80's Craft Party TOMORROW! December 11th!

Instead of a Christmas Party, lets kick it old school with a Craft Party celebrating all those awesome 80's crafts! Friendship pins, friendship bracelets and more! The cost will be $10 for supplies and snacks. You can drop off payment at the store or paypal to And if you want to show up with crimped hair and talk like a Valley Girl, all the better! Like fer sure, it will be gnarly!


Support LOCAL this Saturday!

Crafty Goodness will be open Saturday from noon to 6, so come out and support local artists and crafters. We have everything you need for your holiday shopping list. Over 80 artists are represented at CG!


Project Martha: October

Drunken. Pumpkin. Carving. Need we say more? Okay, some details would be nice, probably.

Join us at Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, from 7 p.m.- 9p.m. as we get into the Halloween spirit by carving up some gourds and knocking back adult beverages. The cost of the event is $10- you bring a pumpkin, we will provide the carving tools, booze and snacks. Of course, we will judge your creations and award super cheesy prizes.

We can accommodate between 20-25 people, so reserve your spot and pay today via PayPal, using as the recipient. Deadline for payment is October 25th.


RSVP to the facebook invite here.


September's Project Martha will be....

A Crafty Oktoberfest! We will be taste testing four seasonal ales and etching a pair of swanky new beer steins! The price will be $15 per person. Payment can be made via paypal to or dropped off at the store. If you missed last month's, you better sign up because it was FUN! So mark your calendar for Thursday, September 13th from 7-9 pm.

Click here for more information.

August Project Martha is THIS Thursday!

Okay, we all know that Martha Stewart is a lush, but sometimes you just need to loosen up a little to be able to have the patience and inspiration to make something cool, right?

Join us at Crafty Goodness on Thursday, August 16th from 7p.m.-9p.m. as we take a page from Martha's book and make some amazing mojitos and then craft a set of twig coasters to place beneath our drinks! Oh, and! You'll get to take home your very own cheap-o muddler for future mojito-making! Wohoo!

The cost of the event is $15, and you must prepay by August 13th to secure your spot. We prefer PayPal, so use our email address,, as the recipient. If you don't do the PayPal thing and need to pay in person, please do so at Crafty Goodness (15621 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH).

Come on, you know you wanna!

Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption Benefit Saturday, July 14th!

It's a dog eat dog world...gotta help the pups! Our July Crafting for a Cause will benefit the Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption Agency. We will be having dog themed crafts for all ages throughout the day:

1-3 pm Story & a Craft(ages 3 and up)
We will begin by reading Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman(a Dr. Seuss Protege) and then tying in what we have read by crafting a party hat.
$6 per child

2-4 pm Fleece Dog Toy(ages 6 and up)
Dogs just love to play tug of war...make them a fun tug of war toy out of fleece! Very easy to create, great parent/child activity.
$6 per person

4-6 pm Sewn Dog Toys(ages 12 to Adult)
We will be crafting toys for our favorite dog! Create a fun toy using simple sewing. Not sure how to sew? Crafty Goodness will help you!
$6 per person

A portion of the class fees will be donated to Erie Shore.

As always, thanks for helping a great cause!

Luau THIS Saturday!

Do you like to buy local? Do you like to craft? Do you like cupcakes? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, stop out at CG this Saturday from noon to 7 pm. Along with a few neighboring businesses, we will be having a Luau!


1. Drop In & Craft
~Kids can decorate a tropical fish bank
~Teens/Adults can make a fun pair of flowery summer earrings
~Adults can make a summery glass tile pendant, kids can make a domino pendant
Each project is only $5 each, so bring a friend!

2. Fairy Garden Raffle
Local artist Kara has created an adorable Luau-Inspired Fairy Garden. Each purchase will get you a ticket into the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased for 25 cents each.

3. Children's Raffle
Each child who stops in will be entered to win a very cute candy dispenser! Two will be given away!

4. Each person who attends will get a free gift just for stopping in.

There will also be snacks & cold drinks!

To find out about the other businesses who will be participating, click here. Everyone is within walking distance, so make a day of it!


Mission Small Business: Voting ends June 30th!

Chase & Living Social are giving away twelve $250,000 grants to small businesses around the country. In order to be considered, a business needs 250 votes. Voting is very easy, please click here, log in through Facebook and search for Crafty Goodness in Ohio. Wouldn't it be awesome if CG won some money??? I think it would!

If CG wins, lots more classes could be added...and who knows, maybe we'll move to an even a bigger location! A bigger location would mean we could accept even more local vendors. Right now we are up to 85 amazing people, ranging in age from just out of high school to grandparents.

So if you could, please take a minute to vote and help support local artists & crafters. Thanks for the support and don't forget to buy local!


June Project Martha: Success!

 Our first Project Martha was a great success!  A bunch of crafty ladies got together to see if we could in fact tackle a project out of the Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Crafts...
 There was a lot of folding involved in the Origami Patio Lights...
In progress...  
But the result was...
FANTASTIC!!!  Look at them lit up!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out what project we will tackle in July!


