Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Don't get swept up in the Serging.

Each year, here at Arrow, we take a sewing class taught by our own Jo Jacobi. Last year she taught us the basics of quilting in a fun little class where we made table runners. This year we are making gloves and scarves, an upgrade to the serger! This is my first time serging and I am excited. Hether is going to buy the fabric tonight and we a scheduled to begin next week. My hope is to be done in time to use them before spring. Being in Wisconsin that is more than likely considering our cold weather usually stays with us until mid-April. As the only guy in the class I have to show these girls how great us men can be a sewing. FYI is was the A student in the quilting class last year (until the end - things got a little hairy). I will make sure to post pictures as we progress through the class. Jo has also agreed to show me how to make chair covers so I can use them in my wedding next year!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whats on your mind?

So call it a genuine interest in any questions, complements or critisicms you have or just simply a lack of something interesting the last week, but I want to hear from you. I know the list of readers/followers isn't busting down the door, but anyone that has anything they would like to say about Arrrow, sewing, cabinets or even just what the weather's like in Wisconsin - send us a comment. I would like to get a nice little conversation going.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looking for a great T.V. stand for your new flatscreen?

With the 2009 economic meltdown leading to cautious consumer spending over the holidays, we all were privileged to experience some of the best sales and closeout specials ever. In particular, the severe price drop in flat screen televisions. 2 years ago a 32 inch LCD flat screen TV retailed at $599. This Christmas you could find them for half that price! Because of this dramatic change, places like Walmart and Best Buy were selling hundreds of them in a matter of a few hours. If you were one of the lucky purchasers of these TVs let me ask you, where does your new TV sit? Is it sitting on an old table or entertainment center that you bought years and years ago when TVs actually had tubes? Maybe, like your TV, its time for an upgrade. This may seem strange coming from a sewing cabinet manufacturer, but we might have something that would be perfect for you. The Boomerang entertainment and crafting center. This utilitarian piece can be used as a place for your TV with lots of storage cubbies for the DVD player, VCR, cable box, etc. And unlike the amazing sales on TVs, the Boomerang is still at a great closeout price. $799.00. For that price you receive everything you see here:
Got a new laptop or desktop computer? Let the boomerang be your spot, handling all your documents, Cd's and DVDs. Just visit our "Where to Buy" section of our website to find a dealer near your. Or if you live far from a dealer, check out our web dealers as well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Post-Holiday wake up call

As the Holiday season draws to an end once again, we retreat to our everyday routine that is laid before us like a train track and realize there is no light on the path until the snow melts and Memorial Day arrives (unless your a teacher and are lucky enough to have spring break). But lets keep our mind off of the grind and focus on our hobbies or resolutions. For me, the resolution is to find time to learn how to sew better. Its true, I sell sewing cabinets which would lead most people to believe I know a thing or two about sewing, but this is not the case. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert sewing enthusiast who knows how to take some piece of fabric and make some beautiful lace curtain just to get you to buy a Betty Sewing cabinet. I do, however, think that learning some of the ins and outs will help me do exactly that - sell cabinets. So here is my goal: I am getting married in the Summer of '11 and my fiance and I aren't bursting out the pockets with money. So anything we can do to save a few bucks is great. So one of things I want to do to begin sewing is make chair covers to place over an ordinary chair so we don't have to spend extra $$$ to get nice chairs. Sounds easy enough, right? Well this is where I need your help, comment on this blog with any ideas of where to start or any websites you know of that can guide me. Or if you have a little story of your own to enlighten me please do. I'm anxious to hear what you have to say.