This Week at the Shop: April 11th

Hey everyone! I am so ready for the sunshine up ahead. We’ve got two new beauty product lines from new vendors Honey Belle and 407 Botanicals to help you detox from the long, dry winter, and freshen up for spring and summer warmth. Lots of other fresh handmade goodies are out to shine for you, too!

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Bath soaks, lotions, and everything luxurious from 407 Botanicals and Honey Belle.

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Fun, high contrast carved mugs from Smollthings.

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New design and stock on lots of others from Megan Lee Designs.

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Impeccably sewn race flag dresses and new pillows from Donetta’s Designs, vintage matchbook box by Indyardart, and new Garbage Pail Kids magnets from Mark Shirar. Also, brand new party “crackers” by Make Merry add fun to any party; just pull the ends and inside is filled with goodies and fun questions for your next shower or family gathering!

What We’re Wearing

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Cardinal Tee by Vardagen, and greyhound heart tee new from Megan Lee Designs.

What We’re Loving

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Marla loves these seed bombs from Visual Lingual because, “I love the packaging and the idea of randomly slinging flower seeds all over the city!” Spread some joy by planting flowers then balance it out by causing some mischief with your new sling, these seed bomb sets are sure to please.

Coming Up

Workshop: Mixed Media Junk Journal: Thursday, April 14th, 6-8pm: Do you ever feel like you have artists’ block? Maybe you’re an out-of-practice creative wanting to get back in the habit? Perhaps you have the creative spark, but you’re not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join our Mixed Media Junk Journal Workshop to get your creative juices flowing. Play and explore design ideas through a variety of materials and mediums.

Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar with The Onyx Exchange: Sunday, May 1st, 11am-6pm: Just in time for Mothers’ Day…! Our next Candle Maker Pop-up Bar with The Onyx Exchange is happening Sunday, May 1st. Stop in and create a perfect, spring-scented 7oz. Lux Candle or 10oz. Wine Bottle Candle for your dear mama (or bring her in to make her own!). Choose from 36 scents or mix multiple.

Workshop: Pinot & Paws: Paint Your Pet: Thursday, May 12th, 6-8pm: Pets. They’re the family we choose. If you’re a dog or cat (or any animal, really) person, you understand the important role pets play in our lives. For many of us, our beloved pets are like our children, loving us unconditionally and loyally. Here’s your chance to immortalize your beloved Fido or Whiskers: instructor Deanna Leonard of Arcadian Design will be hosting a “Paint Your Pet” workshop at our store. Students will create a portrait from a favorite photograph with acrylic paint to cherish for years to come. Plus, we’ll have snacks and wine on hand for a full artist experience.

Workshop: How to Run an Etsy Shop: Saturday, May 28th, 1-4pm: re you a new maker, wondering how to get started in the world of online sales? Or, do you already have an Etsy store that you’re ready to take to the next level? Tamara Hoffbauer of Decorative Design Works will be hosting this Etsy Success workshop on Saturday, February 27th for both beginner and intermediate Etsy sellers, as well as those who do not yet have an Etsy shop. Her goal is to provide Etsy sellers with tools and tips to set them on the path to business success. Topics covered include best practices, pricing, presentation, crafting the ideal listing, SEO explained, research tools, time-saving techniques, and more. A complete workbook is provided with the class along with worksheets and templates. No special materials are required – just bring pen and paper and the desire to take your Etsy business to the next level!

See ya next week, friends!

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