Reams of colorful modern and retro-print fabrics span the walls of Fabric Nosherie, framing examples of quilts, dolls, and clothing items crafted by shop owner Shannon and her dedicated sewing students. "The fabrics do all the work," Shannon points out, noting that each sewing-machine steward draws individual inspiration from the colorful patterns. Shannon's love of sewing and her expertise extend from the instruction she's received from her needle-wielding husband and the fine quilting techniques she gleaned from her mother-in-law. Within nine years, the seam charmer perfected her craft and currently teaches students how to sew pet beds, assemble quilts from treasured T-shirts, and perform emergency brain surgery on teddy bears.
The selection at Value Village rarely ever stays the same?that's because each location boasts a rotation of 30,000 items each week, sourced from charitable organizations and wholesalers. Among this sprawling selection, customers will find a cavalcade of new and gently used clothing, ranging from jeans to shirts to dresses, be they in classic, vintage styles or modern trends. Additionally, they'll also find a huge selection of furniture such as couches and tables, along with electronics, appliances, toys, and housewares to place on and around them.
In 2003, clothing designer Susan Lazar set out to create a line of modern apparel for infants and toddlers that could be both stylish and comfortable for growing bodies. Many of her designs at Egg By Susan Lazar feature organic cotton that's safe for sensitive skin, as well as kid-friendly details such as wide-cut bateau necklines or secret pockets for imaginary friends to hide from parents. Parents can find soft onesies sewn from pastel or heathered fabrics, or dress their progeny in knit cardigans and button-down shirts tailored in adult-style fits.
The yogurt-minded staff members at Chill serve all-natural frozen yogurt that is mixed in small 10-gallon batches or less and delivered daily from a St. Louis dairy to ensure freshness. The active cultures, along with calcium, protein, and vitamins, blend together in low-fat flavors such as biscotti, dark chocolate, and red-velvet cake. Patrons fill their cups with the frozen treat, then crown their creations with a selection of fruity, salty, and sugary toppings.
Bill and his crew at Foot Solutions help to soothe soles with a variety of inserts, footwear, and orthotics. Experts perform careful gait evaluations, and then make custom recommendations for treatment for problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, or general discomfort. They carry a wide range of footwear for work, athletics, and casual wear, as well as customized and over-the-counter orthotics.