This Thursday!!!

Do you like Martha like we like Martha? Of course you do! Each month we will be picking a project from her Encyclopedia of Crafts and seeing if we can duplicate her extreme greatness.

Our first project to tackle will be her Origami Patio Lights! RSVP to the facebook invite here. The cost will be $10 for materials, and it will be a BYOB event.

Thursday, June 21st from 7-9 pm
@Crafty Goodness
15621 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

To reserve your spot, email Payment can be sent via paypal to that email, or dropped off in person at Crafty Goodness.


Book a Craft Party this Summer!

Looking for something fun to do? Why not book a craft party at Crafty Goodness! Lots of options for all ages. Prices start at $8 per person. Click here for a printable list of options. Schedule any day of the week, call the store at 216.226.4880 or email for more information. Great idea for birthdays, girl/boy scout troupes, ladies night outs and more. Bring in food & drinks and get your craft on! All prices are per person.

Kids Options:

1. Bank
Paint your own bank & start saving that
allowance! 4 yrs. and up. 1 hour. $9

2. Button Jewelry

Create 2 of the following: clip, bracelet
or ring. 8 yrs. and up. 1.5 hrs. $10

3. Domino Necklaces
Create 2 wearable masterpieces to wear!
4 yrs. and up. 1 hour. $8

4. Felt Pouch
Use simple sewing to create a pouch for
your ipod /phone. 10 yrs. and up. 1 hr. $9

5. Flower Pin/Clip
Use simple sewing to create 2 fun accessories.
10 yrs. and up. 1 hour. $9

6. Glass Tile Pendants

Create 3 tiny pieces of art to wear! 10 yrs.
and up. 1 hour. $10

7. Name Bunting
Create a fun fabric bunting to decorate your
room. 10 yrs. and up. 1 hour. $12

8. Origami Box with Necklace

Fold a simple lidded box and create a necklace
to keep inside. 6 yrs. and up. 1 hour. $8

9. Treasure Box and Necklace
Paint a wooden box and create a necklace to
Keep inside. Ages 4 and up. 1.5 hrs. $10

10. Writing Set
Create a diary/sketch book plus flowery pen!
1.5 hrs.12 yrs. and up. $12

Adult Options

1.Button Jewelry
Create 2: bracelet, hair clip
or ring out of vintage & new
buttons. 1.5 hours.

2. Etched Glasses/Beer Steins
Chemically etch your choice
of 4 using precut vinyl patterns or
cut your own! 2 hours.

3. Glass Fusing

Learn the basics of cutting glass
and create 5 accessories. Earrings
pins, pendants or rings!
2 hours.

4. Glass Tile Pendants

Create 5 wearable masterpieces with
matching ribbon chains! 1.5 hours.

5. Mosaics
Create a fun serving tray! 2 hours.


Mother's Day Workshop on 5/12

Why buy Mom something...when you can make something for her instead! CG will be hosting a Mother's Day Workshop on Saturday, May 12th from 11 am to 1 pm. All ages are welcome. We will be making a cute necklace for Mom plus a neat origami box to present it in. The cost will be $10 per person. No need to pre-register, just stop in ready to craft!

But if you aren't feeling crafty, we do have a great selection of gifts to purchase too. From handmade bath and body products to terrariums, we have it all!


Crafty Goodness Bridal Bazaar THIS Sunday, 4/22

Sunday, April 22nd from 1-5 pm

A wonderful selection of vendors will be on hand showcasing all things wedding related. Free admission!

Vendor List:

Buza Bags
-Custom purses/clutches for the bride & her attendants

Carol Lynn Salon Plus
-Full service salon for you & your wedding party!

Colleen Wilkins
-Custom wedding planners & more

Crafty Goodness
-Bachelorette Craft Parties

Creations by Arooj Ashraf
-Photography plus Henna Services

Images in Bloom
-Custom favors & gifts

LeafHopper Designs
-Heirloom bouquets, boutonnieres and eco-chic bridal accessories.

Looking for Pandora
-Bridal Jewelry

Thirstees Bridal
-Fun custom shirts for the Bride & Bridal Party

Tracy's Treats
-Cake Pops, Cookies & More

Wickwood Creations
-Bridal Candle/Floral Arrangements

Yates Apothecary
-Custom Blended Scents for the Bride & Bridal Party


Meet the Artist: Wayne Moon

Supporting local artists and offering a place to showcase their amazing work is the foundation Crafty Goodness was built on. With over 80 vendors, our second year is starting out great! Lakewood is such a wonderful community and I am so very proud to be a part of it. Our newest piece, an homage to the great city CG calls home, was created by Wayne Moon.

Now to find out a little more about him.

