FB FIND OF THE WEEK #2: DIY Hair Dryer/Flat Iron Storage Stand


After seeing this on FaceBook, MarkdownMom found directions for this project at Pinterest This project will run you under $10 to make.

Supplies : 3x3x2.PVC Pipe – Wye Shape.   Spray paint  (in color of your choice) plus other decorating supplies.   MDM suggests add a weight at the bottom or, if attaching to a cabinet , 10 x 3/4wood screws .

Quick, Handy, and Cheap!

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!


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

3.  My Publisher.com.  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 Pop.com.  Photo Canvas Print.  50% off, reg. $99, now $49.  Promo Code: GMA.

7.  Scrap Walls.com 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 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!

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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.


Ever plan a Spa Day?  No?  No time and it can be expensive.  However, you can find some time to pamper yourself at home without breaking the bank.  How?  Well how about beginning with luxurious, wonderful bath soap?

At Bramble Berry® you can get supplies and make your own signature soaps with the wonderful sounding names such as  Clementine Cupcake, White Tea & Ginger and more.  Or you can buy some already made in quanties of 1 oz. and up.  Another option that MarkdownMom found that appealed to her bargain hunting instincts was the periodic sale of  Bramble Berry’s Grab Bag that contains $30 worth  of spa soap supplies for $15.00!

Perfect way to get your feet wet if interested in soap making as a business, or for personal use and special gifts.

Luxuriate this Valentine’s Day and Let Your Joy Bubble Over!



If You Have A Sheldon In Your Family…

Come on, every family has one Sheldon in it! You know the OCD brainiac of the CBS’ hit The Big Bang.   Markdown Mom has one in her family and bought this item after seeing Sheldon use it to fold his laundry. 

Now your Sheldon may not be as neat, and as a result is disorganized and has a room that is space deprived.  Whether or not your Sheldon is a copy of the original or just a version, this item will get him or her in shape. 

 The Debbee Flip Fold® is great to solve the problem of too much apparel or linens and no space.  By removing the air and folding the item uniformly, this product is a cinch for organization!   

Best price at HSN for $26.98 plus sh includes 2 sizes and choice of colors.

Have A Picnik With Your Scrapbook!

Just in time to capture all those summer memories.  Great new site for editing all your photos and putting them into scrapbook order.  Picnik.com offers unlimited creative opportunities for the scrapbook aficionado, family historian, or photographer.  And now you can register for FREE, and start your own collection!

Easy, Creative, and Loads of Fun!

I'm Mad As H—! Release Your Inner Creativity!

Ever want to find a t-shirt that embodies your feelings about the state of the economy?  Like “Carp About The Tarp!”  Or how about “TARP–Show Me The Money!” 

Perhaps you don’t want to be so vitriolic, you just want to have the freedom to create your own fashion statement by designing and silk screening your own tees.  Well, Provocraft® has introduced its’ YUDU Screen Printing Machine to do just that at home.  Self-contained, HSN is offering this for $279.95, free sh, and with 3 flex pays

Great for crafters, hobbiests, graphic and textile designers, sewers, home decorators, etc.  Potential idea for a home cottage industry.  Special pricing ends at midnight tonight, January 29, 2009.

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