MarkdownMom Exclusive: SR Harris Designer Fabric Outlet Opens Store In Burnsville!

SR Harris is known to crafters, fashion designers, and interior decorators alike as a premier outlet of fine fabrics.  Located in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park, they have expanded by opening another store in the Burnsville community–about 10 miles (13 minutes)  SW of Mall of America at 3715  Hwy 13 with 15,500 sq. ft. of sheer imagination!

Embroidered fabrics laden with swarovski crystals, real and faux fur, batiks, silks, quilting cottons, etc., and all the accoutrements to finish that special project.  Plus get these fabulous fabrics at 60% off msrp. and always look for their special coupon deals!

To be one of the first customers through their new store doors  sometime this fall, follow them on Facebook!


Is Kindle Unlimited The New Netflix For Books???

Calling all ebook readers!  Amazon has debuted its’ new online monthly book club, kindle unlimited.  For $9.99 a month (30 days free trial) you get:

  • Unlimited number of selected ebooks each month, exclusive titles by best selling authors.
  •  Over 600,000 titles, news releases may not be available.
  •  Thousands of audiobooks.
  •  Children books with parental controls.
  • Whisper Sync, a narrated ebook version, that allows the reader to switch from a narrating  professional reader to text and back again, is available on select titles.

MarkdowMom says for book lovers, it doesn’t get better than this and with a month’s free trial, what’s stopping you?



Shopping Networks Start Clearance This Week

HSN, QVC, and ShopNBC all have begun their after Christmas Clearance Sales. Additionally, this past year we have seen a new promotional strategy of putting clearance items on value pays, flex plays, and easy pays.  Since most of the nation  has had unseasonably warm weather, the clearance on apparel will still keep you au courant.  Choose from designers such as Isaac Mizrahi at QVC, craft goods such as Martha Stewart Crafts™ Star Burst Punch Collection at HSN, and faux Ostrich feather vests from ShopNBC.  Plus many of these sites are coupling these clearance sales with their white sale.

MDM Says: Now is the time to start scooping up those bargains that you can use throughout the remaining winter months and next year as well for less!

Who's Your Santa?

Today ABC’s GMA premiered the TV Deals and Steals competition for December with a new twist, daily bargains this month, and today’s offerings are Made In The USA by small businesses.

Remember many bargains are only offered for today only and must include promo code.

1.  I Am Maryann.  Select personalized jewelry 50% off. Promo Code GMA.

2.  My  Personalized Holiday Cards.  50% off, reg. $2, now $1.

3.  My  Classic Hardcover Photo Book.  72% off, reg.$35, now $10.

4.  The Forever Moments.  Custom Art Work Frames.  50% off, reg.$32-$48, now $16-$24.

5.  May Books.  Eco-Chic Customized Notebooks.  50% off, reg.$12-$2o, now $6-$10.  Promo Code: GMA.

6.  Canvas  Photo Canvas Print.  50% off, reg. $99, now $49.  Promo Code: GMA.

7.  Scrap Collage Posters.  60% off, reg.$15-$30, now $7 -$12.

8.  Print Art Kids.  Customized Notebooks.  50% off, reg. $30, now $15.  Promo Code: GMA.

9.  Baby Be Hip.  Personalized Burp Cloths.  50% off,  set of three reg. $44, now $22.  Promo Code:  GMA.

10.PSA Essentials.  Personalized Stamper.  50% off, reg. $19-$45, now $9.50-$22.50.  Promo Code:  GMA.

11.Magnetic Pix.  Customized Dry Erase Board.  50% off, reg. $99-$225, now $50-$113.  Promo Code: GMA.

A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place

THINKING ABOUT FINALLY GETTING ORGANIZED THIS FALL? Need ideas for creating a new and improved bedroom closet, office space, laundry room, kitchen pantry, living room entertainment center, mud room, or garage?  Check out THE CONTAINER STORE for your one-stop service.  Let The Container Store team help you design a custom-made closet for as little as $300-Just bring in your measurements, a photo of the space, a description of items you have and store in your space and any obstacles such as doors or small hallways.  Associates will also show you how to assemble their products in-store or you can have someone install them in your home for 30% of the total cost of your closet system.

