Thursday, November 26, 2009
You know, this was a really hard decision. There was clearly so much reflection and sincerity in each comment. I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond and who shared so openly. It is incredible how grateful and optimistic people are in the midst of such economically and personally difficult times. I really enjoyed reading all of these!
I had to pick one person though, so Samze, CONGRATULATIONS! You won the gift certificate! Please email your contact info to me at contact@thefabricfairydotcom, and I will get the certificate on its way to you in time for some holiday sewing. :-)
Everyone, a huge HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you!!! Enjoy the time with your families. We are having a fun feast here today in our household--I'll try to post some pictures later!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I love giving and receiving handmade items for the holidays, so I thought…let's do a handmade gift swap! Here’s the deal…All those interested in sending 10 personally handmade items will then receive 10 personally handmade items from other crafters/artists from across the U.S. How fun is that?! Here are the guidelines/rules:
- Send 10 items which fit in a flat rate ship box worth $10.45 to The Fabric Fairy, along with $10.45 payment for your return items by Friday, 11/27. Items should be valued at about $15 (market price, not cost of materials). If you're not sure what the market value of your item would be, you can ask friends what they would pay for it. ;)
- Along with your 10 items and payment for return shipping, (you can send the payment via paypal to email@example.com marked "personal"), please include a Wish List! What would you like us to keep an eye out for you?! We probably will not be able to meet all of your handmade desires, but if something comes along that you've been dying for, we'd like to make sure it ends up in your box!
- Once all of the items are received, I will sort through the holiday goodies and ship out your new gifts by Friday, 12/4.
I am sooooo excited to see everyone’s creative goodness! Feel free to include business cards to put in the packages as well!! Let the swapping begin!!
The Fabric Fairy
C/O Holiday Swap
5353 Maly Rd.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
The party was in our new CREATE StudioLounge. With six shiny new sewing machines perched along the windowed wall, a sitting area w/couches (perfect for sorting through our enormous swatch collection and selecting fabrics, perusing one of the crafting books in our lending library while sipping tea, or just chatting with friends), a colorful children's play area, project tables, and shelves of tempting fabric, patterns and embellishments, its truly a treat for the senses!...THEN, we would take guests on a sneak peak tour of the back room where we cut and ship, and there were audible gasps! Yes, we have a thing for fabric, and we find it hard to say no to purchasing something we love!
It was an exciting day with TONS of yummy food (Sammy and Bethie were so excited that I brought home leftover of the chocolate covered strawberries!), a sewing project, an embroidery demonstration, a drawing for an ENORMOUS pile of fabric, and local artists-Prettifications and Storyline Design showing their original work and doing some demonstrations as well. I was thrilled to see that there was a lot of anticipation for the upcoming crafting and sewing Iessons and birthday parties. I'm pretty sure everyone went home and crashed…I know the PJ’s went on soon as I stepped foot in the door!Thank you to everyone who helped put the event together and to all of our new friends! We hope that you visit often, craft, sew, and lounge around with us!