Monday, July 30, 2012
goes to Linda Jenkins from Woodville, TX! Congrats Linda! Don't forget, we're giving away a great book this week - deadline for entries is tomorrow, so check out the post here: Book Giveaway. We're also on pins and needles (ha ha) waiting to see what you're all making for our Summer Coaster Contest! Be sure to get those entries in!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
3. Take a picture of them, and email it to email@example.com by Friday, August 10th at 5 pm Eastern time.
4. The entries will be posted in a slideshow on the Arrow blog, and the winner anounced on Tuesday, August 14th.
5. The projects will be voted on by Arrow staff, and the project with the most votes wins!
Remember, creativity counts!! Don't be afraid to go for it! We'll be sending the winner a Mighty Brite light and a June Taylor Cut n Press Mat!
Good luck everyone!
Another summer weekend has come and gone, and it's time to send a little swag out to one of our lucky fans! We're mailing this adorable apron to Kimberly Andrews Booth! Yay Kimberly!
We'll be doing it all over again on Friday, so be sure to check our Facebook page often!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wendy Mullin is the designer behind the Built By Wendy clothing line, and has a loyal following of artists, musicians, comedians, actors, stylists (and a lot of us normal folk too) for customers. She has lots of experience designing and making coats and jackets, so you'll definitely be getting a ton of expert advice and helpful tips in this book!
Right off the bat, Wendy gives us a little "pep talk" and lets us know what to expect from the book - we're feeling more confident already! The first chapter goes over the three patterns that are included in the book (a bonus!), how to take your body shape into consideration when choosing a coat/jacket, design details - cuffs, pockets, closures, how to choose the right fabrics for your project, and trims.
The next chapter is all about the utilizing the included patterns to the fullest - how to keep them in great shape so they can be used over and over again, altering them to fit you, and making additional pattern pieces for other elements. This chapter also has sections on cutting and folding fabric, pattern placement, and a section on tools.
Chapter 3 tackles the sewing - seams, hemming, facings, attaching details - all those little things that make a difference. Now we're ready to tackle those projects! Chapter 4 offers six variations based on the fitted jacket pattern, Chapter 5 has eight projects based on the basic jacket pattern, and Chapter 6 shows you how to make nine coats based on the straight coat pattern. Just think of the jacket/coat wardrobe you could have!
We're giving this book a "two thumbs up" because it's loaded with great info, has patterns included, and it's spiral bound so it lays flat when open - something we think that every craft book should do! We'd like to give you a chance to try this book out, so we're excited that Potter Craft is generously donating a copy for us to give away! Leave a comment here telling us why you'd like to win it. Make sure the comment also includes your first name, last name, city and state so we can find you. Be sure to like us on Facebook as well, and fill out our contest registration form - the link is located on our Facebook page. Deadline for comments is Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 5 pm Eastern time.
Last but not least, we'd like to announce the winner for our previous Book Nook. It's Anna Singleton from Williamstown, MA ! Congratulations Anna!
Monday, July 16, 2012
What a great team they make! Thanks for giving us a chuckle Heather, and congratulations!! We'll be sending your red Chair-y out shortly!
We'd also like to say thanks to Phyllis Mc Farland for giving us a chuckle too! She sent us this:
and we sure hope she can find some time to relax and enjoy some fun reading! Hope all of you had a great weekend!
Monday, July 9, 2012
We hope that Pat Reed from Canby, MN has a nice comfy chair so that she can kick back, relax with a tasty beverage, and read through all of those magazines! Congrats Pat!
Sending cool thoughts out to everyone, hope you're all making out okay in this crazy heat! Don't forget, you have until tomorrow to get in your photos for the "Show Us Your Red, White and Blue!" contest!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
That means that Katie is the winner of a brand new Bandicoot sewing cabinet!! Congratulations Katie, and thanks for being so courageous! Don't forget, we're having a little contest and giving away a chair, check this post for all of the details: Show Us Your Red, White and Blue
Get those entries in!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If you're in the mood to get a little silly for a chance to win a red Arrow chair, here's what you need to do:
1. Dress up in your best patriotic outfit - red, white & blue - stars & stripes - heck, you can dress up as the Statue of Liberty or Uncle Sam - you know we love creativity!
2. Make a sign that says "I'd sit on a firecracker for a chance to sit on an Arrow chair!"
3. Take a picture of yourself in your outfit holding your sign. Patriotic surroundings like a 4th of July picnic or a patriotic statue in the background will only help!
4. Email the picture, along with a statement giving us permission to post the picture on our blog and Facebook page, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is July 10th at 5 pm Eastern time.
5. Winner will be picked by a panel of Arrow staff and announced on July 12th.
Good luck everyone!