Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Also known as the Hedgehog, this import from Holland has an ergonomic design that prevents pain and soreness in fingers since the puller does the needle grabbing for you. This little tool works like a plunger. Also helps to allow for more multiple stitches at one time to be carried on the needle! Here is the link to purchase it online: Needlepuller (Hedgehog)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Next weekend we are hosting a Creative Doll Making Retreat with Cheryl Smith. Cheryl is a Nationally renowned Doll Artisan who has taught across the country and participates in the Prestigious Moose Show.
The retreat will begin Friday night from from 6:30 – 9:30 and then will continue Saturday October 4th from 10:00 – 4:00 and finish up Sunday October 5th from 10:00 – 2:00.
Many students will be able to complete their doll during the retreat (depending on the handwork selected) and expect to have results that exceed their expectations!
The fee is $129 and people with all Levels of experience are Welcome. We still have a couple of spots available ... if you are interested please call the store 416 633-8800 to register or hear more about the workshop!
Cheryl Smith would like to invite you and your creative muse to come and explore the fantasy world of doll making. Learn simple yet effective ways to needle sculpt and paint the face, make the body and bring her to life. Stitch her and adorn her with baubles, beads and trinkets. Lots of handwork!
Here is a gaggle of Jesters that Cheryl has made!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I saw a new title called "Love to Knit Socks" and since I do in fact love to knit socks I ordered it for the store. I wasn't familiar with the author, Bronwyn Lowenthal, and the cover looked innocent enough so I was in for a surprise.
These definately aren't your basic socks.
The book contains:
- Flip Flop Socks (keeps the toe thong from rubbing)
- Doggie leg warmers (that's right leg warmers for dogs!)
- Lacy Stockings and garters (ooh la la)
- Striped football socks (like Manchester United and Beano)
- Ski socks with skull and crossbone motif
- Gardening long socks (with leather kneepads)
Oh the list goes on and on ... Bronwyn is definately an original! I can't wait to hear what Hilma thinks!
There are dozens of other new books in stock to browse through from the radical to traditional! All of our books are priced at the US suggested retail price or less! Here are just a few:
Pat Sloan's I Can't Believe I'm Sewing
Home Stuff by Linda Lum De Bono
1 2 3 Pillows from Better Homes and Gardens
Applique Quilt Revival
Gifts for Baby and Easy Baby Knits
Quilts from the Selvage Edge (really cool concept) ... for more details check out the website: Selvage Quilts
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Presented by: The Yorkshire Rose Quilter's Guild! For those of you who can't make the show, Ann and Sandy will be at the shop to help you.
The show will be held at: The Scarborough Centennial Recreation Complex 1967 Ellesmere Road Scarborough
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 20th
10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, September 21st.
The weather has been fabuoulous this week so why not have a nice day out to see some outstanding quilts and visit the merchant mall while you are at it!
Don't forget that next Tuesday, September 23rd is our Birthday Sale! EVERYTHING in the store will be 29% off!
All Books...29% off
All Fabric ... including clearance fabric ...29% off
All Notions...25% off
All Yarn...including clearnace yarn ... 29% off
All Batting...29% off
There will be unbelievable bargains... search our sale wall for fabric priced 1.99 - 5.99 and then take an extra 29% off for prices as low as 1.39/metre - 4.25/metre. One day only but the store will be open from 9 am until 7 pm for your convenience!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
You just enter your name and it will give you an official quilting nickname... mine is :
Monday, September 8, 2008
- Low admission price
- Supervised childrens' craft area
- Free information sessions