Their ELFA CLOSET SYSTEMS come in white or chrome metal, oak or dark wood.  Linen, plastic, cardboard, cloth, or weave boxes are also available to organize your clothes, shoes, hats, and other accessories.  You’ll find space-saving belt, scarf, purse, jewelry hooks and hangers as well as PVC-free plastic and cloth containers to stowe linens, sweaters, blankets and pillows under your bed.  Long dress/gown, coat, and blazer covers help to keep dry-clean only clothes fresh.  Scented sashes and cedar planks help to keep stored clothing and bedding smelling fresh while keeping items dry and preventing moths from wreaking havoc.


The Container Store

3825 Gallagher Drive

Edina, MN 55435

(Click Here for Other Locations)

P.S.  Looking for markdowns, check left side of store in the back, most have flaws or missing an item, but usually 50% off.

Make A Bead Line To This Crafting Bling

One of the latest fads in jewelry has been the personalized creativity bead bracelets.  Making its’ appearance around the  holidays, this was one way to personalize jewelry for your loved one.  Beads on a silver circle bracelet is a great 21st Century take on the charm bracelet. 

Many of  the beads are artisan glass creations including ldots, swirls, sayings, murano glass, sterling silvers, spacesr and more. 

Now, you can go to a jeweler and build your own, or as MarkdownMom found you can find a wonderful selection online and  instore at a real savings.

At Shopko® you can buy beads for as low as $6.74  instore and bangles at half the cost of jewelry stores.  QVC has quite a selection with its Prerogatives line of over 600 beads, slightly higher, but well worth considering with Mother’s Day on the horizon.

You can call this a charm bangle, a Pandora bracelet, or your own–a keepsake that reflects your personality!

And The Bead Goes On!

Chunky, hand-blown, semi-precious are all descriptions of the latest fad in jewelry.  However, bead work requires patience, skill, and can be very expensive.  This week, MarkdownMom Chics shopped the bead sale at Michaels™ that not only involved super buys, but a marvelous selection of beads in their inventory.  Not only is Friday, Bead Night, but you can get a free jewelry case with a $25 purchase, and there are loads of 10% coupons off of swarovski crystals, strung beads of semi-precious stones, pearls, and more. 

But don’t just take our word for it,

Click Here For MarkdownMom’s Bead Sale Slideshow

A Bead-iful Sale This Weekend!

Calling all crafters and designers, this weekend the Bead Monkey is having Sidewalk Sales with 50% off artisan beads, supplies, and jewelry.  The Bead Monkey located in the Edina area of the Twin Cities off 50th and France Avenue South provides a wonderful assault to your eyes. 

Although catering to the professional and amateur jewelry designer, The Bead Monkey also has wonderful beads that can be incorporated into Wearable Art and Fabric Design.  Selections include Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass, semi-precious gemstones, hand blown glass, freshwater pearls and all the accoutrements to tantalize and inspire your creative talents! 

MarkdownMom and staff filled their tray with such bargains as an agate bracelet for $10, seed beads for $1, and India glass for $2!  The sale room is located near the side door, but  you must also take a tour of the entire store and enjoy the vintage jewelry, the kits that are on display that feature completed pieces that you can make in their classes, and so much more.

More to come on this crafting emporium, right now, hurry in for their Crazy Days  at Minneapolis store only  through August 1st!

Click on Slide Show Here→

Crafty Martha On HSN

The omnipotent Martha Stewart joins HSN today packaging her favorite scrapbooking products.  Martha Stewart is an enterprising wizard and an endless loop for the informercial.  Investigating the lucrid scrapbooking market of nearly $3 billion, Martha launched her Martha Stewart Crafts™ late in 2006 to carve out her share of this pie. 

This fortuitous exposure by HSN will not only boost sales of Martha’s products by devotees of HSN, but her appearance on the home shopping network will provide a teaser for viewers to surf the web for other products by this crafty diva.

More Goodwill

Goodwill has a new online site, Goodwill® Too.  No, this isn’t an auction site, this site is selling overstocks and donations that they have received.  Although we are talking limited quantities, nonetheless, the prices are terrific with up to 75%  off retail.  Eclectic assortment of brand new and gently used items include collectibles,earth friendly green products, electronics, decorating, jewelry, pets–you name it.   If you live in Florida, you may be able to take advantage of the “free pick-up” option, flat fee shipping of $8.99 up to 150 lbs. in U.S., and Goodwill Too even ships internationally.

And remember, your order helps support Goodwill in helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work!