Sew-A-Lot binds central Kentuckians to their artistic ability with an endless tapestry of sewing supplies and classes. Sewing 101 schools needle novices on basic sewing vocabulary and culminates with the creation of two projects (March 9 and March 16 at 6 p.m., or April 30 at 10 a.m., $25 plus supplies), while advanced classes craftily cater to more seasoned seamsmiths. Convert old concert tees into a snuggly mixtape with the T-shirt quilt class (Tuesday, February 22 and Tuesday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., $38 plus supplies), or hone chops and catch tears caused by slicing an innocent onion with a half-size cooking smock from the Kitchy apron course (Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., $21 plus supplies). Meanwhile, people with names can immortalize their initials in the monogramming made-easy session (Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $28, includes some supplies; embroidery machine not included).
Big Blue Hobbies' expansive fleet of modeling kits and ready-to-race remote-control vehicles egg on excited throttle pushing and equip miniature excursions. In addition to outfitting remote-wielding pilots with trucks, planes, and helicopters, the staff taps into an armory of replacement parts and offers service support for builders. Plastic model kits ($19+) keep patrons enthralled with scale replicas of classic automobiles and airplanes, and ready-to-race vehicles beg to burn diminutive rubber. The fully assembled Blade mCX2 helicopter ($119) arrives factory-tested and calibrated for immediate entertainment, and Traxxas RC trucks emerge from boxes ready to help miniature friends move. The Slash Pro short-course truck ($249.99) leans into oil-filled shocks around turns and features a watertight design that protects it from muddy tracks and water balloons hurled by jealous cheetahs. The Revo Nitro monster truck ($545) brandishes a TRX 3.3 racing engine with a 500-cubic-centimeter fuel bottle for fast fill-ups, as well as a spare glow plug and air filter to keep engines well maintained. Big Blue Hobbies also carries Sidewinder nitro fuel ($25) to keep Lilliputian auto tanks appeased.
Something Fun's owner worked as a teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom for her three sons. Soon, she realized that she wanted to start adding more feminine touches to her life, so she opened a boutique that specializes in jewelry, purses, prosthetic Adam's apples, and other girly accessories. Her selection also spotlights a number of locally made items and University of Kentucky merchandise, such as Wildcats rings and belt buckles.
We are a small family owned business that strives to give our customers quality service in a cozy environment. Our shop is like no other and we many exciting things to come. We offer a large selection of books, beautiful one of a kind hand-made Art pieces, gifts and refreshments. We look forward to your visit.