WE SIGNED A LEASE
It's official, Craft Habit has a permanent home! There's plenty of work to be done before we can re-open, but the papers are in, the first checks have been written, and this. is. happening!!! Our new home is in Gateway Plaza, a shopping center located between Capital Blvd and Raleigh Blvd, just north of downtown Raleigh, and just south of 440. It's pretty easy to get to from most places, and it has a big ol' parking lot, yay!
We're excited to document the progress over the next few months as this space transforms into our dream crafting clubhouse. As much as we love DIY, this is DEFINITELY a job for professionals, but we'll be taking pictures and sharing paint samples and such along the way. We've already started peeling off the window tinting, and scheming on new plants for out front (although those cheery flowers are the best part right now!).
While our physical space is under renovation, we continue to float about Raleigh, crafting where we can.
We're working with some awesome local businesses (owned by awesome local women), to offer workshops this spring. Check out our Sip & Stitch Series with NOFO @ the Pig, three classes happening this spring.
We've also got another round of Embroidery & Mimosas coming up at Edge of Urge on March 26th. The last one sold out fast, so get your tickets in advance!
You guys. I can't believe it's already the last week of the store! I'm really going to miss the vibe and vibrancy of being in the middle of DTR, but I am equally excited to get a big, new, permanent space ready for you. Listen, I know we've been teasing new info on our next location forever, and I hate not spilling all the beans, but we're waiting until everything is down on paper, signatures signed, and deposit paid before we announce our new address. I'm just superstition like that.
I can tell you that we are planning to have the new location open by late Spring/ early Summer 2017. In the meantime, we're not going to disappear from the crafty scene, no way! You can find us at Pop Up Raleigh on February 18th and March 18th, and we'll be holding some workshops at other venues around town. We're also available to come to you for birthday parties, neighborhood events, and other crafty get-togethers. Email your party inquiries to email@example.com.
Big thanks to everyone who made it out to the pop-up shop these past months. If you haven't been in yet, or want to take one last look around (and pick up some sweet items on-sale), hope to see you this week!
I can't believe we've only got two weeks left in our pop-up space in Downtown Raleigh. It's been a short stay, but so very encouraging! We met awesome new customers, put faces to our friends from the mailing list, and learned a lot of things the (kind of) hard way. This experience has reinforced my love of Raleigh & my belief that it is one of the most supportive and welcoming little cities around. From day 1, the downtown community of business owners and advocates have been awesome neighbors, making us feel welcome, encouraged, and safe. I hope that if you came down to visit Craft Habit, you took some time to pop into our beloved neighbors, Carroll's Kitchen, Mecca, and Bittersweet. Man, I'm gonna miss all of them.
That said, I can't lie; I am looking forward to a little bit of a break, while we regroup and get to work on our permanent location. Which we will tell you about officially as soon as it's all down on paper, promise!
Anyway, enough about the near future. Join us in the here-and-now this week for some delightful crafting.
It's our last First Friday downtown!
February is National Embroidery Month, so we're having a Needles & Pins party for First Friday, Feb 3rd. Drop in from 5-9pm and add some stitches to our giant hoop of improvisation. We'll also have the button-maker out, so you can make snarky pins to express your opinions. Or very sweet and nice pins to express yourself, whatever works.
Make sure you come see us Friday, so you can say "I partied at OG Craft Habit!"
It's Week 3 of the Secret Word Sale! This week, all Fabric and Fiber Arts items are 25% off when you use the codeYarnageddon. Code can be used online, or in the store (just shout it out, with feeling, when you are ready to purchase :)
Our Fabric and Fiber Arts collection covers everything from yarn, knitting, and crochet items, fabric fat quarter bundles, sewing notions, embroidery patterns, hoops, kits, thread, needles, cross-stitch kits, fabric scissors and rotary cutters, felt, roving, and needle-felting supplies, as well as all craft books on fabric and fibers topics.
String Art - Woo Hoo!
We're so excited to collaborate with our friends Handcrafted Night Out to offer you String Art classes at Craft Habit. HNO have been offering awesome crafting classes out & about in Raleigh (and beyond) since last summer. They hosted our very first workshop, back when we didn't have a store, or any infrastructure at all. So, we are super excited to return the favor, and host two sessions of their very popular String Art class.
Register in advance for class on Sunday January 29th, or Saturday February 11th. These classes sell out quickly!
You can also pick up a string art kit in store between now and February 11th. Kits are available in a variety of designs and skill levels, and each one is exceptionally cute.
Secret Word Sale Continues!
It's Week 2 of the Secret Word Sale! This week, all Books are 25% off when you use the code DIY-brary. Code can be used online, or in the store (just be sure to whisper it when you check out, shhhh....).
Our books cover DIY topics such as sewing cute bags and dresses, beginner sewing, origami and other paper crafts, knitting, creative gift-wrapping, felt crafts, and found-object crafting. Books make great gifts... even for yourself :)
Welcome to the Secret Word Sale! This week (1/15 - 1/21), all Papercraft items are 25% off when you use the code Unicornucopia. Code can be used online, or in the store (just be sure to whisper it when you check out, shhhh....).
Our papercraft collection includes these fantastic DIY folded paper animal heads from Assembli, our entire stock of Fiskars products, our exclusive Paper Flower Kits, and this delicious Italian Crepe Paper. More papercraft items will be added online this week, and you can find a lot more in-store, too!
Join our mailing list or check the blog next Sunday to find out what's on sale next...
Do you like your social situations to have a clear start time, a point of focus, and a facilitator to guide you through? Hurray, you're an introvert! (And/or an only child.) That doesn't mean you have to stay home and make crafts by yourself all the time - come take a class at Craft Habit!
Our January and February schedule is full of excellent beginner and introductory courses. Learn something new, refresh your skills, or just come to hang out and impress us all with your crafting prowess (now I'm talking to the extroverts).
Want to craft with your kids? Check out our new series, Craft With Me! Looking for something to do between school and dinner? We've got After School Specials! We've got a whole new curriculum of Youth Classes, developed by special request. We're also trying something for the year-round-school kids - morning Mini Camps.