Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Selection! Baby Quilt Kits & Wall Quilt Kits

Quilt Kits make it easy to get started quilting right away! Pre-coordinated fabrics take the guesswork out of material selection, with colors and patterns that match perfectly every time.

We've been adding to our selection of quilt kits, with comfy quilt kits for baby and decorative wall quilts for the home. You can see them all in the Quilt Kits section of the store!

Baby Quilt Kits

We have a new selection of Cuddly Quilt Kits from Fabric Editions. Plush fabrics, soft flannels, and quality cottons give these quilts a warm & cozy feel. Perfect for baby!

The Teddy Bear Baby Quilt Kit includes fabric for the quilt top and backing. Easy instructions provide step-by-step guidance for cutting the fabric pieces, assembling the blocks, and finishing the quilt. Finished baby quilt measures approx. 30" x 36".

Red, white & blue fabrics and old-time teddy bears add to the nostalgic, Americana appeal of this quilt. Works well for boys or girls.

It's important to note that the fabrics in this kit should not be pre-washed. Once your baby quilt is complete, it's OK to machine wash using cold water and a gentle wash cycle. After washing, lay flat to dry.

The Little Lamb Baby Quilt Kit features spring-themed fabrics with little lambs and baby chicks. This cheerful quilt design uses soft shades of pink, green, and yellow. Perfect for a sweet baby girl!

Cuddly Quilt Kits are an ideal quilt kit for beginners looking for an easy quilt project. They're also a convenient quilt kit for experienced quilters to make a quick & easy blanket for baby.

You'll need basic quilting supplies on hand to make your baby quilt. The following is a list of required supplies:
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler for cutting fabric pieces.
  • Sewing machine for stitching blocks and rows together.
  • Scissors, seam ripper, straight pins, needle, and thread.
  • Dry iron for pressing seams down and a press cloth for protecting plush & satin fabrics.
Wall Quilt Kits

We've also been adding to our selection of Wall Quilt Kits from Rachel's of Greenfield. Rachel's complete quilt kits make it easy to create a beautiful wall quilt for your home.

The Homespun Stars Wall Quilt Kit includes all of the premium cotton fabric needed for the quilt top, backing, and binding. Even the batting is included!

Complete patterns and step-by-step instructions for making the quilt are provided. Quilt designs are also included. Finished wall hanging is approx 22" x 22".

The rustic homespun fabrics used in this wall quilt will add country charm to your home decor. Also makes a nice housewarming gift for a friend.

The Wooly Sheep Wall Quilt Kit is a delightful quilt for a bedroom or any living area of the home. This applique quilt kit includes all of the fabrics needed to complete the quilt. Cotton fabrics are used for the quilt top and backing. Woolfelt is used for the applique.

Batting, buttons for eyes, complete patterns, illustrated instructions, and full size templates are all included. This is one of Rachel's smaller wall quilt designs, with the finished quilt measuring approx. 13" x 15".

Rachel's quilt kits offer affordable quality! See our complete selection in the Wall Quilt Kits section.

Kits make it easy to create a warm quilted blanket for baby or a decorative wall quilt for your home. Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to start quilting on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Knitting for Beginners - Learn to Knit Starter Kits!

Knitting is a creative needleart craft that is as popular today as ever. If you have children interested in learning to knit, you won't want to miss these new product arrivals.

Everyone in the family can get started knitting! You'll find knitting kits for beginners of all ages in the Knit & Crochet Kits section of the store.

Knitting Kit for Kids

The Art Of Knitting 4 Kids Kit & DVD from Leisure Arts is a beginner knitting kit for kids. This is an excellent starter kit for introducing children to knitting. Kit includes a learn to knit DVD, knitting needles, and medium weight yarn.

The instructional DVD is a great way for kids to learn how to knit. They'll watch 3 instructors demonstrate basic knitting techniques. Learning via a how-to DVD is especially helpful for visual learners.

The DVD is designed to entertain kids while teaching them to knit. Kid's will be inspired as they watch a 7 year old teach the basic knitting stitches. Then, they'll get started on their first knitting project with an easy-to-knit ball & toy stitch-along. Learning new skills is a great confidence builder for children!

Knitting Kit for Teens

The Knitting Book & Kit from Klutz is a complete beginner knitting kit for preteens and teens to learn to knit. Kit includes everything you need to get started, including an instruction book, knitting needles, worsted weight yarn, crochet hook, yarn needle, and two pretty buttons that coordinate with the yarn.

Klutz books are known for their high quality standards and the Knitting book by Anne Akers Johnson is no exception. It's a 93-page knitting book designed to teach & inspire beginners.

