Tuesday, March 24, 2015

16,000 Fans Means It's Gidget Time!

Hello Everyone!  We went over 16,000 fans on Facebook, so that means it's time for a Gidget Giveaway!

(table only - sewing machine and other accessories not included)

Since we have so many new friends, we want to make sure that everyone understands how the giveaways work.  In order to be included in the random drawings for our weekly swag giveaways and the giveaways we do when we gain fans on Facebook, you must be registered.  However, you only have to register ONCE.  If you have registered with us since our big "Sewing Suite Giveaway" when we hit 10,000 likes in April 2014, you don't have to register again.  If you haven't registered with us, you will need to sign up by clicking on the purple "Sign Up for Our Giveaways" block located on the left side of our Facebook page.

If you're only able to check-in on a mobile device, visit this link instead:   http://on.fb.me/XzJzcV  This will also give you a chance to update your contact info so that we can reach you when you're a winner. 

If you can't remember if you've registered or not, just try to enter your info.  If you have already registered you'll get the following message:  "An entry with this Address/Email has already been recorded".  That means you're all set!  Please note - do not try to register with multiple emails.  As we have done in the past,  duplicate entries will be deleted.  Our giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada.*  We'll be drawing a name  on Monday, 3/31/15, so make sure you're signed up!   Good luck everyone!

*Due to the prohibitive cost of shipping internationally, registration is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kiss The Blarney Stone and Win a Florie!

Nothing says "St. Patrick's Day" like something green! We'd love to add a little St. Paddy's Day cheer to your sewing room, so we are giving away a beautiful green Florie!!*  There's only one catch - you've got to get a little silly and kiss the Blarney Stone (or a convenient rock).

(*sewing desk only - machine and all other accessories not included)

If you want to get in on the fun, here's what you have to do:

The Rules 
1. Dress up in your best leprechaun-inspired outfit (remember, we like silly).

2. Make a sign that says "I'd kiss the Blarney Stone for an Arrow!"

3. Find a big rock (the bigger, the better).

4. Get a friend to take a picture of you kissing the big rock while you hold up your sign!

 5. Email your picture to rebecca@arrowcabinets.com no later than Monday, Mar. 16th at 11 pm Eastern time. Please include in your email that you give us permission to post your picture on our blog & Facebook.

 6. All the pictures will be posted on St. Patrick's day, and the winner will be chosen by Arrow staff. REMEMBER - creativity counts!! Good luck everyone!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Make Some Cases, Win A Florie!


Once again, we are sponsoring a pillowcase drive for our friends at Conkerr Cancer!  Conkerr Cancer's mission is to provide provide smiles to children with life changing illnesses and to make them feel special.  They do this by donating bright and cheery pillowcases to hospitals nationally and internationally! 



The recipient of this drive will be the Conkerr Cancer chapter in Milwaukee, WI. To enter, all you have to do is make two pillowcases per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  A winner will be chosen at random to receive a beautiful green Florie!

(sewing desk only - accessories and machine not included)

Our second prize winner will receive a cute apron!



We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com.

With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two pillowcases following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:  http://conkerrcancer.org/pillowdirections.html    Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 307
Delavan, WI 53115
Please make sure you include your name and return address!  Pillowcases from pet-friendly homes are great, just make sure you bag them immediately after they are washed and dried.

3.  Cases need to be received by Friday, March 27th 2015 to be eligible.

4.  We will select  one random winner from the eligible entries to receive a green Florie, and one random winner will  receive an apron!

If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at www.conkerrcancer.org.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Years Resolution: Learning to Quilt Pt. 1 - Piecing

At the beginning of the year, we shared with all of you some of our sewing New Year's resolutions.  As you may recall, Hether, Jessica and Joy wanted to learn how to quilt.  A few weeks ago, with some help from our own Jo, they started off on their quilting journey!

For their first lesson, they concentrated on piecing.  They each pieced two blocks, which are all now framed and hanging proudly here in the Arrow offices.




Now that they have had some piecing practice, their next project will be pieced and quilted.  They'll be working on this cute beach bag, which can be found in the spring issue of Fresh Quilts.  Isn't it cute?



