Thursday, January 31, 2013

6th Annual Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap

Got extra or unwanted craft supplies to get rid of? Or maybe you could use more supplies on the cheap - either way you should come to the 6th Annual Crafters Anonymous Craft Supply Swap and help support Art 180!
Sunday - February 3, 2013
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ARTWORKS Studios & Gallery

The Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap is an opportunity for artists and crafters of all types to get together in a fun, social environment and trade craft supplies. This event is also a benefit to support Art 180 - a Richmond based non-profit organization that creates and provides art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression.

• Gather up all of your surplus art and/or craft supplies. These are items you purchased and haven't used, other crafty items you no longer need or items you just want to give away. Make sure these items are in good, usable condition (NO TRASH PLEASE).

• Put your items into a reusable grocery bag (we know you have a gazillion of these - paper or plastic).

• Save your items until the day of the craft swap and bring them with you when you come (it's okay if you go back to your bag of items to visit them, however no putting them back into your stash...we need them and you will be rewarded in the end).

• Come to the craft swap and bring a bag! 

Here's the breakdown:

-- There will be a $6.00 entrance fee for the swap.

-- If you bring your own bag to fill with goodies, the entrance fee will be $5.00.

-- If you bring a bag of items to donate to the swap, the entrance fee will be $1.00.

Of course, if you are feeling generous and want to donate more to Art 180 we encourage you to do so. 100% of the profits from the event will go to benefit Art 180. When you bring your items to the swap, you will be greeted by one of our CACS counselors who will help you part with your items.

• Feed your addiction! You will be given one (1) of those reusable grocery bags donated or use the one (1) bag you bring and fill it with new-to-you supplies. All supplies will be set up according to type (paper, fiber, jewelry, painting, miscellaneous, etc.) throughout the swap.

• Help others admit their addiction. You know you have a friend or two who share your craft supply addiction. Tell them about the Craft Swap or better yet, bring them to the swap with their surplus craft supplies!

See you at the craft swap!

Just in: Robert Kaufman Slickers

Look at what just came it!! So pretty and fun! Robert Kaufman's new slicker fabrics are filled with laminated cotton goodness. Love them? Which one is your favorite?

Check them out here!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Just in: Red Star Oilcloth

I've been wanting this print of a long time! The Red Star oilcloth is just wonderful, I know your going to to love it too.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just in: New colors

 Rainbow chevron laminated cotton!! We sure could use a rainbow here in Virginia. It's been raining for days with no sunshine in sight.
Grey chevron laminated cotton of love!! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Valentine's Day and Paper n' Stitch

Oilcloth Addict is hanging out over at Paper n' Stitch and we're celebrating Valentine's Day! Check out all the pink and red laminated cotton and oilcloth!! I couldn't resist getting in the holiday spirit.

But wait, there's more! Save 10%!! Use this coupon code at check out: paperNstitch10

Monday, January 14, 2013

Great Idea: Patchwork Cupboards

Here is a super cute use for little bits of oilcloth and laminated cotton! Val from Pretty Little Rough Patches, used some leftover oilcloth and a sample pack from our shop to line her lovely cupboards. Her patchwork doors are so inspiring! Check out her blog to see  the before and after. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Book #2

BTW I am "The Modern June" at Instagram!!
No, that's not the real name of my second book, but that's what I lovingly call it. Craft books are like babies, they start off being a sweet little "it" and become something real. At this stage in the game it's real, it's really real. We know the babies gender, the name, and the due date (April 2014) but we don't want to ruin the surprise for everyone.

Things are moving along nicely with my new baby. The notebook is filling up, my mood board needs to be bigger and the samples are really fun!! I wish I could share more, this is a fun process and it's hard to keep secrets. But for now know that it kills me not to share my baby with you!