Step-by-step instructions for six knitting projects are included. Teens will learn to knit a warm hat, skinny scarf, stylish purse, and more! Beautiful color images are included throughout the pages.

Knitting Kit for Adults

The I Taught Myself Knitting Kit from Boye is a beginner knitting kit for adults. Kit includes a softcover instruction book, two pairs of knitting needles, point protectors, knit tally, cable stitch needle, stitch holder, tapestry yarn needles, cabone rings, and knit gauge.

The I Taught Myself Knitting book uses simple instructions and clear diagrams to teach the basic knitting stitches. A special left-handed knitting section is included.

A variety of easy knitting patterns are included. All you need is some yarn and you'll be ready to get started knitting!

Visit the Knit & Crochet Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of knitting kits for beginners.

Winter is the perfect time to learn to knit and kits make it easy to get started right away. Stop by Weekend Kits today and be ready to start knitting on your next Weekend at Home!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

DIY Christmas Ornaments & Felt Stocking Kits!

New Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit

Making your own Christmas ornaments is easier than ever with felt applique kits from Rachel's of Greenfield. Rachel's ornament kits feature creative patterns, quality materials, and clear instructions for all skill levels. You'll find them in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store!

The Gift Bag Felt Ornaments Kit is Rachel's new ornament kit for Christmas 2009. Kit includes wool felt for 6 unique ornaments, embroidery floss for embellishments, and gold string for hanging.

Complete patterns and illustrated instructions guide you through the ornament making process.

Ornaments are folded and stitched to create an envelope-style pocket, perfect for holding gift cards or other small treats. Attach them to holiday packages as a special bonus gift!

Rachel's kit are made with the highest quality standards. Your completed ornaments will provide lasting enjoyment throughout the years. Each ornament is approx. 3" x 4".

New Felt Christmas Stocking Kit

The Candy Express Felt Christmas Stocking Kit is a new felt applique kit from Bucilla. Kit includes stamped felts, embroidery floss, sequins & beads, needles, and instructions.

This is a fun stocking design for children with a new or growing fascination for trains. Approx. size is 18" diagonal. Directions for personalization are included.

I've found a convenient method for storing the sequins & beads while working on your felt stocking project. I use a small plastic bead organizer with individual sections and snap top closure. I find them more convenient than using paper plates, especially if you need your project to be portable.

Handmade felt stockings become holiday keepsakes. Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section to see our complete selection of Bucilla felt stocking kits!

Weekend Kits offers a creative selection of holiday craft kits. Visit today and be ready for a DIY holiday Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beginner Painting Kits - Perfect for Gift Giving!

We have a new selection of Beginner Painting Kits in the Paint & Draw Art Kits section of the store. Learn to paint with oils, acrylics, or watercolors with quality art kits from Walter Foster!

The Oil Painting Kit is a complete art kit for beginners to learn how to paint with oils. This painting kit contains quality art materials, including oil paints, paintbrushes, wood palette, palette knife, linseed oil, and 40-page guidebook.

The guidebook includes comprehensive instruction with detailed illustrations throughout. Beginners start with oil painting basics, including learning about tools and techniques. Project lessons provide step-by-step guidance throughout the painting process.

Acrylic painting is a relatively new art medium that uses fast drying paints called acrylics. Being water-based, acrylic paints can be easily thinned and cleaned using water.

The Acrylic Painting Kit is an excellent starter kit for learning to paint with acrylics. This beginner painting kit includes a 40-page guidebook, 10 acrylic paints, wooden palette, palette knife, and 2 paintbrushes.

These kits are new releases from Walter Foster, a brand known for quality art products and easy-to-follow art instruction. They include a variety of art projects that can be achieved by following the steps outlined in the guidebook.

The kit contents are very nicely packaged in a hardcover case, making this an ideal art kit for gift giving this holiday season!

There's also a Watercolor Painting Kit for learning how to paint with watercolors. It includes a 40-page guidebook, a set of watercolor paints, paintbrushes, sketching pencil, and travel palette with lid.

You can learn more about Watercolor Painting Techniques by visiting the Walter Foster website. You'll find step-by-step illustrations showing how to paint watercolor washes, special brush techniques, and how to create a variety of effects and textures in your paintings.

Beginner Art Kit for Kids

The Modern Masterpieces Do Art Kit is a Creativity for Kids drawing & painting kit from Faber-Castell.

This art activity kit includes watercolor pencils, paint brush, pre-printed canvas boards, foam mounting boards, pencil sharpener, watercolor paper, color-mixing guide, black marker, double-sided tape, hang tabs, and illustrated instructions.