If you love the project and would like to join us, the spring issue is out now.  You can pick it up at your local quilting/sewing shop, Wal-Mart, CVS, Barnes & Noble, and many other places.  We may even give one away as swag, so keep watching our Facebook page!


And please, feel free to keep us posted on how you're doing with your New Year's resolutions.  We love hearing about them!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pinterest Procrastination: Hoop To It!

If you've been following the blog, you know that we here at Arrow have been trying to do a little less pinning and more creating!  Once every month or so, we are trying to make one of the projects that we have pinned to our boards.  This month, we decided to kill two birds with one stone - check one of our pins off of  the "To Make" list, and create some fun decor for our new offices!

We opted to try making those cute embroidery hoop & fabric wall hangings. 
All you need is 6-12 embroidery hoops (Joann prices were 99 cents to $1.79), and some fabric that matches your decor.  Jessica scored a whole bunch of hoops at Goodwill for .55 cents!

It was one of the easiest projects we have ever done.  We bought and used scrap fabric, cut it 1” wider than the hoop and simply folded it around the back and glued it down!



We love this project because you can change out the fabric over time (glue over) and it was inexpensive, but it created a big statement.

We think it really perks up our space!



If you are forever pinning projects and never getting around to trying them, join the Pinterest Procrastination Challenge with us (check out our pins here:  http://www.pinterest.com/arrowcabinets/arrows-pinterest-procrastination-challenge/) and send us some pics as you complete your pins.  Post them on your board and include the hashtag #PinterestProcrastinationChallenge, or email them to us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com
 

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Miles OF Pillowcase Smiles" Challenge!

September is almost upon us, which means the wonderful folks at Conkerr Cancer will be kicking off their "Miles Of Pillowcase Smiles" Campaign in honor of Childhood Cancer Month. 


We'd like to help them reach their goal of making 44,000 bright & cheerful pillowcases (20 miles), each one representing a child currently in treatment, by hosting a pillowcase drive.   The recipient of this drive will be the Conkerr Cancer chapter in Milwaukee, WI. To enter, all you have to do is make two pillowcases per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  This time we are offering first, second and third place prizes!  Our first prize winner will receive one of our adorable thread caddies, and the two runners-up will receive a rolling tote!



We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com.

With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two pillowcases following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:  http://conkerrcancer.org/pillowdirections.html    Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 410
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please make sure you include your name and return address!  Pillowcases from pet-friendly homes are great, just make sure you bag them immediately after they are washed and dried.
3.  Cases need to be received by Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 2014 to be eligible.

4.  We will select a one random winner from the eligible entries to receive a thread caddy, and two random winners will each receive a new rolling tote!

If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at www.conkerrcancer.org.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinterest Procrastination: Punching In The Dark!

What do you do when you're at work, it's raining outside, and you can't get anything accomplished because the power is out so you have no phones or computers?  Well, here at Arrow, we punch!   We decided it would be a great time to cross another Pinterest project off of our list, so we all gathered by the window and worked on Hether's project - punch needle.


We used our cabinet with a clear blank in the opening, and a placed a battery-operated light on the platform to create a light box to transfer our designs onto weavers cloth.


We have to give a big shout-out to our friends at Clover, who generously provided us with our punching supplies! 

We punched away for about an hour and a half, but didn't have time to finish before the lights came back on.  We'll post pics of our projects as soon as we get them done!

If you are forever pinning projects and never getting around to trying them, join the Pinterest Procrastination Challenge with us (check out our pins here:  http://www.pinterest.com/arrowcabinets/arrows-pinterest-procrastination-challenge/) and send us some pics as you complete your pins.  Post them on your board and include the hashtag #PinterestProcrastinationChallenge, or email them to us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pinterest Procrastination: Solved!

Do you pin and pin projects you'd love to try on Pinterest, but never go back and actually try any of them?  Here at Arrow we do that all the time, so we are challenging ourselves to complete one pin a month.  

For the month of July, Joy picked one of her pins -  how to make a burlap wreath.  For each wreath we bought an 18" wire wreath ring, 20 yards of burlap garland (2 rolls of 10 yards for one wreath), 7 yards of colored wired burlap for the ribbon (1 roll per wreath) and some floral wire.  To make 4 wreaths it cost us approximately $55.00.


