Wednesday

December Crafting for a Cause



Our last Crafting for a Cause for 2011 will be sewing stockings for the Metro Hospital Maternity Ward. Tis the season for giving! The stockings will be cut and ready to be machine sewn, pick up at the store and return by December 20th. The pattern is very simple and will take only a few minutes to sew. Once all are collected they will be delivered to the hospital. The nurses will take photos of all the babies born during the Christmas week inside the stockings for the Moms, then they will be given the stockings to take home with a special treat just for them. The nurses have been doing this for a few years, and all the Moms love it!

December is a busy month, but please take time to do something nice for someone else. If you can't sew, that's ok! Open the door for someone when you are out shopping, let someone go ahead of you in line, visit an elderly relative/neighbor who may be alone during the holidays. Remember every little bit helps. Happy Holidays!

Sunday

Late Night Thursdays on Madison!


The holiday shopping season is upon us! To make it easier for people to buy local and support area businesses, many of the shops along Madison Avenue will be extending their hours until at least 8 pm on Thursdays. From restaurants to unique shops, Madison Avenue has something for everyone on your list! More information can be found on the Madison Avenue Merchant's Association Facebook page.

Specials include:

Carol Lynn's Salon
15410 Madison
Open until 8 pm
Stocking stuffers & more!

Crafty Goodness
15621 Madison
Open noon-9 pm
Locally made gifts from over 70 different artists
$5 gift projects to make and take, no appt necessary
Beverages & Snacks

Future No Future Vintage Clothing
15027 Madison
Open until 9 pm

Goddess Blessed
15729 Madison
Open 6-9 pm
$30 cash for 15 minutes of reiki, massage, and a tarot reading
Beverages & Snacks

LaBella Cupcakes
15208 Madison
Open until 7 pm starting December 2nd!

MODA
14203 Madison
Open noon-8 pm

Metro Home Design*Food & Wine
15226 Madison
FREE olive oil and cheese tasting

The Red Rose Cafe
14810 Madison
Open until 2:30 a.m.
30 cent Wings dine in only till 1am$4 1/2 Pound Burger & Fries from Noon till 7:30pm

Rockflower Studio
15707 Madison
Open until 9 pm
Beverages & Snacks
Christmas crafts from 12/16-12/22 $5 gift projects to make and take, no appt necessary

Winchester Music Hall
12112 Madison
Open until midnight or later
Open Mic Night

Plus many other wonderful shops. Make Madison Avenue a destination this holiday season, you will be glad you did!

Monday

Knit In! Crafting for a Cause




November Crafting for a Cause

Our November Crafting for a Cause is a Knit In!(or Crochet In!) It will be held on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th from noon-7 pm. Bring yarn & needles and stop in anytime. We will be crafting to keep those who are less fortunate warm this winter. Knitters, crocheters & those who want to learn are welcome! Simple & quick scarf and hat patterns are on the menu, all can be completed rather quickly, hopefully in two hours or less using bulky yarn(think Lion Brand Thick n Quick, etc. & big needles.) Have a favorite pattern? Bring it! A selection of yarn will be available to purchase for a nominal fee, and needles/looms will be provided for you to use. Let's put our craftiness to good use!

If you know anyone who would be interested, please share the invite!

Here's the link to the patterns so you know needle size to bring/yarn:

Knitting Patterns

Crochet Patterns

To see photos, go to lionbrand.com/patterns.

Christmas at Crafty Goodness

Can you believe Christmas is a little over a month away? Such an exciting time of year! The season is not only about what you can buy and give, but also about sharing and doing something nice for those around you. We will be Crafting for a Cause this Friday & Saturday, check out more details about our Knit In here. We will be making warm wintry items to donate to the Domestic Violence Shelter, or bring store bought goods and drop them off. In December we will be making stockings, more details coming soon.

Stop by the store and see all the great gift items we have, in all price ranges. We will also be offering layaway with just a few dollars down, stop in for more details. Stay out of the big box stores and give the gift of handmade this year!


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Friday

Crafty Goodness 3 THIS Saturday!!!

