December 30, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day on January 16th!

Beverly's owes everything it is today to its outstandingly wonderful customers. Stop by on Saturday, January 16th for a great day of savings and lots of fun... all in your honor!
Beverly Fabrics Customer Appreciation Day!
*Must enter the drawings at one of our locations. Find your nearest Beverly's now.


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December 28, 2009

NEW Yarn in Stores Now!


The holidays may be over, but the cold weather isn't. There's still plenty of time to knit a little something for those with a January or February birthday. Try this new yarn from Lion Brand called Amazing. Mimicking the look of an expensive, hand-dyed yarn, the subtle patterns and shades that emerge as you work are truly Amazing. It has a soft, brushed texture and a lightweight construction that is warm, without being heavy, making it ideal for garments and accessories.

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December 23, 2009

New Video How-To: Rag Quilt

Did you know Beverly's now does how-to videos? Well, we do! And our latest is now available for viewing. Kathy shows you how easy it is to make a rag quilt. You can watch the video below and download the rag quilt project written instructions here.



Check out the rest of our how-to videos on beverlys.com...

December 18, 2009

Quick & Easy Christmas Ornament

Here's a quick idea for a 3-D gift tag or ornament, made with Graphic45:

Supplies:
Christmas Past (Graphic 45)
12" of yarn or ribbon
Adhesive

Directions:
1. Cut "Letter to Santa" (12x12 with stamps all over it) into strips - can get 8 strips out of one sheet.
2. Fold on the dotted line between each stamp.
3. Fold yarn in half and tie the two ends together in a knot.
4 Fold back and forth like an accordion, open and put adhesive on the back of each stamp section.
5. Bring the two ends to meet and push them to the center, slide yarn up the middle and fold stamps so they form 6 panels.
Voila!

December 16, 2009

Last Minute Gift Idea!


This Unique Christmas Necklace makes for a quick & easy gift:

Supplies:
Diamond Glaze adhesive
Square woodsies
Exacto knife and scissors
Sand paper
Black craft paint and brush
Christmas Past pcardstock (Graphic 45)
Necklace Bale
Adhesive (E6000)
Black cording

Directions:
1. Cut out desired image.
2. Use exacto knife to cut woodsie to matching size, sand edges and paint.
3. Adhere image to wood and coat the top with Diamond Glaze (allow to dry overnight).
4. Open bale so that top remains a loop and inside piece stretches down.
5. Attach stretched out piece to back of pendant with E6000. Allow to dry.
6. String onto black cording (attaching clasp is optional).

December 10, 2009

Holiday Goodie Bags!


Here is a quick little idea for a holiday goodie bag. If you mass produced these you could have them by the front door and ready to give when friends stop by. This way you'll have a little something on hand for the unexpected visitor. Fill them with candy, homemade treats or add some shredded paper and place a small gift inside. So easy to make!

1. Seal any size envelope and trim off one of the short ends.
2. Measure and cover envelope with your favorite designer paper.
3. Punch several stars randomly;cover clothespin with paper and attach star and button with yarn, hemp or thread.
4. Put clear treat bag or baggie inside to hold gift or treats, fold down top and attach stamped tag with clothespin.

Perfect for your kid's holiday parties at school, or any time of the year - the possibilities are endless.

December 9, 2009

Quick & Easy Last Minute Gift Idea

Heidi from our web team whipped up this super cute scarf (shown on Allison) for a local fundraiser and we just had to share.

Supplies Needed:
1/4 yard of fleece (cut to 7" wide)
Ruler, tape scissors or rotary cutter
Pony beads

Instructions:
Cut fringe up 4" from ends and 1/4" wide.
Thread 3 or more pony beads onto each piece
of fringe using a toothpick to push fleece thru.
Tie a knot near the end of each piece.

It's that easy. Great gift idea for kids too!

December 8, 2009

Another Great Weekend With Author Theresa Pulido

Theresa Pulido, professional crafter and author of Hook, Loop & Lock, responds to her time with us in both Rocklin and Citrus Heights over this past weekend.


