Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's a "10,000" Party!!

We're so excited about reaching 10,000 Facebook fans, we're going to party all week long!  Today, we're going to play a little "Let's Make A Deal - Arrow Style"!  We have four bags that we want to give away to some wacky contestants!

What's in each bag?  Well, that's a mystery that we'll reveal when we pick the winners!  We will give you a hint though - there may be something new to hold your thread, you might be wrinkle-free, your machine could travel in style, or you could start organizing some of those buttons and bobbins!  Are you ready to play?

The Rules

1.  Dress up in a wacky costume, make a sign that says "I Want Bag #" (make sure you put a bag # on there) and take a picture of yourself (or get your neighbor, your mail carrier, etc. to take it - whoever you can round up).

2.  Email the picture along with your full name and mailing address to Rebecca@arrowcabinets.com.  Please also state in the email that you give Arrow Cabinets permission to post the photo on Facebook.  If your email doesn't meet these requirements, you will be ineligible for the drawing.

3.  Emails must be received no later than Friday, March 29th at 5 pm Eastern time. Due to blog difficulties, we are extending the deadline until Saturday, March 30th at 5 pm Eastern.

4.  Winners will be picked by Arrow, and will be announced the week of April 1st.

Good luck everyone!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Our Friday 3/22 Winner!

Another weekend has come and gone, which means it's time to announce another winner!  We'll be sending out another awesome shirt

to Heather Porritt of Mississauga, ON.  Congrats Heather!  We'll be sending your prize out shortly. 

In the meantime, don't forget about our Vintage Apron Challenge, there's still time to get your entry in!

Monday, March 18, 2013

T-Shirt Swag Winner!

We're so glad that all of you enjoyed the swag t-shirt we posted on Friday.  We give them out during Fall Quilt Market, and we try to save a few to hand out on Facebook every once in a while!

This week, our lucky winner is Michelle Gibson from Muskogee, OK!  Congrats Michelle!  We'll be mailing your prize out shortly.

Don't be sad if you didn't win.  We've got two sewing challenges for you to enter here:  National Craft Month Challenges, we're almost to 10,000 likes which means we'll be giving away an entire sewing suite (desk, cutting table and chair), and we're concocting a contest to give away one of our newest cabinets, Shirley!   Make sure you check in with us often!

Friday, March 15, 2013

We Have Some Winners!

The votes have been counted, so we're ready to announce the winners of our "Think Spring!" and "Shaped Pillow" contests.  The competition was close because we had such cute entries!

First, our "Think Spring!" winner:

Nothing says spring like an adorable bunny!  Congratulations Katie S!

Next, our "Shaped Pillow" winner:

A purse!  We wonder if it's stuffed with money!  Congratulations Elaine!  We'll be in touch with both of our winners shortly.

If you didn't get a chance to enter these two challenges,  we have a few more for you here: National Craft Month Madness.  Check them out and get those entries in!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Craft Month Madness!

We're smack dab in the middle of National Craft Month, and we hope all of you have been crafting and sewing up a storm!  We're ready to roll out a few more fun contests for you, so get those scissors sharpened and those machines threaded!

Pretty Posy Pin Challenge
It's time to welcome in spring!  Make a pretty posy pin out of fabric to spark up your spring wardrobe!

(pic courtesy of Fiskars)

If you're not sure how to make a fabric flower, there are all kinds of tutorials online.  Here are a few of our favorites: 

Kay Whitt's Summer Flower Tutorial - Kay is a genius, and we love looking at her blog!  She is so great at combining different fabrics.  We love her gorgeous dresses and skirts too!

Spring Tabletop Flowers - from our friends at Fiskars!   We think these would look just as adorable on your lapel.

Kanzashi Flowers - if you like a more structured look, these folded flowers are for you!

Get those flowers blooming!  The deadline for this challenge is Friday, March 22nd at 5 pm Eastern time.

Apron Challenge
We love the look of vintage aprons, but sometimes they're hard to find at the local flea market.

 Let's make our own!  For a little inspiration, check out these blogs:

My Girlfriend's Breakfast Club Apron - Just think of the fabric possibilities for this one!

Vintage Tie Apron - get the kids involved and make them an apron too!

Vintage Pillowcase Apron - this is gorgeous, and a great way to repurpose vintage linens!

Get yourself into a retro/vintage state of mind!  The deadline for this challenge is Friday, March 29th at 5 pm Eastern time.

The Rules for Both Challenges:
1. Pick out some cute fabric (it can be recycled from something too), and create your project.  Remember, they must be new projects made specifically for these challenges.

2. Take a picture of your finished project and email the photo, along with your full name and mailing address, to rebecca@arrowcabinets.com by the deadline specified for each challenge.

4. The projects will be voted on by Arrow staff, and the winners will be announced here on the blog on.
Remember, creativity counts!
Each winner will receive one of our awesome rolling totes, and another little surprise!
Good luck everyone!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swag Winner!

Good Monday morning everyone!  We got some adorable entries for our  "Think Spring!"  and Shaped Pillow contests, so we'll be voting on those and announcing a winner later this week.  In the meantime, we thought we'd announce our swag winner from last week.

It's Janis Stoker from Grants Pass, OR!  Congrats Janis!  We'll be sending your prize out shortly!  If you didn't win, there'll be another chance this week!  We also have more fun planned for National Craft Month, so stay tuned!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Swag Day Friday Winner

Good Monday morning everyone!  We hope you all had a great weekend and were busy on those "Think Spring!"  and Shaped Pillow contest entries, we can't wait to see them!  In the meantime, we thought we'd announce our swag winner from last week.

It's Jeanine Knight from Flat Rock, MI!  Congrats Jeanine!  We'll be sending your prize out shortly!  If you didn't win, don't lose heart!  We have tons of fun planned for National Craft Month, so stay tuned!

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's National Craft Month!

It's the first day of March, which means it's National Craft Month!  We have lots of fun things planned for you this month, and we hope that this is also the month we hit 10,000 fans on Facebook so we can give away a sewing suite!

To kick things off, we've got a little sewing contest for you.  We love all of the fun, shaped pillows we're seeing everywhere, so we want to challenge you to make one!   Make a pillow in the shape of a flower, an owl, a zippy race car-whatever your crafty imagination comes up with!
We'll pick a winner and send them one of our awesome rolling totes!

The Rules:

1.  Make a pillow that is a shape!  Remember, it must be your original creation.
2.  Snap a picture, and email it to  rebecca@arrowcabinets.com by Wednesday, March 6th at 5 pm EST.
3.   The Arrow staff will choose a winner, and announce it here on the blog.

Good luck everyone, and visit us often for more National Craft Month fun!