Howdy, folks! Just a quick shout out to let you know that we will have a pop-up shop this Saturday, March 8th at the Drew Charter School Designorama. Taking place on the Drew Charter School’s Elementary campus, the Designorama “celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to food creation to homemade jewelry, clothes and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a fair full of fun and inspiration.” Sounds like our’s and your’s cup of awesome, right? The event is from 3pm-6pm, so we hope you can come down in that tiny timeframe. And, just to whet your appetite, here are some things that we’ll have on sale:
1) Mini corks. What. I had no idea they even made these! So many tiny corks, we can set all the apothecary scenes in Romeo & Juliet in all high schools in the state this year. By the scoop, 50 cents.
2) These awesome 10×10 boards. I was told these are used to teach counting and basic multiplication, which, granted, they can still totally be used for that, but I feel like there’s more potential for these guys. Coupled with the fact that I also found these tiny dice-sized magnets on the same day, I think the chance for a wicked cool handheld game is in order. Or, if you’re a shop teacher and want to teach some fine sawing skills…Who knows! I feel like the possibilities are wide open on this one. We have 24 of these boards and about double the amount of the magnets pictured. I’m gonna say a buck a board, and if you buy all of them for $20, we’ll throw in the magnets for free. (If you just want the magnets, price negotiable. Talk to Susan at the table, she’s hates haggling!)
3) Watercolor paint chips. Did you guys know that you can pop out these watercolor paint chips and basically use them like crayons? Or you could do something like those crayon melty pictures, only instead of melting them just add water. 10 for a dime, and if you take a bunch, we’ll throw in this roll of paper for free so you can get to stone rubbing all across this town in the impending spring weather that’s right around the corner ijustknowit.
4) This fun thing. A roll of brightly colored blocks made of a transparent material the texture of a plastic bag. Price: $2 no questions, or $1 with an idea on how you’re going to use it.
5) Hard book covers. I don’t know how you guys, but I think I’m the only person who thinks these are cool. These guys have been hanging around in our last couple of pop-up shops, and they just can’t get no luvin’. It’s real easy to make your own book out of these, obviously…or make some coasters by cutting them into squares and applying Mod Podge…or glue on fabric scraps as handles and use them as a really quirky folio…C’MON YOU GUYS, SHOW SOME LOVE. 50 cents a single cover, $1 for double covers.
So, once more: Drew Charter School, Saturday March 8th, 3pm-6pm, all this and the regulars (fabric samples, yarn, bubble kegs) plus all kinds of creative goodness from other folks. Hope to see you!
PS–TEACHERS! Since we’ll be on your turf, we’ll let you fill a giant bag of whatever we got (except bubble kegs, natch) for $5. If you saw the bag, you’d know what a colossal deal this was. Come on down!