So my life has been blessed with family and friends who tolerate my passion for craft supplies. We only had two days in Raleigh, but I had to visit Ornamentea. The men folk headed to a nearby sports bar, and my sister came with me (she made the right choice...really she did!).
The shop exudes hospitality. I could have sat right here and absorbed the creative vibes all day.
"Corinne," you say, "are you a jewelry maker?" Um....no. But if I was, I'd take classes right here.
I recognized all of their art paper - that's what happens when you love paper for a really long time. They did have a lovely selection though for a beginning paper artist - plenty of non-traditional paper which is important.
My kids would love these paper mache animals.
My sister was a rock star! New ideas were forming for a class I have starting in November and she was willing to help me bag lots and lots of tiny goodness.
Then we found some bracelet-making-supplies for ourselves. We took our supplies home for a quiet Sunday morning, but locals, you can work on your craft right there in the store if you need guidance or hand-holding as you try something new.
I love this book's title..speaks to many of the women in my life who say way too fast, "I'm just not creative!"
The ribbon was from another vendor who I just love. I forgot how dreamy that stuff is..what could I make to justify buying a box of it all? (Kidding honey...just in case you're reading!)
Thank you Ornamentea! You can check out their blog right here. xo