Kids are natural artists. This kit includes all of the art tools and supplies they need to create their own modern masterpieces at home! Recommended for ages 9 and above.

Visit the Paint & Draw Art Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of drawing and painting kits for beginners.

Explore a unique selection of creative arts & craft kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to start painting on your next Weekend at Home!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Beginner Cross Stitch Kits - Learn a New Craft!

You'll find a new selection of counted cross stitch kits in the Embroidery Kits section of the store. Learn-A-Craft Kits from Dimensions were designed with the adult beginner in mind.

If you've always wanted to learn how to cross stitch, these beginner counted cross stitch kits make it easy to give it a try.

The Lighthouse - Beginner Cross Stitch Kit includes a 6" round plastic hoop, 11-count white Aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions.

The embroidery hoop is used to hold your fabric taut while stitching. You can also use the hoop to display your finished needleart. This is an ideal starter project for learning cross stitch.

You'll need a small pair of scissors for snipping threads. Many stitchers use a floss organizer to separate the floss colors and help keep them from getting tangled together.

The Noah - Beginner Cross Stitch Kit features a Noah's Ark theme with a smiling sun. Your completed needleart will be perfect for decorating baby's nursery! For a more formal appearance, you could finish with a coordinating mat & frame.

Unlike stamped cross stitch, in counted cross stitch, the fabric is not pre-printed with the design. You'll learn to use a color chart to determine where to place your stitches on the fabric. Symbols are used to show the location of each stitch as well as the corresponding thread color.

The embroidery floss is comprised of 6 individual strands of cotton thread that will need to be separated prior to use. The instructions provided in the kit will indicate the number of strands needed for stitching.

The Sunflowers Mini Counted Cross Stitch Kit from Bucilla is a cheerful cross stitch design adapted from original artwork. This kit includes 14-count white Aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, chart, and instructions.

Mini cross stitch kits are nice starter projects for beginners. The stitched size of this mini design is 5" x 5-1/2". The smaller size also makes this a quick project for experienced cross stitchers with limited free time.

Make sure to see our complete selection of cross stitch kits in the Embroidery Kits section of the store.

Visit Weekend Kits to explore a variety of kits for beginners and be ready to learn a new craft on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kid's Craft Kits - Knotting, Sewing & Weaving!

Crafting is a great way to spend a creative family day at home, especially when the weather outside is keeping everyone indoors. Starting a new craft project is a nice break from electronic toys, computers, and television. Kid's will have fun crafting and creating!

We have new product arrivals in the Kid's Craft Kits section of the store. Craft activity kits from ALEX include materials, tools, and easy instructions for kids. Getting started crafting has never been easier!

Kid's Fleece Knot Kit

The Knot-A-Lot Kit is an easy fleece activity kit for kids to knot a scarf, hat, and bag. This fun knotting kit includes colorful fleece pieces, plenty of flowers & fringe, and a lacing tool. Step-by-step instructions for knotting each item are provided.

There's no cutting or sewing required to complete the knot-a-lot projects. The fleece pieces are pre-cut, pre-fringed, and ready for knotting!

The scarf is approx. 5 feet long and the bag is approx. 10 inches square. Recommended for children 6 years and above.

Kid's Sewing Kit

The Felt Sweets Sewing Activity Kit is a creative craft kit for kids to sew felt desserts, including decorated cakes, cookies, and candies. Kit includes felt shapes, pom poms, seed beads, embroidery floss, needles, doilies, and stuffing.

A full-color instruction book shows each step of the sewing assembly process. The felt shapes are pre-cut and punched with holes for easy sewing construction.

This is a great first sewing kit for kids to learn basic sewing and stuffing skills. Recommended for children 7 years and above.

Kid's Jewelry Kit

The Best Friends Bands Kit is a fun bracelet making kit for friends to do together. Kit includes 2 foam weaving looms, 10 colors of floss, seed beads, beading needle, and easy instructions.

There's enough materials to make 10 bracelets with beads. The color coded looms make it easy for to create different bracelet patterns. Recommended for children 8 years and above.

Craft kits are ideal for holiday gift giving. Visit the Kid's Craft Kits section to see our complete selection of creative craft kits for kids.

Fun Website - Kids Craft Weekly

I recently came across Kids Craft Weekly, a fun website full of ideas for crafting with young kids. Just click on the "i play at kids craft weekly" icon on the left and see what it's all about.

Once there, you can sign up for Amber's crafty newsletter full of creative ideas, fun activities, and craft projects for kids.

