Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here Comes Halloween!

Get in the spirit and come by this week for two awesome events! First up is a costume workshop/swap on Friday. Come and share ideas and inspiration or show those last minute people how it's done by finishing your costume in the studio. For the swap, bring in those old cat ears or batman cape and see what they're worth to someone else (trade only, please). Friday night we'll be carving pumpkins like mad (scientists!) and we hope you'll join us. To make the night even better, bring in a stencil you've made to share with the group (we can photocopy here). We look forward to seeing you!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

We Love: Imperial Yarn

If you haven't seen this yarn yet, we bet you'll love it at least as much as we do. Right now, we're stocking the Columbia 2-ply mulespun and super soft Erin 3-ply worsted in some seriously beautiful vibrant and neutral colors! We also have some fun options with their Anna cotton/wool twist and the bulky Native Twist and Lariat skeins for amazing texture and quick knits! Hurry and check it out before I buy it all up myself! (Don't worry, we plan on having these beauties around for a long time!)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's Happening!

We’ve been living so in the moment, that only this moment did we realize to announce…our soft opening is THIS FRIDAY!!! We are so thrilled to share with you not only the fruits of our labor, but of the family and friends who have given so generously countless hours of brain-racking and manual labor!! We hope you will stop by this weekend and help fill the studio with the creativity its been waiting for!

The studio is an evolving space that is ready for you to use and hungry to suit your needs. As we continue to add to our inventory and workshops during our soft opening, we hope you will pardon any quirks and kinks and let us know what you think!

Our new website is on its way, but Workshops are here now! Please check back as we add the Calendar and Workshop descriptions to the blog here and our Facebook page! Workshop registration is available by phone and in store.

Hope to see you all soon!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Craftcation 2013

Promo Badge for Craftcation Indie Business & DIY Conference March 21-24, 2013
We are so excited to be a sponsor of Craftcation 2013! If you haven't read my earlier post expounding the many virtues of this unique conference, Craftcation is four days of indie business lectures on how to start a crafty business, maximizing social media, blogging, in’s & out’s of indie craft shows, etsy, wholesaling, merchandising, accounting, legal issues, branding, website design, marketing on a budget, and more (whew!). And for hands-on fun there are plentiful DIY workshops such as knitting, printing, sewing, canning & preserving, photography, small batch caramels, needle arts, jewelry, embroidery, and bookbinding. Oh, did I mention the awesome extra events like yoga, pop-up shows, cocktail socials and more? We benefited so greatly from the professional and peer advice and networking of the 2012 conference that we can only imagine how they will top it this time!
Christine Haynes workshop at Craftcation 2012Food workshop at Craftcation 2012
Craftcation Conference 2012 attendees in seminar

Whether you are looking to start, maintain or grow your indie business or take a break from your routine and learn new skills while networking, it's an event not to be missed. Registration opened September 1st, so be sure to sign up before it sells out!