A Quick Break

TCL will be closed from Wednesday, April 20 – Friday, April 22 for a brief holiday. We will reopen Saturday at 10:00 am. — see you then!

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies!

The kids had such a good time making their bunnies and look how adorable they are! (The bunnies are cute too.)



Eggs: Glittered.

And it was fun.

TCL vendor Heather Valentine on marthastewart.com


The work of Heather Valentine, founder of The Sewing Loft, is a featured photo today on marthastewart.com. This is the THIRD time Martha has featured Heather’s adorable plush creations! We’re not surprised, though, as her work could not be cuter.




We are thrilled to be carrying her woodland toadstool and owl backpacks, sweet dolls with embroidered dresses, and guilt-free felt doughnuts (in a real pastry box!). In addition to being cute cute cute, items from The Sewing Loft are made using reclaimed, recycled materials – totally TCL!



Love Bugs from Every Day’s a Holiday book by Heidi Kenney

We’re getting so excited for our special Heidi Kenney crafting event on January 30th at 3pm. Her book, Every Day’s a Holiday (Chronicle Books), is chock full of fun crafting ideas. It’s hard to decide what to try first. We gave the love bugs a try this weekend. Aren’t they cute?  Sadie loved making the felt bodies. They’re such a sweet thing to give to your Valentine.

We still have a few spots open for our Afternoon with Heidi Kenney, so we hope you’ll sign up soon. Remember, you’ll get to take home a copy of this awesome book if you attend!

Feel free to sign up online:

http://www.thecraftlounge.com/store/index.html, via e-mail: info@thecraftlounge.com, over the phone: 201-944-3311, or in person: 324 Broad Ave., Leonia, NJ.


Every Day’s a Holiday: An Afternoon with Heidi Kenney



Sunday, January 30th

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Adult: $30; Child: $5


TCL is thrilled to have the fabulous Heidi Kenney, author of Every Day’s a Holiday: Year-Round Crafting with Kids, visit for this special event!


Heidi is renowned for her “My Paper Crane” felt creations and fabrics. Join us as she shares crafty ideas with us and signs copies of her book. We’ll also have on hand delicious sweet treats and some of Heidi’s amazing handcrafted items for sale in the shop. Learn more about Heidi at www.mypapercrane.com.




Adult ticket price includes a signed copy of Every Day’s a Holiday, a set of Heidi’s adorable hand-cut valentines, refreshments, and a special craft to do and take home. Child ticket price includes the valentines, craft, and refreshments.


Register online, by phone at 201-944-3010, or stop by the shop!

Last-minute shopping? We’ve got you covered.

If we do say so ourselves, we have a really nice selection of gifts for everyone on your list, including teachers, family & friends.  Plus, we’ve got lots of great stocking stuffers, so come on by!  We’ll be open on Monday through Friday of next week.  See you soon.

Your merry elves,

Jen, Susie & Kathy

Extended December Hours

Limited time to get your holiday shopping done? Don’t fret — we’ve got your back! The Craft Lounge is open late every Thursday night in December. We’ll also be open a couple of additional days during the week of Christmas. So, no need to rush home from work early or drag the kids along to shop — stop by and shop at your leisure.


Wednesdays & Fridays: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursdays: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

– and –

Monday 12/20 & Tuesday 12/21:  12:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for Spine-Tingling Shindig!

Trick-or-treat!  We’ll offer a little bit of both at our Halloween-inspired Shindig.  So come on in.  Bring any kind of project you’re working on (including costumes) and get advice and inspiration from your friends.  Oh, did I mention this event is free?  We’ve got a few spots left, so feel free to sign up now via e-mail: info@thecraftlounge.com or phone: 201-944-3311.


Crazy Grace Halloween T’s are in da house…

Good news.  The Crazy Grace Halloween T’s have arrived.  We also received these adorable Fox scarflets.  Remember those creepy fox stoles your grandma used to sport?  Well, Knitberry’s taken all the creepiness out of the equation, and these are just downright cute AND warm.