Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We're very excited at The Rabbit's Lair -- Amy Barickman will be here next week -- Thursday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 pm --for a Trunk Show and Presentation on her new book, "Vintage Notions!"

Come and see how Amy's newest endeavor, her book "Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun," will inspire the joy of sewing and domestic arts as an avenue for entrepreneurial spirit. "Vintage Notions," a three-year labor of love for Barickman, is filled with creative ideas, practical advice, vintage fabrics and samples of authentic handiwork, with illustrations of fashion and dress, that celebrate the rich heritage of Mary Brooks Picken and The Women's Institute circa 1930’s. Through stories of success, triumphs over adversity and connecting with the personal journeys of the women that came before us, "Vintage Notions" will inspire you to find personal creative fulfillment, independence and self-esteem through your creative work. This lecture will focus on tracing Amy’s journey researching the historical life of Mary Brooks Picken, will include selections of vintage memorabilia from The Women’s Institute, samples of vintage textiles and handiwork from Amy’s extensive personal collections and samples of fashions created from the patterns featured in the book. The event is free if you purchase her book from The Rabbit's Lair -- otherwise it is $10!

You will also learn how The Rabbit's Lair plans to use this beautiful book in monthly meetings for creative inspiration. Call the shop at 479.636.3385 now to sign up -- you won't want to miss this special opportunity.

Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As a "gift of gratitude" to our loyal customers, we're open early Friday and Saturday for our "Early Bird Sale." You can find out all about it in the latest newsletter on our website, www.therabbitslair.com. The special sale also is available to those who shop online -- in the comfort of your home!

In addition, we'll have selected items marked down 25% to 50% -- the early birds get the first pick!

Shown is a cozy quilt in the shop -- "Scrappy Patch" is made from brushed woven fabrics by the "Hooked on Fats II" pattern by Pacific Patchwork.

Enjoy your day -- then come in and see us this weekend!

Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Secret Wool Sale!

Come in and ask about our "Secret Wool Sale" starting today -- 25% off! Think of how many projects you can make!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wool Week!

We've been busy this week organizing the wool department. We have a great new system for storing "scraps" so you can find just the small pieces you need for your wool applique. Of course, we still have LOTS of large pieces (and LOTS new) for hooking and backgrounds. Plus, we love to make up kits. Here's one you could start and have ready for your Thanksgiving table center piece next week -- Autumn's Glory.

Everyone is also glad to welcome Clarice back! Her yarn department and followers have missed her -- and so has everyone else who walks through the door and hears her cheery greeting!

Keep watching the webstore, it seems like we're adding new stuff all the time!

Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Class Date - Snap Happy Bag!

Just added another session for the popular Snap Happy Bag with David -- this will be a great little bag to make for all your stitching friends on your Christmas list! With David's help, you will easily finish during class. Call the shop or sign up on the website now!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Purple Passion!

This gorgeous purple quilt is what you'll see in our entry right now -- but I like to change things around so it may not last for long! We are passionate about purple around here, as well as many other things. This design is a pattern from Sew Graceful Quilting.

Some say we have a split personality -- bright and wild and dark and primitive. It's true! How fortunate are we to have so many wonderful designs, fabrics and ideas to inspire us. Come in soon and see what's new from Market!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quilt Market Was Awesome!

Wow! I had a short but wonderful trip to Houston for Fall Quilt Market! Saw lots of new ideas to bring back and share with you. Here is a picture taken in the Westminster Fabric booth with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. I know Clarice wishes she had been there to take in the experience. Of course, we will continue to bring in his newest fabrics and books.

Now is the perfect time to come in the shop and see "What's New." We'll also keep you updated weekly as new patterns, fabrics, classes are added to our growing inventory!

Have a great weekend!
Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth