Whole lotta news.
– Good news for you North Bay peeps. Stitch Craft just opened up in Petaluma (heard it from the Craftzine blog today). Sewing classes, studio time, fabrics, notions and crafty supplies are all part of this new business from Nicole, the lovely lady behind Queen Puff Puff (we’ve blogged about her before, Take a Hit of Queen Puff Puff).
– Speaking of the North, North Beach boutique ooma is offering 15 percent off any red or pink item during the month of February.
– Sondra O. just sent me the updated General Bead class schedule, which includes class times for February and March 2008. Check it out. General Bead class brochure.
– LittlePretty, an online destination for sweet jewelry by some great designers, is offering free shipping and gift wrap with the promo code BEMINE07. Just in time for V-Day. In case you’re stumped for ideas for the beloveds in your life (a category in which I should hope everyone includes themselves), LittlePretty also has some nice gift ideas posted to demystify shopping the process. For example, see super cool Victoria Strevens earrings at left.
– Here’s some news for your shoes: San Francisco shoe accessory company Absolutely Audrey (named in homage to the fabulous Miss Hepburn) has a little promo going in partnership with Trendy Tidbits. Receive 15 percent off orders with the promo code LUVMYCLIPS. The company recycles vintage jewelry and fashions new bits and baubles into clip-on toe-toppers that can totally revamp an old pair of shoes or make a plain pair good to go for a special occasion. Nice for covering up random blemishes. On your shoes, I mean.
– Haight boutique doe just got picked as Lucky magazine’s boutique of the week! And we certainly know why. Because this little shop kicks ass. We love it when big ‘ole mainstream media gives indie-minded boutiques the props they deserve.
– Enter Bari J.’s patchwork belt giveaway before this Friday for a chance to win one of her quilted, colorful waist cinchers. Also new in Bari J. land is the recently launched Bari J. Giving Back Program. Non-profit, charitable organizations and those that raise funds for them are eligible for the program. Once on board, Bari J. will assign a two-week period to the organization. During that time period, Bari J. will donate 20 percent of all online purchases to the charity. Nice way to give back while getting something fab at the same time.
– If you’re a designer interested in hustling your wares at the Maker Faire this May, here’s some good news: the folks behind the great Bazaar Bizarre events are organizing the event’s craft show component. But here’s a little, well, not bad news, but, well, here it is: you’ll have to wait until next month to apply. We’ll post the application as soon as it comes our way.
Phew. Over and out.