Theresa Pulido writes:

"I had a great time doing my locker hook book signing and demonstration in the Rocklin and Citrus Heights stores this past Saturday. I was able to set up a display with a variety of samples and demonstrate locker hooking techniques--including how to make holiday ornaments. I received such a warm welcome from the customers, they were excited to watch and asked lots of great questions. The stores offered my book at a special price and they had fabric discount coupons for the customers too.
We also gave away a "Hook, Loop & Lock" starter kit at each store that includes all of the tools and materials to make a locker hooked trivet with a ceramic tile.
Mother Nature cooperated and the store lights were on this time. In the Santa Rosa store the prior Saturday we had a power outage due to a big storm and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many nice people still showing up to make purchases and see my demonstration.
Please join me this Saturday at the Soquel store from 11am-1pm and then Monterey from 3-5pm. I look forward to seeing you there!"

We look forward to seeing you there too, Theresa :) Thanks so much for everything!

December 7, 2009

Angel Project In The News

Our Angel Project was recently featured in the Carmichael Times.

December 4, 2009

Weekend Events!

Lots going on tomorrow, December 5 at your local Beverly's and we'd love for you to stop by to check them out...

FREE Make & Take at all stores from 11am - 1pm
Learn how to make beautiful ornaments using paint and glass bulbs!


FREE Demo at Rocklin 11am - 1pm, then at Citrus Heights 2pm - 4pm
Learn about the craft of Locker Hooking from the author of hook, loop & lock Theresa Pulido.


Open House in Ukiah 9am - 6pm
Includes great deals, demos, food, prizes and lots of fun!

$100 Beverly's Gift Card Giveaway

Beverly's December e-Newsletter $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

You can enter the $100 Beverly's Gift Card Giveaway today by joining our e-newsletter and selecting one or more of our California store locations. There will be a winner from each store drawn on December 31st! Good luck, everyone :)

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December 3, 2009

Inspiration from our customers!

Pauline C. from New Hampshire writes to tell us...

"Great, fast service, fantastic prices. Received the fabric, made some cafe curtains for a new room - here's a picture. Our house is a Cape, nearly 300 years old furnished with antiques. Thank you for such terrific service."


Looks fantastic Pauline, well done! We are always looking to hear stories about how creative people are being and what kind of wonderful ideas they are putting together.

If you would like to share your pictures and projects with us, just drop us a line! We might just feature it on our blog!!!

November 27, 2009

FREE Demo on Locker Hooking Tomorrow!

Come by Beverly's in Santa Rosa, CA for a FREE demo on Locker Hooking from the author of "hook, loop & lock" tomorrow. Look for more demos next week at Rocklin and Citrus Heights!

November 23, 2009

For Your Thanksgiving Table!

Here is a little something to put together quick for your Thanksgiving table using Nestabilities, Bazzill cardstock, raffia, wire hoops and beads!

VoilĂ ! Your table is ready to go, now all you have to do is come up with an awesome menu!

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November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Headdresses

Customer Paula making thanksgiving headdresses w/ Vickie at our Monterey Beverlys today
to prepare for a local school's class party!

November 16, 2009

New How-To's

We decided to put up our latest How-To's a little ahead of schedule so you could get started on some new ideas and projects early. The paper projects use some great new paper from Basic Grey called Eskimo Kisses. In the weeks to come we'll show you some more ideas to do with Eskimo Kisses.

This month our stores have fleece on sale, so what better time to make this easy No Sew Fleece Blanket. Great gift idea!

What have you been making lately? Christmas decorations or gifts? Our blog community would love some more inspiration - post a link to your project!

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November 5, 2009

Big Shot Demo at Monterey Tomorrow!

Don't forget..... come by Beverly's in Monterey for a Big Shot demo tomorrow, November 6th from 6pm - 7:30pm.

The stylish black and pink Big Shot works with the entire Sizzix product library, from the biggest to the smallest dies. It cuts cardstock to fabric and many things in between. Can't make the demo? Watch our "how-to" video here.

November 3, 2009

A Late Treat ......

We're a bit late in getting this up for you, but still had to share. Peggy in our Soquel store made this quilt using the Trick or Treat Street fabric line from Sheri Berry. Super cute! Thx for sharing Peggy : )



October 27, 2009

Sizzix Big Shot Demo at Beverly's

Exciting demonstration happening at three Beverly locations.

Debbie Farinella will be demonstrating the Sizzix Big Shot.

