December 19, 2008

Knitting in San Luis Obispo

SLO Beverly's Knitting Class is having fun and relaxing while knitting those special gifts for the holidays.

Go to to check all the classes being offered by the SLO Beverlys.

December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas from SLO!

Our San Luis Obispo team says to their loyal cutomers:
"Thanks & Merry Christmas!"

December 11, 2008

Event at Beverlys in Ukiah!

Next Wednesday, December 17th, the La Bella Nota bell ensemble will be performing from 6 to 6:30 pm. Come and join us for some lovely holiday music.

November 26, 2008

Sock Monkeys at Beverly's!

When you have an employee who is a "Sock Monkey " artist - why not throw a demo. Martin wowed all the customers last Saturday at our Monterey store with his creative style with the basic brown sock.

Kids of all ages stopped by the table to see how fast Martin can whip up a Elvis Monkey, Astronaut Monkey or even one who suspiciously looked a little like Indiana Jones.

November 24, 2008

Beads and Baubles won the giveaway..... email us at with your address and we'll get that right out to you. Congrats!

After a fun luncheon, part of Matilda's Red Hatters came by and visited the Monterey Beverlys. Could not resist a fun photo in front of our purple tree display.
Patt, Mildred, Sissy, Rita and Deeane made our day.

November 21, 2008

A Givaway!

This month Beverly's has The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry on sale for $13.44.

But this weekend, we're giving away a signed copy. Just leave a comment, and we'll have a random drawing first thing Monday morning.

Weekend Crafting Idea!

Super easy ...... these willow trees are ready for you to decorate. Multiple sizes in green and red, all they need is some buttons, bows, beads, etc.

Scrapbooking embellishments are also a great way to dress these trees up, and Beverly's is having a sale on the Making Memories Fa La La collection right now!

Using a hot glue gun, it's as easy as 1-2-3!

November 10, 2008

Beverly's has The SLICE™

The Making Memories SLICE is now at Beverly's!
The slice is the first portable cordless design cutter, it measures less than 5 inches square and weighs less than 2 pounds.

Select from hundreds of high-style images and instantly convert them into die-cuts ranging between 1" and 4" tall.

Come into your local Beverly's and check 'em out.

October 28, 2008

Nestabilities now at Beverly's

Just in time for your holiday cardmaking and papercrafting; Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders have just arrived at Beverly's. These dies not only cut, but also emboss and stencil all-in-one. Personalize your cards and gifts with these fun dies.

Check out our "Warm Wishes Tag How-to".

October 22, 2008

The Slice Comes to Beverlys!

Coming soon to Beverly's: The SLICE™ Cordless Design Cutter from Making Memories' is the first cordless digital design cutter - it measures less than five inches square and weighs less than two pounds.

Its iPod-simple interface and easy to read graphics window enables users to select from thousands of high-style images and instantly convert them into die-cuts ranging between 1” and 4” tall in ½” increments.

Check out for more info, and look for an announcement from us as soon as it comes in!

October 15, 2008

A Spooktacular Sale at Beverly's

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October 14, 2008

More Halloween "How-to" Videos

What's more popular than ghosts at Halloween time? How about a stiffy ghost? Beverly's has fabric stiffener and cheese cloth - all the supplies you need to create your one of a kind Stiffy Ghost!

Check out our video showing you how easy it is to make!

October 13, 2008

Beverly's - Your Halloween Headquarters!

Beverly's has always been known to carry all the products you need to make your Halloween extra special, but this year we have something really cool! It's called The Webmaster Gun, and it's a easy, fun way to create lots of spider webs for all the amateur (and not so amateur) halloween decorators out there.

We've created a video to show how easy it is to use, so check it out here.

To capture this years Halloween memories, you must check out Making Memories scrapbooking line called Spellbound. It's full of frighteningly fun paper, brads, stickers, ribbon and more!

And for something a bit on the cute side, come see our Webkinz and Ty products. We also have makeup, wigs, hats, masks, and so much more!

October 6, 2008

Happenings at Beverly's in Ukiah!

Amy Butler Club meets Wednesday, October 15th from 5pm - 6pm
Bring your show and tell!

Project Runway Club meets Thursday, October 23rd from 5pm - 6pm
Come and dish the dirt on your favorite designers! We have project runway fabrics in stock!

Free costume help every day! Come on in and let us help you with fabrics, patterns, makeup and props!

For store information click here.