Learning new skills builds confidence! Kid's enjoy learning how to make things by hand and are proud to share their finished masterpieces. Explore a variety of craft kits for kids and adults at Weekend Kits and be ready for your next Weekend at Home!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Creative Studio Art Kits for Beginner Artists

See our new selection of Creative Studio Art Kits in the Paint & Draw Art Kits section of the store! Faber-Castell's Creative Studio line features quality art materials and instruction for getting started in a variety of art mediums.

Faber-Castell is one of the world's leading manufacturers of quality art supplies, a brand name you can trust to deliver premium products at affordable prices. Perfect for aspiring artists!

Mixed Media Art & Collage for Beginners

The Getting Started Mixed Media & Collage Kit is an ideal starter kit for learning about mixed media art.

Mixed media collage combines interesting textures, papers, and stamping techniques to create unique & beautiful works of art.

This complete beginner art kit includes 2 ART GRIP aquarelle pencils, 1 PITT artist brush pen, 7 greyboard work surfaces, 20 sheets assorted design paper, white gesso, white craft glue, foam brush, lace, plastic mesh screen, sepia stamp pad, 2 rubber stamps, and pencil sharpener.

The 12 fully illustrated instruction cards teach the basics of layering, stamping, and watercolor pencil. You'll learn how to create interesting textures and make your own artist trading cards.

Use mixed media collage techniques to turn special mementos into beautiful keepsake art. This is a creative art gift to give anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of mixed media & collage techniques!

Beginner Manga Drawing Kit

The Getting Started Manga Drawing Kit is a Creative Studio beginner art kit from Faber-Castell.

Manga is an artistic style of drawing popular in Japanese comic books. You can learn how to draw manga characters and scenes with this complete beginner drawing kit.

Kit includes a manga sketchpad, manga stencil, manga mannekin, black PITT artist brush pen, grey PITT artist brush pen, superfine black PITT artist pen, Faber-Castell graphite HB pencil, pencil sharpener, and eraser.

The 28-page illustrated manga instruction booklet will teach you how to draw manga characters and backgrounds. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in creating manga style art!

Visit the Paint & Draw Art Kits section for details on these getting started art kits and to see our complete selection of art kits for beginners!

Explore a variety of creative art kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to paint & draw on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Crafts - Paper Village & Spool Doll Kits

We have a new selection of Christmas Craft Kits in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store. Create a traditional Christmas Village with paper craft kits from Snowy Lane Crafts!

The Christmas Village Kit includes all the materials you need, including printed house templates, foam core bases, a sheet of frosted paper for the windows & doors, and more!

Each paper village kit also includes miniature trees, wreath, fence, ribbon, paper lace, glitter, snow, and glue! The only tool you'll need to have on hand is a pair of scissors.

A detailed instruction sheet will take you step-by-step through the assembly process. There are enough supplies to make three sturdy 4-inch cottages with accessories.

The Christmas Village with Church Kit make two 4-inch cottages and one 4-inch church. The foam core bases will give your paper cottages a firmly built structure. Your completed village will be sturdy enough to enjoy for many holiday seasons!

This is an ideal holiday craft kit for the whole family to participate in together. It's recommended for adults and children 8 years and up. Younger children can also get involved with adult supervision.

Create traditional wooden spool dolls with this Christmas folk art craft kit from Snowy Lane Crafts!

The Elf Spool Dolls Kit is a fun craft kit with enough materials to make three 4" wooden spool dolls and one easy-to-assemble foldout playhouse.

Kit includes wooden spools, beads, paper embellishments, accessories, glue, glitter, and detailed instructions.

Invite your friends over for a holiday craft party! Crafting is a creative way to share time with family & friends.

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of Christmas craft kits.

Explore creative holiday kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to make a charming Christmas village on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Engagement & Wedding Scrapbook Kits

We have new Wedding Scrapbook Kits to share with you today. Sharing your engagement and wedding day memories is easy with complete album kits that include everything you need to get started. You can find them in the Scrapbook Kits section of the store!

Capture pre-wedding day events with the Bride to Be Engagement Scrapbook Kit from K&Company. This fun scrapbook kit includes a pink polka dot album, coordinated papers, and embellishments. The 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" post bound album includes 10 top-loading page protectors and a photo window frame on the cover.

This is the perfect scrapbook kit for sharing all of those fun engagement photos with best friends, family, and fiance. Celebrate special events, like the day you went shopping for your wedding dress, your wedding shower, the rehearsal dinner, and more!

The Classic Wedding Scrapbook Kit from K&Company is perfect for sharing photos from your wedding day. This wedding scrapbook kit includes a 12" x 12" post bound album and 10 top-loading page protectors. All papers are acid-free and photo safe.

