Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Fresh Start

I don't know about you, but I'm not a New Year Resolution kind of person.  It always seems to me that I set myself up for failure if I do that.  However, that said I'm going to try to be a better blogger for 2012.
Somehow from the fall of 2011 to now it has been really hard to find all the time I need in a day. 

Enough said on that though, Linda and I have been busy planning new classes and there's some nice stuff coming up. Have you signed up for the upcoming class this Thursday January 12th?  We think we've hit on a format that will enable us to present some nice cards and techniques within the two hour format of the class.

Did you see all the lovely stuff that Jonathan, Rachel and Emily made for Christmas gifts?  Linda put photos in the newsletter, but for those of you who may not have seen them, I'll put a few here too.
  These are the gifts that Emily made for her family.  The snowman jar held her Daddy's favourite bean salad that she made him herself, and she doesn't even like beans!  The scarves for Mommy and the reference book for Rachel, who was absolutely thrilled with it.

These are the gifts Rachel made for her family with her new found talents.  An apron for when Daddy is cooking, which is often.  Pyjama pants for Emily and herself, two pairs each no less, and a head wrap and bath mitt for Mommy.

These are the results of Jonathan's efforts.  Many people were lucky enough to receive both the glass blocks which he drilled holes into himself to insert the mini lights and also the hand cream that he mixed up.  It's really good and not greasy like many creams are.

We are still patiently, well maybe not patiently any more, waiting for the new scarf yarns to be restocked by our distributors.  The manufacturers were caught on the hop with the response to their lovely yarns, hence the wait.   We have many people asking us to call them when it comes in.  The scarves make up so fast and beautifully.

Linda and I have been doing some remerchandising in the store, so drop in to see the changes.  We encourage you to let us know if there is any product that you would like us to carry.  There is so much product available that it is hard to know if we are stocking what you would like.  We have many customers that come from great distances and encourage you if you know when you will be making a Bracebridge run, phone or email us to have us hold any product for you that you would like.  We want to provide you the best service we can and these little tips will help us to do that for you.

I realised that I hadn't put the December classes onto Flickr either, so have loaded them tonight for you to look at too.  So I think I'm now up to date and will strive to be so in the coming weeks and months.

Look forward to seeing you in the store soon, but until then, happy crafting!  Don't forget that you can subscribe to this blog and you will be notified by email when there is a new posting.  Just look down the right hand side of the blog to see where you need to put your email address in to "keep up by email."


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