Archive for the ‘Gift Idea’ Category

J&O Crafty Customer: Jenny’s Angels


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As our Facebook Fan page continues to grow, more and more of our crafty customers are showing off  their cool creations for our J&O family and community to view, share and comment on. One such fan is Karen Jordan of Jenny’s Angels, a line of custom made aprons and christening outfits designed in honor of Karen’s best friend Jenny who passed awaiting a kidney transplant. For Karen, all babies are angels, and since her line is named for Jen, a portion of every design sold is donated to the American Diabetes Foundation in her name . Jenny also loved butterflies, so on all of Karen’s custom christening gown designs there is a butterfly somewhere. Since Karen is a religious follower of our J&O Fabrics  acebook page, she is constantly replenishing her fabric stock with cool prints from our store and has this to say about our fabulous collection of Michael Miller prints and more…

DIY Iron Caddy Saves Clothes and Money Too!


jandofabricsBeing a mobile retailer, I am often traveling to and fro with my freshly created and pressed garments in tow to do a fashion show or event hours away. And while many times my destination will have an iron provided for needed touch ups, certainly that has not always been the case (especially w/provision of one that suits my taste). It is as a result of these past experiences that the decision to tote my own trusty iron along was finally made. Enter the DIY iron caddy.

J&O Celebrates National Keep Kids Creative Week 2014


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Celebrated the last week of September,  National Keep Kids Creative Week was started in the fall of 2003 by illustrator and author Bruce Van Patter. Bruce created National Keep Kids Creative Week to encourage kids to use their ideas and imaginings instead of relying on video games and television to do it for them. Once word got around, teachers began to celebrate it in their classrooms and since 2006, KKCW (Keep Kids Creative Week) has been listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events, a high-profile, national directory of holidays and celebrations.

J&O Crafty Customer : Retro Roxy Sewing


It’s been a while since we’ve shared the talents and creativity of one of our crafty customers with you, but we’re back on track with a young woman from Watertown, NY and her handcrafted dolls too.

Something Old, Something New….5 Cool DIY Wedding Craft Tutorials for You!


 

Although largely a British custom, the old English rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” connected to weddings is said to attest to the human tendency to value continuity and new beginnings, unity and separation. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. While various renditions of this tradition have been adopted into wedding ceremonies crossing both cultural and ethnic divides, it’s symbolic meaning has remained intact offering traditionalists and new-agers alike the opportunity to incorporate and make their special day as unique as the love the two of them share.

Cute Summer Fabric Crafts To Kick Off the Season!


For many, the official start of summer is dictated by the date of the solstice which usually occurs during the month of June. For students, the last day of school is often equated in such a way. Yet for others, it is simply Memorial Day.

Originating after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died on the battlefield, over the years Memorial day has become the traditional UN-official start of the summer season for many in the USA. Celebrated by both memorializing lost ones who have served this county well, and by the ritualistic setting up patio furniture and grills in preparation for a weekend of food and fun, the last Monday of May equates to the last day of spring by majority rule as sun children everywhere welcome the summer in!

J&O Crafty Customer: Nydia’s Creations


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mini apron / bag sets

 

It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of raw talent and creativity that exists in all of us. Yes, all of us. To one degree or another, whether nurtured 110% or simply left to play with now and again, the ever flowing creations that our imagination manifests into this reality reflect the power of the mind in truly amazing ways indeed.

Celebrate Women’s History Month With J&O Fabrics


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March 8, 1911 marked the first celebrated International Women’s Day in many European nations as well as the United States. Women from around the globe gathered to talk about women’s rights and their place in society. From their historic presence in the Bible and contributions throughout history, to their movements in modern day society, many womens’ groups focused their energies around areas of substance, passion and purpose.  Books were written, organizations were formed, many even sparked protests and debates that created lively conversation and shifts in the norm that some were not ready for.

10 Fashionable Fabric Flower Necklace Inspirations


With so many ways to fashion a fabric flower necklace, these 10 ideas will inspire you to create your own unique version! It is always fun to blend your favorite aspects of various styles into one new necklace. Don’t forget to share your photos and tips with us on Facebook!

Fabric flower necklace

Add a gold chain for added elegance. Any size or style will infuse an air of luxury to the fabric.

Fabric flower necklace

Irresistible Scalloped Tote Bag Fabrics


Summer is upon us, and that means it is time to sew a new beach tote or handbag. This cute  pattern is great for a variety of purposes, and we have just the right scalloped tote bag fabrics to make yours stand out. The best part about this craft: You can use up to 9 different decorative prints!

Scalloped Tote Bag Fabrics

Select 9 of your favorite fabrics from J&O Fabrics and create your own version of this sweet scalloped tote bag by ‘See Kate Sew’