New for Valentine’s Day!

We are so happy that these gorgeous new pieces by Lisa have arrived, just in time for Valentine’s Day. And believe it or not, this is just a small sample of our new stash. Come by and see for yourself — or send in your valentine to pick out something special!


Spoil Your Valentine!


Don’t let the snow ruin your Valentine’s Day! It may have been impossible to get anywhere yesterday, but today we’re open and ready with gorgeous handmade gifts in every price range. So come on in out of the cold and pick up a trinket to heat up your Valentine’s Day!



February & March at TCL

Our famous Felt Bunnies workshop for kids is back!



It may not feel like it out there, but February has arrived, and March is just around the corner. We’ve got some great workshops happening during both months.  Come on by for a Spa Night — we had requests for a new one before the last one was even over! Or, let us show you how to refresh your look by turning old or broken jewelry into brand new show-stoppers with our Reinvent Your Jewelry class. We’ve even got a couple of new specialized knit & crochet classes with Shaina, plus Decoupage Treasure Box workshops for both kids and adults.
Also, there’s still space in Classmate Valentines (leave the glue and glitter to us and keep it off your dining room table!) and Beaded Earrings. And, of course, don’t forget about Drop-in Saturdays!


Check out what we’ve got on deck:


Drop-in Saturdays

Teen Writers Workshop

Simple Beading: Earrings (Adults)

Mixed Bag Knit & Crochet (Adults)

Soy Container Candles (Adults)

Classmate Valentines (Kids)

Charm Necklaces (Kids)

Knitting Cables for the First Time (Adults)

Fair Isle Hat (Adults)

Beginner Crochet (Adults)

Entrelac (Adults)

Reinvent Your Jewelry (Adults)

Crafters’ Shindig

Handsewing: Felt Bunnies (Kids)

Spa Night: Salt Scrubs (Adults)

Decoupage Treasure Boxes (Kids)

Decoupage Treasure Boxes (Adults)

Private Craft Instruction


We take reservations on a first-come basis and offer three easy ways to register: Online, by phone (201-944-3311), or in person at the shop.


Hope to see you around The Craft Lounge!



Come in out of the forecasted snow and make up a few little sachets with us. These sachets are easy to make and, stuffed with our homegrown lavender, they’ll make your dresser drawer (or someone else’s — they make a great little Valentine’s Day gift) smell like a French garden. So join us anytime between 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, January 21, and we’ll get you started! $20


TCL vendor Heather Valentine on


The work of Heather Valentine, founder of The Sewing Loft, is a featured photo today on 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:, via e-mail:, 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




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!

Make Something LOVELY!

Love is in the air at The Craft Lounge, and we can’t help but want to spread it around. At TCL Craft Club, we’ll guide your kids through making valentines for their classmates, which means no mess at your house! (We might even help the little darlings make something for you!) And how about teacher? We’ll show you and the kids how to make her some heartfelt sweetheart soaps. And let’s not forget classes for the grownups — handmade valentines or soaps are a great way to show your friends and loved ones you care.


Try any one of these great February classes:

TCL Craft Club (Kids; 6 weeks)

Make Your Own Valentines (Adults)

Sweetheart Soapmaking (Family-Friendly and Adults)

Soy Container Candles (Adults)

Soapmaking for Teens

Learn to Knit (Adults)

Knitted or Crocheted Bangles (Adults)

Learn Machine Sewing (Adults)

Amigurumi Cupcakes (Adults)


Plus, we still have a few spaces in these fun January classes:

Crafter’s Shindig (Adults) **FREE**

Spa Night: Make Your Own Lip Balm (Adults)

Reinvent Your Jewelry (Adults)


And as always, don’t forget about our Private Craft Instruction and Drop-In Crafting. For class descriptions, dates, and times, please check our calendar. Register online, call us at 201-944-3311, or stop by the shop to sign up!