October 3, 2008

Quick Fall Decoration "How To"

Yes, Fall is here ...... and we have our first quick "how to"! We got in these corn cobs and weren't quite sure what to do with them. As usual, Kathy came up with a great idea and turned them into Corn Cobs with Pizzaz!
Corn Cobs
Jewel Glitter - Mahogany, Light Gold and Light Copper
Spray adhesive
Spray varnish
7/8” wide wire edged ribbon

1. Spray cob with adhesive.
2. Cover with glitter (work over clean paper so you can pour extra glitter back into container)
3. After all three cobs are done use spray varnish to seal.
4. Tie with wire edged ribbon.

Skill Level 1 Craft time 20 minutes

October 1, 2008

October's Internet Coupon!

As you know Beverly's has a new internet coupon every month. This month's coupon is for the bead line "Imagine It"!

New to Beverly's, Imagine It offers the jewelry maker a great selection of natural and semi-precious beads.

Go get your coupon here, then bring it on into Beverly's for great savings!

September 29, 2008

ATC's in Santa Rosa

As you saw in September's mailer, Beverly's is featuring all the supplies you need to create an Artist Trading Card & Beverly's in Santa Rosa had their first Artist Trading Card Swap last Saturday. Here are some cards from the swap:
Santa Rosa's next ATC swap will be Saturday, October 18th 11am - 12pm - please come by!

September 26, 2008

Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market is Here!

Yay! We're so excited ...... Sandi is very talented and her new fabric line is fun and cheerful.
You must check out her blog. So full of inspiration and some great tutorials.

Another fabric designer favorite - Amy Butler's has been busy as well. Her latest line: Daisy Chain is coming to Beverly's soon! Also coming soon and new to Beverly's is Lila Tueller's fabric line called Woodland Bloom. You can read about Lila at Quilters Buzz, or her blog.

September 25, 2008

Scrapbooking Inspiration from Scrap Simple!

Kathy was looking through Scrap Simple, and got inspired by the layout on page 73 - Here's her layout, using the photos from her trip to Europe this past May:
Scrap Simple is on sale at Beverly's this month for $16.97.

Also on sale this month are all the tools you need to make an ATC..... keep checking back - we'll be showing you some of our ATC's, letting you know about the latest fabric in our stores, what you can do with corn husks - and having a giveaway!

September 23, 2008

New Offray Ribbons at Beverly's

Don’t know if you've noticed, but Beverly's has a new display of Offray Ribbons. There's a great assortment of colors, ribbon with and without wire, and lots of widths to choose from. So many of the spools coordinate that it makes projects like this one easy to do.

This journal was made using a 7"x7" spiral bound sketch book and 6 spools of ribbon. Get several sketch books and you can make some quick and easy gifts. (6 spools will do about 6 journals).

September 22, 2008

The Winner of the $25 Beverly's Gift Card.......

is nillakitty!!! Thanks to everyone who played along. Nillakitty, we'll be in touch with you shortly with instructions to claim you prize.

You can find her pincushion here.

Look for another drawing when our October mailer comes out.

September 19, 2008

Good Morning Sale at Beverlys!

Tomorrow, Saturday September 20th, Beverly's is having a "Good Morning" Sale!

What's a "Good Morning" Sale? It's means 30%* off your entire purchase from 9am to noon!

*30% off regular priced items. At participating stores.

September 17, 2008

Another Pincushion

Here's a pincushion from Mary Jo:
If you don't have a place to link an image of your pincushion to, send your image to us at: and we'll place it in our Flickr account:

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. Tell a friend! A winner will be drawn on Monday, September 22.

September 12, 2008

Weekend Project - Pincushion!

Need more inspiration? Here's a pincushion from Kathy:
Where's yours? A pincushion makes a great gift, and to make it yourself makes it super special! Plus you could win a $25 Beverly's gift card (see yesterday's post for details), and check out the comments to see the cute pincushions people are coming up with.

September 10, 2008

Win a Beverly's $25 Gift Card!

This month Beverly's is offering 25% off of two books that feature pincushions: Cupcake Pincushions and Pretty Little Pincushions.
So we thought "what a perfect excuse to have a giveaway!"

Pincushions are all the rage, and just like snowflakes, no two are alike. We'd love to see what you come up with. You can use one of these books as inspiration, or come up with your own creation. Just leave a comment with a link to an image of your pincushion, and let us know which Beverly's you shop at. We'll draw a winner on Monday, the 22nd.

