Tucked away within Madtosh Crafts lies a treasure trove of crafting supplies. Even though the shop specializes in needle art and quilting, its bounty spans the spectrum of the crafting arts, ranging from designer patterns and books about knitting, crocheting, hand spinning, and embroidery to fabrics for sewing, appliqué, and sashiko. Fabrics from Anthology and Free Spirit and yarns from Knit Collage and The Fibre Company arm DIYers for the shop's workshops and events. These hands-on sessions include Knit in Public, which encourages artists to work on individual projects among friends, and the Color Theory workshop, a class that helps students choose ideal hues for their artwork or forged mood rings.
Frustrated in her quest to secure toxin-free wares for her baby’s nursery, Liz Johnston began to closely research the origins of products that claimed to be green or natural. Her discoveries inspired her to found The Greener Good, which compiles only eco-friendly, chemical-free goods for abodes and bodies. Johnston researches all of her suppliers’ claims, and her scrutiny has earned her praise from the Star-Telegram. She’ll happily relay her products’ origin stories to curious customers, leaving them feeling confident in the quality of their purchases and in their purchases' ability to be licked without repercussions.
Inside Barron Photografix's full-service photo lab, staff members create both digital and film prints using traditional chemical processing. The team can also mount and finish prints, create fine-art prints through an Ultrachrome giclee process, or make digital duplicates of decades-old images.
2 Coupon Divas teaches people how to save the most money in the simplest way possible: coupons. Katana and Jude are the moms-turned-expert-couponers that founded 2 Coupon Divas as a way to share their knowledge with the world. They teach a class on searching for coupons, price matching, and understanding store policies to make each checkout as easy as possible. In addition to their class, they host coupon-swap potlucks and fundraisers. For those who want quick tips, visit their timing page to know when certain items are on sale, such as holiday gifts, back-to-school supplies, and ice cream and candy, which are perfect for luring kids into the school-supplies aisle.