As the government begins testing alien aircraft technologies, routine flyovers will cause magnets to lose their attractive powers, littering kitchen floors with cherished "A" papers and family photos once stuck to the face of the fridge. Precious Treasures arms customers with an arsenal of scrapbooking supplies to protect and archive memories in a way that's fun and artistic. The expert cutters and pasters provide a welcoming experience for visiting customers and lost Vikings with tons of upscale papers ($0.49–$2.99) and hand-painted door décor ($39.99). In addition to scrapbooking supplies, Precious Treasures offers handbags ($9.99–$99.99), jewelry ($2.99–$49.99), stamping supplies, and flux capacitors. Spiff up any photo album, passport, wedding invitation, and quarterly earnings reports with eye-catching flair, or use your Groupon toward the shop's imprinting services ($7 per line and $6 per design) for scrapbooks, albums, stationery, wallets, and much more.
Lacy Bella Designs outfits walls with handmade decals that suit any room or seasonal occasion with catchy or cheeky phrases. Chosen from a catalog of over 1,000 engaging designs, decals boast more than 200 fonts and 30 colors. None of the designs are permanent; whether it's a family monogram, a positivity-filled message, or a holiday-themed scene, each of the self-adhesive decals can be peeled easily from walls. Customers who are unsure of how a particular decal will look alongside their home's décor or unusually large collection of rainbow wigs can have a staff member digitally apply the design onto a submitted photograph of their digs before they make a purchase.
Five beginner knitting classes at The Yarn Shop will take fledgling yarn spinners over all the knitting basics—knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, ribbing, and more—as they complete their first scarf. The cost of all materials is covered, including a light or bright wool yarn and size-eight bamboo, circular needles. Additional supplies are available for purchase; the shop carries a full line of knitting and crocheting supplies and enough yarn to fill the scalps of a race of giant Raggedy Ann’s. Help is always available for projects, which many people bring to the shop to work on as they socialize and weave the names of disloyal latch hookers onto their tea cozies. Enjoy a dessert and specialty coffee or tea from The Yarn Shop's Pink Sheep Cafe. See the website for class schedules and pricing.
Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln, NE, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from 131 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of 156 retail outlets.
The experienced framers at Against The Wall Gallery & Framing encapsulate artwork in custom borders, transforming pictures, photographs, and paintings into ready-to-hang wall art. Proud owners can bring in creative works and select from an array of metal ($50+) or wood ($75+) confinements. The shop's hundreds of mat options come in a multitude of textures and colors to complement pictures and prints of all types. A sky-blue backing makes the eyes of a portrait pop, while a pure white mat can help harmonize a painting with the family poodle. Ten different types of glass top off casing options, ranging from basic to museum quality. Though time varies depending on the project, Against The Wall generally finishes custom frame work within a week.
Signature service: Custom picture framing
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: We custom make frames on the premises.
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Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
Clients have family heirlooms and memorabilia that mean the world to them. We preserve them and turn them into amazing art pieces for them to enjoy all the time.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We try to exceed expectations by providing design options that give their artwork the wow factor when it is on the wall.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
The enormous range of possibilities that there are for a client to choose from. We help narrow down the options to make sure they are not overwhelmed.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We can frame almost anything, from knives and guns and swords to kimonos and scarves and fans. [We also frame] sports and military memorabilia, as well as family portraits and works of art. We provide expert advice and guaranteed craftsmanship.