Monday, April 25, 2011

SWEET Bunnies!

Oh, Flat Leilani's bunnies are having a blast with their new families who adopted them. Look to see what they did for Easter with Karen and her family!

Lucky Bunnies got to go Candy Shopping...SWEET!

So, here's Hoppy, Fuzzy, Bright Eyes, and Cottonball with their basket!

And go and check out where Creative Grammie's bunnies were hunting for Easter Eggs.

Hope you all had a fun Easter, too! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

I was thinking that I'd share my Re-Use tip in honor of Earth Day. Since I craft a lot at my desk,  I use the holder cover from my blank DVDs as a desk top trash can. It's easy to grab to sweep tiny bits off the desktop and can easily be moved around.

It's also great for candy wrappers!LOL!

Hope you're having a great Friday! Scroll down, this is my second post of the day.

Kokeshi Doll Favor Box project sheet

 I had a lot of requests to make this Kokeshi Doll Favor Box into a project sheet,explaining how to make the sleeves and obi.Well, sorry for the delay but I can happily say that it's finally done! Unfortunately,  it won't be posted on the website for another few weeks due to some technical issues.

However, because you all faithfully visit my blog, I can e-mail the project sheet to you if you'd like. Just send your request to and I'll send it off to you.I'll do this until it does get posted on the website. UPDATE! The project sheet is now available on the website, click here.

Thank You again to all of you kindhearted and caring people who supported our Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts.It is really great when everyone can come together to help and support others in their times of need.

Hope you all have a great Easter! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Crafty Bunnies on the Loose!

Kris from K-Lusive Kreations over on Maui adopted some of Flat Leilani's bunnies and boy, oh boy, she got some crafty ones! Look what they did!

Helping Kris make Easter Baskets

Helping to fill the baskets with goodies.

All for some candy!

Go and check out Kris' blog to learn the names of her bunnies and to play along with her game and you could win some prizes, too!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget just e-mail me or leave a comment if you want to adopt some bunnies, too.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April's Second Joy of Crafting SHow

On this second show for April, Puna from Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin is back with a unique lei from our Handcrafted Leis and Flowers Book Vol.9

Puna shows us how to use the Hana Ami loom to make flowers. Then, she shows us how to make them into a beautiful lei.

Darling is back with another cute Pom Pom critter lei. This time she makes her favorite, Owls!

These owls are really cute and Darling shows us different color combinations, too.

Lastly, I show you how I figure out some of my project patterns. I'll give you the basics for making a simple flip top box. Great for favors or small gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to see this episode. Have a great week and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show Me the Bunny!!!

Do you remember Flat Leilani? She was the lucky girl who got to make a lot of new friends and traveled all over the world last Summer. Well, you haven't seen her much because she's been quite busy.

For the Year of the Rabbit, she decided to adopt two bunnies.

And now she has a lot more than two bunnies...a whole lot more than what's in this photo!

So, she would like to give them away to whomever is willing to give them a good home. I know some of you were probably thinking of getting some Easter Bunnies, so why not these cuties? They are easy to care for and they don't require much food. They are very affectionate and they like to hang out with you.

So, leave me a comment or e-mail me at if you want a pair of bunnies to play with, too. Then, you can send in pictures of what you and your bunnies did together, Show me the Bunny!Then, at the end of the month, we'll have Flat Leilani randomly pick a name and we will send you a prize basket of goodies.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll adopt some bunnies! OMG! I just thought of it , next year is the Year of the Dragon, I think I better have a talk with her. Have a Hoppy week!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Project for Saturday's Kokua Sale-abration

As you know, our company's Ben Franklin Craft Stores and Ace Hardware stores will be having a 20% off Kokua Sale-abration on Saturday, April 9th and a portion of that day's sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The stores will be having various activities and I will be at the Mapunapuna store from 10 am - 12 noon with my Kokeshi Doll Favor Box make 'n take for $3.00 which will also be donated.

She's not hard to make.  Wouldn't she be great for Administrative Professionals' Day or Mother's Day? I adapted her from my Graduate Favor Box project from this month's ad.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can stop by and make a doll with me on Saturday!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Joy of Crafting First April Show

On the first show for April we have a lot of fun craft ideas for you.Our first guest is the talented Darling Dumlao...

Darling shows us how to make the cute Pom Pom Keiki Lei she created for our latest Handcrafted Lei and Flowers Book Vol.9.

In the book there are patterns for 5 different critters, Darling shows us the Duck and Penguin. So cute!Perfect for Keiki and Keiki at Heart!

Then, Puna, from the Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin, shows us how to use Alcohol Inks to make beautiful Cherry Blossoms on a glass block.

Lastly, I have some quick Easter treat boxes to share with you.

So, I hope you get a chance to watch this episode. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week, Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Our company which includes the Ben Franklin Craft stores, the Ace Hardware stores on the neighbor islands and some stores in the Seattle region and Las Vegas is celebrating it's 60th year as a locally owned and operated company. We are very thankful to all of our loyal customers for their continued support because we wouldn't be here today without you.

As a special Mahalo, we are inviting our customers to receive 20% off* their purchases on Saturday, April 9th during our Kokua Sale-abration event.

The earthquakes and tsunamis that have devasted Japan has touched the lives of people around the world and especially here in Hawaii. At Ben Franklin Crafts, we have the people of Japan in our hearts and want to send our Aloha. As members of the larger Global community we want to help and will be donating a portion of that day's sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid them in their recovery efforts.

We will also have free demonstrations and some make'n takes in which the fees will also be donated.

So, please join us and Shop a little, Craft a little and