The embossed album cover uses traditional white & ivory tones with a silver foil scroll design and includes a photo window frame.

Kit includes 10 designer papers, 10 grand adhesion stickers, 24 die-cut stickers, 1 sheet of rub-ons, 18 clearly yours stickers, 15 assorted gems, and 2 types of ribbons!

The I Do Wedding Mini Book Kit from Making Memories includes a 5" x 7" spiral bound mini scrapbook, 10 card stock pages, 12 designer papers, an assortment of stickers, and rub-ons.

Mini albums are a convenient way to share wedding day photos with family & friends while on the go. It's easy to take along a mini scrapbook album! Mini scrapbooks are also a thoughtful gift to give the bride or bride's family.

You'll need scrapbooking adhesives to adhere photos, papers, and other embellishments to your scrapbook pages. Scotch Photo Splits are double-sided and photo safe. Scotch Scrapbooking Tape also works well. You'll find a variety of adhesives available in scrapbook stores. Tape runners and adhesive dots are also popular options. Try a few different types to find the one you prefer. Just remember to always choose a scrapbooking adhesive or tape that is labeled as photo safe.

Visit the Scrapbook Kits section to see our complete selection of scrapbook kits! Scrapbook album kits are ideal for beginners just getting started in scrapbooking. They're also a convenient option for experienced crafters. Everything is perfectly coordinated to match in both style and color. All you need are a few supplies and you're ready to start scrapbooking.

Scrapbook kits make it easy to capture memorable occasions in beautiful keepsake albums. Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to create your wedding day scrapbook album on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crystal & Glass Pearl Jewelry Making Kits!

See our new selection of jewelry making kits in the Jewelry Kits section of the store! We have new product arrivals to share with you, including 3 new Crystazzi crystal & glass pearl jewelry kits from Cousin and a jewelry making starter kit from Darice.

Crystazzi Jewelry Kits

The Amber Glow Crystazzi Jewelry Kit includes a coordinated collection of lead crystal beads and glass pearls in beautiful amber tones. Each Crystazzi kit also includes a generous assortment of glass accent beads, metal jewelry findings, beading wire, and a project booklet.

Crystazzi jewelry making kits include all the supplies you need to make 2 necklaces, 2 bracelets, and 2 sets of earrings!

The 8-page project books gives step-by-step instructions for making each unique jewelry piece. A review of basic jewelry techniques is also included.

The Rose Light Crystazzi Jewelry Kit is a lovely collection of crystal and glass pearls in light rose tones. The instruction booklet provides instructions for 6 unique projects, including a large link necklace, double strand necklace, pearl toggle bracelet, double strand toggle bracelet, link earrings, and cluster earrings.

There's also a Silver Mist Crystazzi Jewelry Kit featuring an elegant assortment of silver toned bicone crystals, glass pearls, metal beads, seed beads, silver findings, and beading wire.

You'll need a set of basic jewelry making tools to complete the projects in the Crystazzi kits. The 3 basic jewelry tools required include wire cutters, round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers. You could alternatively use an appropriate 3-in-1 tool, which combines the functionality of the 3 basic tools into 1 convenient tool.

Beginner Jewelry Kit

The Jewelry Making Starter Kit is a complete jewelry making kit for beginners from Darice. This kit includes everything you need to get started designing your own jewelry at home!

Kit includes a 3-in-1 jewelry tool, bead design board, fashion beads, spacer beads, findings, beading cord, illustrated instruction booklet and more. There are 151 assorted fashion beads in 4 colors and 106 metallic-look spacer beads.

The 30-page instruction book contains jewelry making tips & ideas for designing your own unique jewelry pieces. This is an ideal jewelry starter kit for beginner beading crafters.

Visit the Jewelry Kits section to see our complete selection of jewelry making kits.

Getting started in jewelry making is easy with kits that include coordinated beads, findings, and instructions. Stop by Weekend Kits today and be ready to make jewelry on your next Weekend at Home!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easy Felt Christmas Kits - Weekend Projects!

We have a new selection of Bucilla Quick & Easy felt kits for Christmas. They're easy felt applique kits for you to make a felt Christmas stocking or set of felt Christmas ornaments in a weekend! You'll find them in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store.

The Teddy Bear Felt Christmas Stocking Kit is an easy felt applique project with everything you need to make this sweet felt stocking for a special little one.

Bucilla Quick & Easy felt kits include stamped felts, cotton floss, sequins, beads, needle, and instructions. Directions for personalizing are also included. The finished stocking size is approx. 15 inches.

