CALENDAR

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Day Before Christmas !!

Hello !
Friday December 19th is my last day open before Christmas. (10am - 5pm)
Stop in to stock up on last minute supplies, gifts, gift certificates, and supplies for crafting over the next few weeks. I will be closed over the holiday season and reopening on Friday January 9th, regular hours 10am to 5pm. I'll be back with TWO arms (lol) and a Christmas sale.
 Looking forward to seeing you all !
I hope you enjoy the holidays and I'll see you in the new year, fresh & full of ideas !!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Another Order !

Hi everyone !
Just unpacked a small order and am expecting another small one this week. I still have some of my Christmas pre-ordered items that still haven't even been shipped to my supplier yet ... soooo, not looking good that they will arrive before Christmas. And, of course, they were Christmas stamps & dies. boo. But here's a small album of new product from We R Memory Keepers & American Crafts and I expect to have one more post before Friday.

** I am open this Wednesday (Dec 17) 6:30-8pm and Friday December 19th from 10 -5 and then that's it until January 9th so be sure to pick up any last minute supplies, gifts, or gift certificates this week. **

Here is the link to the new products ...


Hope to see you this week !!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish", and more stamps & dies.

Hi !
I have some more boxes unpacked ... let me share what I have !!
First is the new line from Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish". This is another beautiful line that combines some of the most popular concepts from previous collections ... monthly cut apart sheets, patterned papers, and calendar papers (but smaller this time !). Each month has a cut apart sheet perfect for embellishing, card making, or tags. The back of the sheet is a lovely small scale coordinating pattern. There is also a patterned paper that goes with it that could be used for all sorts  of projects. The back of that sheet could be cut apart into dozens & dozens of little tags and sentiments.
** If you want one of each of the 24 sheets , let me know & I will gather them up for you. 
** Special price of $24 instead of $27.60 if you get all 24 !
Click on the blue highlighted link to see all the gorgeous papers & accessories !!



And there are also more dies , stamps, and embossing folders. I had a very happy surprise when I unpacked the embossing folders from Dream Weavers - a sample board with 3 lovely cards ! 

So click on the blue highlighted link here to see the folders and other items !
That's it for now ... I will probably be back once more this week with another update ! 
Hope to see you Friday !!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MORE !!!

Hi folks !
I am back for a third post this week with some more items ... stamps & dies from My Favourite Things, tools (great Christmas gifts), and a few other items.

But first ... my hours for the holiday season
Wednesday Dec 3 ... 6:30-8pm
Friday Dec 5 ... 10am - 5pm
Friday Dec 12 ... 10am - 5pm
Wednesday Dec 17 ... 6:30-8pm
Friday Dec 19 ... 10am - 5pm
I will be closed from Dec 20 to January 8th. 
Re-opening on Friday January 9th. 

*If you have items on hold I would appreciate if they could be picked up or payment arrangements made before the 19th so I can settle up my accounts for year end. Thank you ! *

If you aren't sure what you have (or if you have anything) or need a total, just email me 
classichobbies@bellaliant.com. Thanks !!

Now ... 
RIBBON -O-RAMA !!!
On Friday I will have all sorts of ribbon ... over 100 rolls ... 1/16", 1/8". 1/4", 3/8" ... satin, organza, metallic ... in 50yd and 100 yd rolls ... priced from $5.99 to $9.99 PER ROLL !!! 
Stock Up !!!

Ohh ... I see small rolls of glitter tape too !
Now here are the new items ... click on the blue highlighted link "More !!!" to see all the photos.
And ... there may be another post tomorrow !


Thanks !! See you soon !

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

LAWN FAWN is in the house !!!!

I love Lawn Fawn. Every stamp makes me smile. The cuteness fills my heart. Love.love.love. them. Let me show you ...  and then be sure to read the previous post - it's a 20 year milestone !

Click on the highlighted title "lawn Fawn is here" to go to the album and see all the photos as well as beautiful samples from the Lawn Fawn blog. Check out the blog as well as the Pinterest page ...



 Enjoy and I will be back later in the week with more great stuff !!!
Remember ... open this Wednesday night from 6:30-8pm.

Monday, December 1, 2014

It was 20 Years Ago ...

1994. My husband and I had a crazy idea to open a store . It was to be a collection of all the hobbies we enjoyed. We really had no idea what we were doing but we were excited ! And so we started Classic Hobbies. Initially we carried needlework, dollhouses & miniatures, remote control & models, and model railroads. After a few years we added beading supplies. Then we started framing our samples and customers started asking us to frame theirs. A framing shop was added. We framed thousands and thousands of pieces and shipped them from BC to Switzerland. We sold all day and framed practically all night. After a while, that took its toll ... a few surgeries and several years of physio for me with the final verdict being STOP. Other things were happening at the same time and we ended up getting into the feed store business. So we stopped framing, I sold off the needlework and decided what to do next. Beads. I made the store much smaller (because beads are small, lol) and started selling just beads and jewelry supplies. Just a few days a week. It was going to be small, easily managed, and not too time consuming .... well ... lol. I started getting into paper crafting and decided to add a bit of that ... just a bit ... We expanded the store back into the bigger space ... then into more space ... and here I am now with the whole store filled again. lol.
And now it has been 20 years. Twenty years of Classic Hobbies. Time has flown by. I've met so many people and seen so many beautiful projects. And some of you have been customers from the very beginning !
My plan was to have a big celebration this month ... prizes, sales, goody bags, treats ... a big 20th birthday party. Now, I'll let you in on something ... every time I make big plans, something happens. I always say that I should just get up each day and show up ready to roll with whatever goes on because my plans and schedules NEVER work out. And this time is no exception. lol. I ended up in a splint so I delayed the festivities for a few weeks. Well now I am in a cast until January so I have decided to let it ride until the new year. It has really been enough getting the regular things done and so the extra just doesn't seem to be a very realistic plan. So how about we just roll with this holiday season, enjoying whatever comes, and then get together sometime in the New Year when everyone has a little bit of the post holiday blues and have a party ?? I'll let you in on the details when I know them ... ;)