Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our Leap Day Winners!

You all did it once again!  You shared about how much fun we have on Facebook, and we hit 7200 fans way before our Leap Day deadline!  That means we got to pick TWO fans to receive Gidget II sewing tables, and they each get to pick a local store to receive a Gidget II as well.  That's four tables in all -sounds like a party to us - woohoo!  In fact, Gidget II has her party hat on and is ready for the big announcement:

We know you've all been on pins and needles, so we won't make you wait anymore!  Our two winners are: 

Chastity Burton from Adel, GA
Judy Milza from Little Falls, NJ

Congratulations Ladies!  We'll be in touch to find out which lucky stores will be receiving a Gidget II as well.  We also want to say "THANKS" to all of our Facebook friends - you are the ones that make this all possible!

Please be sure to check back with us often, we have lotst of fun planned for National Craft Month in March, AND we're less than 250 likes away from givin away a sewing cabinet - double woohoo!

Earn Your Gidget II!

If you haven't been lucky enough to earn one of the many Gidget II's that we've given away on our Facebook page, we thought we would give you a chance to earn one for free, yes for FREE! 

Our goal at Arrow & Kangaroo Cabinets is to be the "King of the Cabinet World"  (think of the scene from Titanic with Jack and Ruby at the helm of the ship); to be king we need your local sewing/quilting stores to sell our products.
What motivates stores owners to sell products are customers coming in their door saying "do you carry Arrow & Kangaroo Cabinets?".  We want you to go to your favorite sewing/quilting store and  ask them to carry our product.  Dealers who call us for materials and mention your name will earn you a free Arrow bag.  Once a store buys 5 units we will send you a Gidget II table for free!  You will earn 1 point per cabinet ordered.  Arrow will keep track of the orders and once the store hits 5 cabinets Arrow will notify you.

The Rules - please read carefully:

1. We are looking for NEW dealers, not existing dealers.  If they have purchased from us before they do not count.  Visit the "Where To Buy" section on our website,, and review our list of current dealers.  Dealers that are not listed on our site are eligible for a visit . 

2.  The dealer must be within a 50-mile radius of your residence.

3. To ensure the dealer tells us you are the reason they are calling, please download and fill out this form, Earn A Gidget II, and present it to the dealer when you go in.  Arrow will not be held responsible for dealers who do not mention your visit.  

4. Write your full name on the form, so we can identify you through our Facebook page.

5. Make sure you have filled out the "Contest Sign Up" form on our Facebook page.  The sign up form provides us with your address.

6. The Earn a Gidget II program will run until April 1st, 2012.

7. Dealers who call and ask for materials and mention your name will earn you a green Arrow bag.  Limit 10 bags per household

8. Arrow will keep track of dealers who call and order cabinets.  You will earn one point per cabinet ordered over the course of the year.  Once 5 points are earned Arrow will ship a Gidget II table to you.  Please do not call the dealer to inquire about the quantity of units they have ordered from us. We know that you're excited, but please keep in mind that we want our dealers to be excited too!  Any customer that we receive complaints about will be disqualified from the program.

9.  There is a limit of 1 Gidget II earned per household.

10.  The following areas are included in the program - the contiguous 48 states, the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.  Due to shipping costs, all other areas are not eligible.    

11.  Arrow has the right to change or update the rules as needed. Changes will be posted to our Facebook page & blog.

If you have any questions about the program, please do not post them here or on our Facebook page.  Email Hether at  Please give her a few days to respond, she is travelling this week and will not be back in the office until Friday, 3/2/12.

Now go out there and earn a Gidget II!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Our 2/24 Winner!

It's been an exciting day here at Arrow - we're only 71 likes away from giving away FOUR Gidget II sewing tables instead of our usual two!  As long as we hit 7200 likes by 2/29/12, it'll happen!  In the meantime, let's put a smile on someone's face and announce the winner of this cute apron:

We're going to mail this to Judy Lunsford of Coos Bay, OR.  Congratulations Judy!  And a big thanks to everyone that "liked" us this week!  Please remember to share with your friends so that we can hit 7200 before the 29th!

Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day Recipe Winner!

We loved all of the great recipes we received today - thanks so much for sending them in!  Our winner is Suzanne Melkoski from Colorado - we loved her recipe and the cute story that went with it:

Martha Washington Candy - By George!
My grandma used to make this candy at Christmas time....she called them Martha's Balls...but one year she put a twist on them and I overheard telling the adults they were...George's balls.....she just called them balls after that to keep things simple. She added the cherries in the center thus the "George" know, chopping down the cherry tree and all. She was a hoot!! I miss her so is her recipe!!

George's Balls - From my granny!!