1. When did you start creating?
I am a self taught artist and started creating in 1982.

2. What is your favorite medium?
My favorite mediums are acrylic on canvas and mixed media.

3. Where do you find inspiration?
I find artistic inspiration in the works of the great impressionists like Camille Pisarro, Alfred Sisley, Banksy, and also street artists who display a degree of craftsmanship.

4. Do you do custom work?
I welcome doing custom work based on an individual's idea, or my suggestions. For example: an inspirational word, favorite saying, family name, neighborhood, hobby, activity. etc.

Be sure to check out the Lakewood mixed media piece soon at the shop, priced at $195.


Crafty Goodness Turns 1!!!

It was a cold day one year ago today that Crafty Goodness first opened her doors! To start, we had over 50 local vendors and today the number is nearing 70! I would like to thank everyone for a great first year. The community has been so supportive and I have met such wonderful people over the past twelve months. We have had so much fun at our different events and craft parties and look forward to many more.

A year later, CG is ready for another wonderful year in operations! We will be celebrating our first anniversary on Saturday, March 10th from noon-9 pm. There will be a trunk show featuring Forlorn Dolls and Zombie Socks, two of my favorite Lakewood Artists. Craft Demos will be going on throughout the day as well. Join us for food, drinks and of course cake!


Craft Swap on Saturday, February 25th!

Has your craft stash grown out of control over the past year? Do you need to clear out the old to make room for the new? CG will be teaming up with Megglefritz Designs for a night of crafts, drinks & fun! Tickets will be $10, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association because February is Heart Health Month.

Tickets can be purchased at Crafty Goodness or online(send payment to and a printable ticket will be emailed to you.) Appetizers and beverages will be provided, as well as a few craft demos going on throughout the evening.

Bring a quart size ziploc bag to swap and leave with a quart size bag of new supplies to get your craft on! Want to bring more than one bag? Then you will leave with even more goodies!

Saturday, February 25th from 6-9 pm!


Go Vegan in 2012!

Have you ever wanted to go Vegan but didn't know where to start? Is it possible to bake a delicious cookie and not use an egg? The answer is a resounding YES! Get started on a healthier life path, the benefits are numerous: they range from disease prevention to weight loss. Lakewood resident and creator of Zombie Socks Nicki Schneider will be hosting a Vegan Baking Basics class at the store on Sunday, February 26th from 1-3 pm. She will discuss substitutions, recipes and answer any questions you may have. During the seminar the attendees will sample a delicious, 100% Vegan pastry plus a few different soy milks. A recipe booklet will also be provided, along with a packet of dry ingredients to take home and prepare. The cost is only $25, you can pre-register at the store(15621 Madison Avenue) or email Your body and taste buds will definitely approve!


Valentine's Gift Basket Raffle

Valentine's Day is just two short weeks away! What should you buy that special someone? How about something local! Crafty Goodness has teamed up with a few of my favorite Madison Avenue female-owned businesses to create a "Buy Local" Event. The idea is simple, stop in at each of the four participating businesses anytime between now and February 11th and have your passport stamped. Hand it in at the last stop and be entered into a raffle to win a marvelous gift basket full of goodies: locally made wine, candles, pottery and more. You don't have to buy at each shop, but I promise you will want to! Participating shops:

Goddess Blessed
15729 Madison
A really cool space featuring unique books, candles, magical herbs & more.

Crafty Goodness
15621 Madison
Features a group of 70 local artisans selling everything from aprons to zombie socks.

Carol Lynn Salon

15410 Madison
Make your appointment for a new 'do or checkout the great hair products for sale.

Metro! on Madison
15220 Madison
Home Design, food & locally made wine all in one amazing place.

Click here to print your passport! And then stop out and visit us today!


Craft Swap Tickets on Sale NOW!

Has your craft stash grown out of control over the past year? Do you need to clear out the old to make room for the new? CG will be teaming up with Megglefritz Designs for a night of crafts, drinks & fun! Tickets will be $10, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association because February is Heart Health Month.

Tickets can be purchased at Crafty Goodness or online(send payment to and a printable ticket will be emailed to you.) Appetizers and beverages will be provided, as well as a few craft demos going on throughout the evening.

Bring a quart size ziploc bag to swap and leave with a quart size bag of new supplies to get your craft on! Want to bring more than one bag? Then you will leave with even more goodies!

Saturday, February 25th from 6-9 pm!


January Crafting for a Cause

Happy New Year! Our first Crafting for a Cause will be making blankets for a local charity. For more information on who we will crafting for, click here. Any kind of blanket would be great, knit, crochet, sewn, even store-bought if you have no time to craft. Want to include a book too? Even better!

An easy craft anyone can do would be to make a fleece tie blanket. They are super simple and super warm. A full size blanket would require 2.5 yards of two different fleece patterns. A baby blanket would require 1-1.5 yards each of two different patterns. If you have never made one, bring in your supplies and I will show you how!

Please drop off your donations anytime during January. Please call the store at 216-226-4880 with any questions or send an email to