It’s that time of year again! Yes, consumerism run rampant through the streets in an ecstasy of excess. What’s not to love about that?
For my part, I enjoy the heck out of the pageantry and the excess, but part of my fun is making things myself… or giving others the tools with which to do so. In the spirit of that particular form of excess, here are my personal picks for all the crafty folks you may be giving to this year… or yourself, if nobody thinks to add to your crafting collections.
The Jewelry Architect by Kate McKinnon is a study in technique for all jewelry makers out there. She uses a variety of methods to make gorgeous, imaginative pieces sure to appeal to a wide variety of wearers.
As if that weren’t enough to get the salivary glands on overdrive, it’s on sale at Amazon, as well! Regularly priced at $26.95, it’s available for just $17.79, and eligible for Super Saving Shipping, too.
Or maybe it’s time for a new sewing machine in your life.
The Janome 8050 has many features to recommend it, including 50 built in stitches and digital length and width adjustments. On top of all that, it’s on a great sale at Hancock Fabrics. Regularly priced at $399.99, it’s available now for just $249.99.
This one may not look like much, but it’s a brilliant piece of design for embroiderers of every kind. It’s the Stitcher’s Delight Needlework Frame. Each piece is made of quality wood, with no screws or sharp edges to snag your work. It’s also hugely adjustable. The scroll rods come in: 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, and 18″. The extender bars are 6″ and 8″. In all, you can make fourteen different sized frames in one. Okay, it’s not actually on sale, but it’s hard to beat this level of versatility for just $78.59 at Roberts Crafts.
All you knitters and crocheters out there, don’t worry. I haven’t forgotten about you!
This pretty and practical knitting needle case also works wonders for crochet hooks. There are divisions for regular and circular needles, removable snap in holders with vinyl see-through holders for smaller notions, a main zipper closure and convenient carry handles. It measures 8″ x 17″ x 1″. And while it usually runs $49.99, it’s currently marked down to just $29.99 at JoAnn.com.
If Scrapbooking is what you or a person close to you finds appealing, now is the time to head over to Scrapbook.com to take a look at the amazing deals on equipment and supplies. For instance, this grab bag of goodies includes: 20 12″ x 12″ sheets of patterned paper, one 8″ x 8″ album, one flower embellishment kit, one package of ribbon, one package of brads, one package of felt stickers, one package of clear cuts shapes, one package of photo mats, three packages of cardstock stickers, one package of rub ons, one package of fabric stickers, and one clear acrylic stamp set. Altogether, it’s worth $100.47, but it’s on sale right now for just $40.18.
Whatever your craft, there’s a great deal waiting out there for you. Have fun with it!