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Santa Clarita, Ca
Proud founder of Creative U Studios, where you can discover your creative side one class at a time.
Interests: reading, writing, photography, motherhood, giving back, life lessons, scrapbooking & crafts of almost any kind
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Have you really looked at Sweet Pea by Queensland? It is a uniquely textured worsted yarn that is 100% cotton and comes in kettle-dyed or hand painted colors. The hand on it is soft and because of the texture it has is doesn’t seem to have the tendency to grow like many cottons do. After playing with it last week, I was able to come up with a cowl pattern that only requires a single skein. It’s a perfect quick knit project for Holiday gift-giving! Since its cotton, you don’t have to worry if the recipient is allergic to anything.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
We're at it again! We just can't seem to help ourselves... We want your experiences with us to be the best that they can be, so we are always looking for ways to improve. We have been listening and observing for some time now and have found a few things that we can change for the better. First up; our hours. Back by popular demand, we will be open six days a week again! We realize that many of you make a conscience effort to support us as your LYS and drive a distance to do so; therefore we feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
We are turning 3 years old! Come celebrate with us and enjoy 30% off all in-stock yarn, including clearance yarn all day Saturday! 30% off Yarn One day only. Saturday June 1st 10:00am- 5:00pm Hope to see you there! Questions? Want the details and fine print? Check it out here. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
EXCITING NEWS: We're a Craftsy Connect Retailer! Each day, we strive to offer you all the essentials you need in terms of supplies, inspiration, and education. However, there are times we aren’t able to offer a class or workshop on a topic or technique that you’re interested in. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Creative U Studios is officially a Craftsy Connect retailer! Being a Craftsy Connect retailer allows us to fill in the gaps in our class offerings--ensuring you have the education you need, at a time that is convenient for you. Here’s how it works:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
We are so excited to be a part of the Craftsy team! Both Sharon and I have taken online classes through Craftsy and really enjoyed the flexibility and the sheer talent that is offered in this platform. We feel this is a way that we can enhance what we offer to you as our customers. If you've never checked Craftsy out, then this is definitely the time to do it - they have extended their Spring Sale until April 9th at midnight!! Spring flowers are starting to bloom, and so are the savings at Craftsy! Our shop is excited to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Weaving is something that I have been interested in for some time. I got the chance to learn a little about it at TNNA and purchase a "class size" loom. I finally sat down to try out my loom and I have to tell you that I am totally hooked! Obviously, I am still a novice, but I really like it so far. It took me a little while to get it warped. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and followed a manual. Now I am on to the weft. I am really enjoying myself... I am hoping to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Vera's class, New Year New Ewe is in full swing! Here are two proud ladies that have not only finished their sweaters, but their FIRST sweaters ever!! We share in you pride! You Go Girl(s)!! ~A Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Several years ago one of my favorite scrapbook artists, Ali Edwards asked this same question. She introduced an interesting concept that I instantly adopted. The idea is to find a single word that you can apply to your life for a full year. Sort of like a New Year's resolution, but deeper, more like a value. My word for 2013 is simple. For me, this means working towards a simple life. This doesn't mean boring or bland, just not complicated. My hope is that by the end of this year I can look back and know that I have lived... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
If you are a magazine nut like I am, than you have no doubt seen this: The inspiration for this: I am so lucky to have such a crafty and creative team! After seeing the above mag cover I wanted to make a yarn ball wreath for the Studio. By the time I had gone to the store and bought the craft supplies needed I realized that my inspiration was bigger than my stamina still. So I did what I could - sat on my butt and covered styrofoam balls with yarn from my stash. The next day, I presented... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Just a quick reminder, we have changed our hours: Wednesday 11am-7pm Thursday 11am-5pm Friday 11am-7pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1-5pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays When there is a class scheduled, like tonight, we will be there at least 15 minutes prior to class starting in case those that are attending class need to purchase any items for class. See you tonight! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Thank you for the offer, I would love to hear your suggestions.
