First Post

June 2, 2010  

We’ve been in business for just over five months now and I am humbled by the response.  Like any small business, we started out slow and God knows I lost sleep wondering if I was the only one who thought it would be cool to have something like a summer camp craft house/woodshop in my neighborhood.  Thankfully, it turns out I am not alone.  Thank you.  Truly, thank you!  To each of you who have entrusted your children to us, or joined us for your own creative pursuit in our studio,  I sincerely thank you.  For your trust, for your business, and for the sleep I’m now getting.

So I’ve never written a blog, though I’ve been verbally blogging all my life.  Quiet, I am not.  I imagine everyone will expect charming creative ideas ala Martha Stewart and I will try to deliver.  But hopefully in a little more hip way than Martha.  I like her stuff but it’s sometimes….stuffy.  I like to think our brand is a little younger, a little more Do-it-Yourself.   We’ll see.  For goodness sakes, weigh in.  I’d absolutely love to know what you think our brand is/could be/should be.

And now I will leave you with something really easy to do with your kids:  Dump a teaspoon of sugar, 12 drops of food color, and a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid into about a 1/2 cup of water.  Have the kids stir it until the sugar dissolves and then use a straw to blow into it.  Big, big, BIG bubbles will be made, and that alone is fun for the kids.  But if you lay paper gently on the bubbles, you will get a cool watermark-ish design on the paper.  Try mixing colors to create new colors and try using one color on the paper, letting it dry and then a second color.  You can make stationery, or just cool “paintings.”  You can also cut them into petal shapes and create big flowers.  It’s easy, it’s cheap and the kids in our studio loved it!.

Cheers!

Comments

5 Responses to “First Post”

  1. Christie on June 3rd, 2010 6:21 pm

    Loved visiting your studio yesterday! Looks like a fun place — I’ll have to plan a girls night out or fun open studio outing soon. And I love your idea with colored bubbles in this post. I’ll be working with some kids tomorrow evening, so I’ll bring these supplies with me and try it out. Thanks for sharing the tip!

  2. Christine on June 4th, 2010 8:08 pm

    My pleasure! Have fun with the kids. We’ll keep posting ideas. Have a great weekend.

  3. Cory Christie on June 14th, 2010 5:57 pm

    I was just in your store for the first time! I plan to stop in for a class or open studio hour!

  4. Christine on June 15th, 2010 9:47 am

    That’s great Christie! We’d love to have you. Track me down when you come in. I am often there :)

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