February 17, 2011
A really big fabric sale at Once Around. (Why? Well, because we have a ton of new fabric coming and just because we try to ignore it, the fact is that we do have a finite amount of space at the shop)
All fabric (that includes the fleece and the flannel and the cotton voile) for the entire month of March will be $5/yard.
See you there.
Our ad in this month’s Marin Magazine.
February 11, 2011
We have a cute little “sale corner” now.
Easy to miss (but with no other place to put it), it’s in the classroom.
Everything here is 50% off of the marked price.
Check it out.
February 09, 2011
February 09, 2011
Oh, did we mention that we have some new embroidery thread?
I guess “some” doesn’t really cover it.
Every single color of DMC’s basic line of embroidery thread.
Thanks, Lila (and Diana), for hanging every little skein.
February 02, 2011
No, it’s not a new craft dance, it was the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter Trade Show!
Last weekend, crafty companies and crafty store owners got together to exchange ideas, show off new products and shop to the point of exhaustion.
Unlike TNNA, which I have now attended 3 different times, I had never attended CHA and was a “CHA virgin,” as one of the booth operators called me.
But I needn’t have worried. If you’ve survived one trade show, you can survive them all.
As long as you have plenty of coffee.
This photo was taken the moment after I ordered my coffee - an event which occurred 30 MINUTES after I first stepped into line.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the receipt with my order number. 53.
Fully caffeinated, I headed into the show.
Have you been to a trade show? You probably have. If not, it looks like this:
Naturally, there is a particular culture that accompanies these events - a big part of which is the ubiquitous rolling cart.
After disparaging these carts (silently, in my mind, of course), craft karma got me and my purse actually broke.
Fortunately (?) this calamity happened at a booth where, if you ordered more than $100 in merchandise, then they would give you a free rolling cart!
Of course I met the requirement, and minutes later I rolled out of there with my brand new nylon, hot pink, bejeweled wheelie with my formerly cute purse stuffed inside.
I’m not really a pink girl, nor a sparkly girl for that matter, but my back and I developed a whole new appreciation for the rolling cart that day, and by the time I left it was packed full of water bottles, samples and tons of catalogs...
A woman stopped me in one of the aisles. Her name was Mary, she informed me, and she really loved my cart!
Where did I get it and how could she get one?? I gave her the scoop and sent her on her way.
Actually, I would happily have given her mine if I hadn’t become so attached.
To Be Continued....