Archive for the ‘J&O Crafty Customer’ 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…

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.

J&O Crafty Customer: Isidora Designs


jandofabricsAt J&O Fabrics we are constantly running coupons,  sending out gift cards, and even giving away free fabric. As such, one of our lucky customers became a recipient of a $50 gift card that she won through a cool giveaway we ran on our Facebook page.  With it,  Connie Lawton Andrade purchased several fabrics along with enough yardage to make a fun Bucket Bag for the summer to add to her already creative inventory of  Isidora Designs bags found on Etsy. When asked what inspired her recent manifestation, Connie had this to say.

J&O Crafty Customer: Nydia’s Creations


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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.

J&O Crafty Customer: Pearl Hinz’s Nebraska Huskers Quilt


 

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Every now and again one of our crafty customers shoots us an email sharing a pic or two of projects they’ve completed with the help of our wide range of fabrics. One such lady is Pearl Hinz.

Mrs. Hinz sent us a Nebraska Corn Huskers themed quilt she created for her nephew using our collegiate cotton material featuring the popular team logo and mascot in a red, black and white color theme.  Using several square cuts, she overlaid black framed Husky prints quilted in a similar fashion creating a beautiful heirloom for her sister’s son to have for many years to come. Workmanship like this is truly a labor of love.

Winter Fabric Wreath Ideas and Inspirations


So did it make you cringe to see the word ‘Winter’ in the headline? Fear not—these fabric winter wreath ideas will take a bit off the chill off and add some warmth to your home! This year, I am loving the ice blue– it is a bold and bright hue in an otherwise drab time of year! It is important to surround yourself with bright colors during the long grey months of winter, find your favorite color combinations in our online fabric store and get started on your winter wreath this instant! (After you make a mammoth mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows, that is!).

Crafty Couture: Pattern for Unisex Kids Shorts


For those crafters out there who delight in creating children’s couture–here is a free pattern for shorts I stumbled upon recently while checking out Tara Miller’s stuff on fabric.com blog! Shop J&O Fabrics and find dozens of cute designs to create your own shorts. Use your intuitive inner design guru to fashion fabric combinations for these cutie pie pants! You may begin by browsing our fabric selection online for inspiration, many of which are on sale!

(All photos by Tara Miller of Fabric.com, one gifted Mom! ) This pattern is called ‘Aiden Appliqued Shorts’

The Calendar: August 2012 Crafting Events & Shows in NY and NJ


If you are making this hot New York summer an event-filled one, use this list of upcoming craft shows in the greater New York area while planning your month of August!
*Dates are sometimes subject to change—double check with event coordinators prior to going! As always, if you attend an event–please share your favorite photos and crafts with your friends on J&O Fabrics Facebook page!

August 2012 New York Crafting Events:

August 4th:
 The Arts and Wine Festival in Cortland, NY
• Located at Courthouse Park in the center of town, this festival will take place one day only, from 10am to 6pm and boast about 60 exhibitors and 20 wineries.

J&O Crafty Customer: Sylvia Nah


jandofabricsWith spring unfolding after a barren yet pretty mild east coast winter, the desire for hibernating warm-blooded mammals (people included) to dig out their warm dens, open their entrance ways, and usher in sweet-smelling Spring is already underway. From recycling old fabric and fashions, to bringing new life to outdated designs by reupholstering home furnishings and great vintage finds, spring is a season of transformation and renewal…J&O Style! With this in mind, we thought we’d take a moment to showcase one of our crafty customers’ more recent revitalizing projects she actually did for a co-worker who was expecting her first child. Check out her reupholstered rocker project below, then check out our selection of upholstery fabrics and tapestries both great for adding a whole new look and attitude to your home decor.

J&O Fabrics Crafty Customer: Victoria of Scraps and Straps!


 

 

jandofabrics, scraps_and_strapsAs our Facebook Fan page keeps growing, 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 fellow Facebook page holder, Victoria Fogle of Scraps and Straps .

A while back, Victoria posted a picture on our Facebook page of a laptop case she made with some fabric she purchased from us online. We asked her if she was willing to tell us a little more about her creations and this is what she had to say…