Friday, September 23, 2011

Someone's having a birthday!

Hi - remember us? 

We're Riley and Chassie, the really cute members of the family. 

We just wanted to let you know we are so excited because - Mom's birthday is Sunday! Yes - our mom, Jennie is going to be.....ahh...well, somewhere between 232 and 800 dog years old! She won't say - humans are so silly that way.

We hope there's cake - and maybe that cute kid Langdan will come over and he and Bob will drop cake on the floor for us!

You know, if humans were as smart as dogs, they would have 8 birthdays a year - think about it - that means 8 birthday cakes!

Anyway - we would love it if you would wish Jennie a happy birthday by clicking on the comment section below.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calling all vintage fans

Remember those wonderful vintage La Blanche cards I blogged about last month - well, now is your chance to learn how to do them. 

On Saturday, Sept 24, from 10:30-12:30 Jennie will be doing a class where you will make two La Blanche cards. Cost for the class is only $10 -  a bargain!

So - take a few well deserved hours out of the weekend just for you, and come out and learn this easy and fabulous technique! Call Bob to reserve your spot today. 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More of Bob's Storage Solutions

Apparently, Jennie and Bob have had a number of comments about the pictures of Bob's Bow Builder. First - there wasn't a really clear picture of the actual Bob's Bow Builder. So, here it is...

The next thing was how hairy Jennie's knuckles are! So - let me squash the ugly rumours - those are Bob's hairy knuckles! 

I know I said that Jennie put together a tutorial but Bob's hairy knuckles were the star! Jennie was the camera person.  Trust me, Jennie has beautiful girlie hands. LOL!

Bob's Bow Builder retails for $10. Great for those gift exchanges under $10!

Here are some other examples of Bob's storage solutions:

Bob is always accommodating - so talk to him today about your storage challenges. I'll bet he already has a solution for you!

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Conquering the Bow!

Show of hands please - how many of you have struggled making bows! 

Me too!!!! I love bows, but sadly, mine look pathetic. Oh - I try really hard.... and I have a couple of bow making products....but you almost need an engineering degree to figure them out. 

I have scads (is that a word???)  of ribbon just wasting away in a drawer, because a crafter can't have too much ribbon if you know what I mean! And the new Christmas ribbon is coming out, but I really can't justify buying any more when I can't use what I have because I am, sadly, "bow-challenged."

So - this week when I was in the store I finally met the answer to my bow making challenges. Three little words - Bob's Bow Builder!

I don't know if you knew this, but Bob is quite a Renaissance man - a man of many accomplishments! Not only is he knowledgeable about tools and techniques in crafting, but he is a talented woodworker! He has come up with many storage solutions for crafters, and his workmanship is excellent, with great attention to detail. Here is just one example of his work.

So, imagine my delight when he showed me his latest creation - Bob's Bow Builder. He has taken a simple concept, and created a
tool to help make teeny tiny bows, to large bows - your choice. Once he showed me how easy it was - I walked out of the store with one of my own - excited that my ribbon stash was about to be put to good use.

Jennie has put together a tutorial for using it (she and Bob are such a great team!)

1. Hold tail in left hand. (Works best when ribbon rolls off the bottom of the spool)

2. Right hand holds ribbon off the spool. Ribbon should be behind posts to start. Pull ribbon from left to right across front of posts.

3. With left hand, wrap tail around right post at back and around over top ribbon in right hand.

5. Take the tail in the left hand as above. Bring UNDERNEATH through the two posts.

6. Take ribbon in right hand and bring OVER top post to meet with other tail.

7. Tie knot with tail and ribbon from spool.

8. Remove from post. 

So crafters - get on into the store and pick one up. Bob will show you how easy it is to use! You can also make double and triple bows which look fabulous.

By the way....think Christmas - and pick up a couple of extras for Christmas gifts. Your "bow challenged" friends will love you for it!

I'm back....

I seems like I have been gone for a long time....sorry. I was away for the sale (more about that in a minute) and then when I got back after the holiday weekend....I was sick. So - I am feeling better and looking forward to another weekend.

I heard the sale was GREAT! Jennie and Bob had a canopy up in the parking lot - it was a perfect weather day, and well - the perfect day for browsing for bargains!  There were lots of gently loved items in the garage sale, lots of half off items from the store - a perfect sale!

There are still some bargains left - so if you missed it like I did - you can still pick up some great designer paper and other goodies. Hurry in while supplies last!

I can't forget the prizes! Remember that Laminator and the autographed Tim Holtz apron goodie bag?  Well, here are the winners:

Laminator - Katie N
Tim Holtz autographed apron goodie bag - Sandy B

Winners of the CHA Swag Bags:

Emma D
Mary Anne W
Ann P
Jena D
Pat K
Rox-Anne D
Rose D
Adam H
Tanyea H

Congrats to all the winners! And Sandy B - a word of advice - hang on tight to that Tim Holtz autographed apron. You are the envy of many!