Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Craftiness from Beverly's Santa Maria

Sometimes I crave a new craft to learn.  I become accustomed to working with paper (which tends to be my go-to craft medium) and forget that there is so much more out there!  Today I was wandering around the store and I realized that the ladies have been busy making more cool stuff for the end caps.  I love looking at what they’ve made because every time I do I become inspired to step out of my crafty comfort zone.  Now, comes the hard part picking which craft to do first because I know I’ll end up doing them all sooner or later.  Craving fed!


I love tutus! They're so cute and not just for ballet, dress-up or tea parties anymore!

Crocheted or knitted anything is really cool.  I watch the ladies of the knitting and crochet group and I’m in awe.
Embroidery requires a little more patience than latch hooking but both look great when they’re done!
Paper craft items are not limited to cards and scrapbook pages.  Here a page was made centered around a pretty quotation and the same items were used to create a paper mache box.  On the right, a variety of items were used to create a Halloween frame. 

 Little craft items equal big impact! Little beads and chain=pretty jewelry! Little glass pieces= beautiful frame!

 Children are very good at making things for the grown-ups that they love most. What if you surprised your favorite kid with something you made for them? Or you could pick a craft to complete with your favorite kid!
Mardi Gras masks are fun to make AND masks, feather boas and throw beads are all on sale this month!

There you have it…just a few of the things that we’ve been up to at Beverly’s in Santa Maria.  If you have a project that you’ve been working on feel free to email it to us and we’ll feature your craftiness on our Facebook page or maybe on our blog!

Now Go! Be Crafty!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lincoln Plays with Yarn

Lincoln has been saying that his goal this year is to learn to make something out of yarn. He has since expanded on that goal and now plans to choose a different medium to work with every month!  Since he got a late start on the sock, and since it’s proving to take longer than originally expected to knit a sock, he might hold off on the next project or he might just have to overlap this project with the next one.  Either way it’s been rather entertaining to watch him knit away in his spare time. 
He started working on his sock on January 18th and so far has enough sock made to cover some toes or part of an ankle!  Woo Hoo!
Lincoln works hard on his sock loom.  Sock looms can be found at Beverly’s in Santa Maria on Aisle 29!
Lincoln takes a moment to show us his sock! 

Thanks for checking in with us to see how Lincoln’s sock is going.  I have complete faith in him and know that this sock will easily be done by June or maybe July but no later than August or September…All kidding aside though, the sock is looking really nice and Lincoln is determined to get it finished soon!

Now Go! Be Crafty!