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DIY Faerie Crown Tutorial

Posted: 26 August 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
Wendy rocks the gold crown
Crowns: there are so many reasons. Halloween is coming, too fast for those of us who neeed to make an Elsa costume or two. Kids parties often have princess and faerie themes. Friends have birthdays and bachelorettes and baby showers. My personal favorite reason? It's always good to be ... more

Mother's Day Runner & Tea Cozy

Posted: 24 May 2013 at 11 a.m.

Here's a sweet, quick project you'll enjoy!

I am in charge of flowers for church this month, so I wanted to do a Mother’s Day theme for Sunday, May 12th. 

English Tea CozyI love the new line of fabric,  Cream & Sugar from Ampersand Design Studio, so I used our ... more

Easter at the Last Minute - It's Going to Be a Great Holiday!

Posted: 22 March 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

Are you panicked? Did you forget about Easter, too? Well, I didn't exactly forget - it's just that it's VERY early this year! What to do, what to do?! We have some great things in our stores that will make your Easter marvelous, even if it is at ... more

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways-Day 11

Posted: 23 December 2012 at 12:05 p.m.

Todays giveaway would make a great last minute gift for anyone, really... It is full of pictures, tid bits of info, and stories.

Through December 24th, we will give away one of our favorite books each day. Watch our Facebook page , our Pinterest pins and our blog to find out ... more

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways-Day 10

Posted: 22 December 2012 at 12:05 p.m.

 You don't want to miss todays giveaway... We are giving away TWO books today!

Through December 24th, we will give away one of our favorite books each day. Watch our Facebook page , our Pinterest pins and our blog to find out what the books are, then leave a comment ... more

Oh My Goodness, It's Almost Christmas!

Posted: 21 December 2012 at 3:23 p.m.

Did I capture your mood?!

To make it quick, here are some CRAFT-A-RIFFIC last minute ideas for gifts.

Okay, if you're really, really, really in a hurry OR if you just want to get something any crafty friend will absolutely LOVE, we have two words for you: GIFT CARDS ... more

Last Minute Gifts

Posted: 18 December 2012 at 9:23 a.m.

We all procrastinate sometimes and for us crafters, sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done but these projects are here to save the day!

Anyone can go to the store to buy something but to make a handmade gift for someone means you ... more

Crafty Christmas

Posted: 10 December 2012 at 11:34 a.m.

This whole post includes projects that are made from panels. That means cut and sew, maybe quilt and embellish and you're done! These panels look like a lot of difficult piecing and hard work but they're easy! And I'm not saying easy as pie because we all ... more

Enjoy a Handcrafted Holiday

Posted: 4 December 2012 at 10:15 a.m.

 I've never been much of a Holiday Seamstress, nothing really caught my eye, things get too busy, I run out of time-but this year has been very different. There are so many cute books, choices of fabric, easy patterns, I had a hard time choosing which project I would ... more

Where the Wild Things Are

Posted: 11 October 2012 at 4:47 p.m.

We have fabulous furs at all our stores, BUT the selection at SODO Seattle has just been driven up a notch with the arrival of the new 'SODO Only' furs below. It is now most definitely where the wild things are! (Click on the pictures to see a larger image ... more

HO, HO, HO - it's Christmas in July!

Posted: 12 July 2012 at 1:42 p.m.

I just LOVE the Christmas Holiday time, don't you? The hustle, bustle, shopping for hours and hours, fighting the crowds, wondering what to get Aunt Sue and Uncle Johnny and staying up all night to finish making my presents. WOAH! Wait a minute - that sounds awful! And that, my ... more

Last Minute Easter Fabrics

Posted: 5 April 2012 at 7:24 p.m.

It's not too late! We still have lovely fabrics in our stores and you can still make something wonderful for Easter Sunday. Table runners, toppers, pillows, basket liners - all quick projects that will have all your favorite bunnies smiling. We've got just a taste of what you'll ... more

Yes, You CAN Still Make This!

Posted: 22 December 2011 at 12:39 p.m.

It's December 22nd and we're down to counting the hours until Christmas morning. But, yes, Virginia, you CAN still make some fabulous gifts! We'll be posting ideas on our Facebook page and Twitter while we're counting down, so keep watching. Here's a little immediate help ... more

Festive, But Not Scary

Posted: 20 October 2011 at 5:51 p.m.

Anna-Beth's Halloween Apron

I like to think of this as the perfect apron for answering the door to trick or treaters - festive, but not scary, and very comfortable. I made it in a night - it's a snap! Click here to see the Amelie Apron pattern I used. You'll find it at ... more

Tuesday Tip - No-Sew Costumes

Posted: 11 October 2011 at 12:33 p.m.

Here's a tip for those of you who need to make a quick costume but don't have access to a sewing machine. This Cave Woman costume is not sewn together! The seams are all fused with paper-backed fusible tape.

No-Sew Cavewoman CostumerThe pattern is Simplicity #2518, an easy to sew ... more

Got Costume Woes? Come to the Everett Costume Clinic

Posted: 22 September 2011 at 3:42 p.m.

I found a class that's just too good to miss and I must tell you about it!

Fairy in tu-tu

Our Everett store is offering you a great chance to have the best Halloween costume ever this year. On Sunday, October 2nd, Ashley Sevald, a costumer who also works at the Everett ... more

A Tulle Tulip Skirt for Anna-Beth

Posted: 15 September 2011 at 1:54 p.m.
Since Anna-Beth said that she has no costumes for Halloween, I decided that she would look lovely in a dreamy tulle skirt. Not just any tulle skirt, but one that is shaped like a flower.  

Tulle Tulip Skirt

For my project I used:

  • 3 yards of 6 colors of tulle (for a child ... more

Tuesday Tip - June Tailor Ink Jet Printables

Posted: 13 September 2011 at 12:16 p.m.

I love crafting! Creating things by hand gives me a feeling of accomplishment and pride. I have only recently embraced technology in crafting and I have found it helps me to get more time for the hobby I love.

June Tailor Ink Jet Printable Fusible Web

This month at Creative U, I am having so much fun ... more

'Tis the Quilting Season

Posted: 21 July 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

Don't be shocked, but - if you're going to get your quilts done in time for the holiday gifting season, you need to start NOW. The big C day and all the jolly Christmas fun is just 5 months away. Maybe just the cutting needs to be started, but ... more

Tuesday Tip - Start Early!

Posted: 12 July 2011 at 10:11 a.m.

Crafty Chris has morphed into Chris Claus for Christmas in July this month and she's very busy corraling elves, so I thought I'd do a tip for you today. It's pretty simple - go to one of our Christmas in July events, plan your gifts and start making ... more

Proudly Patriotic Patterns

Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:09 a.m.

Itchin' for some new stitchin'? It's a great time of year to show your USA-proud colors and I found some highly fun patterns for you to try! Take a look:

Americana Wall Hanging from Jeri Kelly

I've always thought that Jeri Kelly designs the coolest wall hangings, so I was pleased to see this ... more