June 21, 2013
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37485 Niles Blvd, Fremont CA

Store Hours
Wed - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Sun, 11am - 5pm
Upcoming Crop Dates

July 5 
$5, 5pm - 12am or 
$10, 10am - 12am

Seating is limited so please call the store to reserve your spot at the crop table!
Upcoming changes to our 
store hours... 

We will be closed on the following dates: 
  • Fri, Sat & Sun, August 2, 3, 4 for family vacation

We offer a number of services to help make life easy for our customers:
  • Private get togethers
  • If we don't have what you need in the store, we will place pre-order on your behalf, shipping paid by TPBP
  • We have hundreds of dies and will cut to order what you need
  •  Gift certificates are available 
  • We sell on consignment.  If you are interested in selling, call the store for details.
Let's Swap! 

TPBP will host an ongoing  Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap for our in-store shoppers.  ATCs are a fun way to share your art with other artists while also creating a collection of works from other artists.  
Here's how the on-going swap will work:
  1.  When you visit the store, let me know that you'd like to swap ATCs and we will, it's that simple!
  2. We will limit the swap to once a month per person
If you are wondering what the heck an ATC is, follow this link for a definition, instructions and a video.  

Dear Friends,

It's so easy for me to get caught up in the daily responsibilities of my business, family and all that comes with living a busy life.  This week I reminded myself to take time for me!  So of course I spent some quality time to be in the creative zone.  
I have two projects in the mix right now.  I've been working on a new class and you can see a sneak peak below in the class section of the newsletter.  I've also been working on a project just for me and it has been a wonderful distraction.  Here's how it looks today:
Bev's project
This project was a wonderful distraction!
I'll keep you updated as she blossoms.
Fabulous FabMo
If you are looking for inspiration to spark your creativity, you may want to try FabMo.  FabMo is a wonderful resource that collects sample fabrics from designers and decorators in the Bay Area, sorts them by size and offers them to the public for free!
In addition to the unique and beautiful fabrics, you will also find carpet samples, tassels, tiles and other odd and assorted materials at FabMo.  Their crafting room has additional things for a small fee, including lace, elastic, some yardage, stuffing and odd and assorted goods. 
The giveaways are once a month and the next one is scheduled for July 18, 19, 20.  Appointment sign-ups to harvest fabrics opens July 11.  
The services provided by FabMo helps to keep these products out of our landfills, I encourage you to use them and spread the word.  
Thanks to Pam for sharing this information with me and making it possible for me to share it with all of you.
Classes & Crops
A wonderful customer shared a fun fold with me and I was compelled to use Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells to turn this technique into a class.  The class date is TBD, but in the short term, here's sneak peak at the project:

New Class
A class in the making with the new Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45


I'm happy to announce that we will be offering our first kids class at TPBP.  It will be a sewing class on July 8, 14, 28.  Class fee is $25 a session or all three for $60. Students will learn different techniques and make different projects in each class.  More details will be posted on our blog within the next few days.


Our next crop is scheduled for Friday, July 5, $5, 5pm - 12am or $10, 10am - 12am.  Seating is limited, so please call the store to reserve your spot at the crop table.


If you are interested in signing up for any of our upcoming classes, you will find details for each class on our blog.  Here's what's currently on the schedule:
  1. (Sold out) Sat, June 22Patriotic Banner with Terri Kolte
  2. (Sold out) Sat, June 29, Shabby Chic Configuration  Box with Veronica Legget
  3. *Fri, July 5, Crop, $5, 5pm - 12am or $10, 10am - 12am
  4. Wed, July 10Assemblage Clock with Veronica Legget
  5. Sat, July 13, Lyric Drawer with Beverly Ybarra
  6. Sat, July 20, Technique Filled 3 Layout Class, with Suzy West
* New to the schedule since last week.

New Products 
As I mentioned last week, I'm gearing up for my summer release of new products.  The list of new goodies is much to long to list here, but I thought you might enjoy a few sneak peaks of what will soon be available for purchase:

New lace
Lovely Lace

New Large Candy Gem
Larger Candy Gems

WingsLarger Wings - also available in black

Upcoming Events at Niles
If you are looking for a reason to visit Niles and you are a dogs lover, July 20 may be the date for you as that's the date of the Niles Dog Show.  I'd love to see you any time, but if you come for the dog show, please stop by and visit. 

I look forward to seeing you in the shop and hope you enjoy this week's Creative Inspiration from our Design Team.



Creative Inspiration
Each week my amazing design team uses The Piece by Piece products to create projects with the hope of providing creative inspiration to our customers.  I hope you take away a little inspiration today...
Altered Bird Cage by Linda Oleman

Linda more than altered this bird cage, she transformed it into a floral bouquet of gems and a very thoughtful gift that will be enjoyed greatly by the recipient.


More details can be found here:  Video | Blog



Mixed-Meda Canvas Art by Van Ha


Van's angelic canvas is draped in numerous laces from our shop. They reall do makes a beautiful textured backdrop to show off the other embellishments.


More details can be found here: Video | Blog