In 1996, Scrapbook Traditions began in the basement of Tracy Gilley's home. A woman named Jackie Scott had hired Gilley to put together a scrapbook of her life and family history as a Christmas gift. In five short months, Gilley produced more than 950 pages that covered more than a century of the Scott family history. When Jackie died several years later, all 10 scrapbooks were put on display at her memorial; guests at the service pored over the books and Jackie's son expressed his immense gratitude to Gilley for compiling the family history.
Scrapbook Traditions believes in the importance of scrapbooking to preserve memories and record history for future generations. The store offers an array of courses to help scrapbookers get started as well as shelves full of supplies, ranging from sheets of colorful 12?x12? cardstock and sticky adhesives capable of mounting bites of pizza from a couple's first date.
PhotoWeavers' blankets warm with in-woven images that are higher quality than their screenprinted counterparts. Tapestry weavers in a family-owned textile mill work more than 8 miles of 100% cotton thread?the equivalent of three zillion q-tips?into each creation. Blankets can be made using one of two methods. During the zippy, super-simple method, a blanket is born from a single image without borders, text, or other designs. In the second method, customers meld up to four pictures with custom elements to create a truer reflection of themselves than a mirror that displays human eyes as googly eyes. PhotoWeavers' looms also create tote bags, pillows, and wall hangings with the same meticulous attention to detail.
Kindred Spirits is your connection to a natural unity of body, mind and spirit. The peaceful atmosphere of this delightful boutique is reason enough to visit. But that’s just where it begins. You will find unique selections of clothing, jewelry, crystals, gemstones, oils and incense, sacred art, books and more.
Art is hard, but Uncorked Masterpiece eases the creation process with its lineup of relaxed, social painting classes and parties. Inside the artistic oasis, camps for kids help illuminate young minds, and ceramic and canvas painting classes for adults center around painting everyday household objects such as flower bouquets, wine bottles, or Fabergé eggs. Creative spirits are further kindled as of-age students bring their own alcoholic beverages to drink in class. Uncorked Masterpiece also opens its studio to parties for all occasions, such as birthdays, scout-troop meetings, and chain-gang reunions.
The creative craftspeople at The Enchanted Cottage augment memory makers with more than 35,000 products stocked inside its old-fashioned roller mill. As customers pass under the sloping red roof, Spellbinders’ Shapeabilities, Nestabilities, and Borderabilities lines ($9.99+) beckon, ready to lovingly border snapshots and tag surfaces with declarations of love, inspiration, or heirloom pancake recipes. Additionally, thousands of acid-free papers make sure that keepsakes stay fresh for years to come, while Tim Holtz embossing folders ($11.55+) and Memory Box dies ($5.25+) help crafters add flair to their fondest recollections. Though they are not included with this Groupon, The Enchanted Cottage often hosts a variety of classes, taught by employees and visiting instructors, in disciplines including stamping, scrapbooking, and drawing flipbooks depicting your wedding reception.
An expansive all-crochet site, Maggie's Crochet helps yarn wielders hone their craft by stocking more than 4,000 patterns and 100 instructional videos, as well as supplies from distributors worldwide. Harness the warmth-providing power of afghans with the instructional book of patterns called Take-Along Afghans ($7.95), or stock up on a spectrum of colorful yarns from Twinkle Yarn ($2.59 each). Crocheters can prevent pots from calling potholders black by creating a vibrant, vintage floral potholder ($7.99). A crocheted tea set ($7.99) won't break when ill-mannered guests claim a seat on the tea tray.