Debbie has a long history of working in the craft world teaching and demonstrating for many manufactures. Recently she has been a demonstrator and teacher for Ellison who manufactures the Sizzix Big Shot. Come watch Debbie as she shows the versatility of the Big Shot and it’s many uses beyond the papercrafting world.




Beverly's in Monterey
November 6th at 6-7:30pm

Beverly's in Soquel
November 7th at 9:30-11:30 am

Beverly's in San Jose
November 7th at 2:00-4:00 pm

September 25, 2009

Dress Up .....

Kids love to play dress up, and this is a perfect time to start collecting things for a "dress up" box". We've created this box using June Bug paper, paint and chipboard letters. You may also want to include other jewelry items, pretend make-up and of course a pair of fancy shoes. Also a great idea for a Christmas gift (never too early to be thinking about Christmas!)

September 24, 2009

Dress Up Your Home For Halloween!

Beverly's has a great selection of Halloween Home Decor. Make it scary or cute...... we've got it all.



September 23, 2009

Halloween Fabric and Patterns

Time to get started on those Halloween costumes, October 31 will be here soon enough. So come into Beverly's for some fabulous Halloween print fabrics and patterns:


Beverly's has all Simplicity patterns at 50%OFF!*

*Not available in some stores. Excludes SewEasy.

Here's a couple of costumes made by Dana in our Soquel store a couple of years ago to give you some inspiration:








We'd love to see your creative creations, so leave us a comment and share!

September 22, 2009

New Papercrafting Product at Beverlys!

Beverly's is now carrying the Cling Rubber™ Stamps from Stampendous. Cling Rubber™ stamps are the same premium quality, precision trimmed rubber stamps as their traditional woodmounted version. They've simply removed the wood and added a piece of cling vinyl to the adhesive side of the foam mount. This allows your rubber image to be used with an acrylic handle mount just like their Perfectly Clear™ Stamps.






Also, new from stampendous..... Velvet Class a'peels Stickers and Perfectly Clear Stamps.

September 21, 2009

Getting Ready for Halloween!

Since Halloween is just a little over a month away we thought we would have a little Halloween fun all week long. Each day we are going to tell you about something new in the store, give you some inspiration or who knows what, to help you get those Halloween projects started.

To get things started we want you to check out two new Halloween projects:

Halloween Candy Box
This is an easy little project is not just for candy, but could be a gift box for jewelry.


Halloween Characters Canning Jars
These would be fun to make with your kids at home, in the classroom at school, girl scouts or any group that's looking for some craft fun. We filled ours with candy corn, but the possiblities are endless.

For more halloween ideas, check out all of our Halloween projects here.

September 4, 2009

September's In-Store Sales!

Our September Circular is available to view here. Check it out for great savings this month.

Have you been waiting to get your hands on the Slice from Making Memories? NOW is the time to go for it. Beverly's has it for just $119.97 and the Slice design cards are 30% off.

Re-purpose Your Storage Boxes

While everyone knows these clear storage boxes are great for scrapbook paper, we wanted to share a couple of other uses for them. Sometimes it's more fun to organize rather than actually make a project. Sound familiar?

For ribbon storage, cut 3 pieces of foam board 13" long x 3" wide to fit in the box and divided it into rows. You can adhere it at the edges with clear packing tape. Poster board could also work. Keep the ribbon on their original spools, or create new ones by cutting 3"x3" pieces of matte board (could use heavy poster board or foam board) and wrapping shorter pieces of ribbon around it and secured with a rubber band.

Also, a great way to store your fat quarters. Organize by color, and make it easy to get to!

We would love to hear your favorite use of these storage containers. Leave a comment to share your idea(s). Fall is just around the corner - it's a good time to get organized!!

August 25, 2009

Plaid Iron-Ons! 25%OFF!



Beverly's has these adorable Iron-Ons from Plaid on sale this month ..... hip designs with a hand-sewn look! A super easy way to jazz up and customize your tees, hoodies, tanks and so much more. Here's just a small selection of all the cute designs we have, come in to see them all.


Home Decor Idea - Fabric Covered Canvas!

Spice up your home decor with this super easy idea. Beverly's makes it affordable with great prices on studio canvas and a sale on Michael Miller Fabric. You can find our "How-To" here.