Monday, February 19, 2018

Check Out Our Designer Compress Holders!

I have updated our Sew Practical blog with a new video featuring one of our sale items this month in our Etsy store. Here's that link if  you would like to see it:

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Check out our February BOGO sale at Etsy!

Hi everyone,

We need to get rid of some old stock to make room for new items. This is the first of three planned monthly sales. All the details for our February sale are provided at the following link: Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year on Etsy and Free Shipping on all our Mailed Products

Happy New Year 2018!

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to drop by to let all of you know that I have spent the last week changing all of our mailed products on Etsy over to free shipping. We have 214 total listings as of today (some listings are digital downloads as well). If you're interesting in additional savings, I have a way to give you just that. If you find any typos or something in any of the descriptions that doesn't make sense, please let me know through an Etsy conversation. As a thank you, I'll give you a 25% off coupon code you can use on all future purchases from our store! Here's the link to our Etsy store:

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

25% off Sale at our Etsy Store

Hi Everyone! We hope you're doing well today. There are only 10 days left! Spend $10 in our Etsy store and save 25% off your entire purchase. Contact us via Etsy conversations if you want to purchase more than one item so we can give you a combined shipping price to save you even more money! Here's the link to our Etsy store: Last day for these seasonal savings is Saturday, December 16, 2017. Our special gift to you if you can leave us 5 star feedback will be a coupon code to use at checkout to save you 25% on ALL future purchases from our store. There is no minimum limit on the purchase price to use this coupon.

Thanks for dropping by today.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from E Craft Classes

Today is a day to remember all that you are thankful for. We're thankful for all of you who have dropped by to visit our blog today. We hope you have a very blessed and happy thanksgiving.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Paint by Number Tips

Since I have brought back out one of my paint by number projects, I thought I would share a few tips that help me move along better with a large project.

"Morning Run" by Plaid, shown below, is 16" x 20". So, there's a lot of area to paint. This is a lovely painting to work on during these beautiful southern fall days we've been having lately. I have probably worked on this painting for about four months total, and I usually only work on it a few hours each weekend.

I found that it's easier to:

*Paint sections instead trying to find one color to paint all over the board. Concentrating on one section gives you a sense of accomplishment. In this case, I have finished the barn and surrounding greenery, the tractor, both deer and the tree limbs above the deer.

*Paint dark colors before painting a small, intermingled section white, such as the white sky showing between the leaves on the limbs above the deer. The white matches the board color and you might accidentally paint over the white with one of the dark colors you're working with. By not painting the white section first, you will see the number - usually 1 - which reminds you that spot should be painted white. And it will be easy to locate after the dark sections are painted. ; )

* Regardless of what you're painting, paint over the number of any spot last. That will help you stay on track better. If the number is covered first, you will lose your place more easily. I also like to put my finger near the spot I'm working on when I have to look away to rinse or dip my brush so I won't lose my place. Working in one section, as I mentioned in my first tip, also helps you find your place more easily when you have to look away for a few seconds.

I hope these tips help you with your next paint by number project.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New How to Make a Fabric Yo-Yo Video

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoy this video tutorial about making fabric yo-yos. This is a very relaxing way to pass the time. Contact us at our Etsy link below if you would like us to custom-cut some fabric circles for you.

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