring your list and stock up...

It is going to be a great day!
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Follow by E-mail....

Just a reminder to put your e-mail address in our
 Follow by E-mail
prompt at the top of the page.
Then you will get all notifications of any new merchandise or events. 
 We also post links to great free patterns!
This will be the only way we will be keeping in touch over the internet after the first of the year.
Don't miss out
sign up today!

Holiday Open House....

Help us start the holiday season!
Don't miss out on the many Models for Sale!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Workbasket free pattern....

Carolyn has magic fingers!  She took the Workbasket free designs - pink basket and blue basket - and worked them into this wonderful book.  She put her mind to work and designed it just the way she needed it. 

 It holds tiny little supplies and dainty scissors. 

 Her laying tool even slips through silk ribbon loops down the side for closure.  
 She used her own color combination....Gloriana in Bell Flower and Granny Smith Green, Belle Soie in Creme de Menthe and NPI #4951.  Such a beautiful combination. Stitched on 40 count linen. You can download the pattern for free at
 Have fun with your own creation!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving....

The turkey shot out of the oven
And rocketed into the air,
It knocked every plate off the table
And partly demolished a chair.
It ricocheted into a corner
And burst with a deafening boom;
Then splattered all over the kitchen
Completely obscuring the room.
It stuck to the walls and the windows,
It totally coated the floor;
There was turkey attached to the ceiling
Where there'd never been turkey before.
It blanketed every appliance,
It smeared every saucer and bowl;
There wasn't a way I could stop it,
That turkey was out of control.
I scraped and scrubbed with displeasure,
And though with chagrin as I mopped
That I'd never again stuff a turkey
With popcorn that hadn't been popped.
Happy Thanksgiving
 From all of us at The Craft Center

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hardanger scissors....

Two beautiful Dovo scissors that would be wonderful for hardanger.  The cost of the silver scissor is $53.19 and the red and blue handle scissor is $69.00.  Dovo produces scissors that all of our stitchers want....
The cotton candy scissors that we carry are also a tiny inexpensive little scissor that work well for hardanger.  The have plastic handles and a snap on sheath.  These work well and are a good price point for the beginner at only $7.00.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It made me smile...

I have to share a picture with you.... 
 I took this picture at Costco over the weekend. 
 This is what you do when your dog is bigger than your car!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New framed Halloween designs...

The new Lizzie Kate is irresistable!  Look how cute it finishes......

 The Hinzeit Designs "Last Stitch Cemetery" and Kays Frame is another great piece.  The tombstones read - started and forgotten - 1/2 sitched -  Thanks to Nancy and her fast stitching fingers we have this on display just in the nick of time!
The pattern with 4 charms is $ and the frame cost is $50.00

This is a series of three patterns.  Each cost is $

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ON SALE - Apothecary Bottles....

 Aren't these bottles cool!  We have lots and need to thin them out.  We are going to put them on sale!!!  The small bottles are regularly $10.00 - but the sale price is $5.00 while they last...

 The large bottles are regularly $30.00 but the sale price is $25.00 while they last.
We only have about 6 large size left in stock - each with a different label.  I realized that I pictured only two of them.  Large brown bottles come in 3 different sizes and the small bottles in 3 sizes.  Many labels to choose from in the small bottles.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Perfect for the Halloween lover....

hummm...  not a great pictures I'm afraid.  But the scissor and fob are cool!  The scissors are by Kelmscott and sell for $11.99.  The fob is glass and black crystals with a spider dangling from the end.  This fob sells for $30.00.