Calling all teen writers…

Good news for those of you with aspiring teen writers. I had to postpone my Teen Writer’s Workshop today because of the awful weather. We start next week on Wednesday, and we’ll meet for four Wednesdays in a row, 4-5pm. Each teen will bring a piece of writing in progress. As a group, we’ll discuss how to improve the pieces, and we’ll learn some writing tips that all writers know and use. Remember, this workshop is for FUN – this is not school-related. Great for kids who write for pleasure. Spots are still available, so sign up!

To register, visit:; e-mail:; call: 201-944-3311; or stop by!

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.


Here’s your chance to learn crochet!

A lot of people have expressed interest in learning how to crochet, and, well, we aim to please!  So, we’re offering a Beginner’s Crochet class on Tuesday, January 11 from 9-11AM.  If you’d like to sign up, please e-mail us: info@thecraftlounge, call: 201-944-3311, or stop by.   See you soon! ~The Craft Lounge

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

Get a jump-start on National Hobby Month (January)!

Out with the old and in with the re-newed, as we craft our way into a green 2011! This winter, join us as we make beads out of paper and create new jewelry out of broken and neglected old pieces. It’s always fun to be eco-friendly at TCL! We’ve also added day and night sections of our knit and crochet workshops, in several different levels — something for every busy schedule.  So, start your year off right by treating yourself or someone you love (classes make a great last-minute holiday gift!) to one of our great workshops: TCL Class Schedule

Learn how to make upcycled mini trees…

We sold a ton of these trees last year (well, maybe not a TON, but you get the idea).  I think it’s time to share the secret of how to make these cuties.  So, on Thursday, December 9 from 8-9PM, we show you how!  Feel free to bring in a felted wool sweater (call us if you have questions), or use one of ours. We’ll also supply you with vintage ornaments and glitter to make these trees extra-special. This is a fun craft that ANYONE can do, promise.  We have a few spaces left, so if you’d like to sign up, please e-mail us:, call us: 201-944-3311, or better yet, stop by!  See you soon…

Holiday Classes Now Available at The Craft Lounge!

Hello! It’s that time of year again… time to make holiday gifts! Lucky for you, TCL has a great lineup of workshops where you can create unique items to give to your family and friends (and to yourself!). Check out all these options:


TCL Craft Club: Holiday Gift Workshop (Kids)

Decoupage Holiday Plates (Adults)

Fabric-Knotted Bead Necklaces (Adults)
Holiday Glass Etching (Adults)
Knit Sachets (Adults)
Holiday Soapmaking (Family Friendly)
Upcycled Felt Mini Trees (Adults)
Felt Wreath Ornaments (Family Friendly)


And don’t forget about our 3rd annual Holiday Shopper’s Delight on Thursday, December 2, from 7-10 pm. Enjoy some sweet treats and drinks, chat with your friends and neighbors, and enter our free raffle. Holiday shopping has never been so fun!


Please click here to register: TCL Class Registration


TCL Craft Club: Holiday Gift Workshop (Kids)

Many thanks,

Jen, Kathy & Susie

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: or phone: 201-944-3311.


We’re now collecting the chemo caps…

Thanks to everyone who’s been madly knitting/crocheting hats for our chemo cap charity event.  We’ll be collecting all the hats and donating them to a local organization in mid-November.  So, please drop off your hats at The Craft Lounge in the next few weeks.

Thanks again for all of your help.

~Susie, Kathy, & Jen

Carve a Pumpkin That’s Squirrel-proof!

I can’t tell you how many complaints I’ve heard about rabid squirrels destroying people’s poor pumpkins.  Well, we’ve found a way to foil those pesky critters: Faux Pumpkins!  They look just like the real thing, but they’ll never get moldy & they don’t taste great either!  We have 4 spots open for the Faux Pumpkin Carving Class (Family-Friendly).  Enrollment is open until Thursday.

Faux Pumpkin Carving ~ $25 ~ 6 spaces

Saturday, October 16 from 2 to 3:30PM

We’ll supply you with a very realistic-looking faux pumpkin, and we’ll teach you how to carve that baby so that you can enjoy it year after year, and no one will be the wiser.

To register, visit:, or e-mail: info@thecraftlounge.