 Joy, Hether, Jo and Jessica with their creations!

Here are our suggestions if you decide to make one yourself:
 

Joy:
1.Weave in and out top to bottom
2.Don't wear black
3.You can fluff and tighten to suit your preferences

Jessica:
1.There is no wrong way to do it.
2.Make sure you tie down the end of it to keep it in place.
3.When doing the colored burlap, just tuck it in and pull a little
through the back to make it stay where you want it.

Jo:
1) Use 2 rolls of burlap- 1 for each side of the wreath
2) Prop the wreath on a table and sit in a comfortable chair when
tucking in the loops
3) I wrapped  the wired accent ribbon around the finished wreath and
added a bow to the top - easy and quick

Hether:
1. Buy a wreath!  For one of the easiest projects I did not do so well.
2. Cut the 10 yards in half as weaving 10 yards in and out takes
forever.  You need to use more wire, but I think it is worth it.
3. Don't do this around your cat.  Lilly found it fun to dive at the
strips weaving in and out.
4. Don't wear shorts!  Burlap is itchy.  Do in a well-ventilated area
too!
Next month,we'll be trying one of Hether's pins...punch needle embroidery!

Join the Pinterest Procrastination Challenge with us (check out our pins here:  http://www.pinterest.com/arrowcabinets/arrows-pinterest-procrastination-challenge/) and send us some pics as you complete your pins.  Post them on your board and include the hashtag #PinterestProcrastinationChallenge, or email them to us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com

Sunday, June 1, 2014

15,500 Fans Gidget Giveaway!

Last week we reached 15,500 fans, which means it's time for us to give something away!  For this celebration, we'll be giving away one of our Gidget sewing tables:


(desk only - machine & other accessories not included)

Since we have so many new friends, we want to make sure that everyone understands how the giveaway will work.  In order to be included in the random drawing for the giveaway, you must be registered.  However, you only have to register ONCE.  If you have registered with us since our big "Sewing Suite Giveaway" when we hit 10,000 likes in April of 2013, you don't have to register again.  If you haven't registered with us, you will need to sign up by clicking on the purple "Sign Up for Our Giveaways" block located under our timeline photo on our Facebook page

If you're only able to check-in on a mobile device, visit this link instead:   http://on.fb.me/XzJzcV  This will also give you a chance to update your contact info so that we can reach you when you're a winner. 

If you can't remember if you've registered or not, just try to enter your info.  If you have already registered you'll get the following message:  "An entry with this Address/Email has already been recorded".  That means you're all set!  Please note - do not try to register with multiple emails.  As we have done in the past,  duplicate entries will be deleted.  Our giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada.*  We'll be drawing a name  this Wednesday, 6/4/14, so make sure you're signed up!  Registration closes at 5 pm Eastern on 6/4/14.  Good luck everyone!

*Due to the prohibitive cost of shipping internationally, registration is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Holiday Smiles Needed!

We recently held a pillowcase drive, and received a wonderful letter from one of the ConKerr Cancer coordinators, Celine.  Hether ended up having a lovely conversation with her on the phone, and was surprised to hear just how many pillowcases they need.  One of the hospitals that this chapter serves has 200 pediatric beds - that's a lot of pillowcases.  She also mentioned to Hether that they are in desperate need of Easter pillowcase, and all of the other holidays as well.  We told Celine that we'd be happy to host another pillowcase drive, and help get some holiday smiles to the hospitals!  To enter, all you have to do is make one Easter-themed pillowcase, and one other holiday pillowcase (any holiday will do, even Easter) per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  We'll pick one winner to receive our cute and very useful Thread Caddy!




We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com.  With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two holiday pillowcases (at least one Easter) following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:  http://conkerrcancer.org/pillowdirections.html    Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 410
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please make sure you include your name and return address!  Pillowcases from pet-friendly homes are great, just make sure you bag them immediately after they are washed and dried.
3.  Cases need to be received by Monday, Apr. 14th, 2014 to be eligible.
4.  We will select a random winner from the eligible entries to receive a thread caddy!

If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at www.conkerrcancer.org.