Saturday, March 29, 2008

Explore Art with Beginner Painting Kits

We recently expanded our Paint & Draw Art Kits category with a new selection of complete beginner painting kits. Creating your own art is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Beginner art kits make it easy to try out different art mediums.

We have 3 new Complete Painting Kits from Reeves that bring together everything you need to get started painting right away. Choose from Acrylics, Oils, or Watercolors.

Beginner Painting Kits from Reeves -

Oil Colour Kit Contents -

You'll also find new Oil Painting by Numbers Kits from Reeves, where you re-create a masterpiece oil painting of your very own.

We have 2 new designs from The Masters Collections by Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night Oil Paint by Numbers Kit and Sunflowers Oil Paint by Numbers Kit.

Paint by number kits make learning how to paint fun and are a great way to spend your time while relaxing at home. When your painting is complete, it will be rewarding to frame & display your art in your home.

Helpful Art Resource for Beginners

Reeves is a well known and trusted manufacturer of high quality art products. They have a new website that is an excellent resource for anyone with the desire to learn how to paint. You'll want to start at the homepage Reeves-Art. In the left-hand column, under the 'Hints and tips' section, there are several links that will take you to a variety of helpful How-To Guides for your chosen media. You'll learn about preparation, color mixing, painting techniques, and more. You can use these guides as an on-line resource or download a pdf version to use off-line.

Make sure to see all of the new Beginner Art Kits at Weekend Kits. Choose from a variety of art mediums and get ready to learn a new skill on your next Weekend at Home.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Sew Your Own Vintage Style Apron!

We have a new selection of Vintage Apron Kits in the Sew It Kits section of the store. These kits include an apron pattern and enough 100% cotton fabric for you to sew your own apron.

The Apron Pattern is called the Cook's Cover-Up. It's from Indygo Junction - a trusted name in the pattern industry - patterns come with complete and clear instructions every time.

The fabrics are from Moda and Maywood Studio - quality fabrics from leading fabric companies with a reputation for providing high quality products.

Each apron kit includes 1-1/4 yards each of 2 coordinating fabrics for you to complete the longer length apron with straps.

Blue Cherries Apron Kit
Fabric from Maywood Studio - Vintage Flower Garden III

Rose Paisley Apron Kit
Fabric from Moda - 3 Sisters Favorites

For busy sewers, receiving a pattern with the right amount of pre-coordinated fabrics makes this a convenient sewing project. You can get started laying out the pattern and cutting fabric right away!

You'll enjoy wearing your new vintage style apron while cooking, crafting, or anytime! These aprons also make a thoughtful and creative Mother's Day gift to give.

You'll only find these ready-to-sew apron kits at Weekend Kits. Choose your favorite and get ready to sew a vintage style apron on your next Weekend at Home!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

New Cross Stitch Embroidery Kits for Baby!

You'll want to see our new selection of Stamped & Counted Cross Stitch Kits for Baby in the Embroidery Kits section of the store. We have new Baby Bib Kits, Birth Announcement Kits, and Baby Quilt Kits from Dimensions and Bucilla.

If you like jungle themed patterns, you'll enjoy the Safari and Jungle Babies designs. For traditional nursery themes with soft colors, make sure to see Lullaby Friends and Counting Sheep. For modern designs and bright colors, take a look at So Sweet and Snuggle Bunny.

Baby Bib Kits - Bring Smiles to Baby!

The baby bibs are stamped cross stitch. With these kits, the cross stitch design is pre-stamped on pre-quilted baby bibs, ready for you to stitch. You use a chart to select the right colors and simply stitch over the X's marked on the bib.

These easy embroidery kits are ideal for beginners or anyone looking for a quick, creative baby gift to give. You'll really enjoy seeing your finished bibs on baby.

Birth Announcement Kits - Create a Lasting Record of Baby's Birth!

The baby birth announcements are counted cross stitch. For these kits, you read a chart to determine which colors to select and where to stitch them on your fabric. They're called "counted" because you count out the correct number of squares on your fabric to match the pattern shown on your chart.

If you've never tried counted cross stitch, the DMC Techniques page is an excellent resource for beginners. The Cross Stitch Stitching Guide provides clear instructions and diagrams to help you get started with confidence.

Kits make it easy for beginners to give counted cross stitch a try - everything is pre-selected for you - the foundation fabric, embroidery floss, needle, chart, and instructions are all included.

Baby Quilt Kits - Brighten Up Baby's Nursery!

The baby quilt kits are stamped cross stitch, similar to the baby bibs, but on a larger scale. It will be so rewarding to see your finished quilt in baby's nursery.

There are so many fun themed collections for baby. Visit Weekend Kits to choose your favorite design and get ready to create something new for baby on your next Weekend at Home.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Create Your First Scrapbook in a Weekend!

Looking for a creative and rewarding weekend craft project? If you answered yes, you'll want to see the new Scrapbook Album in a Weekend Kits from Creating Keepsakes. These complete scrapbook kits include everything you need to create a 30-page scrapbook album from start to finish.

If you're new to scrapbooking, these kits make it so easy for a beginner to get started. In addition to an easy-to-follow, full-color instruction book, each kit includes an 8" x 8" designer album, page protectors, patterned papers, cardstock, a variety of punch-out sheets, ribbons, rub-on sheets, embellishments, mini brads, and more. You'll have everything you need to make a beautiful and lasting keepsake album of your special memories.

If you're an experienced scrapbooker, these kits bring together all the coordinated pieces you need for a fun and creative weekend scrapbook project. You'll spend less time finding everything you need and more time being creative!

Visit the Scrapbook Kits section of the store to see our complete selection of album kits, page kits, mini book kits and more!

New Designer Card Kits

You won't want to miss our new selection of Amy Butler Card Kits from K&Company. These modern card kits include the cards, envelopes, seals, die cuts, and all-occasion rub on sheets for you to customize your message.

Each kits makes 6 to 8 cards. Surprise your friends & family with one of these unique and creative cards!

Make sure to visit the Card Making Kits section of the store to see all 7 new designs!

Explore a variety of craft categories at Weekend Kits and get ready to create something new on your next Weekend at Home. Thank you for visiting the Weekend Kits Blog!