Quick & Easy felt Christmas kits are perfect for beginner crafters. Simple embroidery stitches and minimal embellishments are used to create a classic handmade felt stocking. They also make a fun weekend project for experienced crafters with limited time!

Reindeer Buddy Felt Christmas Stocking Kit

Priced lower than more detailed felt kits, they're are also a great value! You get the same high quality materials you expect from all Bucilla products & they're made in the USA!

Bucilla felt Christmas stockings stand the test of time. My daughter's Santa Bear Stocking is still going strong after 22 years!

I'm currently making the Black Bear Bonfire stocking for my youngest daughter. It's one of the more detailed felt stocking kits from Bucilla, so it will take more than one weekend to complete.

Snowflake Fun Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit

You'll also find Quick & Easy felt Christmas ornament kits in the store! Just like the stocking kits, these felt ornaments are an easy Christmas craft project that can be completed in a weekend.

Kit includes all the materials you need to make 6 felt ornaments. The finished size of each ornament is approx. 3-1/2" x 3 1/2". Perfect for decorating the Christmas tree!

These creative felt ornaments could also be used to decorate a holiday wreath or to accent holiday gift packages as a special bonus gift!

Making felt Christmas ornaments is a fun family or group craft activity. Make up some hot chocolate with marshmallows and turn it into a holiday crafting party! Everyone will enjoy making their ornament while chatting about seasons past and present.

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of Christmas craft kits.

Explore a unique variety of creative project kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to create something new for the holidays on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baby Knit Kits - Knitting Kits for Beginners

It's the perfect time of year to start knitting! The first signs of fall are here and it won't be long before it's time to start adding on the layers. Stay warm this winter with knitted accessories handmade by you!

You'll find a great selection of beginner knitting kits in the Knit & Crochet Kits section of the store. Learn to Knit Kits from Lion Brand and a DVD Knit Starter Kit from Leisure Arts include yarn, needles, and instructions for completing your first knitting project.

Once you've learned the basics, you'll be ready to move to the next level of knitting projects. We have several new knitting kits that are ideal for the Advanced Beginner Knitter. These knitting kits include patterns and enough yarn to complete the project.

Baby Knit Kits

The Baby Washcloth Knit Kit is an easy knit kit from KidKnits. The colors are light celery green and natural ecru. Kit includes 2 skeins of Peaches & Creme 100% cotton yarn, knitting patterns with instructions, and a little rubber ducky.

There are 2 washcloth knitting patterns, including a classic garter stitch with eyelet edging and a feather & fan lace design. Each skein will make 1 of each pattern. You'll have enough yarn to knit 4 soft cotton washcloths for baby! You'll need US size 7 straight knitting needles for this project.

The Pea Pod Baby Hat Knit Kit from KidKnits includes pattern and yarn to knit this adorable pea pod hat for baby. The yarn is Peaches & Creme 100% cotton in light blue, emerald green, and apple green.

This baby hat is knitted in the round with minimal finishing required. You'll need size 7 circular needles and size 7 double pointed knitting needles to complete this project.

Pattern includes 2 sizes with finished measurements of 16" and 18". Kit includes enough yarn to knit the larger size hat. This is a quick & easy knitting kit for you to knit this sweet pea pod hat for baby!

The Baby Snugs Felted Boot Knit Kit from Pick Up Sticks includes pattern, yarn, and instructions for knitting these felted boots for baby.

Kit includes 100% Peruvian wool yarn for exterior, 100% pure alpaca for lining, suede sole pads for traction, and pattern. Yarn colors are sand and seafoam.

Pattern includes 3 sizes, provided in terms of child's age as well as foot length. Fits sizes infant to 3 years.

These boots keep their shape even when not being worn. Babies and toddlers will love wearing these soft felted knit booties made just for them!

Visit the Knit & Crochet Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of knitting kits for baby!

Great Knitting Resource!

The Lion Brand Learning Center is an excellent resource for beginner and advanced beginner knitters. You'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions, a glossary of pattern abbreviations with detailed explanations, a searchable list of frequently-asked-questions, and more!

Knitting is a creative & fun way to spend a fall afternoon. Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to knit something new on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stylish & Retro - Apron Patterns for Everyday!

We opened our Apron Sewing Patterns section a little over 1 year ago and the verdict is IN! Aprons are as popular today as they've ever been. The variety of apron patterns to choose from is amazing. Creative apron designers are developing apron patterns that highlight their own unique sense of style.

While aprons are still being used to cover up while cooking, crafting, or gardening, the use of aprons has expanded even more in recent years. Today, you'll also see aprons being worn as a stylish layer over t-shirt & jeans. Check out some of our newest apron pattern additions!

