Let’s Do Lunch!

Brighten up someone’s midday menu with our Let’s Do Lunch, lunch bag project.

Keep those lunches cool and hearts warm by creating your own insulated lunch tote with a special chalk cloth inner lid — made for writing special messages using your chalk markers to brighten up a loved one’s day!

What a fun tradition to begin, now let’s get started….

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Two Trends in One

What happens when you combine the chalk board surface trend with the adult coloring book trend — you have a winning combination! The NEW Chalk Style Botanicals  and Chalk Style Good Times Deluxe Coloring Books by Fox Chapel Publishing are sure to become top-sellers and begin making appearances on Pinterest boards everywhere very soon. Each design has an inspirational quote on the back of it's page to inspire your imagination and the perforated pages make for easy removal and framing. Unlike traditional coloring books the pages of these books are primarily black and made for use with beautiful light colored coloring pens and pencils. Pair them with your Faber-Castell color pencils or your gel pens set by Fiskars for a punch of rich color.


Sewing Hacks & Tips

They say that you learn something new every day. We agree! It's never too late to learn a new sewing shortcut, trick or tip. Let's start 2016 off right by sharing cool tricks to save time.

Here are some of our tips!

  1. Spray hairspray the tip of your thread so it stays straight when threading your needle.
  2. Keep your pins nice and sharp by use steel wool as stuffing when you make your next pin cushion. Happy Camper Pin Cushion Needlecraft Kit
  3. Sharpen dull scissors by cutting tin foil or sandpaper.

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Welcome the 2016 winners of the Pantone Color(s) of the Year — ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

And the winner of the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is…….wait…two colors?

That’s right; for the very first time Pantone has selected two colors for the esteemed title ‘Pantone Color(s) of the Year’.

The chosen colors; Rose Quartz and Serenity, offer a much softer take than previous year’s winners. This year’s selection has the blending of these two shades in strong contrast to the characteristics that we’ve grown accustomed to often seeing as the winner of this annual title.

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Made by Me, Just for You Tie

We love this time of year. Filled with festivities and the fresh start of a new year upon our horizon — it’s just so energizing!

So while yes, we may be in the thick of the holiday gift giving season at this moment, this idea for this very special project actually came to us during a chance meeting this summer.

When talking with a kind gentleman about his tie, it struck us that while a tie may be a typical gift for a man to receive, how often does someone truly receive a very special, “made by me, just for you” tie?

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