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Holiday Pop-up Shop 11.12.2014

We are SOOO excited to kick off the holiday season with a little Pop-up shop in our own studio! We got to thinking it would be fun to pull together a few of our favorite local Kansas City makers to have a little shopping event, and before we knew it, we had what we think is a pretty killer group assembled. There are home goods, fine art prints, jewelry, leather goods, T-shirts, women’s wear, ceramics, accessories, and the list goes on and on! Plus, we will even have a fun Photo Booth by the talented One Sparrow Creative to capture some memories of the night! There will be some snacks and drinks to get you in the shopping mood, and what’s better than getting some shopping done early before madness of the holidays truly begins! We hope you can join us! Here’s a look at the fabulous vendors who will be there (scroll down for links to their websites):

1. Happy Habitat // 2. Jaime Rovenstine // 3. Janesko // 4. Prairie Goods // 5. Ampersand Design Studio // 6. Nickel & Suede // 7. Convivial Production // 8. Ocean and Sea // 9. Maddy Nash // 10. Alicia Janesko

 

We Heart KC: Father’s Day Gift Guide 06.10.2014

It’s almost Father’s Day! We’re not sure how it’s already time for summer holidays, but we have you covered with some of our favorite local Kansas City gifts (also available for you non-KC peeps via e-commerce, of course). These are our go-to’s from our favorite Kansas City brands, including a brand-new addition: the Peanut’s famous wings are now available for delivery across the country, fully cooked, ready to pop in the oven, preserved for mailing with dry-ice & complete with sauces. If you’re looking for an activity to do with dad here in KC, head to Boulevardia by Kansas City favorite, Boulevard Beer, which is happening in KC’s 12th Street Bridge Historic District in the West Bottoms from June 13–15.

1. Hammerpress Father’s Day Stripes Card // 2. Charlie Hustle KC heart t-shirt // 3. Ocean & Sea KC, USA Print // 4. Against the Grain Mahogany Oak Bowtie // 5. Prairie Goods Leather Watch // 6. Boulevardia beer, food and music festival. // 7. Baldwin Denim KC Hat // 8. Peanut Wings Delivery

Anthropologie + Ampersand Valentine’s Day Workshop 02.13.2014

On Tuesday, we had the complete pleasure of hosting a Valentine’s Day card-making workshop with our local, Town Center,  Anthropologie store!! We hosted two sessions, one from 6-7pm and one from 7:30-8:30pm and we had a packed house full of awesome card-making!!! We did a few of our own examples as you can see here, but we were completely blown away by the cards that all of our guests came up with! We suggested that everyone could bring a photo to customize their cards and it was just amazing seeing all these darling images used to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards! It definitely got us ready to celebrate the day we all dedicate to love.

We selected some colored and patterned papers, some pretty awesome washi tapes from The Washi Shop! Then we added some heart punches, letter stickers, and heart stickers, all from Shop Sweet Lulu and we just let everyone go to town! Super easy to do yourself at home with just a few supplies!

We found so many fun photos on instagram from our event—if you want to check them out, like this one above, go to #anthroevents to see all the Valentine’s Day crafty festivity! And of course, you’ll get to see other Anthro Events across the country!

Thank you so much to all of you who came out to craft with us (too bad we didn’t capture a group photo of the second session) and a HUGE thank you to our co-hosts at Anthropologie, TIffany and Benjamin! You guys sure make hosting fun!! And big thanks to Benjamin for being our Valentine’s Day paparazzi to capture the fun!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: Rescheduled due to weather 02.03.2014

Due to the impending weather, we would like to reschedule the Valentine’s Day Custom Card Creation workshop with Anthropologie. The event will now be on Tuesday, February 11, at the Anthropologie Leawood store located at Town Center Plaza, 5024 West 119th Street.

If you would like to bring a photograph to be used for the craft, please do! Completely optional, but could be a fun addition!

 If you are unable to attend on the new date, please let Anthropologie know as there is a wait list for this event.

 Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Are you coming to our Anthro Valentine’s Day workshop? 01.27.2014

We’re have THE BEST time collecting supplies and putting together a few ideas for our Valentine’s Day card-making workshop with Anthropologie next week? If you are, we’re LOVING the idea of using photos! So bring a copy of your favorite instagram, photo booth or any photo that will fit on a 5″x7″ card! We’ll have even more examples for you at the workshop! Hope you all can make it!