Countdown to Christmas: 9

There are 9 days until Christmas! As is our tradition, we’ll be counting down with some great new gift ideas for friends, family, teachers, and just about everyone else on your list!

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Doll clothes! We’ve got them for the kid of all tastes — from princess to fashion plate to funky cool, we’ve got sets, dresses, sweaters, t-shirts, skirts, pants, even pajamas! And while you’re at it, how about a sleeping bag? Stop by to browse our huge selection for that special little doll of your own. Sized to fit American Girl™ or any 18″ doll. ($7 – $48)

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Countdown to Christmas: 10

There are 10 days until Christmas! As is our tradition, we’ll be counting down with some great new gift ideas for friends, family, teachers, and just about everyone else on your list!

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These adorable cups & saucers by Jen make great presents on their own, but fill them with candy or homemade hot cocoa mix, and you’ve got an even sweeter gift — perfect for teachers! ($14)

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note that The Craft Lounge will be closed Wednesday, 11/26 and Thursday 11/27. We will return to our regular business hours on Friday, 11/28. Happy Thanksgiving!

HOLIDAY SHOPPER’S DELIGHT 2014

Please join us for our 7th annual Holiday Shopper’s Delight, the most festive evening of the year at TCL. Stop by to get a head start on your holiday shopping and enjoy some sweet refreshments and good cheer. Also, be sure to fill out a free raffle entry with your purchase!

EXTENDED DECEMBER HOURS:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am to 6pm
Thursday: 11am to 8pm  •  Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Monday 12/15 & Monday 12/22: 12pm to 8pm

We got a makeover!

You’ve probably noticed by now that we got ourselves a new, updated look. Take a minute to have a look around — we’ve even added a new feature: Lounge Acts, a TCL Crafter Q&A. Check out our first entry and get to know TCL crafter and employee Louise Forman. Also, be on the lookout for announcements of upcoming classes, including Papermaking, Knitting, Reinvent Your Jewelry, and College Essay Brainstorming. We’ll be adding new features over the next few months, so keep checking in with us!

Craft Camp 2014

Well, another season of TCL Summer Craft Camp has come and gone. It always seems to go by so fast! We had another great group of kids and another session filled with fun crafts and creativity. We’re already looking forward to 2015!

 

Check out photos here!

Lounge Acts: Louise Forman

LouiseCreative, curious and nurturing, Louise is TCL’s heart and soul. She makes jewelry, picture frames, cards, and more. With a keen eye for crafting, Louise is irreplaceable at TCL. She not only sells her products here, but she’s also a part-time employee and dear friend.

 

When and how did you begin sewing/painting/designing/etc.?

I started drawing as a kid. My father was very artistic and he inspired me. Actually, both sides of my family had artists. In high school I was an art major and had a fantastic teacher (Ms. Rosen) who mentored me. Our first project was to present our full names in an interesting way. Ms. Rosen complimented the composition of my piece in front of the class, and I was hooked.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in Flatbush. I went to Midwood High School.

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