CG3 will be on Saturday, November 5th from 10 am to 6 pm. You know the drill: no plastic canvas crap! There will also be no geese in clothes or crocheted towels to hang on your stove, just a selection of the coolest crafters in the area. Facebook invite here, make sure to rsvp!

Vendor List

CMS Designs: Pottery, Fused Glass & More



Cherry Lane Goods: Sewn Goodness & more



Pepi Plush: Cute Baby Items



Zween: Recycled/Upcycled Cards, Bags & More



Buza Bags: Purses & Clutches
Artables: Mosaic Boxes




Ingrid Nolan: Fused Plastic/Knit/Crochet






Kathryn Mellott: Chainmaille Jewelry



Theshhhsound: adorable plushes



Crafty Goodness: A selection of the store items



Barbara Bloom: Hand Dyed Silks, Olive Oil Soap



Ossuary Arts: Home Decor & Jewelry Made from recycled glass



Snikitty: Hoo-Doo Dolls and Hair Accessories



Custom Crochet: Crocheted Jewelry & More



Fanciful Cakes: Recipe Boxes, Rockabilly Inspired Accessories



Wolf Creek Creations: Jewelry & Holiday Items





North Coast Beach Glass: Beach Glass Jewelry



Lilly Pea Designs: Greeting Cards & Stationary



Lazy T Crochet: Knit & Crochet



1-Up Gallery: Old school Nintendo awesomeness



Beethings Studio: Jewelry, comic book buttons, greeting cards



Brite Ideas by Design: Lightbulb Vases





Peepal Tree: Accessories, Baby Items, Cards






Abigail & Colleen: Jewelry & Small Gifts






Dani Marie: Purses & Wallets



AJ Jedryczka: Skin Care Products





Two Birds of a Feather: Accessories, Hair Extensions & Jewelry





Cleaner Wiener: Organic Dog Supplies






Snow Store: Adorable Amigurumi Animals






Blastmaster: Sandblasted Glass





Duct Tape Diva: Divine Duct Tape Creations




TattooInk1981: Kids clothing, housewares




Kit's Confections: Alcohol-Infused Adult Confections




Patti's Cakes: Cupcakes & other Treats




Twisted Silvers: Beautiful Sterling Silver Creations

Linda Rahel: Vintage Purse Pins & More

Monday

Halloween Art Walk THIS Saturday!


Boo! Halloween is almost here! On Saturday, October 29th from noon-6 pm, Madison will be full of treats, no tricks at our last art walk of the season. Look for the balloons outside these participating shops:





Carol Lynn Salon Plus
15410 Madison
***OPEN 8:30-3:30 pm***
Handmade 100% Natural Pumpkin Facial Kits for sale with FREE Gift!

Crafty Goodness
15621 Madison
Free Goodie Bags for the kids
10% off all Halloween Merchandise
Halloween Crafts for all ages

Rockflower Studio
15707 Madison

Goddess Blessed
15729 Madison

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison

Over 100 different artists will be represented, with specials at each location. Visitors to the art walk will be entered into a raffle to win a cool gift basket full of Madison Avenue goodness. Passports for the raffle will be available at each location. Pick up your passport, get it stamped after visiting each and of course enjoy the local art! RSVP to the facebook invite here.

Thursday

THIS Saturday! Halloween Spooktacular!


Join us at CG for a fun day filled with crafts and local art. We are very excited to feature a Forlorn Dolls Trunk Show throughout the day. The creator of these exquisite dolls, Samantha, will be on hand to discuss her art. We will also be having a special Halloween-Themed Drop In & Craft with spooky, creepy and cute $5 & under projects for all ages:
1. Make your own Mummy
2. Trick or Treat Bags
3. Bat Pins
4. Pumpkin/Skull Magnets
5. Halloween Necklaces

***Specials***

First 18 children will receive a special Halloween treat bag
10% off all Halloween merchandise
Raffle Basket & More!

Lots of treats, no tricks! All the fun starts at noon on October 22nd. More information can be found here.