The Emmeline Apron Pattern from Sew Liberated is a stylish & modern apron that makes perfect use of today's bold designer fabrics.

This is a reversible apron pattern, so it's like making 2 aprons in 1! You can tie this apron in the back or in the front to change up the look even more. This is a great apron to wear as a stylish cover up in the kitchen or as a trendy fashion layer with jeans out on the town.

Sew Liberated apron patterns include easy to follow instructions with diagrams and photos. Full size pattern pieces are printed on paper.

The Lola Apron Pattern from Sew Liberated is wonderfully retro apron pattern reminiscent of the 50's diner era. This fun retro apron pattern provides instructions for customizing the fit to your unique shape & size. Rick rack and bias tape help to give this apron it's retro appeal.

The daughter version, called the Lolita, is also included. Kid's love baking in the kitchen. Having matching aprons makes it even more fun! The Lolita apron includes sizing for children 3 to 9 years old. This pattern is recommended for crafters with advanced beginner to intermediate sewing skills.

The In-Over-Your-Head Apron Pattern is a new retro smock style apron from Indygo Junction. Pattern includes both the long & short version for sizes Small through 3XL.

The long apron has 2 patch pockets in the front, while the short apron has a row of storage pockets along the hemline. Both versions slip over your head and tie at the back waist.

This retro apron pattern makes perfect use of those fun retro reproduction fabrics you find in quilt shops. Wear this retro smock for a variety of daily household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, and crafting.

We're adding to our collection of apron sewing patterns from The Apron Lady. The Spring Fling Apron Pattern, designed by Jan Lutz, is "More than just an Apron"!

This is an easy apron pattern, ideal for beginners looking for a simple sewing project. It's so comfortable, you'll want to wear this apron around the house for all of your daily activities.

Select your favorite fabrics to make this apron your own. Try colorful florals, homespun plaids, vintage reproductions, and more. Pattern includes a reversible half apron too!

Apron are easy to sew and fun to wear. Select holiday-themed fabrics and make aprons to wear for special occasions throughout the year! Hand made aprons also make great gifts for giving friends & family.

Visit our Apron Sewing Patterns section for details on these patterns and to see our complete selection of apron patterns.

Shop for your next sewing project at Weekend Kits, including ready to sew projects with patterns, fabric, and instructions. Visit today and be ready to start sewing on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Latch Hook Kits at Weekend Kits!

Latch hooking is a fun & easy craft to learn. Visit the Latch Hook Kits section of the store to see our new selection of latch hook rug kits!

Mariposa Butterfly Latch Hook Kit

Butterflies are a popular theme for latch hooking and it's easy to see why! The colors are bright and the designs are interesting to latch. The finished size of the Mariposa Butterfly is 12" x 12".

Caron latch hook kits include color-coded canvas, pre-cut rug yarn, complete charts, and illustrated instructions. Add a latch hook tool and you'll be ready to start latch hooking!

Before starting your latch hook project, it's suggested that you cover the edges of the canvas with masking tape to prevent the edges from fraying or snagging.

The Happy Orcas Latch Hook Kit is a latch hook rug design that appeals to all ages. No need to worry if you're a beginner, Caron latch hook kits include instructions on how to use your latch hook tool, including step-by-step instructions with diagrams. Finished size of the Happy Orcas latch rug is 15" x 20".

Each kit includes a complete color chart, showing the appropriate color yarn to use for each square. In addition, the latch hook canvas is color-coded to match the yarn colors used in the rug design. This makes it easy to see when you're close to changing to a new yarn color.

The Happy Snowman Christmas Latch Hook Kit is a fun latch hooking kit for the holidays! Latch hooking is a fun craft activity to share with others. Gather friends & family for a latch hooking party!

There are a variety of options for finishing your latch hook rug project. You can create a fluffy pillow, decorative rug, or wall hanging. The first step to finishing is to trim the canvas to a 1-inch border around the hooked area.

For rugs and wall hangings, latch hook rug binding is recommended for a more finished look. For a pillow, you'll need a coordinating fabric for the backing and a pillow form.

When it's time to clean your latch hook rug, do not machine wash. Hand washing in cool water with mild detergent is one alternative. Dry cleaning is recommended by the manufacturer.

See our complete selection of latch hooking rug kits in the Latch Hook Kits section. Kid's enjoy learning to latch hook too! Don't miss our fun selection of Krafty Kids Latch Hook Kits for kids from Caron.