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Thank you! I plan on being there, hopefully we'll see you too!
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Jan, I hope everything will be okay for you. I will keep you in my prayers. ~A
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2012 on New Hours at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
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After much consideration and in light of recent issues that have risen, we have decided to change our hours slightly. Our new hours will be in effect immediately. Our New Hours: Wed & Fri 11am-7pm Thursday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1-5pm We will be closed Monday and Tuesday. When there is a class schduled outside our normal hours we will be available 15 minutes before class starts in case you have to purchase any materials for class. This is also why we have to strictly enforce our class policies. Please make sure that you register for a class that you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
As some of you may already know, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a couple of months ago. I underwent a total throidectomy before Thanksgiving and am recovering nicely. We are still waiting on pathology reports as to whether or not I will need to undergo any other treatment; we should know that in another week. The good news is that this type of cancer has a very high curability rate and a low rate of recurrence, so the expectation is that other than medication to compensate for my lack of thyroid, things should be pretty much normal again. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
There are many costs to doing business and any shop owner is usually aware of them before they open their doors to the public. By the time their first year of business is over they are intimately acquainted with them. There's inventory, payroll, advertising, merchandising, attorney and accounting fee, taxes, shrink, time away from family and many more. None of these are a surprise to me, but one in particular had me shocked (and a little sick to my stomach) by the amount in which there was. You may think you know which one I am talking about: taxes -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
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Nov 5, 2012
Ever since we got this yarn in the colors and textures have taunted me from the New Arrivals shelf. I tried to ignore them (I have plenty of projects, not to mention I just started a new project)...but I just couldn't resist. I just have to finish binding off and weave in tails and it will be ready to show off tonight. Hope to see you at Happy Hour! ~A Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Last week we received Tumble from Rowan and I just cannot wait to make something quick and cute with it! Have you seen it yet? It's soft and big which means is fast project that anyone will love. I really like the fact that Rowan brought the yarn out in bright and saturated colors, not dull and neutral. It will make for a great statement piece to punch up your wardrobe during those gray and dreary days (I can hope for weather, can't I?). The pattern booklet is hard to resist too! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Goods news and bad news. Good news...they are finally resurfacing the parking lot! Even better should all be done today!! Bad news...they have closed the entire parking lot to do it all at once; so there is limited parking on the street and you will have to walk around to us. We are still open until 7 tonight in case a little walking has never scared you away from obtaining fabulous fiber!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
What does that have to do with yarn and knitting, you ask. Well, my husband and I were discussing inventory levels and how they were dramtically rising right now and I explained to him that I need to have it now, so there was plenty for you to make all that you wanted to make this fall and winter. His respose: "so you're gathering your nuts for the winter." Yes, dear we're gathering out nuts: So, tell us which of these are your favorite. Leave us a comment, we'd love to hear from you. ~A Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
Now that we've been in our new diggs for a bit, it was time to do a little tweaking of the space. Any of you that have been coming to the Studio for a while know that I do really enjoy this, hehe. Thanks to some "inspiration" from Leslie and Sharon we have expanded the main room to include out storage agree. This gives us more room to, you guessed it; bring in even more yarn for you to choose from! What do you think? This is still a work in progress, with a few more changes to come, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
All yarn is on sale for 20% off! Now is the time for you to stock up on your favorites and try something new. Hurry in for the best selection!! Sale ends Sunday at 5pm. See you soon, ~A Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box
We've heard from so many of you that have come to check us out that: #1 "It's really not any further" #2 "It's SO much better!" #3 "There's so much more room!" and my favorite: "WOW, this is awesome!!" Yes, the move was a bit unexpected; but sometimes life throws a curve ball and you manage to hit a double with it. That's truly how I look at this situation. We all feel that the move has been a very positive one. We will be able to hold more classes, expand our sewing class offering and even be able to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Inside the Studio, Outside the Box