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!


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!

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!


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

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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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