Chear & Dear

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 Winter and Spring Class Schedule

It's here!  We have dates for this winter and spring classes!

Give us a call if you are interested in attending any of these classes!
Payment is required to hold your spot in the class.

Have a happy and blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Snowmen and Holly

We all have someone in our lives that is hard to buy gifts for.
Here is an idea ...
Everyone needs a card now and then to give to someone else.
Here is a box of cards that you can give to someone as a gift.

It holds 4 handmade A2 cards and 4 envelopes.
When you give this as a gift, you are giving them 4 cards 
that they can personalize and give to others.

Rachel made two of these boxes from this fabric.

Here are the cards that Rachel made for one of the boxes.

(insides of cards)

She used these fabrics to create these cards.

If you're lacking time to make these gifts, stop by the Farmhouse.
Rachel has these boxes available and many other small gifts 
to choose from - including gift cards.

Here are two other simple cards she made recently.
This card is a 5x7 card.

This is an A2 card.

The background is paper.  She used this fabric to embellish it.

Here is a matching zippered bag lined with this fabric.

It has a clear strip on the outside so that you can see the pretty lining on the inside.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!
May you remember how much you are blessed and be thankful!
(and don't forget those who are hurting this season)


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Hours

Bears, Moose and Quilts

Rachel has had this fabric for awhile.
You can guess why she bought it.

See all those little quilts?  She loves quilts!
Here is what she made recently with them.

(insides of cards)

(inside of card)

She also used these two fabrics on the card above.

(Pardon the wrinkles.  We only have fat quarters left.)

If you are looking for a last-minute favor that is easy to make,
here is an idea for you.

This is a magnetic post-it note holder.
Rachel used this die to make it.

It is easy to make and makes a great little gift.
She embellished it with penguins from this fabric.

She also used these dies to create the topper of the cellophane gift bag.

If you don't have the time to create them, we also sell these at the Farmhouse.

Happy preparing-for-Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Paper Quilts

Rachel loves creating quilts!
Here is a paper quilt.  She creates a lot of these!

(inside of card)

She used this fabric to embellish the card.

She created these quilts with the leftover pieces that were cut out with the die.

This is the Starburst die that a lot of you might have.
We've sold a lot of these quilt dies. 

She also used the Bit of Spring die to create this quilt.

This is what the Bit of Spring die looks like.

She used this basket stamp to create the basket on the front of the card.

The contents of the basket came from this fabric.

This is a new die that we stocked recently.

She used it to create the backgrounds to these Christmas tree ornaments.

Here is another ornament that she used this die as a background.

We hope you are enjoying this holiday season!
Happy creating!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Of Reds and Chickadees

Many of you who know Rachel know that she grew up in a quilt shop.
She loves to piece and sew wall hangings and mug mats.
Here are some mug mats that she created recently.

She also made a cup-cozy to hold your travel mug.
The above items make great gifts!

She made matching cards with the same fabrics.

Here are some of the red fabrics that she used.

She used stamps from these sets on the cards.

Rachel made these beautiful chickadee cards a few weeks ago.

The above cards are 5 x 7 cards.
Here are some A2 cards, too.

She used these fabrics to create them. 
(pardon the wrinkles - we only have fat quarters left!)

If you haven't been out to visit us this week yet,
there's still time to participate in our Christmas sale!
It runs through Saturday, December 1.
Be sure to stop by!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is just around the corner!
If you are still looking for a gift for the "hard-to-buy-for" person,
we have an idea for you!
But first, here are some more Christmas cards Rachel made recently.

(inside of card)

(inside of card)

(inside of card)

These cards were created from this fabric.

So ... still looking for a present for "the-hard-to-buy-for"?

We have a new item called "Sound Shapes".
You can make a Christmas tree ornament out of them!

(back of ornament)

To watch a video of this one playing, hop over to our Facebook page!

Rachel used this die and mounted the sound shape to it.

You can mount these sound shapes to your card 
or make a little gift box/bag to give it in.

Here is a view of the other sound shapes that we have in stock.

Don't forget ... our Christmas Sale starts this Saturday!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from those of us at the Farmhouse!