Explore, Learn, Create, Share

Weekend Kits offers a variety of craft kits for all ages to explore. Kits make it easy to learn a new skill and create something new. Visit today and be ready to start a new craft project on your next Weekend at Home!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bucilla Felt Christmas Ornaments Kits

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store to see our new selection of Bucilla felt Christmas ornament kits! Bucilla felt kits make it easy to create lasting handmade ornaments for your Christmas tree.

Decorating the Christmas tree is a cherished tradition for many families. Sorting through the Christmas ornaments is like taking a walk down memory lane. Making your own felt applique ornaments is a creative way to add to your collection of handmade Christmas ornaments.

The Gingerbread House Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit includes stamped felts, cotton embroidery floss, sequins, beads, needles, and complete instructions.

You'll create 6 classic holiday cookie ornaments with this creative felt embroidery kit. Ornament size is approx. 4" x 4".

Each kit includes materials to make 1 gingerbread house, 2 gingerbread kids, 1 frosted star, 1 decorated Christmas tree, and 1 candy cane with holly sprig.

The Teapots Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit includes materials to make a set of 8 charming felt ornaments designed by Mary Engelbreit. Each ornament is a unique teapot design. Ornament size is approx. 5" x 5".

Mary Engelbreit's trademark style shines through in these whimsical teapot ornament designs. Each kit includes 6 fanciful teapots, 1 santa teapot, and 1 snowman teapot.

Decorate your Christmas tree with these creative felt embroidery ornaments. You can also use them to decorate wreaths or to accent holiday gift packages.

The Santa Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit, also designed by Mary Engelbreit, includes materials to make 6 Santa ornaments (2 each of 3 ornament designs). Ornament size is approx. 5" x 6-1/4".

These old world Santa ornaments will be a festive addition to your Christmas tree decorations. Bucilla felt Christmas ornaments are made of quality materials and will stand the test of time.

You'll want to have a pair of sharp craft scissors on hand for cutting out your felt pieces. Some of the felt shapes are very small and require precise trimming. It's worth investing in a good pair of scissors for this task.
Once the holiday season is upon us, there's seems to be little time left for hand embroidery. Getting an early start on your felt Christmas kits ensures you'll be ready before the rush begins!

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for details on these kits and to see our full selection of felt Christmas craft kits.

Shop at Weekend Kits today and be ready to create handmade Christmas ornaments on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mill Hill Beaded Cross Stitch Kits - New Designs!

Mill Hill Buttons & Beads Kits are counted cross stitch kits that you embellish with glass beads and a coordinating ceramic button. You'll find our newest Mill Hill kits in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store.

We've added three new beaded cross stitch kits from the 2009 autumn & winter series. It's easy to see why these new cross stitch designs are quickly becoming best sellers!

The Christmas Collage Beaded Stitch Kit is a new cross stitch design from Mill Hill's winter series collection. Buttons & Beads cross stitch kits include glass beads, ceramic button, 14 count painted perforated paper, embroidery floss, needles and chart with instructions. Design is 5" x 5".

Buttons & Beads kits include a unique ceramic button that complements the cross stitch design. Mill Hill's ceramic buttons are hand made in the USA. The Christmas Collage kit includes a red star button.

Christmas Cross Stitch Kit - Mistletoe

Mill Hill Buttons & Beads Kits include 14-count perforated paper, painted a color that matches the design. You can see the paper color by looking at the outside perimeter of the design. The painted paper conveniently becomes a designer 'mat' for your completed needle art.

The foundation medium is called perforated 'paper', but it's more substantial than regular paper. The perforated holes in the stitching paper are termed '14-count', which means there will be 14 stitches per inch.

To ensure good coverage across the design, it's typical to use 3 strands of embroidery floss when stitching on perforated paper. Mill Hill cross stitch kits include a design chart with instructions specific to each design, including floss color placement and number of strands.

The Fall Leaves Beaded Stitch Kit is a new beaded cross stitch design from Mill Hill's autumn series collection. It features a beautiful collection of fall leaves, embellished with color coordinated glass beads and a ceramic acorn button.

Coordinating Mill Hill Frames are also available for purchase in the store. These 8" x 8" solid color wood frames come with a dowel for easy display on any surface, such as a table or mantel.

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for more details on these kits and to see our complete selection of Christmas craft kits. Have fun crafting for the holidays with Christmas cross stitch kits designed especially for the season!

See our entire selection of beaded cross stitch kits, for any time of the year, in the Embroidery Kits section of the store.

New to Cross Stitch?

Learn everything you need to know at's Cross Stitch Basics page. This is a comprehensive resource for beginners to get started cross stitching with confidence.

Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to start stitching on your next Weekend at Home!

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