2 pounds powder sugar
1 can sweet condensed milk
2 cups coconut flakes
1 stick softened butter
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
paraffin wax
large Hershey bar -
 you need 12 oz. of chocolate cherries - drained and cut in half

Mix powder sugar, milk, coconut, butter and pecans together in large bowl. Take a piece of cherry and wrap inside a spoonful of dough mixture, roll into balls. Chill until hard. Melt one cake of paraffin and chocolate over a double boiler, once melted, using a toothpick, dip balls in chocolate and let cool. Store in air tight container. We had these at Christmas time every year.....a family favorite......maybe I should make a batch for presidents day!!

Congratulations Suzanne!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Our 2/17 Winner!

We've had a fun week on Facebook, and the best way to cap it off is to pick a winner!  We are sending this bag of goodies

to Janet Frank in Tallahassee, FL!  Yippee!  Congratulations Janet, we'll be contacting you shortly!  In the meantime, we hope all of you have a great weekend!  Thanks for spending another week with us!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"I ♥ Arrow" Sign Contest Results!

Our Facebook friends ROCK!  All of the entries that we received for our "I ♥ Arrow" sign contest were so great, it was really tough to pick a winner!  The thing that we enjoyed the most however, was getting to see all of your smiling faces!  We get to "chat" with so many of you on a weekly basis, it's fun to finally see you all up close (and we enjoyed seeing the kids too!).


Check out the slideshow of all the entries - to see the names, click on the "Show Options" selection in the upper right hand corner of the slideshow.

After much deliberating, Terri Jones was chosen as our winner! Her banner won over everyone's ♥'s!

Congratulations Terri, and a big "THANKS" all of you that entered, it was so great to look at all of these wonderful signs!  In fact, we're sending a "Pockets" and a green Arrow bag to everyone that participated!  We'll be contacting all of you shortly. 

Remember, please check back with us here and on Facebook often, we have more fun planned in the weeks to come!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our Wonderful Fabric Valentine Card Entries!

We received such wonderful entries for our Fabric Valentine Card Contest,  it was so hard to cast our votes!  Click on the slideshow to see all of them...

Once we tallied up the votes, Katie came out the winner!
  Katie is going to get a great prize pack from all of us at Arrow.  Congratulations Katie, and a big thanks to everyone that entered! 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2012

"Do You ♥ Arrow?" Valentine Contest!

Do you ♥ Arrow and Kangaroo Sewing Cabinets? 

Then show us!  If you do, you could win this:

One of our pretty new pink Chair-y's! 

To enter, here's what you have to do:

1.  Make a handmade sign that says "I ♥ Arrow/ Kangaroo sewing cabinets!"  Remember, creativity counts!
2.  Take a picture of you holding your sign. Make sure we can read the sign in the picture!
3.  Email it to us  at by tomorrow, 2/14/12 at 1 pm Eastern time
3.  Tell us in the email that you're giving us permission to post it on our Facebook page!

The winner will be chosen by the staff here at Arrow, and will be notified via email.  Don't forget, we're also giving away a Gidget II sewing table when we hit 7000 likes on Facebook, so please share with all of your sewing friends and have them come on over and like us!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hey, Hey,It's Our Friday Giveaway!!

It's time to hit the prize closet, draw a name, and put a smile on someone's face today!  After perusing the prizes and pondering a bit, we've decided that today's prize is this:

Two awesome June Tailor organizers - a thread organizer and a bobbin organizer!  Woot Woot!  I hope that Kathleen Hackney from Redding, CA  has something to fill these up!  Congrats Kathleen!

Remember, we are anxious to give away another Gidget II sewing table, but we can't do that until we reach 7000 likes, so tell all of your sewing friends to head on over to Facebook and give us a like!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's Quiz Time!

UPDATE:  We have a winner - Tifany D!

It's Wednesday!  Back in the day when we were going to school, it was always a favorite day for teachers to throw a pop quiz at us, so we thought we'd do the same!  We'll be giving away one of our famous T-shirts,

and a green Arrow bag to the first person that emails us with the correct answers to the following questions:

1. Who is our Customer of the Month?
2.  What two states does she spend her time in?
3.  What kind of cabinet does she own, and which state does she keep it in?
4.  Who is our Dealer of the Month?
5.  Where are they located?
6.  What class are they teaching on Feb. 16th?

Email your answers to Rebecca at  We'll announce the winner on this post and on our Facebook page!  Good luck!

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's Our First Friday In February Winner!

Wow, say that three times fast!  Can you believe it's February already?  Time sure does fly when you're having fun with your friends on Facebook!  We hope that you're all home making cards for our Handmade Valentine's Card Contest!  In the meantime, we'll be packing up this wonderful bag o' goodies 

and sending it to Cynthia Taylor from Newburgh, IN!  Hooray Cynthia!  Don't forget, we give away a Gidget II sewing table every time we add another 500 likes.  However, when we hit 7500 likes we'll give away a sewing cabinet, and we'll give away an entire sewing suite when we hit 10,000 likes!  We've also got more fun contests and giveaways in store, so be sure to check out our Facebook page everyday - you nevere know what we're up to!

Have a great weekend everyone!