Can't wait to see what you've come up with - and to get things rolling, here's a contribution from Laura:

September 8, 2008

Get Started on Those Holiday Gifts!

Too early? We think not ..... it's never too early to get start on those gift giving projects. Miss Kathy has been busy. Here's a knitting needle case she whipped up. Easily done with a couple of fat quarters and seam binding.

Then she made up this cute purse, that could be used for toting around your latest knitting project. She used a pattern from the Slouchy Bags book. Great ideas - thanks Kathy!

Would you like to win a Beverly's Gift Card worth $25? Who wouldn't? Keep checking back here on our blog to find out how.... and get ready to get crafty!

September 4, 2008

Fresh New Looks for Your Ourdoor Furniture!

A couple of the girls here recently discovered they had both recovered their outdoor chairs in black and white oilcloth, as well as spray painted them to give them a fresh new look. Two completely different styles - both super cute:

Thanks Kathy!

Thanks Mary Jo!

Have you used Oil Cloth in a project? We'd love to see it. Please share : )

September 1, 2008

Me & My Peeps™ Iron-ons now at Beverlys!

Plaid introduces Me & My Peeps™, a fun new collection of iron-on transfers to express your family's unique personality. Simply mix and match the Me & My Peeps characters to display your family on wearables, accessories and more.

Super easy, and so cute - and this month's internet coupon - go check it out!

Another Successful Kids Can at Beverlys!

Last Saturday Beverlys hosted another Kids Can - this time the kids were making a Gecko Magnet. Here are pictures from our Monterey store:


Kayla and Grant


Bohdi, Bella and Tallula

August 20, 2008

Embroidery is hot!

It's everywhere these days..... we even have an "embroidery how to" on our web site. If you're new to embroidery, Beverly's has lots of books to teach and inspire you. For fresh, fun patterns check out the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad from Jenny Hart. This month we have it on sale for $10.97. Embroidery floss is on sale this month as well - 4 for $1 - can't beat that!

Laura, from our Soquel store made this little beauty from Better Homes and Gardens Weekend Kitchen Decor to Sew book. Thanks Laura!

What's your latest embroidery creation?

August 18, 2008

Latest Kids Can Photos

Beverly's had another Kids Can this past weekend, and here's a couple of shots from our Monterey store:

Lynn and Grant


Next Kids Can ..... this Saturday, August 23. Please come by and scrap a dinosaur page with your child.

August 14, 2008

Highlights from CHA

Yes, Beverly's was at the CHA show this summer, so we wanted to share our experience with you.

Jan, Beverly's scrapbook buyer was able to meet Diane Schultz, the owner and designer of Graphic 45. Their booth won "best in the show"! It was exciting to meet them as Beverly’s was their very first account and they were pretty excited to meet us as well.

Jan and Diane Shultz from Grahic 45

It was a thrill to talk with Suzanne McNeill at the CHA – she is the author of SO many great idea books from Design Originals. She was doing a fun demo that day using Sharpie markers on silk – then blending it with a spritzer bottle of water to make the colors flow as if they had been painted. You might recognize Suzanne also from her many appearances on craft shows like Carol Duvall on HGTV and DIY network.

Vickie and Suzanne McNeil from Design Originals

You can tell I was thrilled to be holding my copy of the "Naughty Secretary’s Club" a new book by Jennifer Perkins from Craft Lab on DIY Network. Jennifer is a fun personality with an awesome following from some of the Indie crafters that are hitting the scene out there – putting their own spin on crafts . She was demo’ing fun wearable brooches at the Duncan booth – made with buttons and baubles galore.
Vickie and Jennifer Perkins, author of The Naughty Secretary Club book.

Karen Thomas can be called a paper wizard. She is a fabulous origami artist – she makes me think “I CAN DO IT” by her ease of instructions. She was at the show and I spoke to her about making 1, 2, 3 instruction boards for our stores for a beautiful Christmas card. Karen is also no stranger to many of the craft shows on HGTV and DIY. It was like meeting with an old friend.
Vickie and Karen Thomas from Yasutomo

August 1, 2008

August already??

.... so that means a new Beverly's circular is out - you can view it on-line here. Did you know when you get a circular in the mail, it has coupons? Didn't get yours? Sign up here.

More Coupons ..... August's internet coupon is now on the Beverly's website, and this month we're featuring Crystazzi Crystals - use these polished crystals to add some sparkle to your creations! View the coupon here.

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